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CMS Provides COVID Support Payments to EMS Agencies

While some agencies in the COVID-19 hotspots have seen increases in transports, the majority of departments are seeing decreased call volumes (and corresponding reductions in reimbursements) due to fewer patients wanting to go to a hospital. Keep Reading

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Body-worn Cameras Can Help Reduce EMS Errors

A pilot study has found that body worn cameras can help to reduce paramedic errors in pre-hospitalization documentation. Researchers studied¬†Hennepin County (Minnesota) EMS paramedics, who were equipped with head-mounted BWCs attached to clear lens occupational safety glasses. After documenting each event from memory, paramedics then reviewed the video to make any corrections. The researchers, led… Keep Reading

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