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Improving EMS White Paper

… In a drug trial this is more serious, given the side effects which can occur, but even with an EMS agency, there is always an opportunity cost of time and resources with an ineffective treatment, when a patient receives treatment that is not beneficial. "The core value of the NNT is its straightforward communication of the science that can help us understand the likelihood that a patient will be helped, harmed, or unaffected by a treatment" ("The NNT explained," 2014). It is a source of information for those in charge of budgeting the agency and also a way for an agency to make a case that certain aspects of the care it provides do, in fact, save lives.

Q6. Is a high "cost per transport"…. [read more]


EMS and Improvements Essay

… There may be another set of personnel and another ambulance on call, as well. These crew members can take a call if they are needed, but otherwise they will have free time. They generally have a cell phone or pager to notify them if they need to come in and take a call. The shifts are often 24 hours long, with sleep taking place in between calls. That is not always terribly effective, because some crews during busy shifts may end up sleep deprived and struggling to care for patients probably (Skandalakis, 2006). This is especially true for systems that are short staffed, overall.

There are both barriers and solutions for the local EMS system. These include a lack of people to staff the ambulances,…. [read more]


Emsa Evidence-Based EMS Systems Research Paper

… Ways and means to evaluate performance needed to be created with tangible and justifiable measures (Goman, 2007).

The insight of each agency had to be taken into account to ascertain parameters that would need reporting. Hospitals needed to be kept in the loop to know which data was accessible and could be transferred if the need arises. Another local agency of data accessibility is the fire department which should also be a party in the reporting process.

Having thus formed the framework, the next logical step is to zero in on the format of reporting in the most comprehensive manner possible (Gorman, 2007).

The last stage combines the effect created by all the above steps. The system plan making process involves inter-as well as intra-agency…. [read more]


Supervision, Consultation and EMS Essay

… Relationship between clinical supervision and EMS

It is essential that EMS is initiated in a community. This requires that there are mentors for the community who can handle the situation by providing proactive measures. These measures include providing education to the community which is also a role of the emergency management system (JCR 2002). Thus, these two can be used for the same purpose and at the same time. The emergency management system has the mandate to offer public education and warnings to the community on the impending dangers and use of a model from clinical supervision could assist a lot.

Clinical consultant aiding the emergency management system

It is possible that a clinical consultant can be of use to the emergency management system in…. [read more]


Organization 25 Employees Worked, Em-Ployed Essay

… Google has an informal corporate culture that encompasses the no evil philosophy alongside other ethical principles. The company offers stock options to employees even at entry level which acts as a motivation factor towards their improved performance. This is also seen in the company's ranking as the best employer in the world as per data released by Fortune magazine and Universum. The no evil philosophy is one of the major values that the company attributes its success to.

Individuals

Individuals within the organization refer to the knowledge and skills which the organization's employees need to transform the various inputs into outputs. These include the commitment and motivation of employees alongside the availability of much needed human resources. Google prides itself in having an informal work…. [read more]


Benefits and Limitations of Carrying Guns on the Job Paramedics Essay

… However, when the staff reaches the scene, regardless of whether it is violent, when they have guns, they can potentially stop any violence. In addition, critics ignore that the EMS are similar to other citizens, and their job is one that is full of risks (Boyle 760-763). They also do not have legal protection, authority, or capacity to act in case they find themselves in hostile situations.

Although they argue that the profession is inflexible, if there is a law that will require them to carry guns, then the profession can expand to accommodate subsequent training. Although the critics argue that the emergency workers hardly encounter similar situations such as those encountered by the police officers, they fail to recognize existing literature on the same.…. [read more]


20Th Century Capstone Project

… The Investigator, as mentioned above has the overall coordination responsibility on the site. It is in the way in which it conducts the investigation that the results can be rapidly identified. This is also due to the fact that "the designated investigator-in- charge organizes, conducts, controls, and manages the field phase of the investigation, regardless of whether a Board Member is also on-scene at the accident or incident site. (The role of the Board member at the scene of an accident investigation is as the official spokes-person for the Safety Board.) The IIC has the responsibility and authority to supervise and coordinate all resources and activities of all personnel, both Board and non-Board, involved in the on-site investigation." (Federal Aviation Administration, 2010)

Another important role…. [read more]


Technology and Improving a Nation's Disaster Response Term Paper

… ¶ … technology that can be used to respond to disasters in developing nations. The writer explores sirens as well as other possibilities as a way to respond to disaster in nations that may not have cellular and other advanced abilities. There were two sources used to complete this paper.

DEFINING WARNING SYSTEMS FOR UNDERDEVELOPED AREAS

Disasters are a part of life. Whether they are caused by Mother Nature, such as tornadoes, tsunamis, or hurricanes, or by man such as terrorist attacks or fires, they are part of what mankind has to live with and will forever have to live with. The importance of being able to warn society of impending disaster as well as respond following a disaster continues to grow as the world…. [read more]


Fire Department Reviewing and Changing Research Proposal

… Another factor that need to be taken into consideration here and that has also been agreed by a lot of authors such as: Dunn, 2000; Carter, 1992; Chapman, 1995, is that the stairwells in the high rise buildings can be used for the purpose of evacuations as well as ventilation. The thing that needs to be done here is, making sure that one stair well is used for the purpose of ventilation and the other for evacuation (Routley, report 022). Although this concept was used in the case of First Interstate Bank fire and it was unsuccessful but it was agreed upon that in the case of a fire of less intensity this procedure can be very helpful. One thing that is very evident in…. [read more]


Texas Hold 'Em to Solve Essay

… I need a straight to win, because with his pocket 10s and the 10 on the turn, he has the better hand right now. I need the straight in order to win. Another ten would improve his hand, but he will beat me anyway unless I get an 8 for the straight. Anything other than an 8 would not help me, because I cannot match a three of a kind with anything else in my hand. Knowing what he has helps me immensely, because it takes strategy out of the question and makes it a simple math problem.

3. So the odds of an 8 coming down the river are 4/44 = 9.09%

The pot, with his $10,000 raise and my $10,000 call, will be:…. [read more]


Lock EM Up Reaction Paper

… Criminal Punishment

Dating back to 1973, the Rockefeller Drug Laws were a set of statutes that dealt with narcotics in the New York State Penal Code, named after Nelson Rockefeller, New York's Governor at the time. Designed to be as harsh as possible and seemingly in tune with the climate of the times, these laws were the toughest of their kind in the entire United States. Soon adopted by Michigan, the laws, which put drug sales and possession almost on the same par as violent crimes like murder and assault, were harshly criticized by both conservatives and liberals as being unrealistic, untenable, and taxing on a penal system already in crisis. More to the point, they simply did not work (New York Legislature to Vote,…. [read more]


Volunteer Firefighters Need Term Paper

… Ongoing health and wellness programs can help a recruit retain their position and estimate the risk of the working environment accurately. (Fisher & Maxfield, 2012) In the end if the number of volunteer firefighters is increased, the workload on existing firefighters will be minimized and ultimately volunteer burnout will diminish. Personal lives will no longer be tarnished and familial commitments will not be compromised. As a result individual lives of firefighters improve their image of not having to sacrifice too much in order to fulfill a civic obligation.

Recognition and Incentive Benefits must be provided under all conditions to maintain retention. Accolades, financial support, authentic recommendations, adequate protection, health insurance, tax credits, stress reduction programs, and effective trauma therapy are just a few of the…. [read more]


Health and Safety Report Economics Essay

… Concept of Total Loss Control and Cost/Benefit Analysis

In hazard and risk management, the idea of cost-benefit analysis implies the analysis of the benefit of a safety and health system against the cost of implementation. The benefits of any safety and health management system must outweigh the cost of creation, planning, implementing, and evaluation. Hazard and risk management entails the elimination and mitigation of exposure to losses and costs, while improving benefits.

References

Griffith, A., & Bhutto, K. 2008, "Improving environmental performance through integrated management systems (IMS) in the UK," Management of Environmental Quality, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 565-578.

Health and Safety in the Printing Industry. (n.d.). Health and Safety Executive. Retrieved from http://www.hse.gov.uk/printing/.

House of Commons Business and Enterprise Committee 2009, "Risk and…. [read more]


Integrating Total Quality Environmental Management Term Paper

… Environmental management includes recycling and remanufacturing of parts and products (Anthony, 2002). Disassembly and recycling of reusable parts help the cause of environment protection, reduces the cost of usage of a fresh component, and avoids disposal costs. Material Resource Planning (MRP), an assembly-oriented scheduling system, does not support the process of disassembly. Uncertainty of quality, quantity and timing of recovery of reusable parts makes production planning difficult. To incorporate product recovery planning in MRP, use of reverse bill of material for every retrieved component or product is recommended. Concepts used in planning probabilistic demands for end items are used in structuring the bill of material.

Closed loop system is a widely used environment practice by many companies. This system requires new material only on non-receipt…. [read more]


Setting With a Focus Research Proposal

… One EMS group had already completed the program, the other was preparing to do so.

The group that was preparing to do so, was more than willing to be part of a study, especially since the results of the study would help to determine how effective the training was perceived to be. This proved to be a useful coincidence.

After having discussed why certain methods were chosen, it is also to note why others were considered then passed on. Neither phenomenology nor ethnography would be appropriate for this type of research, given that phenomenology takes a relatively descriptive mode, merely describing a phenomenon, and there are undeniable political implications of the decision to embark upon a specific training program, in terms of the opportunity cost…. [read more]


Environmental Management: As Seen Term Paper

… Working for a business firm and advising them on changes for their business environment. Psychologist too is usually linked with HR department and is concerned w hit environmental behavior (of inside business), forces of communication, community relations, the organization's culture and so forth

d. Working for government agencies -- The government has 3 different roles each of which psychologist may be involved in:

(i) Govt. is responsible for environmental activities of firms

(ii) Govt. Applies policies for environment (e.g. recycling; managementn of natural spaces etc.)

(iii) Govt. is also an organization and as such has its own environment.

4. Main tools of EM

The process of EM is controlled by various rules and regulations. These are its tools / strictures. And these are the following:…. [read more]


Emergency Management and Communications Interoperability Research Proposal

… Emergency Management and Communications Interoperability

In an emergency situation, it is vitally important to have adequate communication software in place to ensure the speedy response of emergency personnel. Indeed, ideally, such systems would be free from failure and allow rescue workers to save the maximum amount of lives. The reality is however rather less than ideal, as demonstrated by the devastation of September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina. In order to remedy the situation, interoperability issues need to be addressed.

The other side of the coin is however, would such attention adversely affect local jurisdictions in terms of cost and time investments? Conversely, the research might also ask - how much importance in terms of funding can be placed upon a human life? The dichotomy…. [read more]


Epidemiology: Shellfish-Associated Hepatitis A in 1961 Research Paper

… Investigation of L-tryptophan-associated Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome (EMS) in 1990

Crofford, L.J. (et al. 1990). L-tryptophan implicated in human eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome causes fasciitis and perimyositis in the Lewis rat. Journal of Clinical Investigation,

86(5): 1757 -- 1763. doi: 10.1172/JCI114902. Retrieved from:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC296930/

Epidemiologically speaking, tryptophan-associated eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (L-TRP-EMS) is a relatively new disease but reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. In 1989. Epidemiologic data was able to connect the dots and link the syndrome to intake of L-tryptophan (L-TRP) to a specific manufacturer (Crofford 1990). Symptoms appeared in patients who were ingesting the amino acid L-tryptophan (L-TRP) for a variety of minor problems, including insomnia and depression. However, the 'treatment' soon was revealed to be worse than the disease L-TRP-EMS is "characterized initially by eosinophilia, myalgias,…. [read more]


Make-Or-Buy Decision at Baxter Manufacturing Company Case Study

… ¶ … Make-Or-Buy Decision at Baxter Manufacturing Company

For the manager at the Baxter Manufacturing Company, the decision of buying vs. internally making the software application is not an easy one. There are several arguments defending each possibility. In favor of buying for instance, the following are notable arguments:

- Purchasing a software application is less complex than making it; the company would just give the money to the software vendor and have the system installed in no time, whereas in the case of internal development, they would spend more money and the duration until completion would be significantly increased

- The Baxter Manufacturing Company would not be making the purchase from a random buyer. But from a long-term partner -- the Effective Management Systems…. [read more]


Police Report on the Afternoon Case Study

… After the evidence was analyzed, it was found that the fingerprints inside the vehicle belonged to the victim with the exception of the passenger seatbelt buckle, which belonged to the victim's thirteen-year-old sister. The fibers on the victim's shirt belonged to pets, including dogs, cats, and chinchillas. Liquid on the shirt was verified as the victim's blood. The shell casings belonged to the victim's rifle, and prints lifted from the gun were only the victim's. The suicide note was found to be authentic and in the victim's handwriting. Alcohol was found in the victim's body, and his insulin was not level.

The results of the analysis coincide with the statements taken from the victim's family, friends, classmates, and teachers. Statements showed that Marc Hollingsworth was…. [read more]


Ethical Leadership Problems That Resulted in Columbia Case Study

… ¶ … ethical leadership problems that resulted in Columbia's misconduct. The company had a poor training program that could not possibly have communicated the need for ethical behavior. There was no commitment from the firm's executives to ethical behavior; many in fact were committed to unethical behavior. The corporate culture was focused on intimidation from the top, rather than on ethical behavior as taking precedence.

The current ethics program contains an ethical component and has strong leadership commitment from the top of the company. Another strength is that the new program includes an extensive training program. One glaring weakness is that the new program does not balance the needs of other stakeholders. The firm's profitability decline significantly as the company became myopic in its pursuit…. [read more]


Sickle Cell Anemia Definition and Description Succinct Term Paper

… Sickle Cell Anemia

Definition and description succinct outline of sickle cell anemia is as follows.

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized primarily by chronic anemia and periodic episodes of pain. The underlying problem involves hemoglobin, a component of red blood cells....In sickle cell anemia, the hemoglobin is defective. After hemoglobin molecules give up their oxygen, some may cluster together and form long, rod-like structures. These structures cause red blood cells to become stiff and assume a sickle shape. (Genetic Disease Profile: Sickle Cell Anemia)

Sickle cell anemia is in essence a condition in which there is insufficient healthy blood cells to convey oxygen to the body. A second cardinal aspect is that it is an inherited and largely genetically determined illness. (Sickle…. [read more]


Driving Along the Busy Streets Term Paper

… Thus, different managers are uniquely diverse from each other, but they all are required to respond to the same functions of management, whether in operations, production, people management, and many others. Their primary function is to lead the company through its vision of success and formulate certain strategies in order to be at par with competing companies. Planning, motivating, expectations, teaching and coaching, measuring performance, rewards and consequences, relationship management, self-management, leadership are but some of a managers functions and responsibilities.

The key factor in management is leadership. As defined clearly by different authors and masters of management, leadership qualities is an essential ingredient in better management. Innovation and creativity is a must in 21st century management. This trait and skill requires careful study and…. [read more]


September 11, 2001 Essay

… Question #2

In 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Administration conducted a simulated emergency in order to evaluate the response by government officials. This was called the National Level Exercise 2011, and simulated a large, devastating "earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, encompassing four FEMA regions (IV, V, VI, VII) and eight Central U.S. Earthquake States." ("National Exercise Program") According to the after action report, there were a number of areas where improvement was needed, particularly in the field of public information. In the 21st century, social media has become an important area of communication that only recently has been incorporated into the planning for emergencies; and therefore contains a number of deficiencies. For instance, "At the national level, social media tools were often used…. [read more]


Saudi Arabia Surveillance Intro the Knowledge Term Paper

… Saudi Arabia Surveillance Intro

The Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Ministry of Health Physicians Toward Surveillance System in Saudi Arabia

Surveillance is the ongoing systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health data in the process of describing and monitoring a health event (Jajosky & Groseclose, 2004). The information is used for planning, implementing and evaluating public health intervention programs (Waife & Davenhall, 2005). An epidemiological surveillance system is a set of interrelated elements and activities which contributes to the achievement of surveillance objectives. It is usually well-known as a central part of a health care system in order to monitor priority health events which are known to be taking place in the population (World Health Organization, 1998). This study explores the knowledge, attitude and practices…. [read more]


African-American Suicide Article Review

… Walker, RL., Wingate, LR, Obasi, EM, Joiner, T (2008).An empirical investigation of acculturative stress and ethnic identity as moderators for depression and suicidal ideation in college students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology Copyright 2008 by the American Psychological Association 2008, Vol. 14, No. 1, 75 -- 82

This paper explores the relationship that exists between ethnic identity and acculturative stress with depressive symptomology as well as suicide ideation. The scales used are SAFE Acculturative Stress Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, Multi-Group Ethnic Identity Measure and Beck Suicide. The work indicated that acculturative stress as well as ethnic identity moderated cases of depression-suicide ideation relationship for the African-Americans but not European-American students.

Literature has indicated that suicide is the leading cause of death among African-Americans aged…. [read more]


Jordan Shoes Celebrities Article

… Shoe Blog

Brand Stewardship Blog: What's in Your Jordans?

Other than the occasional Hanes commercial, we really aren't seeing too much of Michael Jordan these days. After his record-shattering career spanning several decades in college and professional basketball -- and trying his hand at a few other sports and a fondly remembered blockbuster movie (anyone else have a hankering to watch Space Jam again?) -- one can hardly blame the man for wanting a bit of relaxation. But if you think we're just sitting back and relaxing, too, you've got another think coming.

Air Jordans might have been the perfect shoe when they were first introduced, but like the Master of the Air himself we here at Nike keep on striving to improve upon perfection.…. [read more]


Managing Homeland Security Essay

… Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

MANAGING HOMELAND SECURITY

Explain the four phases of emergency planning (i.e. mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery) in detail. Practically speaking, which phases do you think most emergency managers spend time thinking about? Which phases should they spend the most time thinking about? How, if at all, has 9-11 changed where the emphases should lie?

Mitigation is the process of devising appropriate strategies and procedures to reduce the foreseeable impact of emergency situations and to limit their consequences as much as possible. Preparedness relates to establishing the capabilities of emergency managers to respond as efficiently and effectively as possible to emergency situations.

Response refers to the operational implementation of the processes and strategies comprised by the mitigation and preparedness stages, and recovery…. [read more]


Governmental Healthcare Centers Concentrate Introduction Chapter

… A concomitant consequence of this law was to "entrenched the hospital and physician-centered model of Medicare by limiting insured health services covered by the five governing principles of the Act -- public administration, universality, accessibility, portability, and comprehensiveness -to medically necessary hospital and physician services" (Romanow & Marchildon, 2003, p. 284). With respect to accessibility in particular, Romanow and Marchildon emphasize that the vagaries of the CHA with respect to the delivery of health care services has created a privileged system in some territories and provinces. In this regard, these researchers report that, "Although the CHA has never blocked the provinces from providing a broader range of services under their respective health plans, it has meant that both hospital services and primary care physician services…. [read more]


Personal Statement Essay

… My volunteer work at Kings County Hospital Center has had a particularly profound impact on me. During my time there, I observe critical care and critical trauma patients, as it is a Level 1 Trauma Center. My exposure to this center matured me and improved my ability to remain calm and productive during critical situation. My experiences as Kings County Hospital Center make me cherish and appreciate my own life as well as the lives of those close to me on deeper levels than before I volunteered there. Certainly, there are skills that can be learned from textbooks and classroom lectures, but there is also a great deal of value to experiential learning and that is what Kings County Hospital Center provided for me.

The…. [read more]

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