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On-The-Go EMS Workouts

Working in Emergency Medical Services can take its toll on our bodies. It’s a physically demanding job, and whether you’re in an ambulance for extended periods of time, moving patients, or dispatching and at your desk for hours, it’s important to stay in shape to maintain optimal performance. Here are a few tips and exercises …

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Posttraumatic Stress in EMS

One of the most rewarding aspects of a career in Emergency Medical Services is that you are put into situations where you can and will save lives. The most obvious cases like performing CPR or treating gunshot wounds often overshadow the routine daily tasks that also save lives. Things like your response time, patient assessments, …

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Mental Health Awareness

It’s safe to say that we are living in challenging times. The stresses brought on by the pandemic, inflation, and recent conflicts have all contributed to anxiety, loneliness and depression levels never seen before. So today more than ever it’s important to check in with ourselves to make sure we’re in a good head space. …

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Dynamic Dispatchers

Often described as the first, first responders. Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) can work long hours, during holidays, and navigate stressful situations to make sure that our patients and our communities needs are met within a moment’s notice. They are the unsung heroes in the chain of EMS that starts with a phone call and can …

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A Nurse’s Journey in EMS

At Covalent Health, we celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing the efforts and achievements of the phenomenal women that work in Emergency Medical Services. Recently we sat down with our own Critical Care Nurse Manager Kathryn Pish BSN, RN, MICN, at ProTransport-1 and asked her to tell us about her experience and journey in EMS. …

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EMS Deployments Save Lives

Over the past several years Emergency Medical Service Agencies have become increasingly reliant on interagency deployments to meet the demands of our communities when the systems reach critical breaking points. Deployments are an all-out call for action directed by agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State or Local County EMS agencies. Reasons …

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