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Best AHA Courses Yet – Isn’t it ironic

The 2010 AHA guidelines, as I recall, were released in late 2010. Meaning I would have first recertified to the updated guidelines in 2012. And then again in 2014. With my NREMT re-registration nearing (March 31) and Wisconsin EMT-P due at the end of the June I needed to recertify BLS healthcare provider and ACLS. I also […]

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Return to the Basics: Know Your Stuff Part 7

This guest post was submitted by paramedic Jay Reeves. He replied to the Everyday EMS Tips weekly enewsletter, “Do you know your stuff?” — Great question, I’ll turn to my personal experience. I graduated from paramedic school in 1991, my class was the first to take PALS as part of the program. It was a […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Online ALS and BLS Certification

Is it too good to be true? Read my opinion at EMS1.com. Too good to be true: Online recertification  

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Book Reviews

Book Review: ACLS 2013 the ACLS Arrhythmia Pocket Brain Book

Book Description The ACLS 2013 Pocket Brain Book () is a compact and information packed guide to ACLS arrhythmia assessment and treatment. It is a comprehensive, get to the point, review and synopsis that somehow finds time to include practice questions, clinical and bedside tips, and review of controversies. For example, in the opening chapter […]

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WEMSA Wrap-up: People and Products #WEMSA

The Wisconsin EMS Association is one of the biggest state conference exhibit halls. I have heard Texas is bigger (but isn’t everything bigger in Texas), but other than EMS World and EMS Today I haven’t seen a bigger state EMS exhibit hall. Note: this is my final post from WEMSA. Catch-up with Day 1, Day […]

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News and Events

Video: EMS Week 1993

Other than the hairstyles, collars, and waistlines little has changed in EMS since 1993 as shown in this VHS to YouTube video (remember “tracking”). Like every other EMS Week media event this video spotlights: Jaws of life Endotracheal intubation Advanced life saving techniques I had never seen a “Convincer” before. Have you? Perhaps today we […]

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EMS Education Tips

EMSEduCast Episodes Recorded at EMS World Expo 2012

Episodes 149 and 150, recorded at the 2012 EMS World Expo in New Orleans are now available. You can also watch video of the episodes recorded from the Physio-control podcasting studio. Episode 149 was sponsored by Aladtec, creators of the excellent EMS scheduling app EMS Manager. Episode 150 was sponsored by Dr. Ken Grauer, author […]

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Collector Items: EMS World Expo 2012

Pictured: New Orleans EMS patch EMS1.com Challenge Coin CAE Healthcare Challenge Coin

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EMS Tips Humor

If Tim Tebow was a Paramedic

The Medic Madness blog has a regular series of humor posts about celebrity paramedics. I proposed to Sean and other bloggers that we write posts about “If Tim Tebow was a Paramedic.” The Ambulance Driver’s post on If Tim Tebow was a Paramedic. The Happy Medic also shares his thoughts on Tim Tebow as a […]

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EMS Tips

Tips for Success in Certification Courses

CPR, EPC, PHTLS, ACLS, AMLS, PEPP, ITLS, BLS … all of those certification courses. Do you attend certification courses with dread and low energy? Or do you attend to maximize your own learning and preparation for emergencies? Maximize your success in certification courses with these tips: 1. Be prepared to learn. Do your best to […]