Why are we still intubating, when there is no evidence of benefit and we...

  Also to be posted on ResearchBlogging.org when they relaunch the site. The results are in from two studies comparing intubation with laryngeal airways. There continues to be no good reason to intubate cardiac arrest patients....

A New Firearm And A New Blog Link

Those of you who read this blog regularly, know that I’m very fond of the Smith & Wesson all metal “Third Generation” semi automatic pistols. The “3rd Gen” guns were in regular production and cataloged...

Teach kids to use tourniquets

Now on EMS1 … As we continue to cast about for solutions to prevent mass murder inside our schools, it’s unsurprising that the Department of Homeland Security is offering a $1.8 million grant to an awardee to develop...

Comeuppance

Back in February, the acting Mayor of Dallas, TX suggested that the NRA should cancel their Annual Meeting and Exposition scheduled for early May. That was an idiotic and impossible idea. Those meetings are...

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column on EMS1. IAFC’s Human Dignity Statement is a Good Start, But Not Enough Read, share, opine. And above all, be nicer to each other.

What’s Your EMS Super Hero Power?

As EMS professionals we have to know a wide range of topics and be proficient at many various skills. However a lot of us have super powers. What I mean by that is we...

Another Great Idea Fails To Prove Its Worth

A little over four years ago, I wrote about a mobile Stroke unit being launched out of a Houston hospital. The idea was to speed up diagnosis and treatment of Stroke patients. I didn’t think...

EMS Is Equal To SNF Staff

This weeks on the show Josh and I talk about some very similar things between EMS and SNF staff. This is post rant I had with my years of abuse by said staff. Josh...

Well, That Is Stupid

Kelly Grayson has a very nice article over at EMS1 regarding the Paramedic 2 epinephrine is cardiac arrest study. Cute name, that. I read it and wanted to put in a comment, so I registered...

Inside EMS Podcast: Breaking Down the Paramedic-2 Trial

Is this the beginning of the end for routine administration of epinephrine in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?   That’s what co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss in this week’s episode of Inside EMS.