Reports & Resources

2017 EMS Trend Report: The Forces Shaping the Future of EMS

In its second year, the EMS Trend Report describes revealing changes in clinical care, finance and the use of technology in EMS

The Future of Technology is the Future of EMS

Every year, I love reading about the new technologies on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. This year was no different, but more than ever the highlights of the show seemed relevant to our profession.

The Value of CE and an Advanced Degree for EMS Leaders

Higher education can help EMS providers tackle the five biggest challenges facing emergency services today By Steven Knight, Ph.D. As leaders, we both desire and have an obligation to leave our organizations and people better off than when we started in our roles. But clearly not all leaders succeed at achieving this goal, despite best…

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Fatigue, Scheduling are Critical EMS Challenges

EMS Trend Report 2017 findings highlight the importance of fatigue management as a safety issue for both caregivers and patients By Jay Fitch, PhD Caregiver fatigue and increasing negative performance associated with longer shifts are often the underlying reasons for changing schedules that we hear from clients and colleagues. More than 50 percent of the…

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EMS and Evidence-Based Medicine Solutions

Challenging ALS and BLS standards of emergency medicine to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction By Guillermo Fuentes The term “evidence-based practice” has been used in EMS for more than a decade. The reality is, as a profession, we fail to understand what implementing an evidence-based practice actually means. One of the most influential thinkers on…

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