Short YouTube video based on this EMS1 article, How to use AVPU to check a patient’s level of consciousness.
Last week I posted two EMS1 articles about EMS and the Wuhan coronavirus. Why EMS leaders need to discuss the Wuhan coronavirus with the public, media Is EMS prepared for an epidemic or pandemic?
Or “No thanks.” Or “Thanks for thinking of me, I am not available.” Or “I am not available.” Explaining the reason you are unable to cover an open EMT or paramedic shift is unnecessary and counter-productive. An open shift is unlikely to be your problem to solve. Visit EMS1.com to read my advice on how […]
The use of dump trucks and garbage trucks to harden the start/finish area of the April 6, 2019 Milwaukee Marathon caught my attention. I have run many races of varying lengths and locations and not previously noticed this type of security measure. Tip: Use Municipal Vehicles to Increase Security at Temporary Mass Gatherings There are […]
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 conducting welfare checks: Chad Pore Mike Taigman Gina Perschau-Becker Marc Bashoor Welfare checks are resource intensive responses (police officer, engine company, ambulance crew) which often result in an unsatisfactory outcome, such […]
What do you think – stop all severe bleeding before any additional patient triage? I think we will soon see a paradigm shift in active shooter response and patient triage systems- Stop all bleeding first BEFORE you start triage. START, SORT, SALT, etc are all going to be a thing of the past soon. #EMS […]
The Tree of Life shooter survived his shootout with police. Many, but not all, active shooters have suicide as the final act in their despicable, murderous plan. For those who don’t EMS may be called upon to triage, treat and transport the shooter. Read Rapid Response: Is EMS response different when the active shooter survives? on […]
Here’s a really easy recipe for applesauce that you can make at home, the fire station, ambulance station, hunting camp or office. What you’ll need: Apples, washed Slow cooker Food mill Steps to make applesauce Wash apples Cut up apples (be lazy and don’t peel the apples). Slice and dice in any manner you choose. […]
The Model Uniform Core Criteria for Mass Casualty Incident Triage, or MUCC, is a standard set of guidelines that all mass casualty triage systems should follow. The MUCC is intended to ensure consistency among responders when triaging patients at a mass casualty incident. The SALT Triage System is the only triage method which currently meets the Model Uniform […]
EMS belongs in the warm zone Florida officials and anonymous first responders are disputing if paramedics were blocked from entering the Parkland high school scene, delayed from caring for victims or simply doing what they had been trained and ordered to do. “What’s going to come out is, in the communications on several circumstances, there […]