Is ET Intubation Joining Backboards In Protocol?

Last week the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) announced they were soliciting feedback on a revision of the 2007 National EMS Scope of Practice Model. Contained in the draft (that you can download...

American Medical Response SOLD!!!

Reuters has reported that Envision Healthcare has sold American Medical Response (AMR) to private equity firm KKR in an all cash deal valued at 2.4 billion dollars. KKR already owns Air Medical Group Holdings...

It’s That Time Of Year Again

At 0815 on the morning of August 6, 1945 the first Atomic Bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Less than a minute later the bomb detonated over the city with devastating...

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2017 Starts in Thirty Days!

Prize packages will be announced soon! All fundraisers who were in the Fundraising Challenge last year are automatically carried forward to this year. If you’re a newbie and want to join us raising funds...

NY Gov Cuomo Sued For Under-Cost Medicaid Reimbursement Rates By Ambulance Alliance

In a legal filing made last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker MD are being sued by the Downstate New York Ambulance Association for...

Drug Shortages Affecting EMS

  The most recent listing of drug shortages, editing out the many cancer drugs, and other non-EMS drugs, includes the following: Generic Name or Active Ingredient         Status Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution...

Roomba With A View

During much of my EMS career, starting way back when, if an EMS crew observed a person walking down the street gesticulating wildly and yelling, we’d stop and evaluate the person. More often than...

Heat Emergencies | EMS Quick Study Help

This episode of the EMS Quick Study Help focuses on Heat Emergencies. Great tips to keep in mind for your upcoming exam, patient care and documentation.       Have you discovered the Turbo Medic PHD? Watch this...

Inside EMS Podcast: What’s the Ideal EMS System?

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I debate what would be the ideal EMS system. Chris thinks it’s a tiered response BLS system with ALS intercepts. I agree… except...

Preparing For EMS Opportunity | Being A Leader

This episode of the podcast I talk about the recent EMS agency that was bought out in NY and how as an EMS professional you need to be ready for opportunities. Take a listen...