California’s Emergency Medical Service Workers Bill Of Rights

On February 7, 2017 California Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez unveiled the Emergency Medical Service Workers Bill Of Rights put forth to the California Legislature as AB-263 Emergency medical services workers: rights and working conditions during...

2018 ACLS/PALS/NRP – AHA-ILCOR Guideline questions are being reviewed until 02-21-2017

  In preparation for the 2018 ACLS/PALS/NRP/CPR Guidelines (maybe 2017) the AHA (American Heart Association) and ILCOR (the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation) are reviewing the questions they ask to examine the evidence, or the...

Over 270,000 Listens | A Ten Year History

This episode of the podcast has Jim and Josh looking back at the show. While prepping for this episode I looked back at the stats and tallied up over 270,000 listens to the show...

Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients | PTSD

Free EMS Webinar – NY Paramedics and EMTs.  Through the use of case-based lectures, highly interactive student activities, and realistic scenario stations, this course prepares providers to integrate specific interventions designed to mediate patient psychological...

Does use of Lights and Sirens save lives?

  A recent Fire Chief Magazine and the current JEMS have some articles on the use of lights and sirens and the effect on patient outcomes. Doug Wolfberg, one of the EMS lawyers who might...

Hoist By His Own Petard

The title of this post goes back to Medieval times. Which is actually older than me and I never responded to a “Petard incident.” Here is the definition, Meaning Injured by the device that you intended to...

Inside EMS Podcast, Shift Work Part 2

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, researcher and EMS1 columnist Catherine Counts joins us at the Guest Table to discuss fatigue in EMS, and the recent BMJ Review on the effects of shift...

Mental Health Articles on EMS 1

Over at EMS 1, Shauna Sullivan and I wrote two articles about mental health for EMS providers. 5 things EMS providers should know about seeking mental health treatment is aimed at people who may experience...

Seizures | EMS Quick Study Help

This episode focuses on EMS study tips for seizures and epilepsy. More key elements of exams and patient assessment.

Normal Sinus Rhythm is Not a Good Description

  Is Normal Sinus Rhythm a good description of this rhythm? Is it sinus? Is it normal? Dr. Steven Novella writes about normal and some of the meanings of normal.   This findings, if confirmed, has several implications. First, it...