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EMS World Expo 2019

I am home from an action-packed visit to EMS World Expo 2019 in New Orleans. The EMS1 team visited with members in the exhibit hall. Visit @EMS1 #EMSWorldExpo booth 1636 pic.twitter.com/pC79THDyCy — EMS1 (@EMS1) October 17, 2019 And wrote about some of the top presentations as part of our annual EMS World Expo coverage. The […]

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Make the Kids Responsible

Like many things it’s much easier to require kids to do the work. Michigan is the latest state to pass legislation requiring high schools to teach hands-only CPR to students. More than half the states, including California, Kentucky and Illinois have a similar graduation requirement. I am not a fan of the “make the kids do […]

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Tim Tebow one throw closer to becoming a paramedic

Ex-NFL quarterback Tim Tebow led on-board prayer as flight attendants performed CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest. This puts Tebow one throw closer to realizing his destiny of becoming a paramedic. (if you want to actually provide in-flight emergency medical care read these tips) Four years ago we imagined Tebow as a paramedic. [Scene […]

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Google Search has a Metronome

Have you used the Google Search metronome during a cardiac arrest? Would you use it? Use Google search metronome during high-quality CPR

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2 More Questions for the EMS Eagles

Friday and Saturday I attended the Gathering of the Eagles, state of the science education program in Dallas. Dozens of medical directors (EMS physicians) from throughout the United States gave five to 10 minute presentations. There were also lightning rounds for audience members to ask short questions (to generate short answers) of the Eagles. Here are two […]

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EMS Reading: February 2016

I am halfway through the incredible EMS Memoir, “1000 Naked Strangers” by Kevin Hazzard.” You can read an excerpt, the prologue, on EMS1. And check on this news story and interview with Hazzard. Note: I am reading a copy sent to me by the publisher. Purchase “A Thousand Naked Strangers” from Amazon, other booksellers, or […]

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Transport Destination Reference Card: Know Your Stuff Part 3

This guest post was submitted by paramedic and educator Brian Lilley. He replied to the Everyday EMS Tips weekly enewsletter, “Do you know your stuff?” — “[I do not] carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books. …The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts […]

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Alternate Posting Location: MedicCast Episode 375 from EMS Today 2014

Jamie Davis, the pod medic, was kind enough to let me guest host an EMS education related episode of the MedicCast from the EMS Today 2014 Exhibit hall. Watch and listen to an interview with Captain Jonathan Larsen of the Seattle Fire Department Medic 1. He is an instructor in the west coast resuscitation academy and […]

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Event Review

Alternate Posting Location: Event Review of #EMSToday Resuscitation Academy

Another EMS1.com column. Resuscitation training ups survival rates More than 150 attendees took part in the half-day Resuscitation Academy presented at EMS Today We also discussed the Resuscitation Academy on a special episode of the MedicCast recorded at EMS Today. I will post that link when it is available.

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Posts Outside the Service Area: EMS News and Updates

Some of posts, blogs, and articles that caught my attention. NAEMT updates Code of Ethics for EMS Practitioners. Print and share this at your next training meeting. Ask members to describe which each bullet point might look like in practice. Discuss how to handle different ethical dilemmas. Yesterday Rom Duckworth introduced me to Fit for […]