EMS: A Year in Review
Preparing for Mass-casualty Events
How in situ simulation can provide the ideal training experience for emergency-preparedness in EMS.
The life of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic is hectic to say the least.
When constantly bracing for the unexpected, facing crises, and helping to save lives every day, “preparation” takes on a different meaning. In the world of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the best preparation can sometimes mean sheer awareness and recognition.
EMS continues to evolve each year and, as we enter 2018, this is an ideal time to be reviewing what the major care issues are in the field. These issues tend to revolve around how to train economically and efficiently – all while addressing growing clinical concerns and striving to improve patient outcomes.
In this year-end review, we highlight seven concerns that EMS experts say influenced their training in 2017.