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 –...

Acupuncture vs intravenous morphine in the management of acute pain in the ED

  What does elaborate placebo mean? An elaborate placebo is a placebo that does better than a pill, or injection, apparently because the patient has more invested in the belief the placebo will work. An injection...

Stethoscope, Smartphone, Trauma Shears, Gloves and Pistol

If I was casting and outfitting an actor to play the role of paramedic on television I would make sure their costume, for the sake of authenticity, included: Stethoscope, casually slung around the neck or...

Toxic Gases | EMS Study Help

This episode of the EMS Quick Study Help focuses on toxic gases. Remember theses are key elements you will often see on EMS exams throughout your career. Watch older episodes and check out the...

Teaching EMS Dinosaurs to Evolve

A new article in Paramedic Chief. Enjoy.

There Is No Protocol For That

I read a lot of Patient Care Reports these days. It’s not as exciting as actually responding to calls, but then again, I don’t have to do it a 0300. Some of them make...

The Scheduling Trilogy

I’ve mentioned previously that scheduling has always been a big part of my function within EMS. I authored a series of articles at EMS1.com that touched on the topic quite a bit. Here is...