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Take a Short Survery on EMS Transport of Infants

This is a guest post by EMS Safety Expert Jim Love. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. Past Thirty years ago when we needed to transport an infant or child in our ambulance either a parent or medic carried the child. Often the adult holding the child […]

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Teaching CPR to Kids

This is a guest post by Steve Lichtenberg. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. Can you teach children CPR? The short answer is yes. There are a few differences when teaching children as opposed to adults. Children will take the whole process very seriously and are more […]

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Magical Pediatric Patient Assessment (#31daysofCE)

Dr. Mike Pitt was a magician before he was a pediatrician, but he still uses some of the magic tricks he learned as a child with the children he assesses and treats. “Magic Mike” was a the guest on the EMSEduCast – the podcast by and for EMS educators – last week. During the show […]

Firefighting News and Events

How to Buy Guides for

I have been writing a series of  “How to Buy Guides” for Here are links to a few of those articles: How to Buy EMS Apparel and Accessories How to Buy Books How to Buy EMS Satellite Communications How to Buy EMS Sirens How to Buy EMS Scheduling Software How to Buy ePCR software […]

Health and Wellness

Children's Health: How would you rate it?

Everyday EMS Tips readers weigh in on the responder bias of this question, “Would you say [child]’s health in general was excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?” In 2006 more than 17% of children were obese (CDC youth obesity site). Good health is in the eye of the describer. I am pretty skeptical about […]

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Pediatric ATV Incidents

More kids die while riding ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) than bicycles. Many more kids are injured riding ATVs. Have you responded to an ATV accident yet? If you haven’t it is probably just a matter of time. Read article about pediatric ATV deaths at My friend Rocco shared these general tips for pediatric assessment […]

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Emergency: Helping Young Children Communicate with Emergency Responders

While we have all heard the heroic stories of a toddler calling 911 and saving his mother’s life, this type of call is rare. Most young children are hesitant to call 911 and even more reluctant to talk to the stranger on the other end of the line. If you are dispatcher or other type […]

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Some Out of the Ordinary EMS Equipment

Carrying a specific set of items has become part of my paramedic routine. Steve Whitehead had a great post sampling readers about what they carry in their pockets while on-duty. Everyday EMS Tips contributor, Chris Matthews, will be the first to admit he adds a lot of things to the on-board equipment that many of […]

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Pediatric Brain Injury Prevention

Unintentional trauma is the leading cause of death for all patients ages 1-44 EMS providers can have a significant impact on reducing brain injury through promoting use of helmets and other safety practices to children. The Virginia EMS Office has produced this fun and quick moving video about injury prevention. Since it is on YouTube […]