Category Archives: EMS Week
You know the old saying, seeing is believing? The same concept applies to “ride alongs,” one of the most effective strategies for educating members of the public, media and stakeholders…
Around the country, EMS Week is celebrated with a variety of events. Here are a few ways that some organizations observe EMS Week and ideas that may inspire communities, hospitals and EMS agencies—large and small— who are getting ready to recognize EMS Week 2016.
National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2015, is the perfect time to honor your local EMS professionals and promote awareness of their everyday services to the public. Here are 8 inspiring ways EMS agencies and companies from across the country are celebrating EMS Week this year.
Nationwide, seniors are one of the largest consumers of emergency and prehospital healthcare. Almost 16 million Americans aged 65 and older visited a hospital emergency room in 2004, and these older Americans made up one-third of all ambulance transports, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seniors can benefit greatly from outreach and education during EMS Week.
An EMS honor guard can appropriately represent your EMS service in honoring deceased members, not only during EMS Week but throughout the year. Here are some tips on how to start an Honor Guard in your area.
As you plan your EMS Week activities, remember that effective communication with patients and their families in your community may mean developing written materials in languages other than English.