How to Handle Emergency Situations

Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. A person grabs their chest in pain, someone choking at the dinner table, or someone passing out at a ball game are all common emergency situations. But, do you know how to handle these common emergencies? And, if you were around when they happened, would you know […]

What are Emergency Services?

We often hear people referring to the term emergency services in various ways. In general, the term is used loosely because it covers a variety of different careers, facilities, and resources that deal with emergency situations. In in broadest definition, emergency services are organizations that are designated to address public safety and health in emergency […]

How Emergency Services Personnel Cope with Trauma

When someone signs on to move into a career in emergency services, they are undertaking a unique and often difficult feat. Coming face to face with trauma on a daily basis is inevitable. It is part of the job that emergency service workers sign up for. They look violence and death in the eye every […]

The Difference Between EMTs and Paramedics

As the careers of emergency responders have become a hot topic throughout Hollywood, appearing in such popular shows as Chicago Med, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD, the roll of EMTs and Paramedics have gained considerable attention. In many cases, they are first on the scene. Uniformed, trained responders who just to the aid […]

The Life of an EMT

While deciding to pursue a career as an EMT may not be the highest paying job, the rewards that go with the position often level out the playing field in the eyes of those that practice. While most people know that EMTs aid in saving lives, many people don’t understand what goes into the day […]

First Aid for New Parents

Safety is a very important issue when there are small children living in your household. As a parent, you will need to protect your children from all potential dangers and take the necessary steps to ensure a safe environment within your home. Unfortunately, accidents may still occur even if you have done your best to […]

Advantages of Electronic Medical Records

We all know that the world of medicine continues to transform as technology provides us more efficient ways to care for patients. One of the most important and game changing advances in medicine was the introduction of the Electronic Medical Record, also known as EMR. Serving as a digital version of the traditional paper medical […]

Spring Safety Tips

As each new season arises, the elements of the weather and the traditions of the season leave us with different safety precautions and tips to consider. Although it may seem that the greater risks are behind us as we move away from the potentially dangerous weather we had faced in winter, spring has its own […]

Crowd Management Plans to Reduce Emergency Hazards

Parades, concerts, and political rallies are just some events that draw a large crowd. Putting aside the excitement of the event, there are many things to consider when an event is planned that is expected to draw a large crowd. There is a great deal of planning that goes into preparing for a large event, […]

5 Signs You Were Meant to be an Emergency Responder

Signing on to be an emergency responder is no easy task. Besides the obvious emotional strength that needs to come with it, you will be physically and mentally tested every day your step into the field. Living the life of an EMS provider can be a difficult one. Many emergency responders deal with family issues, […]

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