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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 by scope of practice rules or statutes and medical director-approved protocols. The decisions of which drug formulations or brands to purchase, […]

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Foreword for City Life

Michael Morse has long been one of my favorite EMS authors. It was a true honor when he asked me to write the foreword to his book “City Life.” Reprinted here with Morse’s permission: — What kind of paramedic do I want to be? How do I want to treat patients? How do I want my […]

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Mail Bag: King Cake for Mardi Gras

FedEx brought me a cake yesterday from Gambino’s bakery. Big thanks for a NOLA friend for sending. It’s as good as it looks.

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Electronic Patient Care Reports Must Get Better

EMTs and paramedics’ responses to an NAEMT survey on ePCR software points to opportunities to improve usability and training. The survey report, 2017 National Survey on EMS ePCR Usability, describes the factors impacting perception of ePCR usability, the importance of training and the need to train EMS providers toward proficiency. The 18-question survey adapted questions from […]

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3 Best Improvements to My Home Office

I have long said the Pandora unlimited, commercial free subscription is the best $50 I spend every year. In addition to Pandora, here are the three best home office improvements I made in 2016. 1. Amazon Echo Dot Even though I purchased the Amazon Echo during the pre-launch introduction sale I was late in considering an Echo […]

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Books for Paramedics and EMTs

Find books for the paramedics and EMTs on your shopping list in the Everyday EMS Bookstore. Start with my Top 9 and also check out all of the other books by paramedics. Or if you need a break from shopping take a break with the EMS1 Christmas collection. Need more book ideas. Check out these posts: 15 […]

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Ambulances on the Road in Iowa and Kansas

On a quick road trip from Wisconsin to Kansas City and back for the weekend I had a few ambulance sightings. Fraser Ambulance seen on Interstate 80 east of Des Moines, Iowa. Kansas City Kansas Fire Department ambulance 5 at the KU Medical Center ambulance drop off. Johnson County MED-ACT at the KU Medical Center […]

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Christmas Stories from Paramedics

Michael Morse has a new Kindle book on Amazon, “Captain Scrooge and other Holiday tales: stories about life during the holidays as told by a first responder.” Read more Christmas and holiday stories of rescue, triumph, joy and heartbreak in the EMS1 Christmas collection.

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Ultrasound is the Next Great Thing for EMS

Ultrasound! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, nam postulant scribentur et, perpetua honestatis vis ex. Suscipit senserit evertitur quo ei, in pro vulputate instructior. Cu dicam principes scripserit pro, id eos alterum cotidieque. Pri purto consectetuer in.t The preceding paragraph is a test of the viral popularity of ultrasound. Based on the wild enthusiasm for ultrasound at EMS […]

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Amazon Prime Day Recap

Last week I wrote about my plans to shop the great (or sort of great) Amazon Prime Day deals. My best deals were the purchase from Alexa deals. I missed the 8″ HD Fire Deal, not realizing how outstanding it was and that an Fire 6 and a 10″ HD Fire were not what I specifically […]