Recent research on EMS providers revealed concerning findings about weight, blood pressure and lifestyle choices. Listen to study author Jane Brice, MD talk about her team's research methods. Also hear from newly-appointed Head of GMR Life, Rhonda Kelly, whose focus is on preventive measures for her providers. EMS World Senior Editorial and Program Director Hilary Gates guides this thoughtful discussion. Read the article, "Effects of an Unwell Workforce" for more.
We know the public safety professions face an increased suicide risk. For EMS professionals it may be greater even than police and firefighters. Researchers at St. Louis’ Washington University explored the danger in our February issue through anonymous surveys sent to providers at 20 agencies, and what they found was more than alarming. Drs. Al Lulla and Phil Moy tell us more.