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Operations

Are you really going to arrest an ED nurse?

I also thought of titling this post, “What would Fonzie do?” but that seems like a pretty dated reference. Or perhaps “How would Barney Stinson have played this situation?” Detective Jeff Payne, a Utah police officer and paramedic since 1983, became a viral news sensation when he¬†handcuffed an emergency department nurse¬†who refused to let him […]

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EMS Tips

The New BLS is the Old ALS

I am fascinated by the ongoing trend that moves ALS treatments to lay people … AED, epi-pen, Narcan, etc. There is a continuum that has ICU/Surgery suite on one end and untrained layperson on the other end. ICU/Surgery Flight/Ground Doc (not much in US) Flight/Ground RN Flight/Ground Critical Care Paramedic Paramedic AEMT EMT MFR First […]

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EMS Tips

Hot Summer Posts from Outside the Service Area

July has been a hot one for me. First a week of blazing heat and humidity in Central Wisconsin and then a week of constant heat and humidity in Miami. Here are some of my favorite posts from outside the service area: This MSNBC.com article about a PICU nurse that committed suicide a few months […]

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EMS Education Tips

Therapeutic Communications – Resources Needed

An EverydayEMSTips.com reader wrote: “Hello. I am a RN who also teaches EMT students at a local College. Do you have info or ideas on Therapeutic Communication?” Please use the comments area to share ideas and resources for this EMS educator related to Therapeutic Communication. If you are interested in guest posting on this topic […]