The back of a moving ambulance remains a dangerous place to make your living. But as awareness of the risks grows, progressive departments and manufacturers are taking proactive steps to help protect their patients and crews. In this latest EMS World podcast host Mike McCabe speaks to Horton Emergency Vehicles VP/GM Lance Randolph and Violet Township (Ohio) Fire and EMS Assistant Chief Jim Paxton about their collaboration and attempts to grow and reinforce the EMS safety culture.
Eventually we face the reality that there is absolutely nothing optional about coping with death. EMS providers will never overcome being uncomfortable with the death notification skill as long as we ignore the need for it. Alexandra Jabr, EMT-P, is the creator of Emergency Resilience, LLC and the course “Death Communication for First Responders: How to Deliver Unfortunate News.” In this month's first podcast she speaks with host Mike McCabe about this neglected portion of our training and its impacts. Don't miss the associated print article, “Death Communication—What We've Failed to Teach.”