EMS Pay, Career and Education…. Again

This week Jim is joined by both Josh and Dave. We talk about everyones favorite EMS subject, pay, education and career options. However I don’t think this is your average talk on the subject. Take...

Safety and Effectiveness of Field Nitroglycerin in Patients with Suspected ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

  Is prehospital use of NTG (NiTroGlycerin; GTN GlycerylTriNitrate in Commonwealth countries) safe for treating prehospital suspected STEMI (ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients? The evidence is limited, but does not suggest that prehospital NTG produces...

Association of ventilation with outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

  Does this study compare chest compressions with pauses for ventilation (regular CPR ) against continuous chest compressions with no ventilations (compression-only CPR)? Absolutely not. This only compares compressions with pauses for good ventialtions against compressions...

Visiting Ghosts

Made a pilgrimage of sorts today. Speaking at an EMS conference in Seminole, TX, I noticed that Hobbs, NM was just a short jaunt down the road. As a child, I heard many stories...

I’m Not Sure This Is A Good Idea

Before all the dog lovers send hate emails, let me just say that I love pets. I don’t currently own a dog, but have owned several in the past. That’s not the issue with this, Bill...

Sharing Your EMS Secrets

It’s where is really happens right? We discuss the calls on the way there, we discuss them afterwards and we talk about everything EMS in that little space in the ambulance. It is pretty...

Lest We Forget

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected...

How Effective Is Epinephrine for Improving Survival Among Patients in Cardiac Arrest?

    There have been two studies comparing epinephrine with placebo to treat out of hospital cardiac arrest. The Jacobs study was stopped early, because of interference by those who do not want to know if...

First Responders, First Aid First On Scene

This episode gives my take on First Responders and the important role they play in EMS. But how they are often glossed over. Get your Trial access to Turbo Medic On Demand by...

Trauma Hemorrhage and Shock | EMS Study Help Tips

This episode of the Monday Minutes continues with Trauma and focuses on key elements when it comes to hemorrhage and shock. Get your Trial access to Turbo Medic On Demand by joining the ranks...