Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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 Secretary Tom Ridge advocates for EMS  Achieving efficiency and sustainability in volunteer EMS  NAEMSP 2019 Quick Take: Introduction to affirming EMS...
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 by scope of practice rules or statutes and medical director-approved protocols. The decisions of which drug formulations or brands to purchase, where to purchase drugs from...

Active Shooter Survival

Nearly 20 years since Columbine I am distraught that we aren't better prepared to survive an active shooter incident at a school. The Parkland...

Chili Exchange

We hosted a fun family gathering to eat and exchange chili. We provided chili toppings and attendees each brought a crockpot of chili, along...

New EMS Scope of Practice another step on evidence-based future

The EMS profession, increasingly, is basing its use of medications and procedures on evidence. Either evidence supporting the continuation of an existing practice or...

Less Travel in 2018

On the road time was down in 2018. Arizona - family vacation and Pinnacle EMS leadership forum California - Urban Shield and work Minnesota...

The slow steady decline of ambulance to hospital transports is beginning

As we close in on 2020, it’s likely we are about to reach Peak EMS Transports, a term I am co-opting from Peak Oil,...

Welfare Check Tips from EMS Leaders

For this EMS1 article, Lessons to apply: Welfare check incident became a LODD, I asked these EMS leaders for their best tips and advice for...

Wildland Fires: Need More Attention, Training and Support

In California, as well as many parts of the western United States, the wildfire season is lengthening because of a combination of drought, urbanization,...

Severe Bleeding Control Before Triage

What do you think - stop all severe bleeding before any additional patient triage? https://twitter.com/bbmorshedi/status/1061379487097634823 A mass hemorrhage runner(s) is a pre-triage action to rapidly move through victims...

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