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  • AMR claims city wasn't fair in contract negotiations

    EMS1 Daily News
    28 May 2015 | 1:42 am
    Buffalo, N.Y. leaders are finalizing a contract with Rural Metro, and AMR said there was no transparency in the decision-making process
  • AMR claims city wasn't fair in contract negotiations

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    27 May 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Buffalo, N.Y. leaders are finalizing a contract with Rural Metro, and AMR said there was no transparency in the decision-making process
  • EMS Garage Episode 188: The EMS Compass

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    9 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week on the Garage we talk with Ray, Nick and Scott about the EMS Compass project, and what national performance measures mean to you on the street. Oh and we’re back with our humor and enlightened ideas of how EMS should really be operated. www.emscompass.com Host: Chris Montera Guests: Nick Nudell Raphael Barishansky Scott Kier
  • Using Social Media to Predict ER Overcrowding

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    27 May 2015 | 2:32 am
    First up in the EMS news this week is a look at a novel piece of research reported in the Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. The used information in a combination of Twitter posts, air quality data, and [...]
  • Calgary woman reunited with paramedics who kept death at bay — four times - Calgary Sun

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    27 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Calgary SunCalgary woman reunited with paramedics who kept death at bay — four timesCalgary Sunpatient Marilyn Stallworthy paramedics Brynna Jesse and Janelle Duncan ems Marilyn Stallworthy hugs paramedics Brynna Jesse and Janelle Duncan after the three were re-united on Wednesday May 27, 2015 at EMS headquarters in NE Calgary, Alta.Calgary patient meets paramedics who saved her life two years agoMetroNews CanadaParamedics meet woman they saved in fall '13News Talk 770 CalgaryPatient thanks Calgary EMS crew for saving her lifeCalgary HeraldCBC.caall 4 news articles »
 
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  • EMS Garage Episode 188: The EMS Compass

    admin
    9 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week on the Garage we talk with Ray, Nick and Scott about the EMS Compass project, and what national performance measures mean to you on the street. Oh and we’re back with our humor and enlightened ideas of how EMS should really be operated. www.emscompass.com Host: Chris Montera Guests: Nick Nudell Raphael Barishansky Scott Kier
  • EMS Garage Episode 187: FDIC Featuring Ferno Vision 2020 International Perspective

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    7 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Recording from the FDIC conference 2015 Host Chris Montera is joined by 2 guests with an international perspective on ambulance design and safety. Guests: Mike McCart, Deputy Chief Pulaski County EMS Justin Wand, SE Coast Ambulance Service NHS
  • EMS Garage Episode 186: FDIC Featuring Ferno Vision 2020 Safety

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    7 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this episode A.J. Heightman Editor-in-Chief of JEMS talks with Industry leaders about Ferno and Vision 2020 See the videos and more on https://www.youtube.com/user/fernoems. Joining AJ is a great list of panelists. Mike McCart, Deputy Chief, Pulaski County EMS Steve Rowland, Sales Manager Tim Schroeder, Director of Ambulance Systems
  • EMS Garage Episode 185: EMS in the New Decade

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    One of the most controversial topics in the world of EMS today is whether or not we should arm EMTs and paramedics or rather, should we allow those who possess conceiled carry permits carry on the job?  And furthermore, in whose hands should this decision rest in?  Lawmakers?  Department leaders?  The individual? This week, Scott turns over the podcast to the Geekymedic Chris Montera and Sean Eddy which allows the pair to engage in a spirited debate on the utlimate question: should we arm them? Also, stay tuned after the closing music for a little nugget from the cutting room floor. . .
  • EMS Garage Episode 184: EMS Today Finale

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    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this finale episode from EMS Today 2014 in Washington, DC, EMS Garage host Chris Montera is joined by MedicCast host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic for their conference wrap-up finale episode. In this episode they each pick a product innovator for the show and also talk about what they hope to see at the next conference from the folks at JEMS and PennWell. Among the product picks are two British products moving to the US from UK EMS services. First, Jamie has on the Mangar Elk, an airbag based patient lifting device to save EMS provider’s backs from lifting and patient moving injuries.
 
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  • Using Social Media to Predict ER Overcrowding

    podmedic
    27 May 2015 | 2:32 am
    First up in the EMS news this week is a look at a novel piece of research reported in the Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. The used information in a combination of Twitter posts, air quality data, and [...]
  • TXA for Prehospital Trauma Treatment and Episode 437

    podmedic
    25 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    Twitter predicts ER crowds, checking out the EMS service of the year, choosing your ambulance service level, and we’ll visit with Dr. Ryan Gerecht about the prehospital use of TXA in trauma patients. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.
  • Stress Taking Toll on NHS Paramedics in UK

    podmedic
    23 May 2015 | 1:45 am
    Finally in the EMS news I have an article about UK EMS services and the challenges facing paramedics there. As call volumes continue to increase and budgetary cutbacks worsen, paramedics on duty there are experiencing extremely high levels of [...]
  • Concussions Affect Women Longer

    podmedic
    22 May 2015 | 1:45 am
    Next up is new research on mild traumatic brain injury or concussions and gender-based differences in management and recovery. Female brains apparently more slowly recover from concussions, specifically in recovery of lost memory. Women & Men’s Brains Different
  • In-hospital Stroke Management Failures

    podmedic
    21 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    Kicking off the news this week I bring you story about how rapid recognition and treatment of acute emergency conditions is being missed in many hospitals. You’d think that in the hospital is the best place to have a stroke [...]
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  • Calgary woman reunited with paramedics who kept death at bay — four times - Calgary Sun

    27 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Calgary SunCalgary woman reunited with paramedics who kept death at bay — four timesCalgary Sunpatient Marilyn Stallworthy paramedics Brynna Jesse and Janelle Duncan ems Marilyn Stallworthy hugs paramedics Brynna Jesse and Janelle Duncan after the three were re-united on Wednesday May 27, 2015 at EMS headquarters in NE Calgary, Alta.Calgary patient meets paramedics who saved her life two years agoMetroNews CanadaParamedics meet woman they saved in fall '13News Talk 770 CalgaryPatient thanks Calgary EMS crew for saving her lifeCalgary HeraldCBC.caall 4 news articles »
  • Graphic campaign highlights violence against paramedics - 9news.com.au

    27 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    9news.com.auGraphic campaign highlights violence against paramedics9news.com.auA paramedic is assaulted and his badly-injured patient left bleeding and unattended on the road as a callout rapidly escalates to violence. An hysterical woman kneeling beside the victim's body screams as an apparently intoxicated friend of the man WATCH: New ad campaign reveals violent reality for ambulance officersThe Australian Women's Weeklyall 3 news articles »
  • Lethbridge paramedics save man close to death - Globalnews.ca

    27 May 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Globalnews.caLethbridge paramedics save man close to deathGlobalnews.ca“I don't remember collapsing,” he recalled. “I remember waking up in the hospital with a tube down my throat.” It was a cold February afternoon in 2013 when Tim felt a sharp pain in his chest while talking to his wife, Ossi, in the kitchen. Seconds
  • Paramedics comforted by supports available for PTSD - Globalnews.ca

    27 May 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Globalnews.caParamedics comforted by supports available for PTSDGlobalnews.caSASKATOON – When you hear a screaming siren and see the flashing lights, it's usually a matter of life and death. “It's the ultimate way in my mind to serve the public and serve others,” said MD Ambulance primary care paramedic David Kopperud. Kopperud ...
  • Paramedics to give two-minute lessons in saving a life - Ottawa Citizen

    27 May 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Ottawa CitizenParamedics to give two-minute lessons in saving a lifeOttawa CitizenOttawa paramedics will ask people to take a couple of minutes on Friday to learn how to save lives. They'll be joined by paramedics from ORNGE, the air ambulance service, to demonstrate CPR to people in two minutes. The event, part of National
 
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  • Best EMS and fire-themed wedding cakes

    27 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    What better way for responders to celebrate their marriage than with a wedding cake that represents the other thing in their lives that they’re passionate about. We refer, of course, to the job of saving lives. We asked our EMS1 Facebook readers to share their EMS and fire-themed wedding cakes, and are impressed with many of the results. Check out some of the best, and let this serve as inspiration to any recently betrothed responders.
  • Teen dying of cancer inspires Kan. paramedics

    27 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    Kyle Begin was assigned Sedgwick County EMS (SCEMS) radio number 298 on February 9, 2015. Begin's radio number was retired the next day, February 10 (listen to the final call), to honor his dream of becoming an EMT "We use these radio numbers as unique personnel identifiers, and eventually they become as common as your name and a part of your signature, a part of your legacy. They serve as verification that you indeed belong and have your place among the EMS family. Today, we will retire his number to honor his dream of becoming an EMT, and he will take his place among those who have…
  • Inside EMS Podcast: Debunking the myth that volunteer EMS is dying

    21 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson welcome new EMS1 columnist and volunteerism expert Nancy Magee. Her debut column, “Why volunteers are critical to the future of EMS” explains why volunteers provide the foundation of EMS in the U.S. Cebollero and Grayson force “the myth” that volunteerism is dead in today’s culture of EMS, and Magee’s answer may surprise you. The hosts also react to a news story of a soldier that died during a…
  • Mantooth discusses overcoming EMS career burnout

    20 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Randolph Mantooth, famous for his portrayal of firefighter/paramedic Johnny Gage on the television show Emergency! is a decades-long advocate for EMTs and paramedics as an actor, writer and speaker. In this Paramedic Chief video Mantooth discusses a loss of enthusiasm for the profession after a few years in the service. He comments on the importance of sharing those feelings of burnout with a peer or mentor. Memorable quote from Mantooth “If and when that day comes, they can’t just bottle it up [stress] and think they are the only ones that are feeling burnout.”…
  • Rescue Chic connects the women of EMS

    20 May 2015 | 1:52 pm
    In EMS, it can be easy to forget you’re a woman. When Dannie Myers became an EMT in San Diego in 1994, at age 19, she joined the ranks with her hair pulled back, no makeup, and baggy clothes that made her look like one of the guys. She also worked with some “complete jerks.” “We will make you cry. We will make you quit. That’s what they thought of me,” Myers said. She got all the dirty jobs at the station, and recalls some of the men purposefully showering with the door open so she could see them. Friends suggested she file a sexual harassment claim, but…
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  • Bates’ Newest Release

    Lauren Malm
    22 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
      A day on duty is often unpredictable, but Bates’ newest release is equipped to handle it all. Allow us to introduce you to the brand’s biggest launch of the year, the fiercely aggressive Bates Strike boot. This style is the first to feature the Bates Endurance Performance System, a two-piece insole made up of dual-density EVA and open-cell memory foam. This combination footbed reduces overall fatigue in the foot, leg and joints so you can wear it all day comfortably.   The intimidating honeycomb upper isn’t just for show—the TPU mesh allows hot air to escape, keeping feet…
  • Introducing Condor Elite

    Lauren Malm
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    As its name suggests, Condor Elite gear was designed to be elite, for our country’s elite. This premium line of tactical gear was first announced by its parent brand Condor at SHOT Show 2015, and the highly anticipated line just hit our site. The initial launch includes five bag styles and two different tactical flashlight models, all made in the USA with American-made materials. What sets it apart from other Condor gear, and other gear in general, is that this branch takes expensive, high-quality materials and brings them to market at an unbeatable price. While the tactical lights in this…
  • Boot Breakdown : The Salomon Forces Line

    Lauren Malm
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    From the wild to the field, Salomon boots are built to excel. Meeting end-user demand, the French company took existing boots in their expansive mountaineering and extreme sports repertoire and adapted them for tactical operations. From there, the Salomon Forces line was born. These boots caught on with first responders and quickly became some of our best-selling tactical boots. So what features make these boots stand out from the pack? Three Salomon technologies found in every Forces style come to mind immediately. Abrasion-Resistant Uppers While other brands have been leaning towards light,…
  • New Additions to the Oakley PRIZM Line

    Lauren Malm
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Winter is over, the sun is shining and Oakley has just what you need to ring in the new season. In 2014, the brand launched its initial lineup of glasses featuring PRIZM lenses. This proprietary technology was developed after decades of color science research. By blocking specific color wavelengths, PRIZM lenses increase the natural acuity of the human eye. This Spring, Oakley released new styles featuring never-before-seen PRIZM lenses intended for daytime operations. The new models feature PRIZM daily polarized lenses that reduce glare in bright-light environments while simultaneously…
  • Staff Pick: Streamlight ProTac HL Professional Tactical Light

    Lauren Malm
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    As our Head Buyer, Jenny Kendall-Webb gets to see the latest and greatest tactical gear before it ever hits our shelves. Even with loads of new, innovative styles swimming in her head, when asked for her gear pick she opts for a classic. The Streamlight ProTac HL Professional has been around for a few years but its high-lumens technology and durable construction make it an irreplaceable component for everyday carry. Staff member: Jenny Kendall-Webb Job Title: Head Buyer Her Pick: Streamlight ProTac HL Professional Tactical Light Our Price: $70.99 “It’s compact but with a powerful…
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  • Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls

    Ckemtp
    19 May 2015 | 8:59 pm
    If I took the time I spend perusing Facebook and spent it writing blog posts instead, I could probably fill more server space than I have available. I spend way too much time on the ‘net doing drive by posting on social media than I ever do posting here, and that’s a shame. I really should post here more often and I resolve to do just that, starting now. And just what am I going to write about today you might ask? Well, um… EMS stuff I see on Facebook… but today I have an important topic that needs to be addressed and the fact that it happens to be from the book of faces is just a…
  • Hey Texas EMTs – In case you hadn’t seen this yet

    Ckemtp
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:10 pm
    My polite opinion is that the Texas Emergency Nurses’ Association can take their opinion and practice invasive self-proctology with it… but you don’t have to take my word for it. Take our friend Kelly Grayson’s word for it instead.
  • EMS Use of the PERC Rule for Pulmonary Embolism

    Ckemtp
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Your patient, a 54 year-old Female, looks at you with a subtle yet perceptible look of panic in her eyes and winces slightly with every breath. You arrived with your Engine company a few minutes ago and are riding the EMT spot today. The Medic unit is inbound, but is coming from across town and has several minutes of drive time before it can get there. “The pain started suddenly, it just hit me.” She tells you. “One minute I was fine and the next minute it was like two hands were on my shoulders pushing me to the floor.” She points with her hand to roughly the center of her chest,…
  • Merry Christmas 2014

    Ckemtp
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Merry Christmas Everyone. If you’re one of my readers, you’re probably not offended that I said that. Regardless, I wish the happiest holiday of your choice to you and yours should you not celebrate as I do. We’re a mixed-faith household and Hanukah is celebrated here as well. So is Festivus, even though my wife Amy seems to be able to beat me in both the Airing of Grievances and the Feats of Strength. I’m writing this Christmas post from home this year. The excitement of Christmas morning has left the house in utter chaos, the kids are alternating between playing with new toys and…
  • Why do Ambulances Carry Epi-Pens?

    Ckemtp
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Why do ambulances carry Epi-Pens? You may be asking yourself why I might ask that question. After all, Epinephrine is the first-line medication used for the treatment of anaphylaxis as recommended by scores of organizations and people who know what they’re talking about. It is the definitive treatment for any severe allergic reaction or case of anaphylactic shock. It’s safe to give when it’s needed, has few contraindications in cases of severe allergic reaction, and the earlier it is given in the case of anaphylaxis, the better it works. (1) I should know that, right? Aren’t I a…
 
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  • 4 Side Business Ideas for EMS Providers

    Sean
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I recently wrote an article about overtime for EMS providers and when it’s time to get a part-time job. One of things I mentioned is starting your own side business. This is one my favorite ideas as I feel that EMS is the perfect job for someone looking to start a business. Being that we work 12, 24 and sometimes 48-hour shifts, this leaves us with a lot of downtime that most people don’t have. This also gives us an opportunity to spend our off-time focusing on something we are passionate about, which naturally creates a level of balance in our lives that we desperately need. I…
  • Meal Planning on an EMS Schedule Part 1: 24 Hour Shifts

    Sean
    1 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you have ever tried to eat healthy while working an EMS or fire schedule, then you probably understand that it isn’t an easy task. Getting up early, working long hours, and never knowing when you can sit down to eat – much less cook – usually leads to failure. If you’re anything like me, you probably reach a point when you’re hungry, tired and cranky, which leads to just grabbing something from the closest fast food place. It’s a struggle that most of us face. In my earlier attempts at getting healthy, I would start with the best of intentions. I…
  • How to Not Be THAT Medic in 12 Easy Steps

    Sean
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever wondered if you are THAT medic? You know, the one that causes the eye rolling when they’ve once again said something ignorant over the radio or embarrassed their crew in front of the nursing staff. Whether you’re fresh out of school, or a 20-year veteran, you don’t want to be THAT medic. The good news is, now you don’t have to be! I’ve compiled an easy-to-follow 12-step process to ensure that you don’t have to be THAT medic. Feel free to use and distribute as you please. Consider it my gift. Step 1: Never stop learning As Kelly Grayson often…
  • When to Stop the Overtime and Get a Second Job

    Sean
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    Overtime is to EMS, like country music is to Texas. It’s really hard to talk about one without mentioning the other. They go hand in hand. For most of us, it’s not just a perk, but a necessity. Making ends meet can be difficult, especially when your drowning in debt. But when is enough, enough? If your regular hours don’t produce enough income to cover all of your expenses, then you have to either reduce your expenses or increase the hours. If you’ve been reading my #MoneySmartMedics series for any length of time, then you probably know that I’m a huge advocate…
  • 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…
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  • Bates’ Newest Release

    Lauren Malm
    22 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
      A day on duty is often unpredictable, but Bates’ newest release is equipped to handle it all. Allow us to introduce you to the brand’s biggest launch of the year, the fiercely aggressive Bates Strike boot. This style is the first to feature the Bates Endurance Performance System, a two-piece insole made up of dual-density EVA and open-cell memory foam. This combination footbed reduces overall fatigue in the foot, leg and joints so you can wear it all day comfortably.   The intimidating honeycomb upper isn’t just for show—the TPU mesh allows hot air to escape, keeping feet…
  • Introducing Condor Elite

    Lauren Malm
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    As its name suggests, Condor Elite gear was designed to be elite, for our country’s elite. This premium line of tactical gear was first announced by its parent brand Condor at SHOT Show 2015, and the highly anticipated line just hit our site. The initial launch includes five bag styles and two different tactical flashlight models, all made in the USA with American-made materials. What sets it apart from other Condor gear, and other gear in general, is that this branch takes expensive, high-quality materials and brings them to market at an unbeatable price. While the tactical lights in this…
  • Boot Breakdown : The Salomon Forces Line

    Lauren Malm
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    From the wild to the field, Salomon boots are built to excel. Meeting end-user demand, the French company took existing boots in their expansive mountaineering and extreme sports repertoire and adapted them for tactical operations. From there, the Salomon Forces line was born. These boots caught on with first responders and quickly became some of our best-selling tactical boots. So what features make these boots stand out from the pack? Three Salomon technologies found in every Forces style come to mind immediately. Abrasion-Resistant Uppers While other brands have been leaning towards light,…
  • New Additions to the Oakley PRIZM Line

    Lauren Malm
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Winter is over, the sun is shining and Oakley has just what you need to ring in the new season. In 2014, the brand launched its initial lineup of glasses featuring PRIZM lenses. This proprietary technology was developed after decades of color science research. By blocking specific color wavelengths, PRIZM lenses increase the natural acuity of the human eye. This Spring, Oakley released new styles featuring never-before-seen PRIZM lenses intended for daytime operations. The new models feature PRIZM daily polarized lenses that reduce glare in bright-light environments while simultaneously…
  • Staff Pick: Streamlight ProTac HL Professional Tactical Light

    Lauren Malm
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    As our Head Buyer, Jenny Kendall-Webb gets to see the latest and greatest tactical gear before it ever hits our shelves. Even with loads of new, innovative styles swimming in her head, when asked for her gear pick she opts for a classic. The Streamlight ProTac HL Professional has been around for a few years but its high-lumens technology and durable construction make it an irreplaceable component for everyday carry. Staff member: Jenny Kendall-Webb Job Title: Head Buyer Her Pick: Streamlight ProTac HL Professional Tactical Light Our Price: $70.99 “It’s compact but with a powerful…
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  • Tranexamic Acid in TBI: ROC Trial with Mike Verkest

    25 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Tranexamic Acid in TBI: ROC Trial with Mike Verkest The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 58 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric Bauer and special guest Michael Verkest discuss TXA in traumatic brain injuries. Join us for the first interview podcast from FlightBridgeED as we learn from these two incredibly talented educators.     Roberts. The CRASH-2 trial: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of the effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events and transfusion requirement in bleeding trauma patients. Health Technol Assess…
  • Rx Special Feature: Ketamine

    19 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
      Rx Special Feature: Ketamine The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 57 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric takes some time to unpack this weeks spotlight medication, Ketamine. This medication has been around for quite some time now, but it is only recently seeing routine use in some geographic areas in the pre-hospital critical care field. Join us as we take an in depth look at Ketamine.   Klouwenberg. The attributable mortality of delirium in critically ill patients: prospective cohort study. BMJ 2014;349:g6652 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6652 Rock. Sedation and…
  • Ketamine - The Drug That Does it All!

    19 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
      Klouwenberg. The attributable mortality of delirium in critically ill patients: prospective cohort study. BMJ 2014;349:g6652 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6652 Rock. Sedation and Its Association With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After Intensive Care. Crit Care Nurse 2014;34(1):30-37  http://dx.doi.org/10.4037/ccn2014209 Sleigh. Ketamine – More mechanisms of action than just NMDA blockade. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2014;4(2):76-81 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tacc.2014.03.002 The Effect of Ketamine on Intracranial and Cerebral Perfusion Pressure and Health…
  • 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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