Inside EMS Podcast: Leadership, Funding, and Fire vs EMS

Check out this week’s episode of Inside EMS. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

For You EMS Types (Especially You Newbies)

This is your profession, make of it what you will. “Even when technology and the forces of health care finance have radically transformed the face of your profession, there will still be patients, there...

New Illinois state law will allow basic EMTs to inject epinephrine

  Image from Bloomberg.com.   0.15 mg (0.15 ml of 1 mg/ml epinephrine) for a child. 0.3 mg (0.3 ml of 1 mg/ml epinephrine) for an adult. Inject deep into the side of the thigh. This should not be complicated,...

National Park Service at 100 and EMS

I love our National Parks, Monuments, Memorials, Rivers, Lakeshores, and Seashores. Earlier this summer I visited a fine collection of NPS units – Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave and the Badlands. And I...

EpiPens too expensive?

So it’s all over the media and social media platforms. EpiPens have jumped in price more than 400% in recent years. I was advised by my allergist to carry them in 2007, and I did for...

EMT paralyzed by a piano

Take a few minutes to read Meredith Koch’s first-person account of being crushed by a piano, the care she received from EMS and her recovery. Click on the story link to EMS1. EMT is a...

Pediatric Medication Exercise

Over at EMS 1, I wrote about a fun exercise we did in my paramedic class to practice pediatric medication administration. I brought my children, ages five and two, to class, and I had...

Inside EMS Podcast: Grab Bag Edition

Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, including the personnel retention problems of Dallas FD, and the current opioid overdose epidemic. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts.  

The PROCAMIO Trial – IV Procainamide vs IV Amiodarone for the Acute Treatment of...

  This is a very interesting trial that may surprise the many outspoken amiodarone advocates, but it should not surprise anyone who pays attention to research. ALPS showed that we should stop giving amiodarone for unwitnessed...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning | EMS Quick Study Help

This weeks Monday Minutes continues with the EMS quick study help series. This episode focuses on carbon monoxide poisoning.       Download the EMS Quick Study Guide into your EMS library. It’s waiting for you –...