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What if a mass murderer survives shootout with police?

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┬áRapid Response: Is EMS response different when the active shooter survives? on […]

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How to learn EMS acronyms

For EMT, paramedic students and new EMS providers learning the jargon of EMS is an important step in the progression from zero to hero. There are lots of ways to learn acronyms: Create your own flashcards or use online flashcards. Hand write acronyms and abbreviations with their meaning. Complete online quizzes which include terms, acronyms […]

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Tips for Wilderness Patient Care Experience

A reader wrote, “Any tips on what I can do to gain wilderness patient care experience? What would you want your co-instructors to know or have experienced before teaching WFR?” My Experience as a WMA Instructor I have been a Wilderness Medical Associates lead instructor since 2002. At the time of my application WMA generally […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Hands-Off Patient Assessment

There are many scenarios where EMTs and paramedics can’t put hands on a patient during assessment and treatment. Do you practice those scenarios? Read more about hands-off patient assessment in my regular EMS1.com column.

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Alternate Posting Location: Hoarding Behavior

Hoarding, more than a TV show, is my latest column at EMS1.com. Have you encountered patients with hoarding behavior? What are your assessment tips? How can you make homes of a patient with hoarding behavior safer for the patient, their friends and family, and their neighbors? Yes, I usually write my own column headlines. I […]

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Video: Keep Yourself Safe as an EMS Education Tool

Keep Yourself Safe is the latest EMS music video from FDNY Paramedic and Artist Farooq Muhammad. The video lyrics and visualizes are about personal safety and PPE usage. The project was funded/underwritten by apparel vendor Blauer. I think the production and message is outstanding. Farooq and Blauer show how new “media” can be combined for […]

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CE Mash-Up: Stroke Assessment and Treatment

A CE Mash-Up is a technique to design and deliver a continuing education program using materials available for use and consumption on the internet. Each CE Mash-Up will suggest content to combine in your own blog post, website, or learning management system. Slideshare Presentation View this presentation, innovations in stroke care from EMS Educator Rom […]

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Cold Weather Patient Care Tips

I was just asked for my tips for patient assessment and care in cold weather. These are my tips. What would you add? 1. Carry a pair of wind/rain pants in the ambulance. Don whenever you might be outside for an extended period of time, kneeling on wet or cold ground, or walking through the […]

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EMS Boot Camp 1/11 – IV Complications and Top Tips (#31daysofCE)

Tomorrow, January 11 at 1100 EST Jim Hoffman the EMS Professional will present an EMS Boot Camp session on IV complications and his top tricks for gaining IV access. I have had a chance to review Jim’s slides and I am confident students, new professionals, and even experienced paramedics will learn a few things in […]

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Treating Emergent Nosebleeds

You might be asking yourself, an ambulance for a nosebleed, give me a break. However, a nosebleed can be or become a serious medical problem. Patients with nosebleeds may call EMS instead of self transporting because they have repeated nose bleeds, they are on blood thinning medications or have underlying disease process that effect blood […]