Where Is EMS Going?

And how do we get there? Recently there has been debate about an education requirement for paramedics beyond just having a paramedic certification. Some, maybe many, people want to require at least a bachelors degree...

Diabetic Emergencies | Types and Causes | EMS Study Help Tips

This episode of the Monday Minutes focuses on Diabetic emergencies. Part one covers key elements like types, common names and causes.    Claim a trial membership to Turbo Medic and master topics like Diabetes. In fact...

Hierarchy of EMS | Where Do You Fit In?

Where do you stand in the hierarchy of EMS when it comes to skills and knowledge? Are you satisfied where you fit in? You wouldn’t want a mediocre plumber or electrician doing work for you....

Chest Pain Causes | Cardiac Emergencies | EMS Quick Study Help Tips

This final episode of the Cardiac Emergencies section ends with an overview of he causes of chest pain. It’s important to think about other causes besides angina or an MI. Watch the video for key...

Can EMS Stop Using O2 As The Go To?

Finally! EMS can stop using oxygen on patients…. Well not just yet. Ever think that maybe patients would be just fine at a 94% Sp02 reading. Even when having a stroke or MI.? A study on...

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NAEMSP Articles and Notes – 3 Lists of 3

Three things I learned about NAEMSP 25 percent of members are professional members (not physicians) The 2019 meeting was the highest ever attendance NAEMSP is celebrating its 35-year anniversary Three articles I wrote for EMS1. Why the first DHS...

Cardiovascular Emergencies | Assessment | EMS Quick Study Tips

This episode of the EMS quick study help tips continues with cardiovascular emergencies and focuses on assessment and management. These key elements will help you come EMS exam time. If you want some great training...

What Treatments May Be De-Emphasized by EM/EMS in 2019? Part II

  I showed the problems with amiodarone for both live patients and dead patients in Part I. The higher the quality of the evidence, the less the evidence supports the use of amiodarone on humans. Amiodarone...

What questions need to be answered when purchasing EMS drugs?

EMTs and paramedics administer numerous drugs, like epinephrine for anaphylaxis, albuterol for asthma, and nitroglycerine for chest pain, to treat life-threatening medical conditions and relieve patient pain. The administration of those drugs is governed...