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Psychological Fatigue Is The Silent Productivity Killer--But Extreme Teamwork Can Subvert It

Psychological Fatigue Is The Silent Productivity Killer--But Extreme Teamwork Can Subvert It | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Imagine this scenario: your four-year-old daughter wakes up vomiting at 2:00 a.m. She's flushed and sweating. You pull out a thermometer: 103 degrees.
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Soon To Be Gone - From A Military Doctor

Soon To Be Gone - From A Military Doctor | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Here's a post I thought you'd like....

 

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."

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Was a helicopter necessary to save 5 minutes?

Was a helicopter necessary to save 5 minutes? | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
There is a big kerfuffle in Florida over the dispatch of a helicopter to a scene not far from the destination hospital. Or were they transported to different hospitals?
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EMTs, paramedics, supporters rally on Taunton Green against AMR demands

EMTs, paramedics, supporters rally on Taunton Green against AMR  demands | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
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...
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How to Die in Oregon - Trailer

How to Die in Oregon - Trailer | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
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.
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Is 'brain drain' the threat we think it is?

Is 'brain drain' the threat we think it is? | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
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.

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Perspectives Differ Following Arrest of Baltimore City Medic

Perspectives Differ Following Arrest of Baltimore City Medic | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

Another reason this job is stressful - one never knows when someone will "unnecessarily" complain.

 

"The arrest of a Baltimore City medic for assaulting a combative patient has the firefighter’s union angry as they stand behind [...]...

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Do the wrong standards improve EMS

Do the wrong standards improve EMS | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
This week on EMS Office Hours, Jim Hoffman, Josh Knapp, Bob Sullivan, and I discuss whether what we need to do to move EMS forward as a profession.
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Patient care is not meal preparation

Patient care is not meal preparation | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Dr. Atul Gawande has written a much-ballyhooed essay in the New Yorker, entitled “Big Med.” His piece proposes The Cheesecake Factory as a model for healthcare. For me, a physician, Dr.
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Cadpage - Applications Android sur Google Play

Cadpage - Applications Android sur Google Play | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
This program reads text messages from a central FIRE/EMS Dispatch service presents user with the information giving them an option to locate the incident on a map and ...
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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."

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Seth's Blog: Instead of outthinking the competition...

it's worth trying to outlove them. Everyone is working hard on the thinking part, but few of your competitors worry about the art and generosity and caring part.
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Energy Conservation, or Just Lazy | Daddytude.com

Energy Conservation, or Just Lazy | Daddytude.com | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

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.

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Sensor maps areas in real time

Sensor maps areas in real time | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
A sensor that maps the area through which the wearer is moving has been created by US scientists at MIT.
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How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Medical errors kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets a week. Surgeon Marty Makary on five simple ways the health-care system can be made safer.
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Controversial Facebook Comment Posted by Miss. Firefighter Revealed

Controversial Facebook Comment Posted by Miss. Firefighter Revealed | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

How do you handle stressful, emotional calls?

 

"Columbus Firefighter Brad Alexander resigned after posting a comment critical of a young mother."

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Prolonged CPR Efforts May Be Beneficial, Study Says

Prolonged CPR Efforts May Be Beneficial, Study Says | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
The findings challenged conventional medical thinking, which holds that prolonged resuscitation for hospital patients that go into cardiac arrest is usually futile.
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It's Too Late to Prepare for an Emergency During an Emergency ...

It's Too Late to Prepare for an Emergency During an Emergency ... | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
A column by Walter Lamar about disaster preparedness.
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How to create YouTube videos for patient education

How to create YouTube videos for patient education | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
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...
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This Weekend’s Homework Assignment | A Day In The Life Of An Ambulance Driver

This Weekend’s Homework Assignment | A Day In The Life Of An Ambulance Driver | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Brilliant idea!
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"Fake Bus Stops for Alzheimer's Patients in Germany"

"Fake Bus Stops for Alzheimer's Patients in Germany" | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

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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