Category Archives: Emergency Communications

Influencing Paramedics on Twitter

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I like lists. They are typically neat and definitive. I am sure that my friend @ChecklistMedic would agree that they also help bring order to the chaos that often defines our work in the field. For those of us trying to leverage social media to keep current on EMS thought (or “Community Paramedicine” or “Mobile […]

Quick thoughts from TriCON 2012

The theme for the TriCON 2012 conference in San Diego was “Breaking Barriers” and that is certainly what TriTech presented during the plenary yesterday regarding their next generation dispatch system and their consolidation of recent business acquisitions.  The crowd was clearly the biggest ever for this conference at about 430 users.  A show of hands […]

Response Time Zero

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The best possible response time for any emergency is immediate.  This is no simple theoretical goal, but a physical reality everywhere that a Public Safety Dispatcher, using standard Emergency Medical Dispatch protocols, can be reached by phone.  These calm “voices of hope” quickly perform an initial triage to determine the type of medical or trauma situation being reported, dispatch appropriate […]

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High Performance EMS

High Performance Emergency Medical Services (HP-EMS) systems provide effective clinical care promoting positive patient outcomes and community wellness while maintaining a focus on improving economic efficiency of the system. This site is dedicated as a community seeking to increase agency performance by promoting useful information regarding the developing trends and improvements in the efficiency of delivering basic and advanced medical care in the field.