Monthly EMS News and Articles

Drones Will Deliver Defibrillators for Heart Attack Victims

Emerging technologies are continuing to be applied and adapted to help in medical emergencies. The use of drones is one such instance. Here is an article written by KOLO News 8 in Reno, Nevada on drones delivering defibrillators to heart attack victims. Source: https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Drones-will-start-delivering-defibrillators-for-heart-attack-victims-506889251.html

California EMT Scope of Practice

As of July 1, 2019,  All EMTs must show proof to their EMS certifying authority when renewing your certification.  As of July 1, 2017, changes to Title 22 Div. 9 Chapter 2 Emergency Medical Technician has resulted in changes to the EMT Scope of Practice for all California Emergency Medical...

California EMT Scope of practice

Last month we discussed how California has updated the New Scope of Practice for EMTs and how EMTs were required to show additional training. Due to increased demand, Safety Unlimited has added a number of training sessions to assist EMTs in meeting these new requirements. To learn more, visit the New...

A Stark Reality – Ambulance Crash Statistics

Source: This story comes from the Safety Unlimited News Website https://sunnewsreport.com/a-stark-reality-ambulance-crash-statistics/ A 2018 report by a leading group of trial lawyers shows that accidents involving emergency vehicles—such as fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars—are a substantial problem in the United States. Vehicle fatality rates for emergency responders are estimated to...

Deaths by Opioid Overdose Exceed Those in Car Accidents

Source: This story comes from the Safety Unlimited News Website https://sunnewsreport.com/deaths-by-opioid-overdose-exceed-those-in-car-accidents/ Findings by the National Safety Council (NSC) show that for the first time on record, your odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are greater than dying in a motor vehicle crash. The odds of dying from an accidental...

California Online Paramedic Licensure Service delayed

California Online Paramedic Licensure Service delayed

The California EMS Authority expected to have an online license renewal service operational this past November. However, due to technical challenges, it has been delayed. The California EMS Authority is hoping to have this service up and running in early 2019. Visit https://emsa.ca.gov/paramedic/ for more information. In the meantime, remember...

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

National Registry Policy Change

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians announces a policy change recently ratified by its Board of Directors. Passing scores on cognitive and psychomotor examinations can be applied to applications for initial certification for up to 24 months (two years) from the date of successful examination, so long as all...

New California EMT Scope of Practice

New California EMT Scope of Practice As of July 1, 2017, changes to Title 22 Div. 9 Chapter 2 Emergency Medical Technician has resulted in changes to the EMT Scope of Practice for all California Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). This revision includes new knowledge and skills, some of which are...