Big NREMT Changes For Paramedics

Last summer I attended an NREMT Scenario Development Workshop, which was one of the best courses I have taken. The workshop covered the new portfolio requirements for paramedic students during their program, the new...

Where’s Ambulance Driver? Spring 2017 Edition

Leaving on a jet plane for the Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania on Thursday, for EMS Update 2017. I’ll be giving the keynote address and a couple of clinical lectures. If you plan to...

LODD EMT Yadira Arroyo Funeral Arrangements

FDNY EMS Station 26 Bunting Ceremony The funeral arrangements for FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo, murdered in the line of duty, have been announced: Wake/Viewing: Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home 726 Morris Park Avenue Bronx, NY 10462 Thursday, March 23,...

Your Microwave Is Spying On You

The media and the left, which are pretty much the same thing, got much mirth and humor out of a comment by Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway about microwaves spying on people. Hardee har har....

LODD: Yari Arroyo of @FDNY

Last night FDNY EMS EMTs Yari Arroyo and Monique Williams were responding to a medical emergency when they were alerted to an individual riding on the rear of their vehicle. The crew left the...

Trumpcare’s First Victim: American Medical Response

There is an article on Modern Healthcare from last week entitled Envision ponders the once-unthinkable sale of its ambulance business. For those of you unfamiliar with the Envision name you are probably more familiar...

Driverless Ambulances Coming To Your Agency?

This quick episode of Office Hours asks “Do we really need driverless ambulances?” Followed by “Who the hell is gonna pay for them?” Followed by “Are you serious?”. Take a listen. Check out the Chest...

DC FEMS Looks For Response Reimbursement From Insurance Companies

A recent article in the Washington Post discusses how the mayor of Washington D.C. wants insurance companies to pay for ambulance service whether the patient is transported or not. From the article: The bill —...

Neurological Emergencies | EMS Quick Study Help

This episode of the EMS Quick Study Help finishes up the Neurological Emergencies and gives the key elements to think about during your EMS exams, patient care and documentation.   Get all the EMS Quick...

Nightmare

We took a girl to the hospital today because she had a bad dream. She’s 16. Mom and dad followed in their car. After having grandma come sit with their 14-year old. Patient went to triage. Where she...