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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Product Review: Act+Fast Anti-Choking Trainer

With a sharp inward and upward thrust – just like I have been teaching for nearly ten-years, but have never actually done – the foreign body ejected from the “airway” and flew about five feet across the room. I had just relieved the obstruction – a small foam plug – from the Act+Fast Anti-Choking Trainer […]

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Video: Are you as good as you think?

In my experience just about everyone thinks they are an expert at driving and dog training. I am adding CPR to the list that many of us consider to be experts despite all available evidence to the contrary. Watch me (Greg Friese) discuss in this Everyday EMS Tips video: ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com Articles […]