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Book Review: ACLS 2013 the ACLS Arrhythmia Pocket Brain Book

Book Description The ACLS 2013 Pocket Brain Book () is a compact and information packed guide to ACLS arrhythmia assessment and treatment. It is a comprehensive, get to the point, review and synopsis that somehow finds time to include practice questions, clinical and bedside tips, and review of controversies. For example, in the opening chapter […]

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Day 2 at Wisconsin EMS Association Conference #WEMSA

I spent the majority of my day at the CentreLearn booth in the exhibit hall. It was fun to talk about online education with CentreLearn customers, interested training officers, and skeptics about the effectiveness of online training. Asking the NAEMT Questions about NREMT Next to the CentreLearn booth is the National Association of EMTs. I […]

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EMS Tips

Video: 12 Lead ECG with aVL Abnormality

In this video, part of Dr. Amal Mattu’s 12 Lead ECG case of the week, a patient case is presented. The patient was complaining of chest pain, but the 12 Lead ECG labeled the strip no abnormalities. The paramedic persisted with assessment because of aVL abnormalities. In the video Dr. Mattu discusses the role of […]

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July Alternate Posting Locations: Products for EMS

Dr. David Johnson writes about when to use tourniquets on the Wilderness Medical Associates blog. Rogue Medic shares a Facebook thread of fears of litigation and anecdotal experience confused with scientific proof about the use of tourniquets in his post on Facebook medics let imaginary lawyers tell them what to do. Paramedic product innovator and […]

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7 Quick Thoughts Post #EMSToday 2012

I am home from EMS Today. I had a great time presenting, meeting the 2012 EMS10 Innovation Award winners, attending the premier of Code STEMI, and visiting with many EMS friends from around the world. Some quick thoughts post EMS Today: 1. The Social Medic is posting reviews of the sessions he is attending, www.thesocialmedic.net […]

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Product Review: Rapid Cardiac Analysis Tool

In an increasingly digital world the R-CAT (Rapid Cardiac Analysis Tool) is a refreshing return to a study guide and reference tool that I can easily hold, access from a BDU or shirt pocket, and rapidly reference. I recently was able to review two versions, given to me at EMS World Expo 2011, of the […]

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Products and Schwag from EMS World Expo 2011 #EMSWorldExpo

Last week is still a blur to me. I arrived Monday night and left Friday afternoon and felt rushed for time from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. My schedule was packed with meetings, social events, and presentations. The one thing I didn’t schedule and now regret not scheduling was time to […]