EMS Tips

Narcotics Overdose: EMS Response Tips

Last week I wrote to the Everyday EMS Tips email subscribers that I have received several questions from readers, as well as friends and family, about the increase in heroin overdose incidents and deaths. Increase in Use or Increase in Media Coverage Narcotics overdose has been a widely discussed topic in local and national media. […]

Event Review

Course Review: Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science Week 2 #MOOC

Week 2 of the Coursera course,¬†Course Review: Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science Week 1 #MOOC, focused on CPR. ¬†With frequent references to clinical research and AHA guidelines Dr. Abella discussed that CPR quality is the key variable to survival with lay and professional rescuers. Lay Person CPR Training Little is known about the number […]

Social Media Tips

EMS Skill Videos: Producing and Posting

EMS educators and training officers can use smartphones and handheld video cameras, like the Flip, to record EMS skills. Check out this video of EtCO2 Colormetric device used on a Supraglottic Airway (SGA). When creating videos for your EMS organization or training program keep these tips in mind: 1. Write a simple storyboard. A storyboard […]


Mail Bag: New Deliveries to Headquarters

The grass is greening, new shoots are coming up in the flower beds, and the trees are starting to leaf out. On several recent afternoons my yard work has been interrupted by the UPS and Fedex drivers making deliveries to headquarters. Some of the books and products that I have received recently include: Flight […]