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Progressive Paramedicine: 3 Reasons to NEVER Stop Learning [Video]

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As medics, it's perfectly natural to have certain call types that scare us and can even make us question our well-practiced skills. But a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous education can help even the most nerve wracking cases seem more controllable. 

In today's episode of Progressive Paramedicine, brought to you by EMS1.com and Pulsara, Brandon discusses three very crucial reasons why it's important for medics to never stop learning:

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Pulsara Introduces App Version 6.1 [Press Release]

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Bozeman, MT – June 20, 2017 – Pulsara has announced the launch of their newest app version 6.1, which includes many feature requests from current clients. The company detailed the new functionalities in their release notes, which included the following. 

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Progressive Paramedicine: How to Assess for a Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke [VIDEO]

Identifying Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) strokes early is integral to successful treatment of the condition. Because mechanical thrombectomy is now the accepted standard of care for treating LVO, the burden to get these patients to an interventional-capable facility lies with the medics who arrive on scene and perform the first assessment. Taking these patients to a facility that does not have interventional capabilities can greatly delay treatment times, and adversely affect patient outcomes.

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Automated Chest Compression Devices: 10 Things You Need to Know to Save Lives

Knowing how and when to use these devices could save lives.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following content originally appeared on EMS1.com as paid content sponsored by Pulsara. Special thanks to our guest blogger, Drew Rinella for EMS1 BrandFocus. Drew is the clinical coordinator for Bonner County EMS in rural North Idaho. He is a paramedic, public servant, and competition shooter. Drew is an advocate for quality in EMS and also blogs his crusade against bad EKGs in product advertising. 

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Automatic CPR devices have been available for several decades now, yet they haven’t received widespread acceptance as the standard of care for cardiac arrest management. Here are 10 things you need to know about automatic CPR devices:

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The Internet of Lifesaving People (Part 2): The Technology

A few weeks ago, we published a blog introducing the concept of the Internet of Lifesaving People, where we discussed the importance of arming our healthcare teams with the right tools to empower them -- the clinicians -- to deliver optimal care through integrated, precise communication. This week, we wanted to explain how Pulsara fits into this concept. 

Pulsara’s purpose is to improve the lives of patients and caregivers through innovative communication. We’ve helped create the Internet of Lifesaving People, which has been used to help coordinate regional care teams for thousands and thousands of patients across the United States and Australia.

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Pulsara's Prehospital Alerting Package Selected as a JEMS Hot Product from EMS Today 2017 [Press Release]

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Pulsara's Prehospital Alerting Package among 30 innovative new products for emergency medical services and prehospital care.

Bozeman, MT, June 6, 2017 -- Pulsara and JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) are proud to announce the selection of Pulsara’s Prehospital Alerting Package as a Hot Product from the JEMS EMS Today Conference & Exposition, which was held February 23–25 in Salt Lake City.

Pulsara was selected after a team of eight judges consisting of emergency medical services (EMS) product specialists, physicians, educators, managers and paramedics reviewed a host of products designed to not only improve the ability to deliver optimal emergency medical care to sick and injured patients, but also allow EMS agencies to do it safely, more efficiently and with enhanced comfort for the patient.

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Always in Service: A THANK YOU to Our EMS Personnel

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"Always in Service."

That's the theme of the 2017 EMS Week, which comes to a close on Saturday. But before it's over, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the EMS professionals who whole-heartedly serve their communities, putting their jobs above leisure, family, and self. 

The Pulsara team is blessed to have some of the most talented, dedicated, and experienced EMS personnel on our own staff. "Always in Service" describes no one better than this crew who split their time serving in EMS roles while also giving their all to Pulsara and our clients ... all while balancing their own passions. Check out some of the things that make these team members unique -- as well as their SUPER impressive EMS track records -- below. 

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Introducing the Internet of Lifesaving People [Part 1]

It’s About People.

As a society, we are obsessed with things. In fact, we have so many things, we’ve created the Internet of Things (IoT) to help us manage and learn from our things.

What is the IoT?

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It’s About Time: Addressing the Communication Crisis in Emergency Healthcare [eBook]

As an emergency room physician, I experience firsthand the impact of outdated communication systems — how they hamper good patient care and challenge even the most talented, dedicated, and well-trained medical professionals. In emergency situations, when seconds count, fast and accurate communication between care teams can mean the difference between life and death.

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Pulsara featured in Australian News Story as Second International Hospital Begins Use of the Platform

Pulsara was featured last week in a news article on Australian news site, The Courier after Ballarat Base Hospital, Pulsara's second international hospital client, began a pilot of the platform. Ballarat will leverage Pulsara to receive real-time information about a patient’s condition from local paramedics to get the entire emergency department, cardiac, neurology and other specialists and departments on the same page.

Image: The Courier -- Paramedics use Pulsara to alert hospitals of incoming patients and reduce treatment times.

According to the article, Ambulance Victoria clinical manager Grant Hocking said “Time is of the essence for cardiac and stroke patients. This app puts everyone on the same page, synchronizing our communication not just to the emergency department but specialists within the hospital as well.”

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