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About the Author:

David McGowan

David McGowan, ASHM, has more than 35 years of experience in EMS serving as a clinician and administrator for fire and hospital-based services. He is an accomplished administrator in Operations, Communications, Marketing, Business Development and Systems Quality. McGowan is recognized nationally for his expertise in ambulance safety programs. He has had many speaking engagements at national EMS conferences and has authored numerous publications and papers. McGowan provides expert consultation for ambulance operators, manufacturers, educational institutions, government agencies and legal firms.

Recent Posts by David McGowan

David McGowan | Jul 5, 2018

Learning from Aviation Safety: Part 2 - Checklists

In 1935, a fatal airplane crash changed the aviation safety world. It was at Wright Field near Dayton, Ohio, when the Boeing aircraft ...

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David McGowan | Jun 12, 2018

Learning from Aviation Safety: Part 1 – Crew Resource Management

Has this ever happened to you: You’re the new person starting your first day at a service with a seasoned medic. You get your first call of ...

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David McGowan | May 16, 2018

Reducing Preventable Crashes with Road Safety

Leonard Callier, along with a team from South Texas Emergency Care Foundation (STEC), was able to significantly reduce preventable crashes ...

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David McGowan | Mar 15, 2018

Want to Continue to Cultivate Your Culture of Safety? Hire for Behavior

EMS or Fire organizations that have committed, or are planning to develop, a culture of safety have many challenges facing them. For the ...

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David McGowan | Mar 1, 2018

Are You Risking Lives When Trying to Save Lives?

Personal experience certainly makes a believer out of you. While working for a former EMS agency, I was present to see firsthand what ...

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David McGowan | Jan 4, 2018

How to Monitor EMS Driver Performance

Driver safety doesn’t just affect crews and passenger, it affects the entire community. With increased adrenalin, lights and sirens, and ...

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David McGowan | Jul 13, 2017

How to Prevent Tampering on Your Road Safety Device

It’s not a matter of if; it’s matter of when. Tampering of any company-owned equipment is very serious, and the consequences can be ...

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David McGowan | Apr 18, 2017

Road Safety Enhancements Provide Greater Insight into Ambulance Safety

In the April release of ZOLL Online, we’re introducing the new Road Safety Overview dashboard and an improved reporting experience. These ...

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David McGowan | Mar 28, 2017

12 Expenses to Consider When Calculating the Cost of an Ambulance Crash

Reimbursements continue to be challenging in EMS, and the future unfortunately doesn’t paint a favorable outlook any time soon. While sound ...

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