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How to Combat the Most Common Symptoms of Being Overworked

How to Combat the Most Common Symptoms of Being Overworked | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

Identifying the problem is important, but you won't be any less burnt out by knowing you're in good company.

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One Patient Requires 10 Public Safety Workers -

One Patient Requires 10 Public Safety Workers - | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Do you ever feel like you have too many cooks in the kitchen at your calls?
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3 Things You Should Never Do in Employee Recognition by @DerekIrvine

3 Things You Should Never Do in Employee Recognition by @DerekIrvine | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

Case studies provide an exceptional opportunity to learn – both the good and the “misguided.” Here are three misguided employee recognition case studies to learn from this week.

 

Favorite Quote: "Let’s be quite clear on this. Recognition is not and should never be a replacement for proper compensation."


Via Charee Klimek, Richard Andrews
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More Health, Longevity, and Medical Cost Data from the Ohsaki ...

We stand on the verge of a revolution in medicine: understanding, treating, and ultimately preventing the causes of degenerative aging. But medical revolutions only happen if we all stand up in support of funding and research ...
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Expert: LAFD emergency response time data untrustworthy - Contra Costa Times

An expert hired to overhaul the Los Angeles Fire Department's emergency response time data collection method told the civilian Fire Commission...

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Ontario Adds Three Million More Home Care Hours

Ontario Adds Three Million More Home Care Hours | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Over the next three years, Ontario will help 90,000 more seniors get the care they need to live comfortably in their own homes by adding three million more hours of personal support worker (PSW) care.  (Helping seniors stay at home longer benefits...

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Senior Home Care Greenacres FL: What to Pack for the Hospital

Senior Home Care Greenacres FL: What to Pack for the Hospital | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Article highlights several tings that a senior will and will not need during a hospital stay in Greenacres Florida.

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5 Terrifying Secrets About Riding in an Ambulance

5 Terrifying Secrets About Riding in an Ambulance | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
We have some bad news: The world of ambulances, and the long-suffering crews who work inside them, is quite a bit more horrifying than you thought.
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Stories from a NZ Paramedic: Sensational media

Stories from a NZ Paramedic: Sensational media | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Sensational media. Another case of sensationalisation from the media. Went to a car v truck. Driver of said car had to be cut out and the fire service did an awesome job of cutting off the roof and door so we could extricate.
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The Skeptical OB: Pediatric ER Doc: homebirth 5 minutes from the ...

The Skeptical OB: Pediatric ER Doc: homebirth 5 minutes from the ... | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post written by a pediatric emergency medicine physician practicing in the United States: I am a Pediatric Emergency ...
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Empathy: The Most Valuable Thing They Teach at HBS

Empathy: The Most Valuable Thing They Teach at HBS | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
These probably aren't words that you were expecting to see in the same sentence — Harvard Business School and empathy.
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Life Out Here: EMT

Life Out Here: EMT | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
I've been volunteering with the local ambulance association for over twenty years now. And as much as I still enjoy it, I'm wondering when it might be time to hang up my stethoscope. I worry about not knowing when to quit!
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Video: Varone on Social-Media Liability for Fire Departments | Department Policies content from Fire Chief

Video: Varone on Social-Media Liability for Fire Departments | Department Policies content from Fire Chief | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Senior Editor Mary Rose Roberts speaks with Curt Varone, an attorney and retired deputy chief, about generational differences regarding social-media use, and what liablity fire departments can face if they don't have social-media policies in place.
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Uniforms | Rescuing Providence

Uniforms | Rescuing Providence | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

It's not the uniform, it's the person who wears it. That little gem of insight came to me yesterday as I drove to work while listening to the Red Sox game. Tim Wakefield was in the booth talking between pitches. I found my self lost in a bit of nostalgia as they talked about the World Series wins, the records and the joy of baseball.

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Social media sites inspire change for Vt. police - NECN

Social media sites inspire change for Vt. police - NECN | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Social media sites inspire change for Vt. policeNECNEd Ledo said about the relationship between detectives and social media. "That information comes out so fast [on Twitter and Facebook].
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National EMS Memorial coming June 23 to Colorado Springs ...

National EMS Memorial coming June 23 to Colorado Springs ... | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
NEMSMS honors EMTs, paramedics, flight crews, SAR etc that die in the line of duty while performing EMS related duties. We are always looking for and needing donations (the donations are tax deductible, we are a 501 c 3) Right now we are ...
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The Myths That Prevent Change

The Myths That Prevent Change | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
You probably think that the barriers to innovation are negative elements of your organization — that is, the wrong people, behaviors, and processes.
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Home Health Care

Home Health Care | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Home Health Care Nursing Information and Overview. Home health is allowing the patient and their family to maintain dignity and independence. According towards National Association for Home Care, there are more than 7 ...

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Home Healthcare - Health-related Care within the Convenience of ...

Home Healthcare - Health-related Care within the Convenience of ... | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
When struggling with a disease or dealing with any sort of accident, there isn't any placed you prefer to be apart from aware of the folks you like. Such situations, home healthcare is the best solution that keeps families together ...

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Raising Tomorrow's Leaders Today: Are You a Natural Leader?

Raising Tomorrow's Leaders Today: Are You a Natural Leader? | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
What stimulates your curiosity? When was the last time you created a place and a space to imagine? If you want a litmus test for how imaginative and innovative you truly are, spend several hours with children and see if you can hold their interest.

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Your Health Matters: Celebrating Emergency Medical Service ...

This blog celebrates EMS professionals and gives you tips on how to help EMS in emergency situations.
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LA County's 911 system burdened by non-emergency calls - Los Angeles Times

LA County's 911 system burdened by non-emergency calls - Los Angeles Times | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

Los Angeles County firefighter-paramedics Mark Lopez, Patrick Hanrahan, firefighter Jason Pike and a private ambulance company emergency medical...

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Wireless emergency alerts coming to cellphones - NewsNet5.com

Wireless emergency alerts coming to cellphones - NewsNet5.com | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
NewsNet5.comWireless emergency alerts coming to cellphonesNewsNet5.comMobile phone alerts will soon warn people of approaching dangerous weather and other emergencies through a new system recently announced by the government and wireless carriers.
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Hard work on the right things

I don't think winners beat the competition because they work harder. And it's not even clear that they win because they have more creativity. The secret, I think, is in understanding what matters.
It's not obvious, and it changes.
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