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4 Tips from an Experienced Paramedic

Reader David Elliot wrote me with these great tips: 1. Tape a copy of the APGAR parameters to the OB kits 2. Tape a copy of the rule of 9’s (adult and ped) to the burn sheets 3. Use the Broselow Tape to measure EVERY child or infant on the routine asthma’s, falls and febrile […]

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Tucson Mass Shooting – some thoughts on MCI Response

Like many EMS professionals I have read media accounts from the Tucson mass shooting for lessons we might learn for application to future mass shooting incidents. Tragically, a mass shooting could happen in any community and we all need to consider a mass shooting in our all-hazards pre-planning and cooperative planning with other emergency responders. […]

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Tips to Develop and Distribute an Ebook for EMS Training

A few months ago I have posted a first and second edition of an ebook on MCI response tips, products, and training for EMS professionals. The process to prepare the ebook, post it online, and share it was readers was pretty straightforward. 1. Collected columns and blogs posts I had written on MCI response into […]

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22 Hours of Con Ed Now Available from EMS Boot Camp #EMS

In just a year the EMS Boot Camp project has built an archive library of over 22 hours of recorded EMT and Paramedic continuing education webinars. The multimedia CE lessons cover many important aspects of EMS. Each EMS Boot Camp webinar includes: Recorded video and audio of the session that you can watch anytime online […]

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Unprepared by D.A. Ramsey and Jim Rush

, the novel, is a cautionary tale from Jim Rush, an expert in health readiness; and co-author D.A. Ramsey. The novel presents a plausible scenario for a terrorist nuclear attack inside the United States that overwhelms local, regional, and state healthcare systems while also shaking the foundations of government. Disaster Response Training and Readiness As […]

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ebook: MCI Response by EMS Tips, Resources, and Training

Ebook compilation of tips, resources, and training related to EMS response to mass casualty incident response. Download the ebook, read, and share. I would also welcome your tips, resources, and product reviews for a second edition. If you are interested in mass casualty response and EMS I highly recommend these posts and training programs: MCI […]

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Emergency Response Guide Apps

I was watching a presentation about EMS response to MCIs by Steve Kanarian on EMSBootCamp.com the other night and another viewer asked about the availability of the Emergency Response Guidebook as a smartphone app. I asked my Twitter followers and learned that there is an ERG app for the iPhone, Blackberry, and Droid. This is […]

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Press Release: iPhone App for Managing Mass Casualty Incidents

“MCI Triage” is an iPhone App for EMS paramedics, ambulance officers, firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency service personnel to help manage mass casualty incidents. It builds on the Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (S.T.A.R.T.) system, originally developed in 1983. With simple button prompts and on-the-fly calculation of triage categories, “MCI Triage” makes it easy […]

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Tips for Mass Casualty Incident Training

Mass casualty incidents are infrequent for most EMS professionals. We have few opportunities to practice and improve our MCI response skills. Lectures can help us become familiar with concepts, but regular hands on practice through table top exercises, drills, and full-scale simulations is needed to achieve competency. Here are some Everyday EMS Tips for MCI […]

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MCI Response Concepts for EMS (#31daysofEMS)

Mass casualty incident response for EMS is one of my favorite topics as a trainer and as a student. I have had the good fortune to work on several MCI for EMS consulting projects throughout Wisconsin that have involved writing/rewriting EMS plans, developing training materials, and delivering training exercises. The purpose of these projects has […]