My experiences have solidified my belief that we are losing an incredible generation and this nation knows not what it is losing. Our un-caring government and ungrateful civilian populace should all take note. We should all remember that we must "Earn this."
Paramedics, emergency medical technicians and labor supporters rallied in downtown Taunton to tell American Medical Response (AMR) to stop threatening to walk away from the city and 14 other communities that it serves throughout the state over a...
Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Award, HOW TO DIE IN OREGON explores the state's historic and controversial Death with Dignity Act, which legalized physician aid-in-dying for some terminally ill patients in 1994.
Reviewing this article, I saw the familiar refrain that I assumed was true: We suffer a high turnover rate in EMS.
Intense training, low pay, long hours, no career advancement, injury - all have been cited as reasons for a short-lived career as an emergency care provider. I agree with this notion, but when I went looking for data to support it, to my surprise, I found a few sources that contradicted the assumption of a high attrition rate. In fact, very few studies even look at the issue in the first place.
One day, in EMS, we'll have a better recruitment and selection process...
"...why do we spend all our time trying to find cheap average inputs and then make them special through our magnificent sales and management skills? Why do we industrialize the hiring process, spend very little time on scouting, and seek out the replicatable instead of the special exception? Our ego demands that we spend all day polishing the average instead of seeking out the exceptional.
"Better to invest the time and money on special people and raw materials instead."
When I’m asked to attend a social event, I assess how much fuel (energy) I have in my tank, and how much energy it will take to interact with those at the even, then I decide whether I can attend or not. My wife is energized by crowds and social situations, so for her, she automatically wants to attend different events; but for me, I have to assess the energy requirements and my supply.
Many doctors are now getting into movie production and making videos that are loaded onto YouTube. These videos are effective in attracting new patients and educating your existing patients. There are a few guidelines that you can use to create...
German nursing homes started a trend that has taken hold of European nursing homes throughout the country: fake bus stops for Alzheimer’s patients.The idea was first tried at Benrath Senior Center in Düsseldorf,...
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