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Introducing the Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System


The bell rings. You’re at the front of the classroom preparing to hand out today’s assignment when you hear the announcement on the intercom: Code Red. You know that means an intruder is on campus. What do you do? Where do you go? How do you protect your classroom? What is The Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System?… Continue reading Introducing the Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System

The “Dos and Don’ts” for Safe Needle and Sharps Disposal


The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 3 billion needles and other sharps are used in homes across the United States every year.  Sharps include needles, scalpels, lancets, razor blades, scissors, metal wire, retractors, clamps, pins, staples, cutters and glass items. Essentially, any object that can cut the skin can be considered a “sharp.” Out of that… Continue reading The “Dos and Don’ts” for Safe Needle and Sharps Disposal

5 Hurricane Safety Tips


Sometimes Mother Nature likes to show us who’s boss. The Atlantic hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 1 with September being the most active hurricane month. While it’s “cute” to see which names they pick for each hurricane, we must consider the threat that each hurricane poses. Before each hurricane season, we hope… Continue reading 5 Hurricane Safety Tips

The Value of Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare


There is no shortage of emotions when it comes to caring for patients. At times, you get to celebrate health and recovery. At other times, you are at the bedside of patients in their final moments. COVID-19 has heightened emotions even more with overcrowded facilities, differing viewpoints and other added stressors.  The ability to manage… Continue reading The Value of Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare

The Value of Teamwork


Flashback to February 2020. The EMP team started their day with weekend-catchups by the coffee station, they had brainstorm meetings in the “Trauma” conference room and they ate lunch together outside on the picnic tables.   Cue March 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic flipped the corporate world on its head. As EMP settled in to remote work and video calls, the team had to adjust.… Continue reading The Value of Teamwork

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