Late blooming sunflower. Spectacular maple along our driveway.
When the world around you looks like this at the start of your shift, what operation problems and patient complaints do you anticipate? Wet, heavy snow and high winds.
New column posted at EMS1.com Distribute LED lights to cut down on calls for falls For $10 or less per unit, your department could begin handing out lights for at-risk patents to dramatically reduce the number of fall-assist responses Updated April 16, 2014. Paramedic and author Kelly Grayson shares a few great tips on how lighting […]
I have learned a lot about ice dams in the last 24 hours. Nothing like a drip of ice cold water in the living room to force a guy into action. The recent combination of rain, freezing rain, snow, and more snow caused ideal conditions for ice dams to develop while I was blissfully distracted […]
Open Airways Podcast: Fall Prevention
On this episode of the Open Airways Podcast, recorded at the 2010 EMS World Expo, I discuss prevention of falls. Some other posts about fall prevention: Fall Prevention Tips Innovative Falls Prevention Program
In central Wisconsin, the ice and snow season logically leads to an increase in the number of “elderly patient has fallen, possible broken hip” calls. When responding to patients with a suspected broken hip, remember these tips:
Our patient was on the floor in the hallway and simply could not get himself up. He didn’t think he was hurt and we could not find any injuries. A few minutes later he was back in his chair and refusing transport. Fall calls are common for EMS professionals. They also are risky because they […]