The Continuing Need for the Validation of Priority Dispatching

Although it is a standard that a majority of communities take for granted, the concept of Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) is still in question in many places throughout the United States. In February 1968, the first emergency call to 9-1-1 was placed in Haleyville Alabama.[1] Since the late 1970’s the concept of EMD has grown … Read more

CECBEMS Changing Its Brand to CAPCE

On June 21, 2016, Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (“CECBEMS”) sent a press release forward which details a change that has been in the works for some time now. The board voted for rebranding and is to be referred to as the Commission of Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (“CAPCE”) effective July … Read more

What Kind of Active Shooter Training Does Your Department Have?

In the wake of the Orlando tragedy there is a renewed call for “Active Shooter” training for public safety. If you aren’t already familiar with the training, the term speaks for itself. The idea is to bring together a group of professionals to work on how to deal with a situation where there is a … Read more

Septic Shock Claims Life of Muhammad Ali and Many Others – How to Identify Sepsis

There is no doubt that boxing legend Muhammad Ali will be remembered forever for his tenacity in the ring as well as his outspoken nature. Claiming, “I am the greatest,” Ali captured the hearts and minds of boxing fans around the globe. He will be sorely missed. He came into Scottsdale Memorial Hospital Osborn on … Read more

The Real Reason for Burnout

I once worked with a guy who said that he was driving to work when he witnessed a rollover accident. The lady was ejected from the vehicle and flew nearly forty feet before hitting the pavement. He said that when the person hit the ground, she got up and began running. No doubt this was due to … Read more