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Pre-Hospital Whole Blood – What It is & Why It Matters?

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | June 12, 2024 | Comments Off on Pre-Hospital Whole Blood – What It is & Why It Matters?

In nearly two decades of working with EMS, Lieutenant Kenneth Pippin has seen many meaningful changes in the industry. However, whole blood transfusions stand out as the most significant of all. “Low-titer O Whole Blood (LTOWB) transfusions are the greatest life-saving change I have witnessed in EMS. Its efficacy in treating patients with hemorrhagic shock is widely […]

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Texas Narcan EMS Program

Texan program distributes Narcan to EMS providers

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | May 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Texan program distributes Narcan to EMS providers

Learn about the increasing use of Narcan by EMS personnel in Texas and how a Texas Narcan EMS program is helping control the cost of this life-saving drug.

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How to write a Patient Care Report (PCR) narrative for EMS 

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | May 22, 2024 | Comments Off on How to write a Patient Care Report (PCR) narrative for EMS 

Learn how to write a patient care report that meets industry standards. Craft an effective PCR narrative with this helpful checklist and examples.

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Patient Care Report Signatures Guide

Patient Care Report (PCR) Signatures Guide

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | May 15, 2024 | Comments Off on Patient Care Report (PCR) Signatures Guide

A Patient Care Report (PCR) holds significant legal importance for various reasons, particularly concerning reimbursement. Therefore, it must be true, accurate, and comprehensive. In this blog, we will detail a guide for Patient Care Report signatures. Certain indicators, such as PCR signatures and billed claims, carry legal significance and imply that the document is complete. Both signify that […]

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Purpose of Patient Care Report

What is the Purpose of a Patient Care Report (PCR) in EMS?

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | May 8, 2024 | Comments Off on What is the Purpose of a Patient Care Report (PCR) in EMS?

The primary purpose of a patient care report (PCR) is to document the care provided to a patient while transporting them to a medical facility. However, beyond its crucial role in reimbursement processes, the PCR serves various important purposes. Here are some of them: Purpose of Patient Care Report – Documentation Another crucial purpose of the PCR […]

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First Responders and Mental Health

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | May 1, 2024 | Comments Off on First Responders and Mental Health

Living in the line of duty is rewarding but comes with significant challenges. These providers are constantly exposed to traumatic events and life-threatening situations. Due to the emergency calls stress and social stigmas, first responders commonly pay a hefty price regarding their mental health.  The impact of responding to daily tragic circumstances can lead to […]

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Charity Care vs. Indigent Care – What’s the difference?

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | April 24, 2024 | Comments Off on Charity Care vs. Indigent Care – What’s the difference?

Charity Care and Indigent Care are initiatives designed to help low-income Texas residents access healthcare services. In both programs, the beneficiaries must not qualify for other state or federal healthcare programs. These initiatives pertain to healthcare services provided to patients that aren’t expected to result in cash inflows. Under these programs, providers can be partially […]

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EMS Data Analytics

Transforming EMS Data into Strategic Insights – Coussens & Ross

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | April 17, 2024 | Comments Off on Transforming EMS Data into Strategic Insights – Coussens & Ross

Get a sneak peek into Education By The Sea 2024 conference featuring Seth Coussens and Chris Ross. Learn how to transform your EMS data into strategic insights.

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EMS Compliance and Legal Considerations – Stephen Wirth

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | April 8, 2024 | Comments Off on EMS Compliance and Legal Considerations – Stephen Wirth

Texas’ most engaging EMS conference is approaching swiftly! Education By The Sea arrives in Port Aransas on May 8-10, 2024, and registrations are open through mid-April. Dive into the details of the 2024 conference through our sneak peek series featuring speakers and sessions.  Meet Stephen Wirth, a premier EMS attorney and founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth EMS Industry Law Firm. […]

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The Role of Body Cameras in EMS – Dr. Northeim & Chris Briggs

By Taina Rodrigues-Wells | April 3, 2024 | Comments Off on The Role of Body Cameras in EMS – Dr. Northeim & Chris Briggs

Texas’ most engaging EMS conference is approaching swiftly! Education By The Sea arrives in Port Aransas on May 8-10, 2024, and registrations are open through mid-April. Dive into the details of the 2024 conference through our sneak peek series featuring speakers and sessions.  Meet Dr. Justin Northeim, Medical Director for BEST EMS/PCHD, and Chris Briggs, EMS Deputy Director for Parker County Hospital […]

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