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October Posts Outside the Service Area: Announcements, Books, and Opportunities

I am reading, the latest book from Michael Perry. If you enjoyed Population 485 or Truck you will enjoy Coop. Listen to Michael Perry on an old episode of the Medical Author Chat. Another book I am reading right now and enjoying is the . Jim Hoffman wrote, “I have a great live webinar coming […]

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EMS Tips

Video: 2 Things About Laptop ePCRs

Remember 2 Things from Steve Whitehead focuses on the laptop computer and the ePCR. ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com I would add: 1. If you are wearing gloves that have touched the patient you shouldn’t be using the laptop. 2. Secure or stow the laptop when it is not in use. Like anything else it […]

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Writing Patient Assessment Notes in the Field

How do you write notes in the field? Do you use scraps of paper, a smartphone app, or a tablet PCR? A new EMT asked me for ideas for tracking the patient assessment details they learned during the patient assessment. I have used a variety of methods. 1. Paper notepad. My favorite has always been […]

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Tablet Computer Displays – 3 Types

This is a guest post by Bill Graulty from ARMOR Rugged Mobile Computers. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. The principal medium to retrieve and input information on a tablet device is the display. EMS professionals must be able to read the display in light conditions ranging from […]

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Product Review: Poly-Lingo Translation Software

Multi-Language Prompter I had the opportunity to use a trial version of the Poly-Lingo Translation software recently. Poly-Lingo is a “multi-language prompter program designed to remove language barriers and improve patient care.” I used a laptop version that was installed on my local drive from a CD-ROM. Poly-Lingo was developed by Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Kelly. Features […]

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Game: Take the EMS1.com Medical Legal Challenge

Test your Medical Legal knowledge in the April 2010 EMS1.com game. I wrote the quiz questions that were uploaded into the C3Softworks game Bravo. Games are an effective tool for teaching in the classroom and online. Tips for electronic patient care report documentation: 1. Consistently work through each data entry screen. The software set-up might not always […]

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6 Websites that Teach Typing

Writing the Patient Care Report on a notebook or desktop computer can take more time than the entire response, assessment, treatment, and transport – especially if you never learned how to type. Save yourself lots of time and reduce aggravation from hunting and pecking for the next letter by taking a touch typing course. Visit […]

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Cleaning the Ambulance – to prevent spread of pathogens

I bet you are paying a little more attention to cleaning the ambulance with all the attention, in-service trainings, and patient questions about Swine Influenza (H1N1). PandemicFlu.gov has issued Interim Guidance for Cleaning EMS Transport Vehicles. Take a few minutes and read those guidelines. Save yourself a little bit of time and energy by following […]