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Situational Awareness: Tips & Insights for First Responders

If you ask any emergency medical provider, “What is the first thing you learned as an EMT?” I bet they would respond, “Scene safe, BSI.” We all learned quickly that if we become a victim ourselves, we cannot help the patient and other first responders. But how do we dive deeper into gaining situational awareness?

Scenario-Based e-Learning: Benefits for Emergency Medical Professionals

From immersive learning environments to building critical thinking skills, scenario-based education has many proven benefits. Learn how can this interactive learning modality impact EMS education and help providers improve patient outcomes.

Vaccines and the Anti-Vaccination Movement: Important Context for Healthcare Providers

How did the anti-vaccination movement originate in the United States and what do official sources say? What vaccinations should healthcare workers receive to protect themselves, their families, and their patients? 

Obstetric Patients: Dietary Consideration for EMS Providers

What complications might EMS providers see when taking care of obstetric patients? Learn more about the special dietary needs of these patients and what you should look for as a provider.

Vaping, Smoking, and COVID-19: What’s the Health Impact?

Does smoking or vaping increase someone’s risk of infection with COVID-19? Here’s a review of the latest research on smoking and vaping in relation to COVID-19.

Naloxone in EMS: Narcan Administration for Opioid Overdose

Learn more about the special considerations and side effects emergency responders should consider when administering Narcan following a suspected opioid overdose.

U.S. Opioid Epidemic: Misconceptions and Prevention

With the development of a more detailed, accurate overview of the state of the opioid epidemic in the United States, we can better initiate practical steps to improve prevention and treatment early on.

Dietary Strategies for Shift Workers to Improve Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the US. Following a cardio-protective diet is important for anyone and may be especially important if you’re a shift worker. Learn how you can decrease inflammation and increase heart health with these dietary strategies.

Dietary Supplements Proven to Boost Energy, Promote Sleep

Many shift workers use dietary supplements to boost energy during their shift and sleep better during the day. Learn more about supplements proven to help you perform at your best.

Dietary Strategies for Shift Workers to Boost Energy

I’ve worked nights both as a CNA at a hospital as well as a military service member at tactical operations centers or guard posts. Currently, I’m a dietitian. While I don’t work nights anymore, there are some key dietary strategies I wish I would have known and implemented when I was a shift worker. 

Using Fitness Trackers to Encourage Physical Activity

Healthcare providers can help their clients increase their activity levels using fitness trackers to help them start and/or maintain an exercise program. Learn about the benefits fitness trackers offer.

Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade

Cardiac tamponade is characterized by hemodynamic instability due to heart compression by accumulation of fluid, blood, clots, or gas in the pericardial space. Learn more!

Therapeutic Hypothermia

Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is recommended in post-CA patients who remain comatose after successful resuscitation. Learn more!

Identifying and Treating Broken Heart Syndrome

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called stress cardiomyopathy, its commonly referred to as broken heart syndrome. Learn about this fascinating condition.