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EMS Tips – Naloxone Administration – Hydrant Access

1. Layperson administration of naloxone increasing in New Hampshire In 2017 the volume of naloxone administered by EMS personnel decreased in Manchester, N.H. The amount administered by laypeople increased. “Number of overdose deaths in Manchester decreased by 27 percent in 2016, according to Chris Stawasz, regional director for AMR in Nashua. However, total overdoses, including […]

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President Trump, Ask EMS about Opioid Epidemic

The President’s opioid commission issued its (overdue) draft report this week. The commission makes many reasonable recommendations, but has seemingly failed to consider the expertise of EMS in understanding the epidemic, the thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of patients being saved by EMS, the opportunity for EMS to steer addicts towards treatment, and the staggering costs […]

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Foreword for City Life

Michael Morse has long been one of my favorite EMS authors. It was a true honor when he asked me to write the foreword to his book “City Life.” Reprinted here with Morse’s permission: — What kind of paramedic do I want to be? How do I want to treat patients? How do I want my […]

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EMS Blogs I Read

My list of EMS blogs I read has gotten pretty short in the last couple of years. What other blogs should I add to this list? I read … The Happy Medic Ambulance Driver Files Rescuing Providence MedicScribe Flirting with Adrenaline Fire EMS Leader Pro It seems that many of my favorite EMS bloggers post […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Pain Management Begins with Empathy

Do you use the “mom empathy machine” during patient care and assessment? Read a few of my thoughts on pain management in a June EMS1.com column. Also check out EMSEduCast episode 173 on pain management.

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EMSEduCast Focus on Pain Management: Episode 173

In episode 173  of the EMSEduCast guest Peter Canning discusses Pain Management. Peter shares that pain management has rekindled his EMS career. He states, “Pain management is a daily opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.” Visit the EMSEduCast page to listen to Pain Management in EMS Education Peter Canning has been a full-time […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Book by an EMS Author

Mike Morse posted the Top 10 Reasons to Write an EMS Book on Rescuing Providence. Here are my 10 reasons to buy a book from the Everyday EMS Tips Books Store by authors like Peter Canning, Michael Morse, and Kelly Grayson. 10. Book authors have bills to pay. When you buy their book for yourself […]

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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 […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Morse and Canning Take Aim at EMS and Concealed Carry

Two of my favorite EMS authors, Peter Canning and Michael Morse, have shared their thoughts on the hot topic of EMS and concealed carry. Guns and EMS by Peter Canning on the Medic Scribe Blog Real Protection is Not Carrying a Gun on Duty by Michael Morse at EMS1.com

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Nuances in Pharmacology

For several years I have been reading about the appropriate dosing of oxygen. In Can Oxygen Hurt  Mike McEvoy summarizes the science, 2005 and 2010 AHA recommendations. He includes this money line “Knowing that both hypoxia and hyperoxia are bad, EMS providers must stop giving oxygen routinely.” Peter Canning shares some thoughts about Glass Ampules […]