1. Police say driver asleep at the wheel “An EMS provider driving an ambulance that crashed and resulted in the death of an EMT fell asleep behind the wheel, according to police.” This tragic incident happened just a week after the release of 5 evidence-based guidelines for fatigue management in EMS. Recommend using fatigue/sleepiness survey instruments to […]
Jamie Davis, the pod medic, was kind enough to let me guest host an EMS education related episode of the MedicCast from the EMS Today 2014 Exhibit hall. The episode starts at the 12:15 mark in the video. I discuss Google Glass, NREMT Testing, and hybrid (online and classroom) education with Gabe Romero and Justin […]
An Everyday EMS Tips reader wrote, “I have been asked to present cardiac issues to an EMT-Basic refresher. I have not presented before and I wondered if you could steer me in the right direction?” Answer posted at EMS1.com 3 keys to teaching a cardiac refresher class Rather than delivering a lecture that reteaches existing […]
I have nearly completed the requirements for my paramedic refresher which has included health care provider certification, ACLS certification, PALS certification, classroom lectures, skill labs, and patient simulators. In addition I have been looking for articles and books on topics I want to learn more. While answering a patient scenario question about OB emergencies for […]
Video: SALT Airway Insertion
Watching this video of SALT Airway Insertion was an assignment in the first learning plan for my hybrid paramedic refresher. Of course as a long time advocate of incorporating social media content into course work I was a fan from the start. The video is straightforward, well made by a couple of paramedics, covers the […]
One of my favorite alternate posting locations is EMS1. com. I appreciate their recent publication of “The Benefits of Online EMS Education.” Is your department using online education for initial, refresher, or recertification training? What is working well and what could be better?