Operation Detachment

On this day, in 1945, at 0859 hours, the first wave of USMC infantry landed on the beaches of an island most Americans had never heard of. The military planners of the United States...

This Could Be Huge

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the federal agency that sets the rules for EMS reimbursement, among other things, has announced a new program for payment. The big news is...

Happy Darwin and Lincoln Day 2019

  Today we celebrate two 210th birthdays. Both stood up to right wing religious fanatics and were attacked for it. One was assassinated. The first birthday boy is Abraham Lincoln, who might have been the...

NYPD Versus The First Amendment

NYPD to Waze: Stop snitching on our checkpoints! “Police reported ahead” is a common phrase heard on a drive using the crowd-sourced navigation app Waze. Added to the app in real time by nearby users,...

Of Bullets And Penetration

I was in my, ahem, reading room perusing the January copy of Shooting Illustrated when I came across an article titled, The Terminal-Performance Triangle: Measuring Ammo Effectiveness  by Ricchard Mann. I don’t know Mr. Mann, but I...

As I’ve Long Suspected

The TSA Is in the Business of ‘Security Theater,’ Not Security A tell-all from a former Transportation Security Agency worker confirms pretty much every awful thing you’ve suspected of the ineffective and invasive airport pat...

Hygeine In EMS

This story appeared on line the other day, Many paramedics ignore hand hygiene rules, study finds Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly...

Diabetic Emergencies | Hypoglycemia | EMS Quick Study Help

Use these EMS study tips to help you pass EMS exams and build your knowledge base. This installment focuses on the hypoglycemic diabetic patient.     Claim a Trial Membership to Turbo Medic by joining the ranks...

EMS Student, Preceptor Education Balance

Being an EMS paramedic or EMT student is tough. Yet being a preceptor is equally hard. I see too many of each not approaching common struggles the right way. Which leads to frustration and...

Something Is Wrong With This Story

I read this story a few days ago. Police: St. Louis officer killed by colleague in accidental shooting ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis police officer “mishandled” a gun and accidentally shot and killed a colleague early...