The Tree of Life shooter survived his shootout with police. Many, but not all, active shooters have suicide as the final act in their despicable, murderous plan. For those who don’t EMS may be called upon to triage, treat and transport the shooter. Read Rapid Response: Is EMS response different when the active shooter survives? on […]
1. President Trump’s impact on EMS and the opioid crisis On the campaign trail candidate Trump promised voters he would “end the opioid epidemic in America.” For a President who repeatedly reminds Americans that he is a genius, best dealmaker, top negotiator, and pro-life who knows the best people his actions to keep his promise […]
Uber and Ambulances
Two economists conclude that Uber availability has reduced EMS ambulance transport by 7 percent in major U.S. cities. Really? I have been writing about Uber and ambulances for a couple of years and I am always a proponent of patients receiving the right care (which includes transport as a treatment) at the right time. Read […]
What if this were your patient?
One of my favorite training activities is to ask, “What if…” What happened: The son of an elderly dementia patient posted his disappointment to Facebook about the poor packaging for his father and lack of communication he received about his father’s discharge from a skilled nursing facility. Two images posted by Ross Leonardo show his father […]
3 EMS Phrases I Detest
I detest the use of these three EMS phrases: 1) Stay and play 2) Load and go 3) Scoop and run Usage is 10x worse if said with air quotes. Instead I prefer terms like primary survey, secondary survey, focused history and physical exam, rapid transport, high priority transport, low priority transport, and interventions.
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. Each year up to 1000 children are injured as the result of a crash while being transported in an ambulance. On August 5th in Washington DC a meeting was held to […]
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 […]