Cold Emergencies | EMS Quick Study Tips

This week on the Monday Minutes I continue the EMS quick study help and focus on environmental emergencies. This part discusses general cold emergencies, frostbite and hypothermia. Remember these videos are key elements that...

National Scope of EMS Practice

Let me say at the outset, that there should be no such thing. Why you ask? Because there is no one size fits all solution for EMS. There are something like 50 different models...

Inside EMS Podcast: Skill Degradation

Is there such a thing as skill dilution and rust-out? Do our EMS skills degrade with lack of use, and why do some people seem immune to it? Check out the Inside EMS podcast...

Irresponsibility and Intubation – The EMS Standard Of Care

  There is a petition to save EMS intubation, but it claims to be a petition to save patients. The petition is not to save patients.   Image source Details here and here.   The petition states that its intent...

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...