Regardless of the size of our agencies, federal regulations require us all to meet certain expectations when tracking controlled substances. The EMS field has historically used paper logs as a basic tracking method for substances such as Morphine or Versed. The technological age, however, produces opportunity for new innovations which correct and prevent the inevitable imperfections of a paper-based system.
We’ve all experienced it—the chaos of an emergency situation. In those moments, keeping a cool head and focusing on taking the next lifesaving step is crucial. Once the dust settles, you may need to track, assess inventory, and organize yourself for the next response. Here’s how the right tools can help you keep cool in emergency response.