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Welfare Check Tips from EMS Leaders

For this EMS1 article, Lessons to apply: Welfare check incident became a LODD, I asked these EMS leaders for their best tips and advice for conducting welfare checks: Chad Pore Mike Taigman  Gina Perschau-Becker Marc Bashoor Welfare checks are resource intensive responses (police officer, engine company, ambulance crew) which often result in an unsatisfactory outcome, such […]

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EMS Tips – Heroin(e) Documentary – SHOT Show 2018 – Checking AVPU

1. West Va. Fire Chief featured in Oscar-nominated documentary (FireRescue1.com) Heroin(e), a Netflix documentary features three women as they fight the opioid epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia. Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader is on the front lines of the epidemic and thinks society as a whole needs to change their outlook on opioid addicts. “We […]

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EMS Tips – Opioid Declaration Renewed – Pain Assessment

1. Opioid Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed FierceHealthcare reports “The Trump administration has renewed the declaration that officially categorized the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency shortly before it was set to expire.” Since declaring the the public health emergency in October there has been little to no action from the Trump administration. “Although […]

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EMS Tips – Trump’s Opioid Promise – Taxis for 911 Callers

1. President Trump’s impact on EMS and the opioid crisis On the campaign trail candidate Trump promised voters he would “end the opioid epidemic in America.” For a President who repeatedly reminds Americans that he is a genius, best dealmaker, top negotiator, and pro-life who knows the best people his actions to keep his promise […]

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Paramedics and President Trump

In paramedic school we learn a myriad of medical problems – from the unique to common. And new medics are prone to consider everything as equally possible instead of the most likely problem. So many EMS educators use this short exercise. To their students: “Close your eyes. Now imagine you are on a large grassy expanse […]

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Ultrasound is the Next Great Thing for EMS

Ultrasound! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, nam postulant scribentur et, perpetua honestatis vis ex. Suscipit senserit evertitur quo ei, in pro vulputate instructior. Cu dicam principes scripserit pro, id eos alterum cotidieque. Pri purto consectetuer in.t The preceding paragraph is a test of the viral popularity of ultrasound. Based on the wild enthusiasm for ultrasound at EMS […]

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People are saying Hillary Clinton has …

I don’t know precisely what people mean when they say “people are saying,” but I am saying that Hillary Clinton may have experienced an episode of ‘Sunday syncope.’ What do you think? Did Hillary Clinton have an episode of ‘Sunday syncope’? Well worth reading: If Clinton or Trump were too sick to be president, we’d already […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Some of my favorites from August 2014

Blog posts, articles, news reports, and audio podcasts…some of my favorite reads from August 2014. Blog news from MedicSBK…new website layout. Check it out. Steve Whitehead lays out the reasons you should quit your crappy EMS job. This article, I found a gun on my patient. Now what?, struck me as a common sense and […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Ask a Simple Question at EMS1.com

How do you fill the “in-between moments” in EMS? Try a simple question to your patient as you pass the time.

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Be the EMT You Want to Be

Peter Canning has been writing a series of posts, Street Lessons. All of them are excellent, but #5 The Hand Drop Test is my favorite. The hand drop test is one of those terrible pseudo assessments that burnt-out medics pass onto students and new employees. Other than mocking or discrediting the patient it serves little […]