Patient Handovers: 10 Things You Need to Know to Save Lives

By Team Pulsara   |   April 5, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to our guest blogger this week, Rommie L. Duckworth, BS, LP. Rom is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than...


The Elephant in the Room: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in EMS

By Justin Baker   |   March 25, 2019

Mental health issues remain a concerning problem that plague first responders. As we continue to look at the issue as a whole, the motto has always been to sweep it under...


The Unrealized Potential ER Doctors Have to Improve EMS Relationships Within their Own Hospitals.

By Courtney Chumley   |   March 22, 2019

Eighteen years ago, I was a brand new paramedic. My boots were un-scuffed and my uniform shirt was spotless. I was ready to be a hero. But then I made my first breathing...


What's in a Name? How to Be an EMS Professional Worthy of the Title "Servant"

By Wes Gilbert   |   March 15, 2019

 “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

It’s probably safe to assume that by the time most...


Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication in Healthcare: Lessons from Decades of Marriage.

By Scott Stanley   |   March 13, 2019

The secret to effective communication is knowing how and when to share your message. This is something that, after 20 years of marriage, I am finally starting to grasp the...


Research Reveals the True Impact EMS Providers Have on STEMI Survivability

By Courtney Chumley   |   March 11, 2019

Picture this: You receive a 911 call for chest pain, and on arrival you are quick to identify that your patient is having a STEMI. You quickly load the patient into the...


EMS and the ED need to stop playing telephone (or radio, rather). There's a better way to communicate.

By Courtney Chumley   |   January 31, 2019

Not too long ago in EMS, having computer-aided dispatch was only a daydream. We were lucky to even get a patient type back then. Remember when we were “dispatched” by...


How EMS Leadership in Colorado Springs Inspired Collaboration for Better Patient Care [White Paper]

By Hannah Ostrem   |   January 17, 2019

“In today’s interconnected and complex healthcare environment, an EMS leader must understand when and how to collaborate, both within the organization and with outside...

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