What questions need to be answered when purchasing EMS drugs?

EMTs and paramedics administer numerous drugs, like epinephrine for anaphylaxis, albuterol for asthma, and nitroglycerine for chest pain, to treat life-threatening medical conditions and relieve patient pain. The administration of those drugs is governed by scope of practice rules or statutes and medical director-approved protocols. The decisions of which drug formulations or brands to purchase, […]

EMS Education Tips

What do you Want to Know More About

A few weeks ago I asked a group of medical first responders, EMTs, and paramedics what they wanted to know more about during introductions for a training session. There responses: Trauma Medications Recruitment “Fragile” patients Heart Failure Pharmacology and medications Pediatrics and Cardiology Trauma Pediatrics and Critical Care Administration and Cardiac Arrest After asking this […]

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App Information: RSI Wizard

This post was contributed by Ray Coleman of Creative Custom Applications. RSI Wizard is an application for iOS devices developed by Creative Custom Applications. Rapid Sequence Intubation is a highly risky intervention for Health Care providers to perform. RSI Wizard has step by step instructions on the RSI procedure. RSI Wizard also includes a RSI […]

App Reviews

Video: IV-Meds App developed by Harvey Castro MD

Quick video about the iPhone app IV-Meds developed by ED physician Harvey Castro. Learn more about Dr. Castro’s iPhone apps at  

EMS Tips Product Reviews

App Review: Paramedic Quick Reference Guide

This is a guest post by Andrew Spencer, AREMT-I, MIRHC. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. A new app for iPhone with more than 1500 medications for less than the price of a large cup of good coffee? I was skeptical at first but having carried printed […]

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EMS Boot Camp 1/11 – IV Complications and Top Tips (#31daysofCE)

Tomorrow, January 11 at 1100 EST Jim Hoffman the EMS Professional will present an EMS Boot Camp session on IV complications and his top tricks for gaining IV access. I have had a chance to review Jim’s slides and I am confident students, new professionals, and even experienced paramedics will learn a few things in […]