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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 […]

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Medical First Responder Pain Management Protocol

A reader writes, “Pain management is not part of our medical first responder protocol. What can I do for patients in pain?” Medical first responders can (and should) do a lot. I call it the “mom stuff”¬† Help the patient ¬†find a position of comfort Apply a splint or other type of stabilization for extremity […]

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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. […]

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New EpiPen: When did this happen?

Some time in 2012 Dey Pharma released a new version of the EpiPen. Visit their website to learn more about the device. If you call their 800 number you can request a trainer and training video. I just called and hope to receive a trainer soon. Do you know when the new EpiPen was released?

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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 […]