Inside EMS Podcast: Ketamine Edition

In this episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome Scot Phelps to the Guest Table to discuss EMS use of ketamine.   Give us a listen, and share your thoughts!

What’s (Not) Wrong With Me?

Preshospital Mental Health Mental health issues have been given, rightly so, a LOT of attention on social media. We see it in places like the Code Green Campaign, TED talks, a Mental Health First Aid...

We did the wrong thing

An old lady fell in the bathroom at her nursing home. She hit her head and suffered a minor laceration. It wasn’t even bleeding when we got to her. There wasn’t any bleeding from her head,...

Acute coronary syndrome on Friday the 13th: a case for re-organising services?

  There has been a bunch of research on the likelihood of bad things happening on Friday the 13th. These researchers thought that the big problem with all of the available research is that the...

Happy Play God Day

  January 9th is Play God Day. OK. I’ll play. What could possibly go wrong. I will start before The Beginning. I am everything and I am perfect. Do I ruin that by creating something other...

It’s Not Complicated

Woman in custody after allegedly stealing and crashing fire department ambulance A woman allegedly stole an ambulance from outside an Arleta home while Los Angeles Fire Department personnel were inside giving medical aid and...

The Top 10 Posts From TheSocialMedic.net in 2016

Welcome to 2017! As we begin the long 365-day march forward, now is also a time to look back to see where we’ve been the past 365-days. These were the Top 10 Posts From...

For You EMS Types…

Jason Kodat, Gene Gandy and I have a new article in EMS World Magazine. Taking the Fear Out of Surgical Cricothyrotomy Give it a read, let us know what you think, and share with...

2016 – Amiodarone is Useless, but Ketamine Gets Another Use

  I didn’t write a lot in 2016, but 2016 may have been the year we put the final nail in the coffin of amiodarone. Two major studies were published and both were very negative...

MicroBVM: When Space Matters As Much As Performance

Awhile ago my column Equipment for medical responders at special events was published on EMS1.com. In addition to a list of items that can serve as the base for any provider rendering Event Medical...