I am fascinated by the ongoing trend that moves ALS treatments to lay people … AED, epi-pen, Narcan, etc. There is a continuum that has ICU/Surgery suite on one end and untrained layperson on the other end. ICU/Surgery Flight/Ground Doc (not much in US) Flight/Ground RN Flight/Ground Critical Care Paramedic Paramedic AEMT EMT MFR First […]
Drones, boss, drones. The Drones are coming. Visit EMS1.com for my speculation on the use of drones for delivering EMS care. A bit of wild eyed future speculation. What do you think?
This Coursera massive open online course (MOOCs), Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science, was one of the first I enrolled in sometime in 2012. The start of the course was delayed many times and it finally launched this week. Like other Coursera MOOCs a subject matter expert delivers a series of video lectures on a specific […]
MEDRILLS has a rich collection of smartphone and tablet apps for learning and virtual practice of EMT and paramedic skills. In the comments share which app you would like to have most (if you want to add a “why” … even better). On Friday, January 4, at 07o0 CT I will randomly choose 3 winners […]
Trying to come up with a graphical representation of the 3 Phase Model of Ventricular Fibrillation. What are your suggestions to improve this graphic?
This is one of several covers from the band “Shock Advised.” If you visit their YouTube channel you can also see them performing in the apparatus bay. It appears as if they are playing an EMS week barbecue. Also wondering if this is Sean Eddy’s (MedicMadness.com) band??? And a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T for EMS …
Chatham Fire Association recognizes EMS Week 2011 by purchasing 3 new AEDs for community use and demonstrates how to use the AEDs in this video.
What would you do? “A patient has been impaled on a rod on an iron fence which has gone straight through the body. Would it be advised to shock this patient in cardiac arrest with an AED? Or would the shock be contradictory due to the metal object in said patient’s body?” My Thoughts 1. […]
Football can be a metaphor for just about anything. And just about anything can be used as a metaphor for EMS. Check out my latest EMS1.com column What Football Can Teach us About the Scene Size-up. In related football news: 1. My CoEMS Fantasy Football, Push to Shock, team experienced its first loss last weekend. […]
In this recent episode of the EMS Office Hours Podcast Jim Hoffman, the EMS Professional, and I discuss AED saves in airports and other public areas, along with CPR Awareness Week. I also told Jim about my encounter with a rattle snake while trail running near Phoenix, Arizona. We always welcome your comments on the […]