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The New BLS is the Old ALS

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 […]

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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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Posts Outside the Service Area: Be Just What you Want to Be

BlueStar EMS deflates the “I’m Just a Basic Balloon” in an excellent post from the middle of the month. Continuous learning puts no limit on what we can learn and what we can accomplish. Fossil Medic shares the Australian Army video condemning harassment, bullying, and violence against other soldiers. This is a powerful video that […]

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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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CIRC Trial and IBP ALS

This is a guest post from Rom Duckworth, paramedic and educator that follows-up on this post about my experience in the CIRC trial. If you want to guest post or review on this blog,┬ácheck out the guidelines here. CIRC Trial and IBP ALS Having had the opportunity to attend the ACLS Guidelines roll-out in Chicago […]