FirstWatch customer-partner, Brian Frankel, Deputy Chief EMS, Stafford County Fire Rescue, takeaway from Collaborate Live 2023 – Data is important.
FirstWatch customer-partner, Santo Pasqua, Deputy Chief, Hamilton Paramedic Service, takeaway from Collaborate Live 2023 – Making improvements with FirstWatch.
FirstWatch customer-partner, Joshua Parish, Assistant Chief, Milwaukee Fire Dept, takeaway from Collaborate Live 2023 – Training with the FirstWatch team and networking with other agencies.
JEMS – Kayla Welwood Selected as the 2023-24 Recipient of the Jack Stout EMS Fellowship for Leadership DevelopmentJenny Abercrombie
Kayla Welwood, manager of Low Acuity and Integrated Care with the Clinical Hub, at the British Columbia (Canada) Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), has been named the 2023-24 recipient of the Jack Stout EMS Fellowship.
The FirstWatch Fire Operations Analytics/Accreditation Module (FOAM) provides you with accurate and verifiable data that produces consistent and creditable management information based upon the accreditation requirements of CFAI and from any combination of data sources that are required to report on the specific dimensions of importance to you.
The negative consequences of burnout in EMS stretch well-beyond the individual and can affect entire organizations as well as the patients served. Nevertheless, most traditional interventions aimed to reduce burnout focus on the individual and fail to address the underlying systematic causes. In this session, Dr. Remle Crowe reviews the latest research and presents organizational-level strategies to meaningfully reduce and prevent burnout at your EMS agency.
Every EMS system has some “quality” function, yet very few have actually made anything better. During this interactive session, you’ll learn to use run charts and control charts, accurately analyze your performance data, and how to use it to make improvements that matter to your patients, your employees, and your organization.
NAEMSP® is committed to developing and nurturing the next generation of clinical quality and patient safety leaders in the EMS community. NAEMSP®’s Quality and Safety year-long course provides EMS physicians and quality improvement leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in their region, system, or agency. Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of how to apply tools and strategies of quality improvement to their local needs to affect the care of patients....
All Clear Foundation (ACF), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving the wellbeing and longevity of Emergency Responders, including Healthcare Workers, and their families, has appointed Mike Taigman Chairman of the Board.
At Issue with the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – A panel discussion on the current state of the Paramedic WorkforceJenny Abercrombie
While not isolated to the healthcare profession, pressures from the Paramedic Workforce are trending as one of the biggest issues for Paramedic Services (EMS) across Canada. From a noticeable increase in retirements, resignations, burn-out, low graduation rates to the challenges of the NEXT Generation labor force, health and wellness and work-life balances, there are growing pressures on how to address the dynamic environment of recruitment and retention in the Paramedic Workforce.
Voices of EMS #12. The limited series of Voices of EMS (VOEMS) continues this week with Todd Stout and Jon Washko. You will hear how all three of us intertwine in this crazy world of EMS. VOEMS lets me revisit some of the Medic2Medic Podcast guests for them to tell one more story.
PLATTE CITY, MO—The Jack Stout EMS Fellowship, endowed by FirstWatch, announced March 1 that it is accepting nominations now through May 1, 2023. Established in August 2021, the fellowship is open to emerging EMS leaders interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills to lead EMS systems now and in the future.
The Jack Stout EMS Fellowship, endowed by FirstWatch, is accepting nominations now through May 1, 2023. Established in August 2021, the Fellowship is open to emerging EMS leaders interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills to lead EMS systems now and in the future.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — In an effort to increase transparency and awareness in the community, the Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department launched a crime-mapping tool to help prevent crime and reduce fear. The department is using FirstWatch, which shows calls for service over the previous 12 to 48 hours, Fox5SanDiego.com reported.
After a couple of Flu Seasons that were extraordinarily mild, Seasonal Flu is back with a vengeance. It’s starting early and all indications point to a very active Season. The FirstWatch Intelligence Page (HIP) has updated Flu Resources, both in written documents, as well as links to outside resources for quick reference. Hopefully, these resources, as well as Weekly Flu Summaries of Flu Activity for the US and Canada, as well as globally, will help navigate this Flu season for your...
The Media, and now TV shows & movies, are representing any response from First Responders (EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement) as at risk for their own overdoses, should they even be in proximity to fentanyl. This is partly due to the fact that there are reports of First Responders becoming symptomatic when on the scene where fentanyl is suspected or found, sometimes delaying critical patient care. This article looks at the current literature and expert guidance to explore the actual continuum of...
There has been increased concern about both domestic and international terrorism throughout the world. There are also natural disasters and accidental events, such as chemical releases or theft/loss of radioactive isotopes from construction sites or hospitals, occurring all around the country. One thing is clear, First Responders are almost always going to be first in on any of these incidents, except for those on the scene as the incident is occurring, looking for help. First Responders can, with the correct training,...