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  • The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification

    CPR Certification Online HQ
    cpronline
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensure that all individuals enjoy a safe and hazard free work environment. In order to achieve their objective they have implemented regulations and compliance measures which requires the mandatory compliance of all employers and employees. The medical fraternity, owing to the nature of their work, is most […]The post The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • Smartphone App Recommendations: Do you know your stuff Part 2

    Everyday EMS Tips
    Greg
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    I asked Everyday EMS Tips enewsletter readers for their smartphone app recommendations. Rom’s Rules for Apps and Job Aids Paramedic, firefighter, and expert educator Rom Duckworth of Rescue Digest led the replies with this response: I have three rules for references / apps/ job aides. 1) They must be up to date. 2) They must be at hand when you’ll need them. 3) You must be able to quickly find what you’re looking for. To try to utilize memorization to address low-frequency, high-impact skills like pediatric resuscitation (among others) is to invite disaster, no matter how…
  • Photos of the Week for April 18, 2014

    EMS1 Daily News
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
  • EMS Garage Episode 184: EMS Today Finale

    EMS Garage
    admin
    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.
  • The MIH Summit; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 122

    EMS Leadership
    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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    Everyday EMS Tips

  • Smartphone App Recommendations: Do you know your stuff Part 2

    Greg
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    I asked Everyday EMS Tips enewsletter readers for their smartphone app recommendations. Rom’s Rules for Apps and Job Aids Paramedic, firefighter, and expert educator Rom Duckworth of Rescue Digest led the replies with this response: I have three rules for references / apps/ job aides. 1) They must be up to date. 2) They must be at hand when you’ll need them. 3) You must be able to quickly find what you’re looking for. To try to utilize memorization to address low-frequency, high-impact skills like pediatric resuscitation (among others) is to invite disaster, no matter how…
  • Do you know your stuff: Part 1

    Greg
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Earlier today I asked subscribers to the Everyday EMS Tips weekly enewsletter, “Do you know your stuff?” The response was rapid and overwhelming. Paramedics and Job Aids (or checklists or apps) Yesterday during the pediatric resuscitation webinar presented by Dr. Peter Antevy there was a discussion about using apps, job aids, and or checklists for medication dosages and administration. A few of the webinar attendees commented that “paramedics need to know their stuff” with the implication that consulting a reference during patient assessment and care is a sign of…
  • 3 Things Tuesday: Give Up Any Time

    Greg
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Even though the 2014 lent season is drawing to a close here are three things you can give up at any time. 1. Tobacco. Of any kind. If you are already tobacco free… 2. Soda. And other foods with lots of added sugar. 3. Prolonged sitting. A few weeks ago I started wearing a Garmin  (Amazon link). I consider myself to be a pretty active person, but I am already surprised by two things: 1. How regularly I sit for an hour or more. 2. How difficult it is to get in 10,000 steps on the days I don’t run. What are you working to give up? 
  • Spring Winter Storm: Anticipated Operational Problems and Complaints

    Greg
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    When the world around you looks like this at the start of your shift, what operation problems and patient complaints do you anticipate? Wet, heavy snow and high winds.
  • 3 Links Tuesday: Writing an Article for an EMS Publication

    Greg
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    My good friend Rom Duckworth posted this article recently: 1. How to write an article or create a presentation for emergency services (or just about anything else) Rom offers terrific advice. Two of the most popular all-time Everyday EMS Tips posts are: 2. How to become a published EMS author and 3. How to get an EMS writing assignment
 
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    EMS Garage

  • EMS Garage Episode 184: EMS Today Finale

    admin
    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.
  • EMS Garage Episode 183: EMS Today 3 Paramedics Diagnose!

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this special segment recorded at EMS Today 2014 in Washington, DC, EMS Garage host Chris Montera is joined by three guests to discuss a controversial issue, does EMS need local medical directors any more? Joining Chris are paramedic and educator Kelly Grayson and EMS medical directors Dr. Keith Wesley and Dr. Jeff Myers. Stay tuned here for more segments from EMS Today and a special thank you to PennWell, JEMS, and Physio-Control for sponsoring our podcast studio at this event.  
  • EMS Garage Episode 182: Ferno Announces iNX

    admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    In case you missed it. Today Ferno announced the COOLEST product to hit the market in years. The iNX is a patient transport system. This is not your ordinary COT.  No it is the way we will make EMS future proof. This product culminates years of research. Ferno is truly leading the way in this area. Guess what fans, this cot locks into our normal cot interface and will reduce your lifting to ZERO. Yes…zero. I have used this cot and it works flawless. I am truly impressed with what Ferno has done for us in the EMS industry.
  • EMS Garage Episode 181: EMS Today 2 Community Paramedic

    admin
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this episode of the EMS Garage Podcast hosts Chris Montera and Anne Robinson Montera are joined by EMS educator and researcher Baxter Larmon from UCLA. Also on the panel is Carissa Caramanis O’Brien health care social media expert and consultant, as well as director of social media for Aetna. Baxter talks about the impetus to improve healthcare for the people of California with an initiative to add a community paramedic or mobile integrated healthcare program to that state’s EMS laws. Carissa also brings up how using social media channels to listen to voices for change in healthcare.
  • EMS Garage Episode 180: EMS Today 1

    admin
    7 Mar 2014 | 10:30 am
    EMS Garage guest host Scot Kier (@MedicSBK and MedicSBK.com) comes in to fill in for regular host Chris Montera for the first of three EMS Garage episodes at EMS Today 2014 in Washington, DC. Scott is joined by an illustrious and knowledgable panel including EMS Attorney Steve Wirth, EMSBlogs.com founder Dave Konig and EMS Blogger Kelly Grayson from AmbulanceDriverFiles.com. Never one to shy away from tough topics, Scott kicks off the discussion with a look at why EMS providers make such mistakes with the way they document their ambulance calls. An important discussion to protect the…
 
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    EMS Leadership

  • 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.
  • EMS Leadership Episode 121: EMS Today Coverage NEMSMA and NAEMSC Join

    admin
    7 Mar 2014 | 11:56 am
    In this episode of the EMS Leadership Podcast at EMS Today 2014 in Washington, DC, host Chris Montera from the EMS Garage podcast is joined the leaders of two of the to EMS management organizations. Troy Hagen is president of the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA). Bill Sugiyama is president of the National Association of […]
  • Dealing With Difficult People; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 120

    Cebollero
    28 Feb 2014 | 10:19 am
    Dealing with difficult people at work is always a challenge. We have all been in a position to work around people that just make us cringe when you see them coming. Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Patrick Pianezza and Rob Lawrence as they discuss the finer points of dealing with difficult people at work.
  • EMS Today; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 119

    Cebollero
    23 Feb 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy and Rob Lawrence as they talk about EMS Today. Hitting the show highlights, the conversation also turned to EMS on the Hill Day. Come on in and listen.
  • The Year in Review; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 118

    Cebollero
    26 Dec 2013 | 9:50 am
    Join Chris Cebollero and his guests Don Lundy, Patrick Pianezza and Rob Lawrence as they discuss the EMS year in review. They also discuss what 2014 should bring and end with some New Years Resolutions. Come on in for this great discussion.  
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    The MedicCast

  • East Coast Version of Resuscitation Academy Revolutionizes Cardiac Arrest Care in Maryland

    podmedic
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:38 am
    MedicCast host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic is joined again by Dr. Kevin Seaman, MD, FACEP, Medical Director of Howard County (Md.) Fire & Rescue service. Dr. Seaman has made significant contributions to prehospital emergency care well beyond the borders of Howard County, Md., [...]
  • Funding Community Paramedics and Mobile Integrated Healthcare Summit

    podmedic
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    Bringing you the answer to the command "Show Me The Money" for new community paramedic programs from the recent Mobile Integrated Healthcare Summit in Washington, DC. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.
  • Advanced Resource Medic Vehicle Replaces Ambulance for Some Colorado 911 Calls

    podmedic
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:27 am
    At EMS Today 2014 this past February, MedicCast host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic was joined in the podcast studio by John Riccio, MD, Medical Director of South Metro (Colo.) Fire Rescue Authority. He and Chief Rick Lewis developed the Advance Resource Medic (ARM) vehicle and deployment system, allowing for changes in dispatch and triage processes.
  • Siren Use and Traditional EMS Operations Challenged by MONOC EMS Service

    podmedic
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    MedicCast host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic is joined at EMS Today by Peter Dworsky, MPH, CBRM, NREMT-P, Corporate Director, and Scott Matin, MBA, NREMT-P, Vice President from MONOC (N.J.) Mobile Health Services. Dworsky and Matin conducted an original experiment and developed a powerful, educational video outlining the misconceptions and dangers of emergency siren use.
  • Mobile Integrated Healthcare Progress So Far and Episode 380

    podmedic
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    Wondering what's going on in the world of community paramedicine and mobile integrated healthcare? How about the opening session of the recent Mobile Integrated Healthcare Summit in Washington, DC? Well, 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

  • 101 Things We Should Teach Every New EMT

    administrator
    22 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    1) You aren’t required to know everything. 2) You are required to know the foundational knowledge and skills of your job. No excuses. 3) Always be nice. It’s a force multiplier. 4) There is no greater act of trust than being handed a sick child. 5) Earn that trust. 6) Don’t ever lie to your patient. If something is awkward to say, learn to say it without lying. 7) Read Thom Dick’s, People Care. Then read it again. 8) You can fake competence with the public, but not with your coworkers. 9) Own your mistakes. We all make them, but only the best of us own them. 10) Only…
  • All Medics Should Be Armed

    administrator
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:06 am
    A comment by Skip Kirkwood I think medics should be armed…..…with Verbal Judo and other established training in defusing violent situations.…with the Escaping Violent Encounters course from DT4EMS.…with a required level of personal fitness, so that they can apply EVE techniques and effectively escape from the threat of harm.—with ballistic vests and other devices to protect them from random harm.…with the support of their organizations, so that every person who attacks an EMT or paramedic is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.…with peers and…
  • Providence E.R. Begins First Clinical Test of Google Glass

    administrator
    8 Mar 2014 | 2:48 pm
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Beginning Friday, Rhode Island Hospital’s emergency department will become the first in the nation, officials say, to use Google Glass technology to stream live images of a patient’s medical condition to a consulting specialist located elsewhere. [Read the whole story here.]
  • Utah Deputy / EMT Stops Teen Suicide in Progress

    administrator
    8 Mar 2014 | 2:45 pm
    FRUIT HEIGHTS, Utah — Davis County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Sorensen was patrolling Fruit Heights where the small town converges with the Farmington Canyon area. It was 4 a.m., and traffic was mostly non-existent.   Then Sorensen spotted a car parked at the side of the road with its parking lights on. Approaching the car, he was surprised to find a teenage boy reclined all the way back in the front passenger seat who refused to roll down his window. The officer investigated further and then he saw it. A garden hose attached to the exhaust pipe and threaded into the passenger side…
  • UK Paramedics Called For “Fitting Male” Find Dead Canine

    administrator
    8 Mar 2014 | 2:41 pm
    A PARAMEDIC said she was “shocked” to be called out to a potentially life threatening emergency only to discover that the patient was, in fact, a dog. Earlier this week the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, received a 999 call from an address in Preston, reporting a male was fitting, but, before the dispatcher could take any more details, the caller hung up and did not answer follow-up calls. Fearing the worst a paramedic was sent to the address, racing through traffic, using blue lights and sirens, to the scene of the emergency. On arrival at the address, the paramedic was greeted…
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    Rogue Medic

  • In Defense of No Improvement by Medic Madness – Part IV

    Rogue Medic
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
      Continuing from Part I, Part II, and Part III in response to what I wrote about the failure of the LUCAS,[1] Sean continues with -   Another issue I have with this data, is that it doesn’t address the following variables: Down time Whether or not bystander CPR was performed Medications used Whether or not an advanced airway was placed Length of resuscitation All of these things are important when looking at the effectiveness of the LUCAS. Had all of these cases been witnessed full-arrests with immediate intervention, then I might feel differently. Perhaps they did look at these…
  • Creationism and the Politics of Ignoring Reality – Part 1

    Rogue Medic
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
      National Review Online has an odd apologist for Creationism claiming that without the secular left, Creationism would not be a problem. Of course, he does not appear to think that Creationism is a problem, only that criticism of Creationism is a problem.   Image credit. Click on images to make them laerger.   No one thinks about creationism more than the secular Left.[1]   There is an outbreak of Ebola virus in Guinea. While Creationists will tell us that since humans and monkeys are not related, they cannot have the same diseases. However, Ebola virus comes to humans…
  • New Kansas EMS policy limits use of backboards

    Rogue Medic
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
        No, this is not an April fools prank, just another example of reason and sanity prevailing over EMS dogma. Another large region in Kansas has stopped using backboards to transport trauma patients.   The Wichita-Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Services System is no longer keeping patients on long spineboards when transporting them to the hospital, officials say.[1]   More people are realizing that manipulating patients onto boards does not protect patients from manipulation. This is EMS, so dogma dies hard, but now that some EMS systems have pointed out that this EMS…
  • In Defense of No Improvement by Medic Madness – Part III

    Rogue Medic
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:15 am
      Continuing from Part I and Part II, in response to what I wrote about the failure of the LUCAS,[1] Sean continues with -   So do these results reflect on a device that’s over-hyped, or are we missing something in our current CPR guidelines? Keep in mind that this study involved highly trained and prepared responders using the most up-to-date recommendations for CPR delivery. We developed a machine to do exactly what we tell it to. It follows the guidelines exactly as we want, and yet, it can’t produce the results we hoped for. Perhaps the machine isn’t the problem.[2]  …
  • $16M on EMS Stroke Trial? Dr. Rick Bukata Wants His Money Back!

    Rogue Medic
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
      FAST-MAG[1] actually has good methodology, so why is Dr. Rick Bukata so upset? Is this just USC vs. UCLA off the field/court? Should the hypothesis being tested have received the Queen for a Decade treatment? He wants his money back? Roughly 160 million tax payers in the US, so $0.10 per tax payer, but he makes more than the average schlub, so maybe as much as 50 cents for him. He can’t even buy enough caffeine to raise his blood pressure with that.   In a commentary regarding the IMAGES trial by Larry Goldstein of the Duke Center for Cerebrovascular Disease in the same…
 
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    TacticalGear.com News

  • 5 Reasons You Need One of Vertx’s New Bags

    Lauren Malm
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you followed our SHOT Show coverage, you’ve already heard a little bit about Vertx’s maiden voyage into the world of tactical bags. What makes them stand out from other tactical packs on the market is the ability to customize your carry. For the organizationally challenged, storing your gun, magazines and equipment has never been easier. Read our top 5 reasons why you need at least one of these badass bags. 5. Ballistic-plate compatible Need a little extra protection? Search every Vertx bag, and you’ll find a specialized compartment designed specifically to hold ballistic…
  • Sneak Peek at Bates’ Lightest Boot Ever

    Lauren Malm
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Scheduled to be released in May, the Code 6 is the lightest, most breathable boot Bates has ever made. For decades now, the brand has been well-known for incorporating new technology into uniform footwear for military and law enforcement. This boot is Bates’ latest step toward innovation. What makes this boot so cutting-edge? We’ve broken down its most inventive new features. A ventilated tongue made of open-cell vapor mesh reduces hot spots on top of the foot. V-fit lacing system opens toward the top of the foot, further increasing breathability and mobility. Honeycomb TPU overlays give…
  • March Staff Pick: 5.11 Taclite Pro Pants

    Lauren Malm
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Not only is 5.11 Tactical famous for its tactical pants, but also the company was built around this flagship product. Originally designed by mountaineer Liz Robbins for outdoor clothing company Royal Robbins, the pants known as “5.11s” were built for rock-climbing enthusiasts. The name refers to the most strenuous rock climbing difficulty. Dan Costa purchased the outdoor gear company and later sold it to found 5.11 Tactical. Costa identified that the 5.11 turned out to be the perfect pants for a number of high-pressure situations requiring serious mobility and began to market it…
  • Which Mil-Spec Monkey patch would you rock?

    Lauren Malm
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Monkey,” as he is known by his friends, says he has always had an interest in the military. However, instead of enlisting he went to college, where he developed a specialized skill-set in video game-art and design. Now the tactical aficionado is the man behind Mil-Spec Monkey, an established tactical gear brand. The most famous Mil-Spec Monkey product line is its collection of morale patches, which are the favorites of military professionals, law enforcement officers and tactical enthusiasts nationwide. It all began in 2006 when Monkey became one of the first to put professional…
  • Staff Pick: The Blackhawk Diversion Carry Racquet Bag

    Lauren Malm
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you have your CCW, you know how difficult it can be to appear inconspicuous while packing heat in public. This month’s staff pick, the Diversion Carry Racquet bag from Blackhawk, offers a solution. Jesse Wolz deemed this Blackhawk bag her favorite. As the assistant manager of our customer relations department, it’s her job to know our products inside and out, so this is high praise. Staff Member: Jessie Wolz Job Title: Customer Relations Assistant Manager Her Pick: Blackhawk Diversion Carry Racquet Bag Our Price: $55.99 Colors: Gray/Blue, Gray/Black, Gray/Red Blackhawk…
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    Life Under the LightsLife Under the Lights

  • Head Injuries with a Twist – JEMS Case of the Month

    Ckemtp
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    For you EMS Types out there, there’s a new “Case of the Month” up on the JEMS website, as well as in print in this month’s issue. It deals with head injuries mixed with other stuff. You might recognize the author. Oh, and if you find a printed copy, mail it to me, and enclose $10 bucks, I’ll sign it for you and send it back. Of course I’m kidding… but it’s tax time and it doesn’t hurt to ask. Thoroughly Investigate and Treat All Reversible Causes in Head Injury – JEMS.com – April, 2014
  • The Normal Saline Shortage and the ALS Mindset

    Ckemtp
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    In case you haven’t heard, the United States is running short of slightly salty water. Specifically we’re having an unprecedented shortage of 0.9% normal saline solution, the kind that is used as the most common intravenous fluid in every form of healthcare that puts needles into people’s veins. I don’t really know the reasons why our country is unable to produce enough sterile bags of the stuff that covers the vast majority of our planet, but we cannot seem to get enough to slake our proverbial thirst for it. Ergo, many hospitals and ambulance services are finding their supplies on…
  • Some More Help on Writing EMS Narrative Reports

    Ckemtp
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Buried down deep in the 450 or some odd blog posts I have on this site, you’ll find a few that cover how to write an EMS narrative report. It’s a skill that each and every EMT and Paramedic has to practice and perfect over the course of their careers lest they find themselves without a job, or worse. Writing a good narrative report is arguably one of the most important things an EMS provider does for their patients, their services, and themselves over the course of their career. A good EMS narrative report helps give a glimpse of the patient’s condition at the time of…
  • An EMS Rant: Don’t Believe this Picture

    Ckemtp
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    So I saw this picture on Facebook today (Warning: There are some mild swear words in this picture you’re already seeing so I’m warning you that this warning is moot) Don’t believe this picture. I’ve read somewhere that people will believe anything they read from a picture with words on it they see on the Internet. While I need to capitalize on that to promote a few business ideas I have, I don’t want you to believe what you read in that picture. Just don’t. It’s not healthy for you and it’s not healthy for our profession. In fact, this kind of belief is precisely one of the…
  • EMS 2.0 – The $20 Desk Fan of Healthcare Reform

    Ckemtp
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Bear with me for a minute here folks. This is long, but important. I’d like to talk for a bit about the EMS 2.0 movement and US healthcare reform, a subject that I haven’t brought up for a while but that is still very important. EMS 2.0 hasn’t slowed down, and you may recognize a lot of the ideas that the concept shares with other EMS improvement labels gaining a lot of ground these days. I’m very happy for that fact. EMS 2.0 is a concept of overall improvement within the profession, not simply a cause to be championed as its own label. Whether you call it “Mobile Integrated…
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    Paramedic Blog

  • 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 
  • Rescue airways: Where We Are Now

    Dan White
    17 Feb 2014 | 10:57 am
    Back in the 1970s, the only EMT-level option besides an oral airway was the Esophageal Obturator Airway or EOA. It consisted of a facemask with a snap-in protruding member about the same length as an ET tube. You blindly inserted it and then inflated a distal balloon with a syringe. The balloon was usually located in the esophagus and it blocked gastric contents from entering the pharynx. Once inserted, you attached your BVM or demand valve to the mask and ventilated. Air from the adjunct would be directed through the protruding member that had a closed end and then pass through small holes…
  • It’s Not About Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Dan White
    10 Feb 2014 | 7:10 am
    It’s really not just about Philip Seymour Hoffman. It is about the over 38,000 people that die every year from the same condition. Drug addiction and alcoholism is a deadly disease. It takes countless lives. It destroys families and futures. There has been a lot of talk lately about Philip Seymour Hoffman on social media. Unfortunately I’ve seen some pretty appalling posts by EMS providers. Some say he deserved to die because he chose to inject drugs. Many use highly derogatory terms. I would like to counter with one sentence. I’ve never seen a good caregiver who had contempt for…
  • Thrive in the Evolving World of EMS

    Dan White
    9 Feb 2014 | 10:57 am
    What should the most engaged and politically active leaders in EMS know about mobile integrated healthcare?  At EMS World’s special “MIH on the Hill” Summit: Policy and Payer Update, attendees of NAEMT’s EMS on the Hill Day can explore the payer’s perspective and learn how the Field EMS Bill (H.R. 809) can help further the mobile integrated healthcare mission. This 5-hour program, scheduled for March 25 in Washington, D.C., includes lunch, individual and panel presentations, panel discussions and a facilitated town hall Q&A session. Our expert speakers are…
  • Are you ready to build a community paramedicine program?

    Dan White
    3 Feb 2014 | 9:50 am
    At the Philips Education Theatre at EMS Today 2014 (February 5-8 in Washington, D.C.), you can hear firsthand how communities are building community paramedicine programs. Visit our website to see a schedule and plan your visit. You can also learn more by watching a recorded webinar featuring David Glendenning, EMS Education Coordinator at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. In the one-hour webinar, entitled: “Hospital System and EMS Collaboration: Driving Population Health Management through Community Paramedic Programs,” Glendenning discusses how the community paramedic fits within…
 
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    TacticalGear.com News

  • 5 Reasons You Need One of Vertx’s New Bags

    Lauren Malm
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you followed our SHOT Show coverage, you’ve already heard a little bit about Vertx’s maiden voyage into the world of tactical bags. What makes them stand out from other tactical packs on the market is the ability to customize your carry. For the organizationally challenged, storing your gun, magazines and equipment has never been easier. Read our top 5 reasons why you need at least one of these badass bags. 5. Ballistic-plate compatible Need a little extra protection? Search every Vertx bag, and you’ll find a specialized compartment designed specifically to hold ballistic…
  • Sneak Peek at Bates’ Lightest Boot Ever

    Lauren Malm
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Scheduled to be released in May, the Code 6 is the lightest, most breathable boot Bates has ever made. For decades now, the brand has been well-known for incorporating new technology into uniform footwear for military and law enforcement. This boot is Bates’ latest step toward innovation. What makes this boot so cutting-edge? We’ve broken down its most inventive new features. A ventilated tongue made of open-cell vapor mesh reduces hot spots on top of the foot. V-fit lacing system opens toward the top of the foot, further increasing breathability and mobility. Honeycomb TPU overlays give…
  • March Staff Pick: 5.11 Taclite Pro Pants

    Lauren Malm
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Not only is 5.11 Tactical famous for its tactical pants, but also the company was built around this flagship product. Originally designed by mountaineer Liz Robbins for outdoor clothing company Royal Robbins, the pants known as “5.11s” were built for rock-climbing enthusiasts. The name refers to the most strenuous rock climbing difficulty. Dan Costa purchased the outdoor gear company and later sold it to found 5.11 Tactical. Costa identified that the 5.11 turned out to be the perfect pants for a number of high-pressure situations requiring serious mobility and began to market it…
  • Which Mil-Spec Monkey patch would you rock?

    Lauren Malm
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Monkey,” as he is known by his friends, says he has always had an interest in the military. However, instead of enlisting he went to college, where he developed a specialized skill-set in video game-art and design. Now the tactical aficionado is the man behind Mil-Spec Monkey, an established tactical gear brand. The most famous Mil-Spec Monkey product line is its collection of morale patches, which are the favorites of military professionals, law enforcement officers and tactical enthusiasts nationwide. It all began in 2006 when Monkey became one of the first to put professional…
  • Staff Pick: The Blackhawk Diversion Carry Racquet Bag

    Lauren Malm
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you have your CCW, you know how difficult it can be to appear inconspicuous while packing heat in public. This month’s staff pick, the Diversion Carry Racquet bag from Blackhawk, offers a solution. Jesse Wolz deemed this Blackhawk bag her favorite. As the assistant manager of our customer relations department, it’s her job to know our products inside and out, so this is high praise. Staff Member: Jessie Wolz Job Title: Customer Relations Assistant Manager Her Pick: Blackhawk Diversion Carry Racquet Bag Our Price: $55.99 Colors: Gray/Blue, Gray/Black, Gray/Red Blackhawk…
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  • 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!
  • The Nightmare Patient: Neonatal Respiratory Arrest

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Nightmare Patient: Neonatal Respiratory Arrest In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a looming shadow is cast over an innocent crib as an unseen hand holds the fate of tiny child in its icy grasp. Will disease prevail? Join us... maybe you can be the hero!   MP3 Download Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher! Podcast Listener Survey*   *What is this listener survery thing, and why should I bother?The Podcast Listener Survey takes about 5 minutes, or so to complete and asks some general questions about our listeners so we can get to know who is listening, what you like…
  • FlightBridgeED - UPDATE

    1 Mar 2014 | 3:18 pm
    FlightBridgeED - Update New Products and Services Roll-Out 2014 Check out the new products and services available from FlightBridgeED, LLC MP3 Download Subscribe on iTunes! Hear us on Stitcher Podcast Listener Survey
  • Sedation = Delirium: A Recipe for Disaster

    3 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    SEDATION = DELIRIUM: A Recipe for Disaster   In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast we pick up a conversation we began in a previous podcast (Forget the PARALYSIS and Treat the PAIN). Now we will discuss the need for choosing appropriate medications and correctly managing their dosing in order to bring better patient outcomes in critical care environments.   MP3 Download Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher
  • The Nightmare Patient: IABP CARDIAC ARREST

    10 Jan 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Nightmare Patient: IABP CARDIAC ARREST In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a perfect storm is rising over a terribly complicated case. Juggling a multitude of therapies and way behind, the flight team must fight to keep their heads above water. Find out what happens as the flight team and patient struggle for survival! MP3 Download Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher  
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  • Ultimate Guide to CPR Certifications Online – 7 part series (Free Download)

    cpronline
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    For quite some time, I have been working on authoring the Ultimate Guide to CPR Certifications. The guide is unique, fresh and will give both general people and prospective CPR certification holders a one comprehensive resource to learn everything about getting a CPR Certification. You can download the guide in PDF Format from below or […]The post Ultimate Guide to CPR Certifications Online – 7 part series (Free Download) appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) vs Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    cpronline
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)   Definition:  Basic Life Support can be defined as the level of medical care which is offered to patients suffering from life-threatening diseases or injuries before and during the time they are shifted to higher level of treatments.     Definition:  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation may be primarily defined as mouth-to-mouth […]The post Basic Life Support (BLS) vs Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification

    cpronline
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensure that all individuals enjoy a safe and hazard free work environment. In order to achieve their objective they have implemented regulations and compliance measures which requires the mandatory compliance of all employers and employees. The medical fraternity, owing to the nature of their work, is most […]The post The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • A Guide to First Aid in the Wilderness

    cpronline
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:41 pm
    A love for the open skies and lush meadows has often led people to adopt a wild and active lifestyle. Adventure sports, boy scouts, camping and several other such activities have often helped in satiating this thirst and pumping up the adrenaline sufficiently. However, life in the wilderness, though exciting can be dangerous as well. […]The post A Guide to First Aid in the Wilderness appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • Are Online CPR Certifications Legit? New Study!

    cpronline
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:26 am
      Human life is very precious. As a result, any activity involving the preservation and restoration of life requires a stamp of authenticity to ensure its credibility. CPR, the method used to revive the patients suffering from sudden cardiac arrest is one such activity that requires the vote of confidence before we can avail the […]The post Are Online CPR Certifications Legit? New Study! appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
 
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