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Paramedic Tax Fails - Mountain News

Paramedic Tax FailsMountain News“We will be needing a lot of input from staff about what type of paramedic service we can have for the community going forward,” he said.
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The emergency room is not health insurance - Washington Post (blog)

The emergency room is not health insurance - Washington Post (blog) | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

It's an argument I've heard a lot covering health policy: The United States already has universal health coverage because emergency rooms are required to treat everyone who shows up in...

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The medical establishment is ill-suited to deal with America's obesity epidemic - Baltimore Sun

The medical establishment is ill-suited to deal with America's obesity epidemic - Baltimore Sun | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
The medical establishment is ill-suited to deal with America's obesity epidemicBaltimore SunThe American medical system makes absolutely no sense. Obesity is a public health crisis, and the insurers have gone stingy on it.
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Advisory Board votes to support EMS Reimbursement legislation

Advisory Board votes to support EMS Reimbursement legislation | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Thank you for this opportunity to present the views of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board (WMCCAB) regarding Bill 17-12E: Emergency Medical Services – Reimbursement. The WMCCAB met on May ...
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Culture Takes Over When the CEO Leaves the Room

Culture Takes Over When the CEO Leaves the Room | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Here's a rough summary of our worldview: excellence = design x culture. Your job as a leader is to get both right.
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Why ask why?

"Why?" is the most important question, not asked nearly enough.
Hint: "Because I said so," is not a valid answer.
Why does it work this way?
Why is that our goal?
Why did you say no?
Why are we treating people differently?
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Heart Stop Beating | Jeremiah Zagar

Heart Stop Beating is the story of Billy Cohn & Bud Frazier, two visionary doctors from the Texas Heart Institute, who in March of 2011 successfully replaced a dying man's heart with a 'continuous flow' device they developed, proving that life was...
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Outcome Engenuity

Framed by the right systems of learning, the right systems of justice, we can design systems and help humans make the choices in those systems that produce better outcomes, at the individual, local, and societal level.

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When Can the Government Shut Down Wireless Networks?

When Can the Government Shut Down Wireless Networks? | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
What's the Latest Development?
The Federal Communications Commission has opened an investigation which seeks to determine when a public agency, if ever, can shutdown wireless networks.
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NYC mayor: I didn't 'bother' to read 911 report - Kansas City Star

The report found that flawed procedures used by emergency operators could be leaving callers without help for crucial seconds, and it identified areas in which fire and police officials...

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Emergency rooms don't close the health care gap | Susan Campbell

Emergency rooms don't close the health care gap | Susan Campbell | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
The emergency department, they say. After all, it is a commonly held belief that no one can be denied care there. So — in essence — everyone can get free health care if they need it. We have a universal system after all.
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Medical predictions for the 21st century from 1955 were equal parts ...

Medical predictions for the 21st century from 1955 were equal parts ... | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
It's fun to reflect on the past's starry-eyed visions of the future. We all know this. But reviewing retro-futuristic predictions in the field of medicine is always especially entertaining.
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Accidental 911 calls are 38% of all emergency calls in NYC: 'Butt ...

Accidental 911 calls are 38% of all emergency calls in NYC: 'Butt ... | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

Have you ever butt-dialed 911? If you have, you're not alone--especially if you live in New York City. According to a new report, accidental calls.

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Politics and EMS: A Few Lessons | EMS in the New Decade

Politics and EMS: A Few Lessons | EMS in the New Decade | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
I posed this question the other day on Twitter: “If you offered your local politicians a lesson in EMS, how receptive do you think they would be?” I got a variety of answers some more jaded then others, but it ...
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Can You Get Better at Research?

Can You Get Better at Research? | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
It's pretty widely accepted that people's innate intelligence doesn't change much.
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Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services events for EMS ...

This is your chance to join Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services in recognizing the dedication and hard work provided by employees to our community.
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Why We Can't See What's Right in Front of Us

Why We Can't See What's Right in Front of Us | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
The most famous cognitive obstacle to innovation is functional fixedness — an idea first articulated in the 1930s by Karl Duncker — in which people tend to fixate on the common use of an object.
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Thoughts Through a Stethoscope: Just another EMT in CT

Thoughts Through a Stethoscope: Just another EMT in CT | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
I started out for a volunteer ambulance company as an EMT riding close to 40 hours a week because i loved being on the ambulance. Shortly after I began working for a commercial ambulance company doing transfers also ...
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Why a degree is a must for today's paramedic

Why a degree is a must for today's paramedic | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
In his article last month, Dr. Ross postulates that today's paramedic would not benefit from the awarding of a degree.
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Leadership That Matters, Part 9 | Firehouse Zen

Leadership That Matters, Part 9 | Firehouse Zen | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
If we can't put people together and work with them, we are no more an effective emergency services team than is dumping a load of building materials on a job and calling it a house.
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Dare EMS budget problems stirring concerns « The Outer Banks Voice

Dare EMS budget problems stirring concerns « The Outer Banks Voice | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
EMS workers and their supporters, most speaking anonymously by e-mail and phone, say the scheduling has led many to factor the overtime into their family budgets. With base pay comparable to other counties, some say ...
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Metcalf Recognized with EMS Achievement Award - FireEngineering.com

Fire Chief William R. Metcalf of North County Fire Protection District in Fallbrook, Calif. has been named the 2012 recipient of the James O. Page Award

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Observance of EMS Week: A Call to Unite, Prepare and Certify ...

Observance of EMS Week: A Call to Unite, Prepare and Certify ... | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
What is the difference among paramedic, emergency medical technician and emergency first responder? Can any driver be an ambulance driver? Can any volunteer provide emergency medical services (EMS)? Can nurses ...
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What Does "Professional" Look Like Today?

What Does "Professional" Look Like Today? | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
As the online waters rose, executives at the Susan G. Komen Foundation huddled behind their fortress walls like first-class passengers on the Titanic.
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Our EMS staff | Joplin Storm Heroes

Our EMS staff | Joplin Storm Heroes | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
I would like to thank everyone of the EMS staff for their dedication and loyalty to our community. We should all say “Thank You for all you do”. May 20-26 is National EMS week. We should recognize the things they do for us.
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