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Myth Busted: Ipratropium Bromide and Peanut Allergies

When a CE lesson user asked me to explain that ipratropium bromide is contraindicated to patients with peanut allergies I searched for the facts. After my search concluded with unsatisfactory results I turned to pharmacist and EMS supporter Mark Albert. Read his post Ipratropium – Soybean and Nuts Allergy: Myth Dispelled I am looking forward […]

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Poison Prevention Week: Household Medication Safety

This is a guest post by Martha Bonnie for Poison Prevention Week (March 14-20). If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. Did you know that over 80% of accidents in the home occur in the bathroom? Wet floors, cleaning chemicals, prescription and over the counter medications, to name just […]

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App Review: Stat Meds

STAT Meds is an adult medication “calculator” for the iPhone that is similar to an adult emergency reference card, but customizable! It features a colorful and easy to read home page. I found using the home page to be self-explanatory. Upon entering the weight and age of your patient, a customized table is presented with […]

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Pharmacology Training Resources for EMS Professionals (#31daysofEMS)

Pharmacology is one of the most interesting topics in EMS, but it requires careful study to understand indications, contraindications, doses, and side effects. Pharmacology also requires patient assessment skills and thorough understanding of your patient care protocols. After a few tips I will share some pharmacology continuing education tips. These are the Everyday EMS tips […]