How To Meet EMS Student Expectations

EMS educators are challenged with meeting student expectations. What do new candidates in EMS expect from the learning experience and what they will see in the field? So how to we teach new EMS providers what’s...

Bougie All Night

The Bougie, has been around for a number of years now. Actually, bougie is a generic name for a number of devices that are shaped like an Algerian candle. Don’t ask. The one I am...

Sorry For The Outage

I didn’t quit in a huff. Or a minute and a huff as Groucho Marx once said. I just forgot to renew the domain. That’s all fixed now, as you can see. I’ll try to find...

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the United States. It lays out the numerous grievances the Colonials had with their Sovereign, who lived just about 3,000 miles away. After the statement...

Anti-Vax Doctors Lack Competence and Ethics

    Effective July 27, 2018, the latest anti-vax doctor to have his license revoked will be Dr. Bob Sears. Yes, he promotes his image as Dr. Bob. Who are the dangerous doctors Bob Sears will...

Choosing Who Lives, Who Dies and Gets Picked Up In EMS

Do we choose who lives and dies in EMS or are we just following guidelines, made up my people who are out of touch with reality, research and medicine? Policies enforced with a legal...

(Il)literacy In EMS

As most of my regular EMS readers know, I know work in the Quality Improvement part of EMS. The company I work for has a unique approach to the subject as we take an...

The Forgotten War Starts

On Sunday, June 20, 1950 soldiers of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) supported by heavy artillery fire crossed the 38th Parallel and attacked the Republic of Korea (ROK). The DPRK troops were battle...

JEMS Ceasing Print Publication Mirrors The Industry It Covers

Final Print Issue of JEMS, June 2018After a years of rumors regarding it’s demise, last week it was made official that JEMS will cease printing magazines but will continue offering online and electronic media....

Respiratory Pathophysiology and Assessment | EMS Quick Study Help Tips

In part two of the respiratory emergencies segment I focus on key pathophysiology and assessment findings for respiratory patients. These are elements you will see on your exams and knowing them will do more...