I’m sure there are plenty of you who are gearing up for the trek to Dallas next week for EMS Expo. There’s going to be a lot to see and do such as the EMS Blogger Meetup, live episodes of EMS Garage from the Zoll Podcast Booth, and great presentations from awesome presenters such as Steve Whitehead on capnography in cardiac arrests and Justin Schorr on Chronicles of EMS at Zoll Booth #2417.
Sadly, unforseen circumstances are preventing me from attending so I’ll just have to follow along on Twitter. Remember though, what happens in Dallas will inevitably get posted on the internet… so make it good!
- TOTWTYTR has some great comparisons for the EMS 2.0 movement. There’s nothing wrong with mimicking systems that work… minus the dynamite laden vests and Sarah Palin that is
- Jim Hoffman tackled the tough topic of Injuries in EMS. If you’ve never been injured in this line of work then its only a matter of time and this is a must listen. If you have been injured, let’s work on not repeating our mistakes and this is a must listen for you as well
- Got pain management? Rogue Medic highlights a Pre-Hospital Pain Management Discussion on the NAEMSP site. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the dialogue
- Greg Friese announced the forthcoming book Saying Goodbye. The compilation includes an essay by EMS author Kate Dernocoeur
- Rogue Medic also whipped out the bar graphs to highlight the truth about averages and how holding on to the lowest common denominator is no going to improve the gene pool. It’s an eye opener especially for you statistical types
- Insomniac Medic has one of those great tales when a double-decker bus parks atop your patient and it makes you sit back and wonder if all that noise in your life is necessary. However recognizing your significant other as “The Boss” is not up for debate
- Hybrid Medic has premiered into the world of podcasting with a show about why we are what we are. Jim Hoffman and EpiJunky join Hybrid Medic for the discussion on his premiere episode
- Speaking of EpiJunky, she described a call where the art of pallative care was needed. No matter the call, the greatest tool we have in our bags is our compassion
- Kelly Grayson has correctly diagnosed Jackson, MS City Councilman Kenneth Stokes as an idiot. Obviously the councilman is ready to risk it all, so maybe we should have politicians staff ambulances instead. As they assume the wreckless unnecessary risk and start dropping like flies, the general population gene pool would improve and then maybe we can actually elect people with clues into what life is REALLY like
- Chris Kaiser addressed the 700 lb patient who could not get into the room. Feel free to read the post, the comments, and then leave your own comment because this is a discussion that we’re going to be having repeatedly as time goes on and with no clear solution in sight
Have a great weekend!