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Webinar: An evidence-based approach for how to manage burnout and stress for EMS professionals

Understand causes and learn techniques to manage stress for on the job or at home. Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:00am PT / 1pm ET (1 hour) Burnout and work-related stress have negative consequences for the EMS professional and their workplace organizations. Addressing the root causes and improving the health and safety of the workforce requires a multi-level approach. In this webinar, Dr. Remle Crowe and Mike Taigman will discuss drivers of burnout and present research-based strategies to reduce stress. Sponsored by ESO For [...]

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Medic2Medic Podcast interview with Mike Taigman and Sascha Liebowitz

Mike Taigman and Sascha Liebowitz are interviewed by Steven Cohen on this Medic2Medic Podcast. Their new book is Super-Charge Your Stress Management in the Age of COVID-19: A Handbook for Emergency Services and Healthcare Professionals. Mike and Sascha wrote the book because helping is in their DNA. The book describes techniques that are easy to learn and easy to put into practice. Find out how wiggling your toes may help relieve stress. They discuss how the book came about, how they collaborated on the [...]

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FDA Warning about Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

Executive Summary: The FDA has put out a recommendation that advises all consumers to NOT use any hand sanitizer products manufactured in Mexico by the company ESKbiochem SA de CV.  There is potential for these products to contain methanol (aka wood alcohol), which can be extremely toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.  The FDA notified the manufacturer (6/17/20) that they should remove the products from sale but the company has not yet responded.  The FDA suggests that anyone [...]

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FDA Alert for Two Neuromuscular Blockade Meds 6-17-20

Executive Summary: The FDA is reportedly sending healthcare providers notice of temporary approval of a missing ‘Paralyzing Agent’ warning from the caps of vials of certain strengths of two neuromuscular blockade IV medications, namely vecuronium bromide and rocuronium bromide.  The affected products, with NDC numbers, manufacturers, and recommendations can be found at the FDA link below.  The missing vial cap warning is important as a safety reminder for a high-risk medication.  More complete details can be found in the body [...]

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COVID-19 First Responder Update 6/11/20

There is plenty of information about COVID-19 available for anyone who searches and clicks on a computer or turns on a TV or radio to catch up on the news. As more is learned about the disease, more info is written and released in an effort to help advance the ability to recognize, identify, track, treat and prevent COVID, so sometimes, as more insight is gained, the information changes.  In the beginning, a lot of it was because there [...]

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Upgrade Your Life Podcast with Del Denney – Super Charge Your Stress Management in the Age of Covid-19 | A Conversation with Mike Taigman

As a popular educator and author for several decades, Mike has focused on helping folks in emergency medical services take better care of themselves so they can take better care of their patients and communities. In this podcast, Mike shares strategies and discusses his new book Super Charge Your Stress Management in the Age of COVID-19.

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July 3rd

Improvement Science: System of Profound Knowledge During this session we will talk about the four lenses of improvement science, based on Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge. While the name of the system is intimidating, it’s actually really helpful and easy to apply.

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