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February 2018

Preparing the EMT for Their First Cardiac Arrest Death

As EMS educators we do a pretty good job of preparing students for the technical aspects of a career in prehospital medicine. One of the things that we could do a little bit better, particularly on the EMT level, would be to prepare them for their first cardiac arrest that does not survive.

Good News That Could Be Deadly

Health Insurance

In 2017 news was shared that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield had intended on beginning a new payment scheme reimbursing EMS agencies for not transporting patients to the hospital, where it was appropriate. Anthem is the first major insurer in the United States to begin to offer such a service.

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