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  • 3 Lists of 3: Summer Reading

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

    EMS1 Daily News
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    The term leadership gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really mean in the EMS industry?
  • EMT killed in Md. ambulance crash

    ParamedicTV - Newest Clips
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Andraes Lee Wagner, 31, was killed when his vehicle hit a tree
  • EMS Garage Episode 185: EMS in the New Decade

    EMS Garage
    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. . .
  • Pinnacle 2014; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 125

    EMS Leadership
    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.
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    Everyday EMS Tips

  • 3 Lists of 3: Summer Reading

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

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

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

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

    Greg
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    In episode 395 of the MedicCast Rom Duckworth and I discuss best practices for live online EMS training. Watch and listen using this video or visit the MedicCast where you can also subscribe to all episodes of the MedicCast.
 
 
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    EMS Garage

  • 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

    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.
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    EMS Leadership

  • Pinnacle 2014; EMS Leadership Podcast Episode 125

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

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

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

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

  • ACLS Review of Adenosine and MedicCast Episode 399

    podmedic
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    Longer CPR in resuscitation, aussie medics getting a pay raise, London Ambulance Service poaching medics and we’ll look at the cardiac ACLS medication Adenosine in this week’s tip of the week. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.
  • Scary Ambulance Crash Video Teaches Lessons to EMS Drivers

    podmedic
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    Finally in the EMS news this week is a cautionary tale out of Wisconsin where a nearby security camera caught a horrible crash involving an ambulance and another vehicle at a four-way stop [...]
  • Getting More AEDs Out There – All Public Buildings!

    podmedic
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:17 am
    Next up in this week’s EMS news is a push by one councilman in Indianapolis to get building code changes in place to require AEDs in every public building. According to this article I picked [...]
  • EMS Crews Improving and Changing Healthcare

    podmedic
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    First up in this week’s news is a story on how medical professionals outside of standard healthcare channels are changing the way healthcare is delivered. This is over at the Reporting on Health site where journalists [...]
  • Common Household Poisonings and Episode 398

    podmedic
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    EMS crews and health reform, more AEDs everywhere, ambulance crash video teaches lessons, and we’ll be joined by Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center on common household poisonings in our ToxTidbit segment. 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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    Rogue Medic

  • Dextrose 10% in the Treatment of Out-of-Hospital Hypoglycemia

    Rogue Medic
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:15 pm
      Is 50% dextrose as good as 10% dextrose for treating symptomatic hypoglycemia? If the patient is disoriented, but becomes oriented before the full dose of dextrose is given, is it appropriate to continue to treat the patient as if the patient were still disoriented? If your protocols require you to keep giving dextrose, do the same protocols require you to keep giving opioids after the pain is relieved? Is there really any difference? 50% dextrose has problems.   Animal models have demonstrated the toxic effect of glucose infusions in the settings of cardiac arrest and stroke.2…
  • The Controversy of Admitting ‘We Do Not Know What Works’

    Rogue Medic
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
      There are several news articles today criticizing a study because the patients might be deprived of a drug that has not been adequately studied in humans. This criticism is coming from journalists – the people who publicized the fraudulent vaccines research by Andrew Wakefield, who was trying to sell his competing vaccine and was being paid to produce negative research by lawyers suing the vaccine companies.[1] The real controversy is that this untested drug became the standard of care with no evidence that it improves outcomes that matter. Is it controversial to give a placebo,…
  • Since the World is Ending Today, What Should We Do?

    Rogue Medic
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
      Oh no! It is the end of the world, again. What should we do? If the end of the world causes you anxiety, you are probably already prescribed some anti-anxiety medicine. I recommend that you follow the directions on the label and stop annoying less anxious people. Avoid combining your sedatives with other sedatives (alcohol, heroin, propofol, . . . ) and find a way to distract yourself from what you do not understand.   Lunar activity is said to mark the END OF TIME, with some religious groups believing it to be a sign of the JUDGEMENT DAY.[1]   The end of times has probably…
  • What is the Best Way to Manage Cardiac Arrest According to the Evidence?

    Rogue Medic
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
      There is an excellent review article by Dr. Bentley Bobrow and Dr. Gordon Ewy on the best management of sudden cardiac arrest from the bystander to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). They point out something that we tend to resist learning. Cardiac arrest that is not due to respiratory causes does not need respiratory treatment. A person who is unresponsive and gasping is exhibiting signs of cardiac arrest, not signs of respiratory problems.   Except in newborns, gasping or agonal breathing is a common sign of cardiac arrest, occurring in slightly more than 50% of patients with…
  • Resuscitation characteristics and outcomes in suspected drug overdose-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

    Rogue Medic
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
      This study is interesting for several reasons. In a system that claims excellence, the most consistent way to identify the study group is by documentation of a protocol violation – but it is not intended as a study of protocol violations. This may hint at some benefit from epinephrine (Adrenaline in Commonwealth countries), but that would require some study and we just don’t study epinephrine. We only make excuses for not studying epinephrine. The atropine results suggest that the epinephrine data may be just due to small numbers, or that we may want to consider atropine…
 
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    TacticalGear.com News

  • 4 New Boots You Need To Know About

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

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

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

    Lauren Malm
    23 May 2014 | 9:45 am
    Footwear is where NIKE excels, and its tactical line is no exception. The brand made its debut into the market with the Safety Field Boot (SFB). Then in early 2014, it released the SFB Field. Both boots have a similar handsome cut and are built for the same purpose. However, there are some key differences that set these two styles apart. NIKE SFB The Nike SFB was designed with speed in mind, and the result is the lightest, highest-mobility tactical boot the brand has ever made. Fast-drying, flexible and featherweight, NIKE SFBs feel more like a pair of athletic shoes than a boot. Even…
  • What the New AR 670-1 Means for Your Boots

    Lauren Malm
    16 May 2014 | 9:30 am
    This page last updated: July 2, 2014 Say goodbye to mesh uppers on military boots. The long-awaited Army Regulation 670-1 went into effect at the end of March and has changed the way soldiers lace up. Although the biggest changes were to implement stricter tattoo, hair and appearance rules, the  AR 670-1 also includes rules on which type of military boots are considered acceptable. Previously, soldier were wearing military boots with synthetic uppers, which increased the breathability and reduced weight. The regulation requires all-leather styles without zippers. Specifically, it requires…
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    Medic Madness

  • If Willie Nelson Was A Paramedic

    Sean Eddy
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    This week’s Celebrity Medic has certainly seen his share of rough times, but will most likely never have to seek employment again. That is, unless he gives the finger to the IRS forgets to pay his taxes again. With Willie’s extensive knowledge in herbal remedies, experience working on a bus and ability to work with old, broken equipment, a job in EMS should be right up his alley. So without further delay, it’s time that we ask ourselves the almighty question of the week: What kind of Paramedic would Willie Nelson be? Even though his heroes have always been cowboys, his mamma…
  • Could you do me a small favor?

    Sean Eddy
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Over the last few months, I have really tried to evaluate what I’m doing on this blog and where I want to take it. I have some exciting goals and plans including a possible podcast, e-book, and a new article series. I would really like to gather input from everyone who follows my blog as I move forward with growing and improving. I have put together a quick 7-question survey and I would REALLY appreciate any feedback that you have to offer. You can complete it here on this page or by click the following link: http://seaneddy.polldaddy.com/s/reader-survey Thanks a bunch, guys! Take Our…
  • Ebola and What It Means For EMS

    Sean Eddy
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Yes, I have an opinion on whether or not we should bring American citizens with Ebola home for treatment, and trust me, I’ll get to that. However, I’m going to discuss a few things about the virus and what it means for us in EMS. As most of you know, there is tons of hysteria over the decision to bring our citizens home for treatment and plenty of fear that doing so is going to open us up to risk for an outbreak on U.S. soil. Well, that threat has existed ever since the discovery of the virus and it continues today. As it currently stands, we aren’t at a very high risk for…
  • Arming Medics: The Podcast Debate

    Sean Eddy
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Image Credit: EMSWorld.com Last week I had the opportunity to once again join Scott Kier on the EMS In The New Decade Podcast. Our topic was EMS personnel carrying firearms. Yep, THAT topic again. Nothing gets my blood pressure up like a good gun debate and this podcast episode was no exception. Joining us was Chris Montera, host of the EMS Garage podcast. As most of you know, I hold the opinion that we should be allowed to carry. Chris, feels very strongly to the contrary. Mix us together on a podcast and you get 55 minutes of intense debate. My opinion on this subject has changed a few…
  • Product Review: CPR RsQ Assist

    Sean Eddy
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    [Video review at the bottom of the post] A few weeks ago, I received this handy device in the mail to test out. The CPR RsQ Assist is essentially what the name says: A CPR assist device. The idea behind it is to guide lay-rescuers through CPR and to reduce fatigue. From what I found, it does both very well. More on that in a minute…. Opening the Package The CPR RsQ Assist comes ready to use. No need to assemble or install batteries. It comes packaged in a round, plastic carrying case that’s easy to open. The case is handy for storing the device and keeping it free from dust or…
 
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    Paramedic Blog

  • 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/
  • Pre-hospital airway management – the debate continues

    Dan White
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Dan White:Important overview from Dave on Airways Originally posted on Dave on Airways: In a recent editorial published in Resuscitation, entitled ‘Pre-hospital airway management: The data grows rapidly but controversy remains’, David Lockey and Hans Morten Lossius discuss the results from three studies published in the same issue: 1. An update of out of hospital airway management practices in the United States. 2. Higher insertion success with the i-gel supraglottic airway in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A randomised controlled trial. 3. The impact of airway management on quality of…
  • 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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    TacticalGear.com News

  • 4 New Boots You Need To Know About

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

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

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

    Lauren Malm
    23 May 2014 | 9:45 am
    Footwear is where NIKE excels, and its tactical line is no exception. The brand made its debut into the market with the Safety Field Boot (SFB). Then in early 2014, it released the SFB Field. Both boots have a similar handsome cut and are built for the same purpose. However, there are some key differences that set these two styles apart. NIKE SFB The Nike SFB was designed with speed in mind, and the result is the lightest, highest-mobility tactical boot the brand has ever made. Fast-drying, flexible and featherweight, NIKE SFBs feel more like a pair of athletic shoes than a boot. Even…
  • What the New AR 670-1 Means for Your Boots

    Lauren Malm
    16 May 2014 | 9:30 am
    This page last updated: July 2, 2014 Say goodbye to mesh uppers on military boots. The long-awaited Army Regulation 670-1 went into effect at the end of March and has changed the way soldiers lace up. Although the biggest changes were to implement stricter tattoo, hair and appearance rules, the  AR 670-1 also includes rules on which type of military boots are considered acceptable. Previously, soldier were wearing military boots with synthetic uppers, which increased the breathability and reduced weight. The regulation requires all-leather styles without zippers. Specifically, it requires…
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    FlightBridgeED - Critical Care Education for Nurses and Paramedics - Latest blog entries

  • 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!
  • 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…
 
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    CPR Certification Online HQ

  • How to Teach kids to Dial 911

    cpronline
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    Teaching children to dial 911 is not different from teaching adults about the same. There are 3 steps to look out for Know when it is the right time to dial 911 Let the person taking the 911 call, know about your location Stay put on the call, until and unless help or advice is […]The post How to Teach kids to Dial 911 appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • Swimming Pool Safety Rules for kids

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    15 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
      Pool and water safety measures are highly important, especially when it concerns kids. This is because drowning causes a high rate of accidental deaths. AAP or American Academy of Pediatrics does not promote the installation of pools in households with the presence of kids below 5 years of age. Children are prone to slipping […]The post Swimming Pool Safety Rules for kids appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • 10+ Important Safety / First Aid Tips for Beach Goers

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    11 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
      Summers is the time to hit the beach and while it’s fun investing in good beachwear and other gear, it’s equally important to educate yourself and your friends and family about some general safety tips for the beach. Sure there are lifeguards and you can rely on them, but it never hurts to a […]The post 10+ Important Safety / First Aid Tips for Beach Goers appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • How to perform a top-to-toe assessment

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    7 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    Top-to-toe assessments provide important to an ambulance or medical staff in case of emergency. If you find a casualty lying unconscious, here’s how to perform a top-to-toe assessment: Head Run your hands carefully over the scalp to feel for bleeding, swelling or depression that may indicate a possible fracture. Ears Talk-to in both ears of […]The post How to perform a top-to-toe assessment appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
  • How to Give Chest Compressions in CPR

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    3 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
     This quick reference will help you approach and perform chest compression till help arrives.  Kneel beside the casualty and locate one of his lowermost ribs with your lower hand. Move your fingers to the point where ribs meet at the breastbone. Place your finger at this point and your index finger above it on the lower breastbone. […]The post How to Give Chest Compressions in CPR appeared first on CPR Certification Online HQ.
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