3 Social Media Stories From #Harvey

This past weekend many of us watched as the great state of Texas was struck by Hurricane Harvey and inundated with torrential rain causing catastrophic flooding throughout the region. Facebook activated their Safety Check...

New FDNY Ambulances Can Carry Motorized Wheelchairs

Bronx News 12 has a report about new ambulances being deployed by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) that will be able to transport a patient’s motorized wheelchair: http://NEWS12BX.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=276086834;hostDomain=bronx.news12.com;playerWidth=640;playerHeight=360;isShowIcon=true;clipId=13638658;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlay Allow me to say right off...

Extended Ambulance Response Times Reportedly Caused By Obama’s ACA

The Washington Examiner has an article titled Study: Ambulance response times increased under Obamacare. The study, from the National Bureau of Economic Research, reports that ambulance response times increased 19% (or approximately 2 minutes)...

Inside EMS Podcast: Carfentanil Cooties

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome Dr. David Tan, President-Elect of NAEMSP, to talk about his organization’s endorsement of the latest guidance from the American College of...

EMS Butt Hurt And Owning Your Engagement

This episode focuses on some butt hurt I got online and the glaring differences in engagement when it comes to EMS content online. Take a listen       Are you engaged in your education and success? You...

My Comment On Oral OTC Medication to NASEMSO

The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASESMO) recently disseminated the 2018 draft update to the 2007 National EMS Scope of Practice Model and opened it for comments. While there was a...

SCA & Opioid Overdose, Pulmonary Embolism on EMS 1

Over at EMS 1 I have two clinical articles up. In How To Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Opioid Overdose I wrote about how to tell the difference between ineffective breathing from sudden cardiac arrest...

Comment on Irresponsibility and Intubation – The EMS Standard Of Care

  I wrote about the petition to protect paramedic incompetence in Irresponsibility and Intubation – The EMS Standard Of Care Nathan Boone responded with the following comment –   You’re forgetting about the rural medic out there.   No. I...

Inside EMS Podcast: NASEMSO Scope of Practice Draft

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the invitation to submit comments on the draft NASEMSO EMS Scope of Practice, and what it bodes for the future of...

Charlottesville

I finished reading an editorial in the Wall Street Journal (unfortunately behind a paywall)  a few minutes ago and while overall excellent, a couple of things struck me as incorrect. One is a current...