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  • N.Y. medic Christian Jocelyn treats the human, not the patient

    EMS1 Daily News
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    The subject of North Shore-LIJ’s “I’m a Paramedic” video finds inspiration in treating patients from all walks of life, and preparing for an evolving EMS future
  • N.Y. medic Christian Jocelyn treats the human, not the patient

    ParamedicTV - Newest Clips
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    The subject of North Shore-LIJ’s “I’m a Paramedic” video finds inspiration in treating patients from all walks of life, and preparing for an evolving EMS future
  • Milwaukee Residents Have Issue With EMS Scene Safety Protocol

    The MedicCast
    podmedic
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    First up in the news for EMTs and paramedics this week is a look at how one news station in Milwaukee is covering EMS protocols that have crews stage at assault scenes until police [...]
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    16 Feb 2015 | 7:51 pm
  • Proposed 2015 ACLS Chest compression only CPR vs conventional CPR Recommendation

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    Rogue Medic
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
      The AHA (American Heart Association) and ILCOR (International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation) 2015 resuscitation guidelines evidence reviews appear to be merely justifications for continuing to use treatments that do not improve survival with good neurological function, which is the only outcome that matters. What do the AHA and ILCOR intend to recommend for ventilation of patients who appear to be adults and pulseless due to non-respiratory conditions?   Full Question: Among adults who are in cardiac arrest outside of a hospital (P), does provision of chest compressions…
 
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  • Milwaukee Residents Have Issue With EMS Scene Safety Protocol

    podmedic
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    First up in the news for EMTs and paramedics this week is a look at how one news station in Milwaukee is covering EMS protocols that have crews stage at assault scenes until police [...]
  • Developing Confidence in Pediatric Resuscitation and Episode 425

    podmedic
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:51 am
    EMS staging rules and public understanding, leading by following, UK NHS paramedic cutbacks, and we’ll have the first of our EMS10 Innovators interviews from the EMS Today Conference last week in Baltimore. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.
  • AEDs In the Wild, Saving Lives Everyday

    podmedic
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:34 am
    Finally, I have a great article from EMSWorld.com on how getting more AEDs into communities is starting to make all of our jobs a whole lot easier. In the article Illinois basketball coaches used [...]
  • Paramedic Ben Gilmour on Surviving an EMS Career

    podmedic
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:07 am
    Next up is a look at an article written by Australian paramedic Ben Gilmour who you might remember from our interview with him about his book and movie “Paramedico” last year. He wrote an article at EMSWorld.com recently about how [...]
  • EMS Today 2015 Podcast Studio Schedule

    podmedic
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    EMS Today is happening this week in Baltimore and your favorite EMS podcasters will be there recording some excellent segments in partnership with EMS Today, JEMS and Physio-Control. Here’s [...]
 
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  • Proposed 2015 ACLS Chest compression only CPR vs conventional CPR Recommendation

    Rogue Medic
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
      The AHA (American Heart Association) and ILCOR (International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation) 2015 resuscitation guidelines evidence reviews appear to be merely justifications for continuing to use treatments that do not improve survival with good neurological function, which is the only outcome that matters. What do the AHA and ILCOR intend to recommend for ventilation of patients who appear to be adults and pulseless due to non-respiratory conditions?   Full Question: Among adults who are in cardiac arrest outside of a hospital (P), does provision of chest compressions…
  • Why EMS Should Limit the Use of Rigid Cervical Collars

    Rogue Medic
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
      Well, should EMS limit the use of rigid cervical collars? As with the rest of anecdote-based medicine, or hunch-based medicine, we have been doing this for decades without any evidence of benefit. Do we know what we are doing? But you have to prove that this is harmful, otherwise we cannot withhold the standard of ignorance.   Image credit.     Regardless of brand. A perfect fit – every time. Right?   Where does the burden of proof rest? In medicine, it is supposed to be the responsibility of the person treating to convince the patient that the treatment is…
  • The Kitchen Sink Approach to Cardiac Arrest

    Rogue Medic
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
      When faced with death, we can become desperate, stop thinking clearly, and just try anything. Alternative medicine thrives on the desperation of people who are not thinking clearly. We should be better than that, but are we? A recent comment on The Myth that Narcan Reverses Cardiac Arrest[1] proposes that I would suddenly give kitchen sink medicine a try, if I really care about the patient. Kitchen sink medicine? It’s better to do something and harm the patient, than to limit treatment to what works. Throw everything, including the kitchen sink, at the patient. Mike Karras writes…
  • Happy Darwin Day 2015

    Rogue Medic
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
      Charles Darwin is one of the greatest scientists of all time. We should celebrate the tremendous work that he has done, but it is considered politically incorrect to point out that evolution is real and that we use science to learn about reality. To celebrate Darwin Day, Ken Ham has decided to do even more to embarrass himself. You remember him. He is the guy who debated Bill Nye.     What would it take to change your mind? Bill Nye – Evidence. Ken Ham – Nothing. Nothing? If God were to tell Ken Ham that evolution is true, that would not change Ken Ham’s…
  • Should ACLS Recommend the Unknown Based on Weak Evidence?

    Rogue Medic
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
      The AHA (American Heart Association) and ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) will be meeting tomorrow to finalize the recommendations for the 2015 ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) guidelines. Here is the comment I submitted on the proposed recommendation for epinephrine (Adrenaline in Commonwealth countries) in cardiac arrest. I have not received any information about where to submit SEERS comments, so I am sending this to you. Please forward it to whomever is supposed to receive comments. Vasopressors for cardiac arrest (1. Epi v Placebo)   Consensus on…
 
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  • Milwaukee father meets firefighters and paramedics who saved his son from ... - WDJT

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Milwaukee father meets firefighters and paramedics who saved his son from WDJTThe paramedics did a great job and he's at school today." The boy who went on to make a full recovery and wasn't at the awards ceremony because his family didn't want him to miss any of his class work. It was the outcome they all hope and train for.and more »
  • Paramedics practise preventative medicine - www.brantnews.com

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    www.brantnews.comParamedics practise preventative medicinewww.brantnews.comResidents of two city-owned apartment buildings are the first in the region to receive preventative in-home care from paramedics under a new initiative aimed at reducing unnecessary emergency room visits. The pilot project is one of 22 “community ...
  • Heart attack victim Jeffrey Corbin died 24 hours after paramedics failed to ... - Stoke Sentinel

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Stoke SentinelHeart attack victim Jeffrey Corbin died 24 hours after paramedics failed to Stoke SentinelTHE grieving family of a heart attack victim, who died 24 hours after paramedics failed to take him to hospital, are taking legal action against the NHS. Jeffrey Corbin was diagnosed with a panic attack and stayed at home after reportedly being warned
  • Milwaukee firefighters heralded for saving 5-year-old boy - WISN Milwaukee

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Milwaukee firefighters heralded for saving 5-year-old boyWISN MilwaukeePARAMEDICS TOOK OVER. HE WAS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AND SURVIVED. HE HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET THE FIREFIGHTER WHO FOUND HIS LITTLE BOY AND THANK HIM IN PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE ...and more »
  • Community paramedics proposal in Forsyth County - myfox8.com

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Community paramedics proposal in Forsyth Countymyfox8.comSo he's looking to bring community paramedics to Forsyth County. “We are excited about it. It's a shift. We are used to going out assessing, treating and taking the patient to the emergency room,” he said. Instead of transporting patients to the Forsyth County commissioners to discuss community paramedic programWinston-Salem Journalall 2 news articles »
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  • The dirty diagnosis

    dr-exmedic
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    It’s one of the oldest lines of EMS lore: medics don’t diagnose. It’s crap. First of all, let’s look at the dictionary definition: Medicine/Medical. 1. the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition. 2. the decision reached from such an examination. Well, on an emergency scene, isn’t that the whole […]
  • ALS vs. BLS: the dumbest war ever

    dr-exmedic
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    First of all, let me state that there is no “ALS care” or “BLS care.” There is only care that is within your scope of practice, and care that is outside your scope of practice. By now, you’ve probably heard of a study making the rounds that showed higher survival in a group given BLS […]
  • Thank you, EMSI

    dr-exmedic
    2 Oct 2011 | 4:22 pm
    In which the actions of our state EMS folks kept my wife from dying. Or at least having a monster headache.
  • GCS 8, intubate?

    dr-exmedic
    13 May 2011 | 5:08 pm
    When it comes to prehospital intubation, do a different kind of study, get a different kind of result.
  • Sesame Street isn’t the only video you can learn from

    dr-exmedic
    10 May 2011 | 5:32 pm
    Newish technology meets even newer technology, in this latest AED model.
 
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  • The Paramedic’s Guide to Dealing With Bill Collectors

    Sean
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It wasn’t that long ago that when my phone rang, I knew there was a 90% chance that it was a bill collector. At the time, I was disorganized, severely in debt, and afraid to answer the calls or open my mail. It was an absolute horrible feeling and it made me feel like a complete failure. On some occasions, I actually gave in to their ridiculous demands and spent every dime I had to pay them and then had to worry about how I was going to eat until payday. Bill collectors have a right to try to collect what’s owed, but I hate their methods with a passion. Now don’t get me…
  • Set Measurable and Achievable Money-Smart Goals This Year

    Sean
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    This is the time of year when people start falling off the New Year’s Resolution wagon. As life continues to happen, so do the daily struggles and challenges that got us here in the first place. No matter how bad we wish we could, we simply can’t hit a reset button on life every year. In EMS, it’s easy to get stuck in the never-ending cycle of overtime and debt. Especially when we continue to live beyond our means and not stick to a written budget. Overtime is one of the best and worst parts of our job. It’s nice because we have it available when we need or want extra…
  • How to Recover From Holiday Money Mistakes

    Sean
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    I know we talk a lot on here about staying money smart throughout the holidays and not letting things like Christmas destroy your bank account. But let’s face it, many of us – myself included – probably slipped up at least a little and have some recovering to do. Don’t beat yourself up over it! Regardless of how far you may have set yourself back, you can and should take the steps towards not only recovering as fast as possible but preparing for next year. By doing so, we can take the stress out of the holidays and truly focus on the positive things that this time of…
  • Introducing #TeamMedicMadness

    Sean
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    There is a stereotype in EMS when it comes to personal health, and it isn’t good. How many times have you heard people talk about how we are overweight, out of shape and generally unhealthy? When you hear that, does it make you laugh, or does it disappoint you? For the majority of my career, I had just accepted it but failed to realize that I was part of it. I figured that since I wasn’t “overweight” that I must be “healthy enough”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. For the longest time, I was eating junk every day and doing absolutely no…
  • Being a Medic Doesn’t Have to Mean Being Broke

    Sean
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:33 pm
    After reading some recent articles and seeing group posts about EMS wages, I’ve decided that the best Christmas gift we can give ourselves this year is some personal responsibility. At some point, we have to stop blaming others for our problems. If you accepted a job offer making any amount of money, then you have absolutely, 100%, no right to complain about your wages. Do I want to see our industry improve in the compensation department? Absolutely! But I equally want to see the workforce improve to match the desired wages. Nobody tied our hands and forced us into this line of work.
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  • Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC acquires a majority stake in North American Rescue, LLC

    Dan White
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    NEW YORK — Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC (“Blue Wolf”), the New York-based private equity firm, today announced that, through an affiliate, it has acquired a majority stake in North American Rescue, LLC (“NAR” or “the Company”), a leading supplier of mission-critical tactical medical products, such as tourniquets, chest seals and decompression needles, to the military, law enforcement and EMS first responder markets. Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2015/03/02/6846433/blue-wolf-capital-invests-in-north.html#storylink=cpy
  • EMS Today 2015

    Dan White
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    It was great to reconnect with so many old friends at EMS Today in Baltimore. The exhibit hall was packed and steady for the first evening and Friday morning. Later Friday and Saturday I got around the hall and said hello to everyone. I saw Jon Politis and we reminisced how we met at the very first EMS Today in 1984. It’s been many years since and is surprising how many of the early EMS pioneers are still around. There were not that many new EMS products as in years past. I did get to look at Durham County’s new Crestline mini-mod on a Sprinter chassis. I really liked it. It has…
  • Philips redesign prompts another Class I recall

    Dan White
    3 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Heart Sync is the 2nd company to face an FDA Class I recall of defibrillator electrodes due to design changes in automated external defibrillators made by Royal Philips. Royal Philips’ (NYSE:PHG) revamped connector design for 2 of its automatic external defibrillators has left another company facing an FDA Class I recall. This time, Michigan’s Heart Sync is dealing with the Class I recall, which the FDA assigns when there is risk of serious injury or death. Continue
  • Ebola Disinfection for EMS

    Dan White
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
    St. Louis, MO (December 17, 2014) – EA Medical LLC, a specialty medical distributor, introduces the Lumalier EDU-435 Disinfection Lamp, which uses Ultraviolet Germicidal Energy (“C” wavelength) to kill Ebola. The EDU-435 was designed to meet the specialized disinfection needs of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers. Although not everyone is familiar with UV-C, it is a well know fact that it has germicidal properties. There are no known infectious pathogens that are resistant to a proper “dose” of UV-C energy, NONE. It does not matter what the pathogen strain is, how it has…
  • EMS Chief: What EMS crews experienced the first day of the Ferguson shooting

    Dan White
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    EMS Chief Chris Cebollero talks about what his crews encountered in the first minutes on the scene of the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., which led to looting and riots the next day. http://paramedictv.ems1.com/videos/3738575073001-ems-chief-what-ems-crews-experienced-the-first-day-of-the-ferguson-shooting/
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  • 3 Amazing Concepts

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
      3 Amazing Concepts The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 50 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric draws the map to some interesting and controversial new research. What is REBOA? Do you really need that cervical collar? Does dopamine deserve to be ditched? Join us for this, and the next 3 episodes to hear the complete dialogue in this series of 3 Amazing Concepts!   Podcast Download (MP3) ENHANCED UNAVAILABLE Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher Listener Survey   Mean Brenner - REBOA http://marylandccproject.org/core-content/megan-brenner-reboa/ Morrison.
  • The Nightmare Series - Hypoxic Status Seizure

    16 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
            Hypoxic Status SeizureA Nightmare Series Podcast The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 50 Claustrophobic and dark hallways surround our patient as they hysterically shake, and flight to free themselves from the ever tightening grasp of a hypoxic straightjacket. There are worse things than death and as time fights against the minds of the providers, the insane realization that this critical patient may very well be toeing the edge of oblivion sets in. Join your host, Eric Bauer, as he walks with you down the terrifying corridors of the newest Nightmare Series…
  • Magnifying The Genius In Others

    16 Feb 2015 | 5:24 pm
        Multiplying The Genius In Others   I've recently been asked to be an expert blog submission writer for a website called Convene First Responders. Convene First Responders is a platform for first responders of all disciplines to share their respective experiences in a format that fosters learning and development. The goal is to break the barriers often seen in our profession and allow people the ability to share so we all can learn. Experiences are the best way to relate to one another and break those barriers we often see.   Every one of us can teach about an…
  • Do We Understand Oxygenation?

    4 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
      The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve can be confusing... However, it's an essential aspect to understanding oxygen physiology in critical care. Think of it as a "Manual for Dating". In a healthy relationship you have a good date, really like that person, but don't mind dropping them off after an evening out because you know you'll see them again. Hemoglobin picks up and drops off O2 when needed. (Normal Curve) In another scenario, you pick up your date, but don't really like them too much, so you can't wait to get the date over. You drop them off fast! In a Right shift, hemoglobin…
  • Hemodynamic Compromise in Trauma

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
        Dead space is something we need to always look at and calculate when dealing with our ventilator patients.  We can calculate dead space in 2 different ways. 1. 1 mL/pound of ideal body weight (neonates, pediatrics, small adults) 2. 150 mL/breath (normal sized adults) Understanding the difference between minute ventilation (VE) and alveolar minute ventilation is important.  All that’s great. But how does that affect our patients?  How does it affect our patients with hemodynamic instability?  Do we treat our trauma patients different than an ARDS patient?
 
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