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Recommended Reading: Tranexamic Acid (CRASH-2)

What do you know about tranexamic acid and its use for the treatment of severe hemorrhage? I didn’t know much until recently so I am trying to get up to speed with some reading. CRASH-2 – Clinical Randomisation of an Antrifibrinolytic in Significant Hemorrhage – website A Cheap Drug is Found to Save Bleeding Victims Cartoon (comic […]

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EMS Education Tips

Video: Coaching the Ambulance Driver

Things that probably are not helpful: Being very far away from the pupil Snarky comments Ridicule Sharing the poor performance and poor coaching with the world

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Social Media Tips

Alternate Posting Location: Memo to the Paramedic Class of 2013

At the 2012 NAEMSE Symposium Dr. Bill Raynovich mentioned in his presentation on teaching ethics with cases that the topic ethical challenge for paramedic students is navigating the confusing world of social media. His talk inspired this new column at EMS1.com, Memo: Social Media Training for the Paramedic Class of 2013. Additional Resources PIOSocialMediaTraining.com – […]

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News and Events

Video: I Still Love the Radio

“Everything I had to know I heard it on my radio” Queen, Live at Wembley Stadium 1986 full length concert video has been helping me have a productive Friday afternoon. Other full length concert videos on YouTube

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Social Media Tips

Monitor the Social Web with RSS Feeds

Your EMS organization or fire department can monitor the social web using searches and RSS feeds. Step 1: Create at least one Google Alert for your department, organization or business. Consider other alerts for names of key personnel, community name with key words like fire and EMS, and other search terms relevant to your business […]

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Social Media Tips

Video: UW Harborview Trauma Conference

Catchy video for an upcoming trauma conference. All the elements of a brochure but in an online video that can be shared, linked to, and embedded.

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Video: AFSCME Support for EMS Week

Lots and lots of videos were posted on YouTube during EMS Week 2012. Find them all by searching YouTube. I will be posting a couple that caught my eye, but I didn’t have time to watch them all.

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EMS Tips

Why Wait for #EMSWeek to Do These 20 Things

EMS Week is a week away, but you don’t need to wait until the official EMS Week to do any of these things: Increase your knowledge: sign-up for the free EMS Web Summit. Appreciate EMS in a different setting by reading a book by a paramedic/author. Join the conversation about EMS by leaving a comment […]

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Video: More MCI Drills for High School Students

Earlier this week I asked if scared straight drills worked for preventing prom night tragedy among high school students. Looking for videos to embed in your blog or department Facebook page? Consider the many videos available on YouTube that are very timely for Prom and Graduation season. Several readers alerted me to other videos to […]

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Social Media Tips

Video: Rothschild Fire #EMSWeek 2012

Rothschild Fire posted this video that they plan to show during their 2012 EMS Week Open House. The recipe to make your own department video is pretty easy. 1. Provide value to your community 2. Take pictures of community events, programs, and training drills 3. Take even more pictures, especially photos of kids learning, members […]