Election 2016: What EMTs Want to Know

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Every group looks to the presidential candidate that will address the issues they care about most. But what about EMTs? What candidate would be best for us? With Election Day almost here, it is interesting to ponder what each of the candidates would do about several hot issues currently affecting EMTs.

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Responding to Violent Protests

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Especially after the protests following the recent election of Donald Trump, you may be getting a feeling that you’re reliving the days of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. Many of these protests have unfortunately turned into full-scale violent riots – including pepper spraying, effigy burning and window smashing.

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PTSD in EMS

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One of the most important considerations in EMS today should be the mental health of our first responders and care providers. With traumatic situations at an all-time high, EMS providers, along with all uniformed first responders, are seeing an increase in horrific situations. The end result of these visual images, in addition to the pain and suffering of fellow human beings becomes the perfect recipe for PTSD.

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