EMS1 article by Mike Taigman – 5 ways for fire and EMS professionals to support our colleagues in public health as they battle COVID-19
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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.
Inside EMS Podcast featured on EMS1 – On this podcast, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by EMS guru and EMS1 columnist Mike Taigman. During the pandemic, stress levels have been on the rise, along with frustration and anger, and Taigman shares ways to handle and reduce those emotions.
Podcast with IAED – Annals of Emergency Dispatch & Response, hosted by Becca Barrus. Todd Stout, president and founder of FirstWatch, discusses the role of FirstWatch in COVID-19 surveillance, lessons learned from the Ebola virus outbreak, and the importance of emergency dispatchers increasing their resilience.
JEMS Editor Emeritus AJ Heightman interviewed FirstWatch president Todd Stout on COVID-19. Todd shares some history of FirstWatch helping with health surveillance and emerging infectious diseases, ways that FirstWatch customers are using data during this pandemic, the importance of resilience, and our commitment to helping provide helpful and actionable information for all first responders via our health intelligence pages, webinars, and articles.
EMS1 article by Mike Taigman – Leaders from Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service and Snohomish County Fire District detail how they’re monitoring the COVID-19 surge and preparing for the worst-case scenario.
Before beginning a shift for the day, what is something those working in law enforcement can do to prepare themselves, knowing they are risking exposure to COVID-19? For those working in a leadership role, what is important for them to keep in mind? This pandemic has the potential to drag on for a long time, what are the possible effects of long-term heightened stress on first responders? Can you explain the concept of crisis rehearsal and how that could be beneficial for [...]
FirstWatch Medical Director, Silvia Verdugo Puts COVID-19 in Perspective in JEMS Interview
EMS1 article – Our friend Catherine Counts PhD from Seattle shares data visualization resources to help manage the response to our pandemic.
EMS1 article by Rob Lawrence – Communication, PPE and decontamination strategies highlighted the 4th FirstWatch and Paramedic Chiefs of Canada COVID-19 webinar
This joint webinar of PCC, AIMHI, IAED, NAEMT, CAA, and FirstWatch was the 4th in a series. We were proud to see that over 1,300 people registered for it. With Matt Zavadsky from MedStar moderating, our presenters for Solano County, California were Dr. Bela Matyas from Solano County Public Health, Ted Selby from Solano County EMS, and Jimmy Pierson from Medic Ambulance. They provided incredibly useful and practical information from their ongoing experience providing care for COVID-19 patients quarantined at Travis Air Base. One example of insight shared is how they balanced the needs of the community for EMS coverage with [...]
WSB-TV – Article and Video: Two dozen emergency workers in Washington state are off the job as they are being monitored for possible exposure to the coronavirus. (KIRO7.com)
EMS1 Article by Rob Lawrence. Snohomish County, Washington, officials describe the EMS transport of the first confirmed 2019-nCoV patient in the U.S.
EMS1 Article by Mike Taigman. It’s like immunizing your brain: Depression, PTSD and suicide prevention – Seven resolutions for increasing your resilience to prevent psychological and emotional trauma in emergency services
EMS1 Article by Mike Taigman. EMS leaders must be conscious and intentional in applying labeling lenses to patients and providers.
JEMS Q&A with FirstWatch Improvement Guide, Mike Taigman. In this interview, Taigman talks about the science behind resilience, what it means for EMS and what he’s learned about himself during his own efforts to increase his resilience.
Montgomery County, Maryland Fire & Rescue Service’s Russell Patterson shares how process ownership is streamlining their ACS, STEMI management in this EMS1 article by By Tim Burns and Mike Taigman.