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  • 2014 Chicago Marathon Finisher Certificate

    Everyday EMS Tips
    Greg
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    2 months already since the Chicago Marathon. In that time I haven’t run 26.2 miles (or 3 hours) of running. But I have been running myself ragged (in a good way) with hockey and my new job as EMS1.com Editor-in-Chief.
  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

    EMS1 Daily News
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    Since mid-October, there have been 28 cases across 10 states of people sickened from a bacteria; the agency is trying to determine which brands are involved and how the candy became infected
  • 2 NYPD officers killed in ambush attack

    ParamedicTV - Newest Clips
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    An armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon
  • EMS Expo 2014, EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 127

    EMS Leadership
    Cebollero
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    In Episode 127 Chris Cebollero is joined by Don Lundy and Rob Lawrence as they overview EMS Expo 2014 in Nashville, TN. From the exhibit hall, to the World Trauma Symposium, to high quality education. Come on in and join the discussion and see why EMS World Expo is the number one EMS Trade Show. […]
  • NAEMT Wants Congress and the President to Fund EMS

    The MedicCast
    podmedic
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    Finally, the NAEMT, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, our representatives at the federal government level, is currently working hard to get the EMS funding we need to keep doing our jobs [...]
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  • 2014 Chicago Marathon Finisher Certificate

    Greg
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    2 months already since the Chicago Marathon. In that time I haven’t run 26.2 miles (or 3 hours) of running. But I have been running myself ragged (in a good way) with hockey and my new job as EMS1.com Editor-in-Chief.
  • Deer Preservation in Central Wisconsin

    Greg
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Opening weekend of gun deer season…the best weekend of the year…is drawing to a close. This year I continued a recent tradition of deer preservation with a dual strategy of 1) not seeing deer and 2) missing the shots I took. Both could be corrected with more time spent scouting and on the range, but I have made other choices with my free time in recent months. The view on opening morning. One of my favorite stands #deercamp pic.twitter.com/FnrBSPl2M7 — Greg Friese, MS, NRP (@gfriese) November 22, 2014 And the view Sunday morning. Different view. Warm, drizzle, and fog.
  • Recap of ISFSI Fall Conference Presentations

    Greg
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Last week I presented two sessions at the ISFSI Fall Instructor Conference. Both groups were engaged and added lots of great information to the sessions. Fortunately I arrived plenty early to set-up and test the projector settings. It took a several attempts to figure out why my slides were not being projected. Then I looked up at the projector (where it should be). Distraction is Deadly The topic of the first presentation was Distraction is Deadly. I have always enjoyed giving this talk. Almost 100% of drivers know it is dangerous to text and drive. Yet nearly 80% of drivers do it anyway.
  • 2014 ISFSI Fall Conference at Ohio Fire Academy Slides

    Greg
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today I am presenting two talks to the International Society of Fire Science Instructors Fall Conference attendees at the Ohio Fire Academy. Below are the slides for those presentations. Learn more about the ISFSI Fall Conference. Distraction is Deadly from Greg Friese Integrating Smartphones and Tablet Devices into Fire and EMS Education from Greg Friese
  • EMS World Expo Social Stream #EMSWorldExpo

    Greg
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    I missed EMS World Expo this year, but I feel like I am there by following the Twitter hashtag #EMSWorldExpo. Were you at EMS World? How have you shared your experience with those of us that were unable to attend?  One of my favorite posters is @mmbangor 4 generations now working in EMS #EMSWorldExpo pic.twitter.com/etRDheGmCG — Linda Dykes (@mmbangor) November 12, 2014 And a Tweet that really struck me about presenters (of which I had intended to be) from @mikkik11 At #EMSWorldExpo realizing that many of the "experts" presenters have little to no confidence in EMT and…
 
 
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    EMS Leadership

  • EMS Expo 2014, EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 127

    Cebollero
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    In Episode 127 Chris Cebollero is joined by Don Lundy and Rob Lawrence as they overview EMS Expo 2014 in Nashville, TN. From the exhibit hall, to the World Trauma Symposium, to high quality education. Come on in and join the discussion and see why EMS World Expo is the number one EMS Trade Show. […]
  • 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 […]
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    The MedicCast

  • NAEMT Wants Congress and the President to Fund EMS

    podmedic
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    Finally, the NAEMT, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, our representatives at the federal government level, is currently working hard to get the EMS funding we need to keep doing our jobs [...]
  • Fraud Claims Prompt Transport Pre-approval From Medicare in New Jersey

    podmedic
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:12 am
    Next up in the news for EMS providers is a cautionary tale out of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania where Medicare is cracking down on some private EMS transport services for fraud when transporting patients [...]
  • Ambulance Stolen for Joy Ride to Strip Club

    podmedic
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    Kicking off the news this week we’ll start with a bizarre story out of Detroit. So to lead this off I have to ask a question of you all. Are you locking up your ambulances every time you get out [...]
  • 2015 EMS System of the Year with Chief Chris Cebollero and Episode 415

    podmedic
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:05 am
    Ambo strip club joy ride, ambulance transport fraud, federal funding for EMS and we’ll chat with EMS Chief and podcaster Chris Cebollero about his service’s award as EMS System of the Year. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.
  • 5 Technologies that Reduce Health Risks by Providing More Time

    podmedic
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:47 am
    In many situations, time prevents proper treatment of various ailments. For each second that goes by, increasingly hazardous risks develop. For example, up to 750,000 people suffer from a stroke each year in the United States. Every second for that [...]
 
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    Rogue Medic

  • Florida County Eliminates Use of Magic Backboards for Possible Spinal injuries

    Rogue Medic
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
      More medical directors are rejecting the superstition that it is acceptable to harm patients to prevent fear of law suits. There is no evidence that backboards do anything to protect the spine, but there is plenty of evidence that backboards cause harm.[1]   Click here to view the video on YouTube.   All treatments have side effects, so we need to have evidence of benefit to justify exposing our patients to those side effects. A treatment that does not provide any benefit to the patient exposes the patient to the side effects, but does not provide any benefit. This is…
  • 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…
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  • 2015 Vacation Bid

    Peel Paramedics
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    2015-Master-Schedule 2015 Request for Time Off Form 2015 Carry Over Form
  • OPFFA Persuing Firemedics

    Peel Paramedics
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
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  • Timex Christmas Promotion

    Peel Paramedics
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Download a Canadian-Paramedicine-Timex-Christmas-Promo Poster
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    Peel Paramedics
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
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  • Peel Paramedic Municipal Election Endorsements

    Peel Paramedics
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Add Peel Paramedics to Your Facebook Profile Image Add a Election Date Care Badge to your Facebook Profile Read “Who Are the Peel Paramedics?” The union representing Peel Paramedics is proud to endorse: Mississauga Mayor – Steve Mahoney – http://www.votemahoney.ca/ Ward 1- Jim Tovey – http://www.jimtovey.ca/ Ward 2 – Karen Ras – http://www.karenras.com/ Ward 3 – Chris Fonseca – http://www.chrisfonseca.ca/ Ward 4 – Frank Dale - Ward 5 – Carolyn Parrish - http://www.carolynparrish.ca/ Ward 6 – No recommendation Ward 7 –…
 
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  • Muhammad Ali Reportedly 'Stopped Breathing', Was 'Revived By The Paramedics' - The Inquisitr

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    The InquisitrMuhammad Ali Reportedly 'Stopped Breathing', Was 'Revived By The Paramedics'The InquisitrNew details of the events that led up to Muhammad Ali being hospitalized have been released by Radar Online – including what reportedly took place before the paramedics arrived. According to what an inside source revealed to Radar, Muhammad Ali ...Muhammad Ali Hospitalized For Pneumonia After He 'Stopped Breathing'PerezHilton.comall 373 news articles »
  • Paramedics attacked trying to treat NSW man who had legs severed by train - 9news.com.au

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    International Business Times UKParamedics attacked trying to treat NSW man who had legs severed by train9news.com.auA man has had both his legs severed after being struck by a train at Taree this morning. About 4.30am, police were called to Bushland Drive railway crossing in Taree, after reports a man had been hit by a train. Officers found an 18-year-old man on the Australia: Paramedics attacked after teenager's legs severed in train accidentInternational Business Times UKTeen's legs cut off in train collision at Taree in AustraliaMetro18yo has legs severed by train at Taree in NSW -…
  • Paramedics, state government strike pay deal - The Age

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The AgeParamedics, state government strike pay dealThe AgeVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been accused of striking a secret pay deal with the paramedics' union before the election to boost his chance of winning government. On Saturday, Mr Andrews announced one of the longest industrial campaigns in ...Paramedics sign off on pay deal after a long fight against oppositionSydney Morning HeraldVictorian paramedics reach pay deal with Government after years of disputeABC OnlineParamedics hit pay day after two years of negotiation9news.com.auNEWS.com.au -Herald Sun -Sky News…
  • Paramedics being offered support service to help reduce high levels of work ... - Northampton Chronicle & Echo

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Northampton Chronicle & EchoParamedics being offered support service to help reduce high levels of work Northampton Chronicle & EchoThe paramedic said: “Aside from the lengthy shifts which often run into 14 or 15 hours, or the 10 plus hours before these staff even stop for a drink let alone a break, the most concerning element of the job is the expectation that these staff can East Midlands Ambulance: Increase in paramedic stressBBC News300 new paramedics to be taken on by West Midlands Ambulance ServiceEmergency-LiveAmbulance chief to leave before job is finishedGazetteall 124 news…
  • Photo Posted To Paramedic's Instagram Account Prompts Outrage - CBS Local

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    The InquisitrPhoto Posted To Paramedic's Instagram Account Prompts OutrageCBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some city officials are upset over a photo posted to Instagram by a West Philadelphia paramedic, showing two black men pointing a gun at a police officer and describing police as “the enemy.” The post, which has people upset ...Philadelphia Paramedic's Instagram Post Causes Controversy, Cops 'Our Real The InquisitrOutrage Over Philly Paramedic's Anti-Cop Social Media PostsPhiladelphia Magazine (blog)Philly Paramedic's Instagram Photo Sparks ControversyNBC 10…
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  • 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.
  • Pittsburgh, where even the Internet is unionized

    dr-exmedic
    5 Mar 2011 | 10:14 am
    This is seriously getting out of hand.
 
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  • Q&A with David Rogers from The Mission Continues

    Lauren Malm
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    TacticalGear.com has been proud partners with The Mission Continues since 2012. When you checkout at TacticalGear.com, you are given the opportunity to donate to The Mission Continues. In the spirit of the season, we will matching every donation made through our site from now until Christmas. Help us spread some holiday cheer to the men and women who serve our country. Fulfilling veterans through service is such a simple concept, yet it was unprecedented until The Mission Continues was founded by a former Navy SEAL in 2007. Its programs utilize veterans’ specific strengths and skills by…
  • 10 Gear Picks From The Mad Duo

    Lauren Malm
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Tactically proficient and all-around entertaining, the Mad Duo really knows their stuff when it comes to gear. The team writes primarily for their blog, Breach Bang Clear, but they also contribute occasionally to other publications like Military.com, RECOIL Magazine, The New Rifleman, Concealed Carry, Law Enforcement Today, Monderno and numerous firearms/tactical magazines. We were lucky enough to have them utilize their incisive wit, comical insight and expert knowledge to put together their ultimate wish list. That’s 10 hand-picked pieces of gear with the Mad Duo stamp of approval. Check…
  • Contest: Win Streamlight For Life

    Lauren Malm
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    We have some massive news! We’ve partnered with tactical light superpower Streamlight for a nation-wide contest. The winner will receive a free Streamlight light (up to $100) every year, for 20 years. Every Streamlight flashlight, key chain light, penlight, weapon light and lantern on our site qualifies. The details: Enter to win on our contest homepage: http://tacticalgear.com/sweeps Use the hashtag #Streamlight4Life on any social network to amplify odds of winning (every share gives one extra entry) Deadline to enter is November 16 Winner will be chosen November 18 About Streamlight A…
  • New Army Combat Uniform by 2015

    Lauren Malm
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    The Army Combat Uniform (ACU) is in the process of being reinvented with several design updates. Shortly after announcing a new camouflage pattern for the ACU, the Army released a list of improvements being made to the pants-and-coat combination. The current Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) ACU hasn’t changed since it’s unveiling in 2004. On July 31, the Army released an official statement announcing that a new camouflage pattern, known as Scorpion W2, will be named the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) and thus replace UCP as the official ACU pattern. News of further changes to the…
  • How to Prep for Ebola

    Lauren Malm
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Unless you’ve been avoiding all news outlets and social media or been living under a rock the past few days, you’re probably aware that the United States had its first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus. If you’re anything like us, your first thought might have been, “Oh crap. We’re all going to get Ebola and die.” Well slow your roll, hypochondriacs—that’s most likely not the case. After the recent confirmation of diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement on the control and prevention of the disease. “We do…
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  • Five Thing Friday – #2

    Ckemtp
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Howdy Folks! Welcome to the second edition of Five Thing Friday, the edition that goes to prove that I can actually follow through with something for more than one week! I’m surprised too. As you may have known from last week’s edition, Five Thing Friday, or “5TF” for the cool kids, is five articles that I have read somewhere that I found cool, educational, infuriating, or useful. Luckily these articles aren’t as infuriating as they are positive this time. Actually, it looks like this week is all about breaking down some bad ideas that have always been based on poor…
  • I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust

    Ckemtp
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I received a letter from a paramedic who wishes to remain anonymous for reasons of keeping his or her employment status. They also want to speak freely because what he/she says in the letter may unfortunately be controversial in the current political and media climate. I’m going to post the letter mostly using that person’s words with some of my own edits for brevity, flow, and grammatical correctness (sorry). I may have edited it a bit, but I think their message is important to get out. You may think so as well. “Hey CK, I’m wondering if you’ll put this out there I know you’ve…
  • Five Thing Friday – #1

    Ckemtp
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello! Welcome to my new (hopefully) regularly-recurrent feature I’m calling “Five Thing Friday” or “5TF” for the cool kids. (Hopefully) Every Friday I’ll be posting 5 interesting articles, videos, or other “things” that I think are cool, interesting, or just plain good for y’all to see. You may read them at your leisure. Here’s hoping that my definition of “cool” meets your own particular definition.   “Negligence for Dummies” – The Ambulance Chaser – One of our favorite Lawyer-turned-Paramedic-But-Still-A-Lawyer-Too, the Ambulance Chaser has written a…
  • The Lore of the Drawer and the Door Frame

    Ckemtp
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    I am pleased to announce that the other day when I came home from my ambulance shift I actually performed an act of home improvement. That’s right, I came home from work, saw a chronic problem that had been in need of repair for quite some time, and fixed it. I fixed it good too, using actual tools, all before I even took off my work uniform. You may all be assured that the door frame that had come loose from the wall is now quite well secured and the door is once again wholly functional. It had been broken for years. The repair took me all of five minutes. This door, right here. You may be…
  • 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…
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  • 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.
  • Changing the Industry Starts With You

    Sean
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    There has always been plenty of talk about what needs to be done to improve the EMS industry. Rallying congress, petitioning governing boards, starting campaigns and pushing for legislation are all good things, but they only address a smart part of what needs to change. The biggest answer to our problems isn’t the pencil pushers and paycheck signers, it’s the person looking back at you in the mirror. It’s the face the patients and public see when your ambulance rolls up on scene. It’s the front-line representatives of our industry. It’s you, me and everyone else…
  • 5 Money Smart Tasks to Prepare You for the New Year

    Sean
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:18 pm
    I really hate the idea of New Years Resolutions. If you’re going to eat healthy, start budgeting, or whatever, start doing it now! This post is nothing like that….kinda. I’m going to talk about things that need to be done before January in preparation of the new year. I like to spend the last month of the year looking back over the last 11 months to ask myself what I can do better. I look at things like spending, family time, work, and even my health. I guess where my line of thinking differs from the typical new years resolutions is that I start acting on it right away.
  • 3 Money Mistakes I Continue to Make

    Sean
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    I write a lot about mistakes I’ve made in the past when it comes to money and what we can all do to improve our financial lives. Over the last couple years, I’ve had to completely erase everything I thought I knew about money management and start from scratch. I’ve made some pretty amazing progress during that time, but I’m far from perfect. After spending some time at the Texas EMS Conference this last week, I had the opportunity to network with some really amazing people. I noticed that a lot of people who had read my #MoneySmartMedics series would make comments in…
 
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  • 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/
  • New ambulance chassis includes innovative safety improvements

    Dan White
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    The Type 1 ambulance features innovative enhancements, like mobility seating, designed with provider safety and functionality in mind During a recent and detailed tour of the new Demers Type 1 MXP 170 ambulance, given by Greg Tucci, regional sales manager for Demers Ambulances, I was impressed by some of the remarkable design features focused on safety and power management. My single favorite feature is the new Mobility Track Seating, which swivels and slides on an innovative Demers-built track mechanism. It allows you to move in almost any direction during patient care and works so well…
  • How a specialized EMS kit can save a professional athlete’s life

    Dan White
    21 May 2014 | 8:44 am
    It’s March 4, 1990, with 13:34 left in the first half of the basketball game. Loyola Marymount University player Hank Gathers suddenly collapses onto the court. He tries to get up, but slumps back to the floor. Despite efforts to revive him with a school defibrillator, he eventually dies at the hospital. From his death, two years laterProSportsEMS was born. The sports paramedic program has since spread throughout the U.S. as a way to support local sports franchises and provides remarkable sophistication designed to train, support and equip athletic trainers for advanced first aid.
  • Ferno’s self-loading iN/X stretcher eases load on EMT’s

    Dan White
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The iN/X is the first of its kind: a powered self-loading stretcher. Watching it being put through its paces at the Gathering of Eagles conference was astounding. Everyone in the room knew they were looking at the next big thing in EMS.  Continue 
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  • Q&A with David Rogers from The Mission Continues

    Lauren Malm
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    TacticalGear.com has been proud partners with The Mission Continues since 2012. When you checkout at TacticalGear.com, you are given the opportunity to donate to The Mission Continues. In the spirit of the season, we will matching every donation made through our site from now until Christmas. Help us spread some holiday cheer to the men and women who serve our country. Fulfilling veterans through service is such a simple concept, yet it was unprecedented until The Mission Continues was founded by a former Navy SEAL in 2007. Its programs utilize veterans’ specific strengths and skills by…
  • 10 Gear Picks From The Mad Duo

    Lauren Malm
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Tactically proficient and all-around entertaining, the Mad Duo really knows their stuff when it comes to gear. The team writes primarily for their blog, Breach Bang Clear, but they also contribute occasionally to other publications like Military.com, RECOIL Magazine, The New Rifleman, Concealed Carry, Law Enforcement Today, Monderno and numerous firearms/tactical magazines. We were lucky enough to have them utilize their incisive wit, comical insight and expert knowledge to put together their ultimate wish list. That’s 10 hand-picked pieces of gear with the Mad Duo stamp of approval. Check…
  • Contest: Win Streamlight For Life

    Lauren Malm
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    We have some massive news! We’ve partnered with tactical light superpower Streamlight for a nation-wide contest. The winner will receive a free Streamlight light (up to $100) every year, for 20 years. Every Streamlight flashlight, key chain light, penlight, weapon light and lantern on our site qualifies. The details: Enter to win on our contest homepage: http://tacticalgear.com/sweeps Use the hashtag #Streamlight4Life on any social network to amplify odds of winning (every share gives one extra entry) Deadline to enter is November 16 Winner will be chosen November 18 About Streamlight A…
  • New Army Combat Uniform by 2015

    Lauren Malm
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    The Army Combat Uniform (ACU) is in the process of being reinvented with several design updates. Shortly after announcing a new camouflage pattern for the ACU, the Army released a list of improvements being made to the pants-and-coat combination. The current Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) ACU hasn’t changed since it’s unveiling in 2004. On July 31, the Army released an official statement announcing that a new camouflage pattern, known as Scorpion W2, will be named the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) and thus replace UCP as the official ACU pattern. News of further changes to the…
  • How to Prep for Ebola

    Lauren Malm
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Unless you’ve been avoiding all news outlets and social media or been living under a rock the past few days, you’re probably aware that the United States had its first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus. If you’re anything like us, your first thought might have been, “Oh crap. We’re all going to get Ebola and die.” Well slow your roll, hypochondriacs—that’s most likely not the case. After the recent confirmation of diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement on the control and prevention of the disease. “We do…
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  • Neo-Sticks: Push Dose Pressors in RSI

    5 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
      Neo-Sticks: Push Dose Pressors in RSI The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 46 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we discuss how to use push dose pressors to offset the effects caused by sedation and paralysis on hemodynamically unstable patients requiring RSI. Podcast Download (MP3) (ENHANCED UNAVAILABLE FOR THIS EPISODE) Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher Listener Survey
  • The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve: A Resuscitation Paradigm

    8 Aug 2014 | 1:02 am
    The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve: A Resuscitation Paradigm The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 45 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric helps us develop the concept of the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve, left and right shifts, and other important principles of oxygen delivery at the tissue level. Although this is a difficult subject, it’s incredibly relevant and enlightening with real application for our patients. Join us as we study the Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve - A Resuscitation Paradigm.   Podcast Download (MP3) Enhanced Podcast Download (M4A) Subscribe…
  • The Subarachnoid Bleed

    28 May 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Subarachnoid Bleed A Nightmare Series Podcast - Episdoe 44 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, creeping and crawling, silently weaving a web of destruction a small, venomous disease unleashes its deadly bite on an unsuspecting woman. Join Eric and the flight crew as they pull down the webs of confusion and unravel the secrets of The Subarachnoid Bleed.   Podcast Download (MP3) Enhanced Podcast Download (M4A) Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher Listener Survey
  • Takotsubo Apical Ballooning Syndrome

    8 May 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Takotsubo Apical Ballooning Syndrome A Nightmare Series Podcast - Episdoe 43 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, terror from the deep rises from the blackest abyss to wrap its tentacles around an innocent woman who has lost everything. The flight crew struggles to comprehend the twisted and strange horror, but presses on in search of escape. Join us to discover the ending and what happens to our suffering victim.   Podcast Download (MP3) Enhanced Podcast Download (M4A) Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher Listener Survey
  • The Nightmare Patient: Advanced Hemodynamics Case Study

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Nightmare Patient: ADVANCED HEMODYNAMICS Case Study In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a patient comes precariously close to disaster as a microscopic fiend unleashes it's fury on an unsuspecting patient. Seeking out this horrible monster will take skill as the crew follows the clues found in strange, cryptic waveforms. Join the podcast as we seek answers, and unravel the mystery of advanced hemodynamics.   Download ENHANCED Podcast (M4A) Download Podcast (MP3) Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher!
 
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  • Two-person CPR method

    cpronline
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:55 am
    In life threatening situations, it’s hard to keep a cool head and take control of the situation. Emergencies can strike at any point with anyone. If you find yourself around someone who is suffering an attack, it can be a little intimidating to perform life-saving procedures all by yourself, especially if you are untrained and […]The post Two-person CPR method appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy in Winters

    cpronline
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    Winter brings with it shorter days and longer nights. The weather is suddenly chilly, temperatures dip and mercury levels everywhere drop. For parents, winter can mean double the precautionary measures as usual to keep your kids warm and protected. Intense temperatures and dry weather can be potential accident zones for children, especially younger kids. Be […]The post Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy in Winters appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • Heart Attack Emergency Plan, Signs, and Symptoms

    cpronline
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    Contrary to common knowledge, some heart attacks are not obvious. It is therefor important to learn about the sign and symptoms of heart attack. Recognizing a heart attack earlier can be life saving and minimize further damage and part of very important knowledge for students and practitioners of CPR Warning Signs of Heart Attack Discomfort […]The post Heart Attack Emergency Plan, Signs, and Symptoms appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • 5 Important Life Saving Signage

    cpronline
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    It’s important to recognize and learn about life saving signage. Some schools carry out health and safety classes to educate students how to read life saving signage. So what are life saving signage? Mostly these signs are easy to read and you might be familiar with some of them. For example the famous DANGER sign […]The post 5 Important Life Saving Signage appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • New York Hero Cop Drives Car and Simultaneously Performs CPR

    Lisa Hoffman
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    A hero police officer in upstate New York is credited with a toddler’s dramatic rescue, thanks to his rapid response. Sgt. Patrick Hildenbrand, 35, of the Red Hook, N.Y., Police Department, thought he was going to pull over a speeding driver. Instead the officer encountered a frantic father carrying the lifeless body of his 22-month-old […]The post New York Hero Cop Drives Car and Simultaneously Performs CPR appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
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