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The Nature of Emergency Services: A Beekeeper’s Perspective

Nature of Emergency SErvices

We can learn a lot about ourselves by observing nature. The parallels between the work of a beehive and the work of emergency services are astounding. Bees have an organization with an overall goal that is achieved by selfless individuals each with a specific job to do. As in emergency services, every hive has rank and structure, discipline and seniority, leadership and field work, all pulling together for the community. See what the bees can teach us about ourselves and the work that we do.

Learning Objectives: Students will be able to:

-Effectively integrate ideas and opinions from EMS organization members of different age-groups and backgrounds.

-Identify fundamental priorities in their EMS organization to achieve core mission goals.

-Implement conference take-away messages at their home EMS organizations to improve care and patient outcomes.

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