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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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EMS Tips

Hi My Name is …

Brandon Oto has written a fine post, Missing your manners, about the importance of introducing yourself to your patient with a simple, “Hi my name is Greg. I am a paramedic. Can I help?” Go read Brandon’s post. Good morning Doctor Not long ago I had an appointment with a new cardiologist to discuss my […]

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Author-Interviews

Declarations of a Dinosaur: Medical Author Chat with Lucy Hornstein MD

Dr. Lucy Hornstein is author of Declarations of a Dinosaur: 10 Laws I’ve Learned as a Family Doctor (Amazon Link).┬áDuring this episode of Medical Author Chat Lucy and I have a great chat about why she chose family practice, her path to becoming a blogger, and the 10 laws she has learned in her years […]