EMS Butt Hurt And Owning Your Engagement

This episode focuses on some butt hurt I got online and the glaring differences in engagement when it comes to EMS content online. Take a listen       Are you engaged in your education and success? You...

My Comment On Oral OTC Medication to NASEMSO

The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASESMO) recently disseminated the 2018 draft update to the 2007 National EMS Scope of Practice Model and opened it for comments. While there was a...

SCA & Opioid Overdose, Pulmonary Embolism on EMS 1

Over at EMS 1 I have two clinical articles up. In How To Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Opioid Overdose I wrote about how to tell the difference between ineffective breathing from sudden cardiac arrest...

Comment on Irresponsibility and Intubation – The EMS Standard Of Care

  I wrote about the petition to protect paramedic incompetence in Irresponsibility and Intubation – The EMS Standard Of Care Nathan Boone responded with the following comment –   You’re forgetting about the rural medic out there.   No. I...

Inside EMS Podcast: NASEMSO Scope of Practice Draft

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the invitation to submit comments on the draft NASEMSO EMS Scope of Practice, and what it bodes for the future of...

Charlottesville

I finished reading an editorial in the Wall Street Journal (unfortunately behind a paywall)  a few minutes ago and while overall excellent, a couple of things struck me as incorrect. One is a current...

Cold Emergencies | EMS Quick Study Tips

This week on the Monday Minutes I continue the EMS quick study help and focus on environmental emergencies. This part discusses general cold emergencies, frostbite and hypothermia. Remember these videos are key elements that...

National Scope of EMS Practice

Let me say at the outset, that there should be no such thing. Why you ask? Because there is no one size fits all solution for EMS. There are something like 50 different models...

Inside EMS Podcast: Skill Degradation

Is there such a thing as skill dilution and rust-out? Do our EMS skills degrade with lack of use, and why do some people seem immune to it? Check out the Inside EMS podcast...

Irresponsibility and Intubation – The EMS Standard Of Care

  There is a petition to save EMS intubation, but it claims to be a petition to save patients. The petition is not to save patients.   Image source Details here and here.   The petition states that its intent...