“Waiting on a Friend”

In this column, Jerry Overton- who is viewed by many world EMS and healthcare leaders as one of the best when it comes to improving ambulance systems globally- gives his opinion on the allocation of funding in the EMS system. He identifies…

NAEMT Education growth around the world

NAEMT education continues to have steady growth. NAEMT trains more than 113,000 students in 71 countries each year through its network of more than 2,400 training centers and 13,000 faculty members. View the full line of NAEMT courses…

NAEMT Education around the world

NAEMT courses are taught to civilian and military emergency responders all over the globe! NAEMT education programs are based on the belief that superior continuing education is essential to the consistent delivery of high-quality,…

Accidents are no film sets

EMS staff have enough to deal with when responding to a call, the last thing they need is members of the public making harder work of it. In this column, Thijs Gras explains the difference between ‘innocent inquisitiveness’ and ‘sick…

Making blue lights go green

West Midlands Ambulance Service has welcomed a challenge from NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens to vehicle manufacturers to help “blue lights go green”. Mr Stevens wants the manufacturers to develop more environmentally friendly…

Paramedics sleep rough for charity

Big-hearted Paramedics and Emergency Care Assistants from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) Swindon Station are set to sleep out rough for 24 hours to highlight the issue of homelessness this week. On Thursday…

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