Expert Advice

Meaningful Safety Policies

By Paul LeSage & Mike Taigman Ask any EMS leader if safety is one of their organization’s core values and it’s unlikely that you will hear anything other than, “Of course the safety of our... continue reading

Healthcare Reform Issues

Patient Perspective

For many Americans, the last few years have been a crash course in understanding the complex landscape that is our healthcare system. Regardless of your political leanings, it’s hard to deny that the current... continue reading

Legal Consult

Criminal Convictions in the EMS Field

By Jamie D. Quient A DUI or other criminal charge can have very serious consequences for an EMT, including but not limited to, loss of his or her EMT license. EMS providers may be required... continue reading

Research Alert

Research Worth Reading

EMS Analysis Wang HE, Mann, NC, Jacobson KE, et al. National characteristics of emergency medical services responses in the U.S. Prehos Emerg Care. 2013;17(1):8–14. Despite its prominence and history, only limited data exists to describe the... continue reading

Legislative Update

One EMS-Related Bill Passes; Two More Introduced

Just when it seemed that the 113th U.S. Congress would not be able to agree on anything, legislators passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 307) with remarkable speed. Introduced... continue reading

EMS People

EMS People

  Marc Grossman, MD, FACEP, was promoted to medical director for Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue (MDFR) in July. He replaces Donald G. Rosenberg, MD, FACC, who served as the medical director since 1996. Grossman had... continue reading