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EpiPens are expensive, now what?

EpiPens are expensive and the price has been steadily increasing for years. Since price escalation, without a clear reason, has been a fact of EMS purchasing for several years, it seems EMS leaders have largely met the media and political umbrage with a yawn. Here are three things EMS leaders can contribute to the public […]

EMS Education Tips

EpiPen photos made me Flickr famous

For more than 10 years I have been writing for online trade publications (EMS1 and EMS World), posting to this blog, heavily tweeting and posting publicly to Facebook, podcasting hundreds of episodes, uploading presentations to SlideShare and just generally being an open book on the internet. But no post, Tweet, podcast, slide deck, article, YouTube […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: January 2014

January and February seem to bring out the best in EMS Bloggers. Perhaps we have all resolved to post more often and post better. A few of the posts that caught my eye and attention this month. When you visit each of these posts do the blogger a favor, social share or leave a comment. […]

EMS Tips

Myth Busted: Ipratropium Bromide and Peanut Allergies

When a CE lesson user asked me to explain that ipratropium bromide is contraindicated to patients with peanut allergies I searched for the facts. After my search concluded with unsatisfactory results I turned to pharmacist and EMS supporter Mark Albert. Read his post Ipratropium – Soybean and Nuts Allergy: Myth Dispelled I am looking forward […]

First Aid

EpiPen Use

EpiPen is an auto-injector to deliver epinephrine to a patient experiencing a severe allergic reaction. Learn how to use an EpiPen.