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  • W.Va. county invests in new ambulances, technology on 9/11

    Advocacy RSS Feed
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    Commissioners approved four new ambulances, computer upgrades in police cars, and funding to more than two dozen county fire departments
  • If You Like Your 24 Hour Shift, You Can Keep Your 24 Hour Shift

    Medic Madness »
    Sean Eddy
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    Yes, I shamelessly lured you into the this article using the Obamacare promise…… I’m going to preface this post by saying that I currently work 24 hour shifts, and I enjoy them. Throughout my career I have been assigned to 10’s, 12’s, 24’s, 48’s and even 72’s. I even pushed the envelope a few times and did a couple 7-day stretches (Disclaimer: It’s a bad idea. Don’t do it). For the most part, long-hour shifts are all I’ve known for the majority of my adult life. I don’t want to see them go away, but realistically I know…
  • Posts Outside the Service Area: Some of my favorites from August 2014

    Everyday EMS Tips
    Greg
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Blog posts, articles, news reports, and audio podcasts…some of my favorite reads from August 2014. Blog news from MedicSBK…new website layout. Check it out. Steve Whitehead lays out the reasons you should quit your crappy EMS job. This article, I found a gun on my patient. Now what?, struck me as a common sense and repeatable approach for when a patient has a gun or a weapon. Making ambulances safer for patients and EMTs appeared in the Washington Post. Change continues to come to how patients, EMTs, and equipment are secured in the ambulance patient care compartment. A NPR…
  • Why EMS needs a quick disaster response

    EMS1 Daily News
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Our procedures for potential disasters are often too slow, but a rapid response based on anticipated outcomes can change that
  • 7 ways to best use, or avoid, capnography in the field

    EMS1 Tips
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    EMS1 readers shared their suggestions on how to get the most out of the method
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    Everyday EMS Tips

  • Posts Outside the Service Area: Some of my favorites from August 2014

    Greg
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Blog posts, articles, news reports, and audio podcasts…some of my favorite reads from August 2014. Blog news from MedicSBK…new website layout. Check it out. Steve Whitehead lays out the reasons you should quit your crappy EMS job. This article, I found a gun on my patient. Now what?, struck me as a common sense and repeatable approach for when a patient has a gun or a weapon. Making ambulances safer for patients and EMTs appeared in the Washington Post. Change continues to come to how patients, EMTs, and equipment are secured in the ambulance patient care compartment. A NPR…
  • 3 Lists of 3: Summer Reading

    Greg
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    3 Non-Fiction Books Read The Finish: the Killing of Osama bin Laden (Amazon link) Visiting Tom: a man, a highway, and the road to a roughneck (Amazon link) Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption (Amazon link) Looking for EMS non-fiction and fiction? Check the Everyday EMS Tips bookstore. 3 Fiction Books Read  The Golden Compass: his dark materials (Amazon link) Supreme Justice (Amazon link) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (Amazon link) Two of three reads were part of my quest to stay abreast of the reading my son is doing. 3 Questions – How,…
  • Policy Prohibiting Concealed Carry of Guns by EMS Professionals

    Greg
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hard to believe it has been almost two years since I last wrote about concealed carry for EMS. But it has. Scott Kier, Sean Eddy, and Chris Montera rekindle the conversation in Episode 14 of the EMS in the New Decade podcast. Two years ago I was skeptical about EMS and concealed carry and I remain skeptical. The Delusion of Policies that Prohibit Concealed Carry. I have a general disdain for policies that are a) difficult to enforce and b) if the policy is violated the likelihood of actual consequence is low. If an ambulance service has a policy, “Paramedics are prohibited from…
  • Product Review: COAST HP7R Focusing Rechargeable LED Flashlight

    Greg
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The COAST HP7R Focusing Rechargeable LED Flashlight is a serious flashlight for serious situations that demand high performance, reliability, and durability. Note: I was sent a the HP7R in the late Spring of 2014 for a product review. Learn more about the flashlight from the COAST website or purchase from Amazon. Dual Power and Flexible Charging The COAST HP7R is a dual power light. It can run, out of the box with included alkaline batteries, or with rechargeable lithium batteries. The HP7R I received included two lithium ion rechargeable batter packs and a flexible charging system. The…
  • Infectious Disease Prevention: 3 Tips

    Greg
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    We should all be concerned about the transmission of infectious disease. The transfer of two US citizens infected with Ebola to Emory University has been a hot button news item for the past week. (2 excellent articles on Ebola and care of infected patients) The common cold, seasonal influenza, MRSA, hepatitis, and more are a part of our world. Each year tens of thousands of Americans dies from seasonal influenza. Pneumonia is a common and often tragic complication from many colds and influenza. If you share my concern about reducing the incidence of infectious disease and preventing…
 
 
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    EMS Leadership

  • Back Safety; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 126

    Cebollero
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    In this episode Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy, Patrick Pianezza and Rob Lawrence discuss How to keep a healthy back on the job. Don shares the programs NAEMT has introduced for back safety.
  • Pinnacle 2014; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 125

    Cebollero
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    In this episode Chris, Don and Rob discuss Pinnacle 2014. Join us for the discussion as we cover the importance of networking, the caliber of instructors, and the future of EMS.
  • Crisis Management; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 124

    Cebollero
    21 Jun 2014 | 6:04 pm
    There are so many horrible stories that are occurring in EMS. What happens when that big event happens within our organizations? How will we handle the workforce? How do we handle an internal investigation? And more importantly How do you handle the media? Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy, Patrick Pianezza and Rob […]
  • The Field EMS Bill; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 123

    Cebollero
    31 May 2014 | 1:21 pm
    In this episode Chris Cebollero talks with Don Lundy President of NAEMT. Recently the field EMS Bill was introduced in the Senate, this is a big win for our career field. What’s the Field EMS Bill all about? What does it mean to you? What can you do to help? Get the answers to these […]
  • The MIH Summit; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 122

    Cebollero
    29 Mar 2014 | 10:11 am
    In this episode Rob Lawrence takes the host chair and talks with Chris Cebollero and Don Lundy to give an overview of the MIH Summit last week in Washington DC.  If you were unable to attend come on in and check out the latest news on the  development of MIH for our career field.
 
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    The MedicCast

  • EMS Shortage in Wisconsin Affecting Small Town Patient Care

    podmedic
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    Finally in the news is a story from the Ashland, Wisconsin Daily Press website on the impact an EMT shortage is having there. This is another in a whole series of stories I’ve seen recently [...]
  • Community Paramedics in North Dakota

    podmedic
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    Next up in the news is a look at how more and more systems around the U.S. are using community paramedics to manage frequent system users or abusers, depending on your point of view. The article I found this week [...]
  • Paramedic Helps Wife Birth Their Baby on the Highway

    podmedic
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    Kicking off the news this week is a happy story for a change. When paramedic Dan Lynch set off with his wife to the hospital for the birth of their fifth child, he didn’t know that she was going to [...]
  • Concert and Major Event EMS with Dr Kevin Seaman and Episode 402

    podmedic
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    Birthin’ babies on the highway, North Dakota community paramedics, Wisconsin EMT shortages, and we’ll look at what goes into planning for major scheduled community events with Dr. Kevin Seaman from Howard County, Maryland. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.
  • EMS In the New Decade Podcast Interview and Episode 401

    podmedic
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Hospital diversion deaths, distracted ambulance drivers, Jersey City bicycle EMS, and we’ll chat with EMS blogger and now podcaster Scott Kier about his new show EMS in the New Decade over at MedicSBK.com. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.
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    The EMT Spot

  • Two Things About Proper Patient Restraint

    administrator
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:08 pm
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  • Apollo MedFlight (TX) Chooses Aladtec

    administrator
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Apollo MedFlight (TX) Chooses Aladtec for Staff Scheduling and Data Management Solutions This organization requires tools that allow them to be as flexible as possible in the extremely fluid environment of air medical transport. August 28, 2014 – Amarillo, TX –  The medical team at Apollo MedFlight continually looks for new technologies to provide the best service available to serve the patients they transport.  Their administration team also seeks ways to improve their organization’s efficiencies and processes to keep everything moving quickly and effectively.  With this aim…
  • Injured KY EMT Loses Leg

    administrator
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Two months after a Louisville EMT was injured in a fatal crash on River Road, doctors remove his leg. [Read the whole story here]
  • Medic “Couldn’t Give A F**K” If Patient Was Alive

    administrator
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:43 pm
    A Romanian medic told a  shocked crowed that she “Couldn’t give a f**k” if a nearby patient was alive or dead after the crowd implored her to investigate the mans obvious respirations after she had placed a sheet over him. [Read the whole story here]
  • Aladtec, Inc. Announces Branding Consolidation for Popular First Responder Software Solutions

    administrator
    23 May 2014 | 1:19 pm
    May 16, 2014 – Hudson, WI – Aladtec, Inc., the company behind the popular online employee scheduling and workforce management systems, EMS Manager, FIRE Manager, and Zanager, is rebranding and consolidating these products to simply…Aladtec.  In addition to a different product logo, users will also notice a new and more modern interface on both the Aladtec desktop application and the mobile version.     “The majority of our customers are still EMS and Fire Departments, and our commitment to them will never wane, but we now also have thousands of users in police…
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    Rogue Medic

  • Anecdotes and the Appearance of Improvement

    Rogue Medic
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
      We like to give treatments that produce results that we can see and logically attribute to the treatments we gave. We like to give IV (IntaVenous) furosemide (Lasix – frusemide in Commonwealth countries) for CHF (Congestive Heart Failure).   1. The patient had CHF. 2. I gave IV furosemide. 3. The patient produced urine. 4. The patient improved.   Anecdotes like this can lead us to the conclusion that the furosemide produced the improvement, even if we have been giving many other treatments along with the Lasix. We can use logic to back up that conclusion.   1. CHF is…
  • The Media are Just As Bad at Ethics As They are at Science

    Rogue Medic
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
      There is another article about the adrenaline (epinephrine in non-Commonwealth countries) vs. placebo in cardiac arrest trial that is about to start in England.[1] Media sites no longer seem to want to spend money to get valid information on science or ethics. Forbes provides another example of the writer completely missing the obvious.   It’s one thing to treat an incapacitated emergency patient without consent, when you’re administering a standard therapy already proven to be beneficial.[2]   Nobody is being deprived of anything that has been adequately tested on…
  • If We Pretend that Anecdotes are Not Anecdotes, Do We Change Reality?

    Rogue Medic
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
      The following comment was written by Duke Powell in response to Where is the Evidence for Traction Splints?   I’ve been an urban paramedic for 34 years and, prior to that, a volunteer EMT for 9 years. For those who can’t add, ….that’s a long time. How many times have I used a traction splint? …… I dunno, let’s guess 10 times.   That works out to an average of over four years between uses of the traction splint. That is plenty of time to have the memory of each use reconstructed many times, so that the memory and the reality may not have much in common. Each time…
  • Where is the Evidence for Traction Splints?

    Rogue Medic
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
      We eliminated tourniquets from ambulances because of anecdotes and some strong opinions, but not because of valid research. Valid research shows that tourniquets work. Tourniquets are back. We added traction splints because of anecdotes and some strong opinions, but not because of any valid research. Will research result in the same reversal of opinion-based practice. With so little evidence, devices that are frequently misused, and no apparent need for these Rube Goldberg devices, should we continue to use traction splints?   Image credit.   Does a traction splint work? That…
  • Does a Placebo vs. Adrenaline Study Deprive Patients of Necessary Care According to the Resuscitation Guidelines?

    Rogue Medic
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
     Some in the media have been critical of the upcoming British study of adrenaline (epinephrine) vs. placebo for cardiac arrest.[1] They assume that the guidelines require that we give adrenaline, but that is not true. The guidelines only state that adrenaline may be considered. If you are a dog, pig, or rat in a laboratory and you have had an artificially induced cardiac arrest, then adrenaline will help resuscitate you. If you are a human who has a cardiac arrest for any one of a variety of reasons, then there is not a good reason to give this rat resuscitation drug, which has not been…
 
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    Pedro the Paramedic

  • Health and Fitness in EMS- It Ain't Easy

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    It's hard to stay in shape while living the EMS lifestyle- crazy schedules, sedentary, bad diet, stress- it all adds up.I'll tell you what prompted this article- last night I was in the Medic room of our Command hospital. They had a slideshow going on a big screen TV with photographs of local EMS providers. Almost without exception everyone was obese. Some of the medics and EMT's were so grossly overweight I doubt very much if they could adequately function in EMS- they defiantly couldn't self-rescue.So here's my contribution to my fellow Paramedics, EMT's and first responders everywhere. A…
  • The Connecticut School Shootings- Finding the True Evil

    14 Dec 2012 | 8:36 pm
    Unless you've been living in a cave you've heard about the Connecticut school shootings- if you have been tucked away you'll find a few web links below to help bring you up to speed...http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-connecticut-school-shooting-20121214,0,4678476.storyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/sandy-hook-elementary-school-shooting_n_2300831.htmlhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sandy-hook-elementary-school-shooting-leaves-students-staff-dead/2012/12/14/24334570-461e-11e2-8e70-e1993528222d_story.htmlWell, now you've had the news- here's my take on it-What better way…
  • Let's Make the World a Better Place mm'kay?

    3 Jun 2012 | 1:02 pm
    Walk facing traffic, ride your bike with traffic- only prostitutes and gang bangers do it the other way. Brake going in, accelerate coming out of a corner- that's 8th grade physics, quit doing it backwards. Cutting the corner doesn't make you faster- it makes you slower and shows the world you're an incompetent ass. Too wide? Turn back in towards the apex. Don't know where the apex is? Take the bus. By simply correcting these few simple deficiencies you'll make the world immediately better for all of us. Show's over- move along.
  • EMS Week is a Farce...

    23 May 2012 | 5:39 pm
    EMS Week is a farce- and here's why every self respecting EMT and Paramedic should refuse to participate:The theme for 2012 suggests that EMS is a calling- being a monk is a calling. A monk takes a vow of poverty and allows himself to be subservient and silent. That's just what your state regulators, your EMS service administrators and your "partners" at the hospitals want from you- shut up, take what you're given and for gods-sake don't quit.So once a year these dinosaurs try to make up for a year of abusing EMS professionals by handing out stale nachos and helicopter calendars. Don't play…
  • Ambulance Response Times in 21st Century America

    27 Apr 2012 | 7:41 am
       Ambulance Response Times in 21st Century America- or " I called 20 minutes ago, where the hell is the ambulance?"Not long ago I read a news report about a patient who had a bad outcome because an ambulance did not reach him soon enough- a tragic but familiar story I think. Here in The City response times of 20 minutes or more are not uncommon- fortunately a good 90% of our EMS calls are horseshit, but what about that other 10%. Hmm- that's a problem.So people let's make this short and sweet- as long as the general public continues to abuse the 911 system in the manner they…
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  • New from Tru-Spec: More MultiCam Black

    Lauren Malm
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    For the first time since November, Tru-Spec is releasing all-new items in MultiCam Black.  Last year, Tru-Spec introduced its quarter-zip combat shirt, TRU uniform pants and contractors cap in the never-before-seen pattern. Now the brand’s entire Xtreme line is available in the pattern. MultiCam is the popular camouflage pattern developed by New York-based design powerhouse Crye Precision. MultiCam Black is one of the newest variants of this consistently exceptional design. A favorite of law enforcement officers, MultiCam Black works best during nighttime operations. Its dark OD green and…
  • 4 New Boots You Need To Know About

    Lauren Malm
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Brands are releasing new boot styles just in time for fall. Loaded with ground-breaking technologies and lightweight innovations, these styles are ones you won’t want to miss. Four new styles immediately stand out. One of these could be your new go-to pair. 4. 5.11 Skyweight New from 5.11, the Skyweight boots were built with two goals in mind–less weight, more mobility. A durable outsole features arch lugs, self-cleaning forefront lugs and a rear heel break. The outsole, along with an integrated nylon shank, adds aggressiveness without weighing the boot down. To top it off, the 8-mm…
  • Staff Pick: Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants

    Lauren Malm
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    At TacticalGear.com, we’ve seen, studied and worn just about every type of tactical pants on the market. (Have you seen our Tactical Pants Guide?) Not only that, but we also carry so many brands and styles. Which ones do we wear on the regular? Our lead designer, Corey Schaaf, has deemed Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants the best of the bunch. Staff member: Corey Schaaf Job Title: Senior Designer His Pick: Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants Our Price: $24.99 Colors: Black, Khaki, LAPD Navy, Olive “I’ve tried on a lot of tactical pants, and these are by far the best…
  • Army’s New Camouflage Pattern Leaked

    Lauren Malm
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:58 am
    Want real-time updates on this development? Check out our comprehensive Scorpion ACU page for photos, news updates and extensive links to learn more. The Army might have finally reached the end of its extensive quest to select a new standard-issue camouflage pattern for combat uniforms. More than four years ago, it began an intensive research and testing process in order to replace the highly criticized Universal Camouflage Pattern. Late this May, Military.com broke the news that the Army has selected the Scorpion pattern. Currently, there is no official statement confirming the selection. As…
  • Boot Breakdown: The NIKE SFB and NIKE SFB Field

    Lauren Malm
    23 May 2014 | 9:45 am
    Footwear is where NIKE excels, and its tactical line is no exception. The brand made its debut into the market with the Safety Field Boot (SFB). Then in early 2014, it released the SFB Field. Both boots have a similar handsome cut and are built for the same purpose. However, there are some key differences that set these two styles apart. NIKE SFB The Nike SFB was designed with speed in mind, and the result is the lightest, highest-mobility tactical boot the brand has ever made. Fast-drying, flexible and featherweight, NIKE SFBs feel more like a pair of athletic shoes than a boot. Even…
 
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  • Welcome to the Club

    Ckemtp
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Welcome. You might be wondering why you’re here, who I am, and how long you’ll be here. In fact, I’m sure you have many questions. Some of them I can answer, some of them I can’t, and some of them are questions we both have. I do know that we’ll most probably be together for a long time so we might as well get used to the idea that you’ll be staying here a while. Don’t worry, you’ll be quite comfortable and safe during your time with me. It’ll all be ok. When I first saw you, I had an idea that you might be staying with me but, as these things tend to go, I wasn’t quite…
  • So You Think You Can EKG?

    Ckemtp
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:32 pm
    I have a love/hate relationship with our friend the 12-lead EKG. I tend to obtain a lot of them in the course of my field care, and I’m a regular reader/lurker over at the Prehospital 12-lead EKG blog that our friends Chris and Tom et al write in their spare time. I love them because of how useful they are in our clinical care, and hate them because they’re one of those things that you can never learn enough about. And while I’ve never been the best there is when it comes to reading a 12-lead, I’ve at least thought I was basically competent. Until today,that is.
  • Have a Stryker Power Cot? Check the Hydraulic Lines

    Ckemtp
    8 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    If I had to pick the one single invention that has had the most impact on my professional practice of EMS, it would be the Stryker Power Cot. Sure, there are some awesome changes that have been made to the profession in the years that I’ve been applying bandages to accident victims, but those things like the 12-lead EKG and CPAP don’t affect every patient on every call like the power cot does. I love it and you can’t take it from me. I won’t let you. If your department doesn’t have one, you should get one. Right now. Don’t wait. Sure, the other brands of…
  • Pediatric Cardiac Complacency – A Case Study for EMS

    Ckemtp
    6 May 2014 | 8:43 am
    It’s interesting how personal experiences and professional biases can affect a clinician’s personal style of providing patient care. I’d wager that it happens to us all in some subtle and some not-so-subtle ways. One of the things I’ve noticed about my own style of personal practice is that I’m very sensitive to screening for and catching acute coronary syndromes and coronary ischemia. I run a lot of 12-lead EKGs and scrutinize them closely, perhaps even too closely. I’ve noticed that it causes me to catch little things in the squiggles that may only be…
  • Another Picture Not to Believe – On The Soul of EMS

    Ckemtp
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    I’d like to talk about our culture as a profession and the soul of EMS. A while ago, I wrote a post entitled An EMS Rant: Don’t Believe this Picture which ended up being one of my most popular posts ever. In the first day it was up it garnered over 11,000 readers and has done much more than that since. It has been shared on various social media sites over 10,000 times with mostly positive comments from what I am able to see and chances are that if you’re reading this post, you’ve seen it too. In that post, I spoke to what I see as a deficiency in the EMS culture…
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  • If You Like Your 24 Hour Shift, You Can Keep Your 24 Hour Shift

    Sean Eddy
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    Yes, I shamelessly lured you into the this article using the Obamacare promise…… I’m going to preface this post by saying that I currently work 24 hour shifts, and I enjoy them. Throughout my career I have been assigned to 10’s, 12’s, 24’s, 48’s and even 72’s. I even pushed the envelope a few times and did a couple 7-day stretches (Disclaimer: It’s a bad idea. Don’t do it). For the most part, long-hour shifts are all I’ve known for the majority of my adult life. I don’t want to see them go away, but realistically I know…
  • Money Smart Medics Part 3: Starting the budget

    Sean Eddy
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    If you’re anything like me, you probably cringed a little when you read the title. If you’ve never lived on a written budget, it can seem kind of scary. I used to think that budgeting meant that I would lose control of my finances. What I wound up discovering is that budgeting is the only way to take control of your finances. The truth is, we all live on a budget. It’s just a matter of how many categories we chose to setup. Trust me when I say that setting up a budget is one of the most liberating feelings when it comes to managing money. My version of budgeting used to be…
  • When the Paparazzi Chase Your Ambulance

    Sean Eddy
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Check out my latest article at Uniform Stories where I tell a story about one of the celebrities I transported while working in California. Can you guess which one? I can’t confirm or deny…… http://uniformstories.com/stories/ems/when-the-paparazzi-chase-your-ambulance The post When the Paparazzi Chase Your Ambulance appeared first on Medic Madness.
  • Money Smart Medics Part 2: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Sean Eddy
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    In Part 1 of the Money Smart Medics series, I explained my back story and how I went from completely broke to actually getting ahead financially and planning for my future. If you read the article, you can clearly see that my life was a giant struggle. I used to believe that it was impossible to survive on an EMS salary and that my only way out was to find another line of work or to “move up” within the healthcare industry. I blamed my problems on the industry, taxes, child support, the economy, and even those pesky politicians. It wasn’t until I accepted complete…
  • Money Smart Medics Part 1: How I Got Here

    Sean Eddy
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Excuses For those of you that have been following my blog, the title probably shocked you a little bit. I have never written about money management, and for a very good reason: I sucked at it. Until about a year ago, my version of budgeting included swiping my debit card until it quit working, which usually indicated that my account had gone so far negative that the bank decided it wasn’t worth the risk to continue trying to profit off my stupidity. But it wasn’t my fault…. God, no. It couldn’t be. It was the economy, the child support, the ridiculously low EMS…
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  • New from Tru-Spec: More MultiCam Black

    Lauren Malm
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    For the first time since November, Tru-Spec is releasing all-new items in MultiCam Black.  Last year, Tru-Spec introduced its quarter-zip combat shirt, TRU uniform pants and contractors cap in the never-before-seen pattern. Now the brand’s entire Xtreme line is available in the pattern. MultiCam is the popular camouflage pattern developed by New York-based design powerhouse Crye Precision. MultiCam Black is one of the newest variants of this consistently exceptional design. A favorite of law enforcement officers, MultiCam Black works best during nighttime operations. Its dark OD green and…
  • 4 New Boots You Need To Know About

    Lauren Malm
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Brands are releasing new boot styles just in time for fall. Loaded with ground-breaking technologies and lightweight innovations, these styles are ones you won’t want to miss. Four new styles immediately stand out. One of these could be your new go-to pair. 4. 5.11 Skyweight New from 5.11, the Skyweight boots were built with two goals in mind–less weight, more mobility. A durable outsole features arch lugs, self-cleaning forefront lugs and a rear heel break. The outsole, along with an integrated nylon shank, adds aggressiveness without weighing the boot down. To top it off, the 8-mm…
  • Staff Pick: Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants

    Lauren Malm
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    At TacticalGear.com, we’ve seen, studied and worn just about every type of tactical pants on the market. (Have you seen our Tactical Pants Guide?) Not only that, but we also carry so many brands and styles. Which ones do we wear on the regular? Our lead designer, Corey Schaaf, has deemed Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants the best of the bunch. Staff member: Corey Schaaf Job Title: Senior Designer His Pick: Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants Our Price: $24.99 Colors: Black, Khaki, LAPD Navy, Olive “I’ve tried on a lot of tactical pants, and these are by far the best…
  • Army’s New Camouflage Pattern Leaked

    Lauren Malm
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:58 am
    Want real-time updates on this development? Check out our comprehensive Scorpion ACU page for photos, news updates and extensive links to learn more. The Army might have finally reached the end of its extensive quest to select a new standard-issue camouflage pattern for combat uniforms. More than four years ago, it began an intensive research and testing process in order to replace the highly criticized Universal Camouflage Pattern. Late this May, Military.com broke the news that the Army has selected the Scorpion pattern. Currently, there is no official statement confirming the selection. As…
  • Boot Breakdown: The NIKE SFB and NIKE SFB Field

    Lauren Malm
    23 May 2014 | 9:45 am
    Footwear is where NIKE excels, and its tactical line is no exception. The brand made its debut into the market with the Safety Field Boot (SFB). Then in early 2014, it released the SFB Field. Both boots have a similar handsome cut and are built for the same purpose. However, there are some key differences that set these two styles apart. NIKE SFB The Nike SFB was designed with speed in mind, and the result is the lightest, highest-mobility tactical boot the brand has ever made. Fast-drying, flexible and featherweight, NIKE SFBs feel more like a pair of athletic shoes than a boot. Even…
 
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  • CPR Training for Employees – Is your workplace ready?

    cpronline
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Lack of awareness and training will cost a life, especially, when someone in your workplace gets a sudden cardiac arrest. If no one knows how to revive or at least buy sometime, till professionals arrive at the scene, then the person will surely succumb. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the […]The post CPR Training for Employees – Is your workplace ready? appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • Checklist for Fire Evacuation 

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    12 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
      Emergencies and accidents arrive unannounced. It should be everyone’s responsibility to prepare for the worse. For example, if we knew what to do or not to do when fire breaks out or how to handle and revive a person who had a sudden cardiac arrest – we can save many lives, things and properties. […]The post Checklist for Fire Evacuation  appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • CPR Headquarters is hiring writers and bloggers

    cpronline
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    CPR Headquarters is growing and we are now seeking passionate and outstanding professionals to join us. Currently we are looking for: Blogger / Writer If you are passionate about life saving procedures and have a CPR/ EMT / ACLS / BLS certification, you may apply. We are looking for individuals who have a strong network […]The post CPR Headquarters is hiring writers and bloggers appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • First Aid For Minor Burns by hot liquid/beverage

    cpronline
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:06 am
    Accidents and emergencies are part of life. If you’re better prepared for them, your responses in emergency situation can significantly reduce the damage and improve the recovery process. The burning sensation experienced when a hot beverage is spilled on our skin is excruciating. Such burns are minor but the pain is nothing less than one […]The post First Aid For Minor Burns by hot liquid/beverage appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • First Aid For Shoulder Dislocation

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    3 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Shoulder dislocation happens due to inflammation or damage of our shoulder joint’s connective tissue. This causes displacement of the bones present in our joint because of a strain forced experienced on the surrounding area or the joint. The primary reason behind the occurrence of shoulder dislocation and similar injury is the force exerted on joints […]The post First Aid For Shoulder Dislocation appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
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