Yesterday In History

A friend who is also a blog follower sent me an interesting Youtube link yesterday. The video series on Youtube will, over the next six years, cover World War II in real time. Weekly installments...

Is Turnover Hurting EMS?

Is EMS the stepping stone to other professions? Do providers leave EMS to pursue better career options when they find so few in EMS. Sometimes its not about pay. It can be about career...

What’s Your EMS End Game?

This episode of the show asks “Whats your EMS end game?”. It doesn’t have to be in EMS and if you are just starting out in EMS it is something you should be thinking...

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...