What Treatments May Be De-Emphasized by EM/EMS in 2019? Part I

  EM (Emergency Medicine) and EMS (Emergency Medical Services) have already started to eliminate/decrease use of a lot of our failed treatments, because people started to see through our excuses. Atropine for asystole stuck around...

The Patient With The 105 Degree Fever

Happy New Year! The very first episode of the podcast for 2019 is live. I wanted to make it quick but also wanted to get you in the right mindset for the new year....

Dysrhythmias | Cardiovascular Emergencies | EMS Study Help

What dysrhythmias will you see in cardiovascular emergencies and what can cause them? This episode of the EMS quick study help tips talks about the things that can cause irregular heart rhythms and how knowing...

Chili Exchange

We hosted a fun family gathering to eat and exchange chili. We provided chili toppings and attendees each brought a crockpot of chili, along with containers to bring home a couple of bowls. The...

The Grinch Who Stole Reality

  And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons epi. It came without tags amio. It came without packages...

ECG Monitoring | Cardiovascular Emergencies | EMS Study Help Tips

ECG monitoring is a big part of being a paramedic in EMS. When we assess our cardiovascular emergency patients there are key elements you must know and understand. This helps you make appropriate treatment...

Don’t Settle For One EMS Option

As 2018 comes to an end I wanted to get one more episode of the podcast in and answer a question I get a lot from members and those I coach on a one...

New EMS Scope of Practice another step on evidence-based future

The EMS profession, increasingly, is basing its use of medications and procedures on evidence. Either evidence supporting the continuation of an existing practice or the adoption of a new practice. Or the ceasing a...

Less Travel in 2018

On the road time was down in 2018. Arizona – family vacation and Pinnacle EMS leadership forum California – Urban Shield and work Minnesota – hockey tournaments Tennesee – EMS World Expo Texas – work meeting The post Less Travel...

The slow steady decline of ambulance to hospital transports is beginning

As we close in on 2020, it’s likely we are about to reach Peak EMS Transports, a term I am co-opting from Peak Oil, a phrase that has been used to describe the date...