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Medical First Responder Pain Management Protocol

A reader writes, “Pain management is not part of our medical first responder protocol. What can I do for patients in pain?” Medical first responders can (and should) do a lot. I call it the “mom stuff”¬† Help the patient ¬†find a position of comfort Apply a splint or other type of stabilization for extremity […]

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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Brian Manners

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by Firefighter/Medical First Responder and Polar Ambassador […]

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EMS Education Tips

You Didn't Have to Help but You Did …

… and before I could even ask there you were at my side helping me. Feces Everywhere Remember that time when the elderly lady had lain for hours in her own feces? I had already told you it was OK to leave, but you lingered for a moment. Then I knew why. Without hesitating you […]

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EMS Education Tips

Facilitating Patient Assessment Scenarios

I am teaching a first responder refresher class this week – Tuesday to Friday – for a group of industrial first responders. Since most of my work is online education I really look forward to and enjoy time in the classroom. Since this is a refresher we won’t be doing a lot of lecture. My […]

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Medicine is Dynamic: CPAP for Respiratory Distress

Change is one of the few things we can count on in life. The things we once did we no longer do. Things we do now we might not do in the future. Are you open to change? What facts, testimonials, or influence do you need to implement change? Medicine is dynamic. We don’t do […]