EMS1 article by Mike Taigman - Coronavirus spread in an already busy flu season calls staffing contingency plans and a commitment to hygiene and PPE
WSB-TV - Article and Video: Two dozen emergency workers in Washington state are off the job as they are being monitored for possible exposure to the coronavirus. (KIRO7.com)
EMS1 Article by Rob Lawrence. Snohomish County, Washington, officials describe the EMS transport of the first confirmed 2019-nCoV patient in the U.S.
EMS1 Article by Mike Taigman. It’s like immunizing your brain: Depression, PTSD and suicide prevention - Seven resolutions for increasing your resilience to prevent psychological and emotional trauma in emergency services
EMS1 Article by Mike Taigman. EMS leaders must be conscious and intentional in applying labeling lenses to patients and providers.
JEMS Q&A with FirstWatch Improvement Guide, Mike Taigman. In this interview, Taigman talks about the science behind resilience, what it means for EMS and what he’s learned about himself during his own efforts to increase his resilience.
Montgomery County, Maryland Fire & Rescue Service’s Russell Patterson shares how process ownership is streamlining their ACS, STEMI management in this EMS1 article by By Tim Burns and Mike Taigman.
ICMA article delves into making real improvements within the opioid crisis, featuring our customer and friend Jon Kelley, Director of Operations, Communication, and IT for Trinity EMS, and FirstWatch Clinical Solutions Specialist, Sylvia Verdugo. Written by Audrey Fraizer, Managing Editor, Journal of Emergency Dispatch, International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.
EMS1 article: It’s been more than four decades since economist Jack Stout introduced the concept of system status management (SSM) to EMS. The idea that systems should use data to match supply to demand in an effort to meet response time goals transformed how some communities deployed EMS units.
The Wilco EMS PodSquad presents: In The Beginning There Was Mike, Then There Was EMS: The Mike Taigman Interview
Mentorship comes full circle for EMS leader Mike Taigman, with collaborations in quality improvement and advancing EMS in this EMS1 article.
EMS1 article by David Murphy and Mike Taigman. Riggs/SEMSA Ambulance, in Merced County, California, accomplished faster response times, penalty savings, and improved morale across EMTs, paramedics, and EMS leadership by making changes in policies, training, and practices.
JEMS article by Lane Kilpatrick, quality improvement manager for Community Ambulance in Georgia. FirstWatch automates the QA process and helps to provide immediate feedback to crews and focus on the things that matter to patients.
Fire/EMS agencies in the National Capital Region use FirstWatch to monitor hospitals across the region. With our help, they’ve created a Regional Hospital Dashboard that pulls CAD data from multiple counties and departments. By sharing data across jurisdictional lines, they have a much more accurate picture of just how busy local hospitals are. We’re proud to partner with these agencies and visionary leaders as they break down silos in order to serve their communities. The potential to connect data...