Can EMS Stop Using O2 As The Go To?

Finally! EMS can stop using oxygen on patients…. Well not just yet. Ever think that maybe patients would be just fine at a 94% Sp02 reading. Even when having a stroke or MI.? A study on...

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NAEMSP Articles and Notes – 3 Lists of 3

Three things I learned about NAEMSP 25 percent of members are professional members (not physicians) The 2019 meeting was the highest ever attendance NAEMSP is celebrating its 35-year anniversary Three articles I wrote for EMS1. Why the first DHS...

Cardiovascular Emergencies | Assessment | EMS Quick Study Tips

This episode of the EMS quick study help tips continues with cardiovascular emergencies and focuses on assessment and management. These key elements will help you come EMS exam time. If you want some great training...

What Treatments May Be De-Emphasized by EM/EMS in 2019? Part II

  I showed the problems with amiodarone for both live patients and dead patients in Part I. The higher the quality of the evidence, the less the evidence supports the use of amiodarone on humans. Amiodarone...

What questions need to be answered when purchasing EMS drugs?

EMTs and paramedics administer numerous drugs, like epinephrine for anaphylaxis, albuterol for asthma, and nitroglycerine for chest pain, to treat life-threatening medical conditions and relieve patient pain. The administration of those drugs is governed...

Active Shooter Survival

Nearly 20 years since Columbine I am distraught that we aren’t better prepared to survive an active shooter incident at a school. The Parkland commission released a lengthy and comprehensive report of the February...

This Rhythm is Hilarious

  Click on the image to make it larger.   Apparently, the second 12 lead was after 150 mg of amiodarone. The hilarity is the amiodarone. I received this in an email. It is reported to have been...

Starting The New Year With A Bang

We had unseasonably warm weather in the northeast on New Years Day. Since I had nothing else to do, I decided to head over to my gun club and do some shooting. I loaded up...

Fire Department EMS: Are They Becoming Antithetical Terms?

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of the fire department EMS model. I’ve written about it a number of times: Marriage Counseling Part I: The Dysfunctional Fire-EMS Relationship Marriage Counseling Part...