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EMS Tips – EMT LODD – Therapeutic Hypothermia Might Come Back

1. EMT Mousa Chaban, 32, died of injuries after ambulance collision (EMS1.com) “Chaban was partially ejected from the ambulance and died from his injuries.” The driver of the ambulance,¬†Christine Wesner, failed to stop at a red light, and “allegedly fell asleep and crashed into another vehicle.” Resource:¬†5 evidence-based guidelines for fatigue management in EMS 2. […]

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EMS Education Tips

Watch this Oscar-Nominated Film at Your Next EMS Training

As a parent I believe my number one job is to keep my kids safe. What that means for me in central Wisconsin is a world apart for what it means for a father trying to keep his kids safe by escaping the ravages of war in Syria. “4.1 Miles,” an Oscar-nominated documentary short film, […]

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Health and Wellness

Cold Weather Running Haiku for the Wind Brief

Cold November wind Moon illuminates the woods Do not nip the tip — A haiku to mark the occasion of my first cold weather (wind brief needed) run of winter 2013-14.

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Event Review

Course Review: Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science Week 3 #MOOC

In week three of the Massive Open Online Course from Coursera on the topic of Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Dr. Abella discussed the reason for and action of therapeutic hypothermia for patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). Excellent and Thorough Presentation I have read, listened to, and watched hours and hours of training […]

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Course Review: Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science Week 1 #MOOC

This Coursera massive open online course (MOOCs),¬†Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science, was one of the first I enrolled in sometime in 2012. The start of the course was delayed many times and it finally launched this week. Like other Coursera MOOCs a subject matter expert delivers a series of video lectures on a specific […]

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EMS Education Tips

Skating on Thin Ice without the Proper PPE

I am sure Bob is a great instructor and has extricated himself from the cold water and back onto the ice dozens of times. I have heard rave reviews about the quality of his ice rescue training programs. But when standing next to an ice hole I sure would like to see Bob wearing a […]

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EMS Tips

Cold Weather Patient Care Tips

I was just asked for my tips for patient assessment and care in cold weather. These are my tips. What would you add? 1. Carry a pair of wind/rain pants in the ambulance. Don whenever you might be outside for an extended period of time, kneeling on wet or cold ground, or walking through the […]

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News and Events

January Top 5 Posts: EverydayEMSTips.com

The most viewed posts from January 2010 at EverydayEMSTips.com 1. Do you ever go through the motions? 2. 7 EMS iPhone apps 3. 2010 EMS Week Planning Resources 4. Electrical Hazards – Workplace Safety Tips 5. Therapeutic Hypothermia – a PowerPoint presentation Did you have a favorite post in January? Thanks for your interest and […]

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Inducing Hypothermia for ROSC Patients (#31daysofCE)

Welcome to winter. Many of us will be experiencing a cold challenge – unintentionally – as we respond to patient emergencies. Will you be inducing hypothermia in any of your patients? I don’t work in EMS systems that use induced hypothermia for patients that have Return of Spontaneous Circulation” after cardiac arrest – yet. Despite […]

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Responding to Cold Weather Emergencies (#31daysofCE)

Finally, we are expecting some snow in central Wisconsin later this week. I love winter, cold, and snow. Hot and cold challenge are among my most favorite emergency calls. Are you ready for cold weather emergencies? Today is day 2 of “31 Days of Continuing Education” from EverydayEMSTips.com. Today’s focus is cold weather emergencies. Check […]