When EMS Response Overrides COVID-19 Dangers

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Dangers to EMS professionals increase, protocols for our response keep changing and the personal decision to potential exposure is becoming a reality some may not be able to ignore. EMS...

National Emergency is a Call to Service

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Early this week I wrote, “A letter to the American public: The COVID-19 pandemic national emergency is a call to serve” for EMS1. I usually write to the public safety audience so this was...

It’s Hard Being A New EMS Professional

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When you are a new EMT or paramedic at an agency its hard. You don’t yet have your own “flow” just yet and you tend to fall back on your textbook type approach to...

Hysteria

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I’m not making light of the potential for illness and death from the Wuhan Flu virus, but the hysteria has gotten out of control. The media is treating this like an ongoing terrorist attack. News...

Results: Mountain Tactical Institute Running Mini-Study

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In January and February, I was a Mountain Tactical Institute mini-study lab rate. The training program is described here, including results for group A and group B. 1/27/20 6-mile time trial 48:37 2/17/20 6-mile time trial...

Search Trend Worry: Coronavirus vs. Climate Change

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From Google Search Trends. Both require individual action, organization efforts and government policy and resources. https://ssl.gstatic.com/trends_nrtr/2051_RC11/embed_loader.js trends.embed.renderExploreWidget("TIMESERIES", {"comparisonItem":,"category":0,"property":""}, {"exploreQuery":"date=today%201-m&geo=US&q=climate%20change,coronavirus","guestPath":"https://trends.google.com:443/trends/embed/"}); The post Search Trend Worry: Coronavirus vs. Climate Change appeared first on Everyday EMS Tips.

How EMS Gets To Deal With The Coronavirus

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The spread and handling of Coronavirus patients and potential threat to providers is a serious and real. This episode highlights other coronavirus contacts and how EMS sometimes has to deal with this element of...

Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmatic in EMS

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Once upon a time, that phrase was known as “The Three Rs.” It’s archaic, but these days reading and writing seem pretty archaic. As my regular readers will know, my post field EMS career involves...

NIH clinical trial of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 begins

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      The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha is the receiving facility for Americans repatriated with suspicion of infection with COVID-19 (COronaVIrus Disease 2019). UNMC will be enrolling patients in a double-blind study...

Alternate Posting Location: Guns, Guns, Guns

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Guns for paramedics and EMTs is back in the news with recent approval of SWAT/TEMS medics to carry firearms. The news has reignited interest in allowing any EMS provider to carry a firearm. Here’s my...