Report Uses EMS Data To Shed Light On Opioid Overdose Crisis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first labeled the rise in opioid overdoses in the U.S. an "epidemic" five years ago. Since then, the percentage of patients receiving multiple naloxone administrations and the number of opioid-related deaths has only continued to increase.
Emergency medical services are often the first health care providers to treat opioid overdose patients and can provide valuable data to aid in determining the severity and scope of the epidemic, at the national level but also in local communities.
The CDC, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collaborated on research to assess trends and factors that contribute to MNAs. The findings were recently published online.
NEMSMA Releases New Position Paper On Paramedicine Nomenclature
The National EMS Management Association has issued a new Position Paper promoting common language in the field of Paramedicine.
NEMSMA is advocating that the term “Paramedicine” be used to describe the discipline of pre-hospital medicine (historically called EMS) and that the term “paramedic” become the standard reference to all individual providers.
The Stress in EMS: Effects of Stress on the Unsung Heroes of the EMS Profession
You might be an EMT if…you are willing to take on a high-stress profession that requires state-mandated training to respond to life and death decision-making calls and be willing to accept a lower-than-normal salary than other first responders.
EMTs are often the lifeline for patients between the location of the incident and the hospital. The hours are long and the job often requires 24-hour shifts.
EMT training is essential life-saving instruction. What EMS personnel often share with other first responding professions is that their chosen profession also comes with a high dose of stress.
‘Always in Service’ Campaign Celebrates the Men and Women of EMS; Promotes EMS Week
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), is proud to announce this year’s EMS STRONG campaign theme: Always In Service.
EMS STRONG is an annual campaign designed to unite and inspire EMS personnel, strengthen the profession on a national level, and expand and celebrate National EMS Week, May 21–27.
The ongoing annual campaign continues to bring together key associations, media partners and corporate sponsors who are committed to strengthening the profession, celebrating EMS professionals and helping bring attention to National EMS Week.
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