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EMS Educational Resources

This portal provides ongoing educational resources where EMS professionals can:


Presentations and Videos

Jenny A. Ziembicki, MD, FACS, discusses the initial assessment and treatment of thermal injury

Dr. Ziembicki highlights the main components of treating burn injuries, including evaluating the depth and extent of burn injuries and understanding the initial treatment of burns.

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Daniel Patterson, MD, on fatigue and safety problems among EMS workers

Dr. Patterson discusses a new study showing that fatigue and poor sleep are linked to more injuries and medical errors among emergency medical services (EMS) workers.

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News Articles

Fatigue Linked to Safety Problems Among EMS Workers, Pitt Study Finds

Fatigue and poor sleep quality, which affect many emergency medical services (EMS) workers, are linked to higher reported rates of injuries, medical errors and safety-compromising behaviors, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers.

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When it Comes to EMS Safety, Worker Perception May Reflect Reality, Pitt Study Finds

Poor perceptions about workplace safety culture among emergency medical services (EMS) workers is associated with negative patient and provider safety outcomes—the first time such a link has been shown in the pre-hospital setting.

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