Charles Swearingen is the group leader for Convene First Responders. He is a certified flight paramedic, and has worked a variety of disasters, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He has set up the group MeduNerds in Convene First Responders and discusses how other first responders can use Convene for setting up training classes and more shared experience opportunities. One of the … [Continue reading...]
Convene First Responders
Convene First Responders is a web-based community where those who are passionate about being first on the scene to help others when they need it most can interact with one another. This community will provide a platform for shared learning, allowing for first responders of all sorts to share their own experiences and learn from the experiences of others.
Water is necessary for life. It is common knowledge that without it, one can survive only a few days. Naturally, then, it makes sense that in almost any company you will find at least one water cooler. What else will you find? Usually, a multitude of water jugs waiting to replace the empties - because we ALL need water. Besides quenching our thirst, the water cooler has historically has … [Continue reading...]
I am the Pilot In Command of Helicopter Air Ambulance EC-130 helicopter and what I say is ‘Gospel’ inside the aircraft. Or maybe it is I am the Doctor and what I say is ‘Gospel’ in the Operating Room or the Trauma Bay. These are just two examples of how Crew Resource Management does not work. Crew resource management (CRM) is defined as a set of training procedures for use in environments … [Continue reading...]