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  • National EMS Museum Innovates History and Episode 428

    The MedicCast
    podmedic
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Are c-collars going away, national EMS clinical guidelines get released, one paramedic learns a lesson about selfies on the job, and we’ll take a look at another product innovator pick from EMS Today 2015 in Baltimore last month where podcast host Sam Bradley brought on the folks from the EMS Museum project to talk about innovation past, present and future. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.
  • Book Reviews, Recommendations, and Excerpts

    Everyday EMS Tips
    Greg
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Recent Amazon Reviews and Recommendations I posted a review of Mr. Wilson Makes It Home,  a new book by Michael Morse. This is a great book from the author of Responding and Rescuing Providence.  I hope you will check it out. The The Gemini Effect by Chuck Grossart was a recent Kindle First book, which means as a Kindle owner and Prime subscriber I was able to read it for free. This book was a great reminder to me of the amazing difficulty (and courage) to write and publish. Congratulations to Mr. Grossart. This book was not a good match to my interests. Though I highly recommend an…
  • Construction worker impaled by rebar after 15-foot fall

    EMS1 Daily News
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    It took more than an hour to extricate him and he was airlifted to a nearby trauma center
  • Video released of Ark. police cruiser, ambulance collision

    ParamedicTV - Newest Clips
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    The police officer was reprimanded and a paramedic who suffered serious injuries has recovered
  • Paramedic Fired After Selfies With Dead and Dying Patients Surface

    The MedicCast
    podmedic
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Finally in the EMS news this week, a look at selfie do’s and don’ts for EMTs and paramedics. One Russian paramedic learned this lesson the hard way when her series of selfies with dead and dying [...]
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    Everyday EMS Tips

  • Book Reviews, Recommendations, and Excerpts

    Greg
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Recent Amazon Reviews and Recommendations I posted a review of Mr. Wilson Makes It Home,  a new book by Michael Morse. This is a great book from the author of Responding and Rescuing Providence.  I hope you will check it out. The The Gemini Effect by Chuck Grossart was a recent Kindle First book, which means as a Kindle owner and Prime subscriber I was able to read it for free. This book was a great reminder to me of the amazing difficulty (and courage) to write and publish. Congratulations to Mr. Grossart. This book was not a good match to my interests. Though I highly recommend an…
  • Active Shooter Analysis and Lessons from Nickel Mines

    Greg
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    The Reading (Pa.) Eagle posted two stories recently about the FBI investigation into active shooter incidents and specifically incidents in Pennsylvania. Pa. emergency responders still learning from Nickel Mines tragedy Lessons learned in Pa. active shooter analysis The stories reminded me of the Medical Author Chat interview with Janice Ballenger and her story of responding to the Nickel Mines school.
  • Arrowhead EMS Conference Slides

    Greg
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:20 pm
    I am presenting two sessions at the Arrowhead EMS Conference in Duluth, Minnesota on Friday, January 23, 2015. Below are the slide decks. Distraction is Deadly from Greg Friese Social Media Concepts and Tools for EMS Education from Greg Friese
  • Everyday, a New Year

    Greg
    2 Jan 2015 | 6:18 pm
    The team at EMS1, which I am honored to be a part, put together a great package of Year in Review articles and videos.  My primary writing contribution was the retrospective and look ahead, What 2014 EMS development changes mean for EMS in 2015. I managed to touch on many of the big EMS stories of 2014: narcan, backboards, Ebola, on-the-job violence and stress, new roles for EMS, and dissolving roles for EMS. I may have “buried the lede” as they say in journalism because I finished with my two best paragraphs. EMS; every day is the start of new year You have likely heard the…
  • Note from PEPP Course

    Greg
    27 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    I took the Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals course in April. This quote struck with me then and continues to resonate with me. When discussing Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) “If we live with our family and people that love us we do better.” Captain Joe Gemza, Stevens Point Fire Department and PEPP Instructor
 
 
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    The MedicCast

  • Paramedic Fired After Selfies With Dead and Dying Patients Surface

    podmedic
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Finally in the EMS news this week, a look at selfie do’s and don’ts for EMTs and paramedics. One Russian paramedic learned this lesson the hard way when her series of selfies with dead and dying [...]
  • National EMS Clinical Protocols Released

    podmedic
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 am
    Next up in the news for EMTs and paramedics is a look at the new release of the National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines for public consumption. Put together by the National Association of State EMS [...]
  • Evidence to Reduce EMS C-Collar Use

    podmedic
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:14 am
    Kicking off the news for EMS providers this week is a look at an article I found over at JEMS.com from Dr. Bryan Bledsoe. Dr. Bledsoe has never been shy about sharing his opinion when [...]
  • National EMS Museum Innovates History and Episode 428

    podmedic
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Are c-collars going away, national EMS clinical guidelines get released, one paramedic learns a lesson about selfies on the job, and we’ll take a look at another product innovator pick from EMS Today 2015 in Baltimore last month where podcast host Sam Bradley brought on the folks from the EMS Museum project to talk about innovation past, present and future. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.
  • EMS and Special Needs Patient Care

    podmedic
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    Finally a different kind of leadership altogether. The kind of leadership we all exhibit when we become advocates for our patients in need within their systems and beyond. I found a great article over at EMSWorld.com that looks at how [...]
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  • Carmel Ind. Paramedics Deploy Ultrasound

    administrator
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    The Indy Channel reports that Carmel paramedics will be the first to deploy ultrasound in the prehospital environment. [Read the whole story here]
  • How Can Aladtec Software Save Time and Money?

    administrator
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Working as a supervisor was a ton of fun and also a ton of work. We decided to partner with Aladtec as our primary sponsor because I know personally that employee schedule management can be the single biggest challenge and EMS manager faces. This single task can pull away hours of productivity and face time with crews. If you are an EMS manager who struggles with scheduling, I highly suggest watching the video at this link. Or click this url:  http://aladtec.com/top_5_reasons_ems.php It may be the best five minutes you spend all month. If you don’t manage an EMS schedule but…
  • Medic Fired for “Sick Selfies”

    administrator
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Sometimes folks who don’t care much for patients end up in caregiver roles. It should be obvious to most providers that taking selfies with dying patients is morally reprehensible. Emergency service officials in Kirov, Russia announced that they have terminated the employment of a selfie snapping medic who photographed herself making rude gestrues in patient’s faces and other inappropriate photos before posting them to Facebook. [Read the whole story here]
  • Aladtec Software Instrumental in Staffing Minnesota State Fair

    administrator
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Aladtec Online Employee Scheduling & Workforce Management is Instrumental When Staffing Medical Personnel for the Minnesota State Fair October 7, 2014 – St. Paul, MN – The Great Minnesota Get-Together is spread over 320 acres and attracts over 1.5 million people throughout it’s 12 day run.  Heat exhaustion, dehydration, slip and falls and even heart attacks can be expected at what is one of the countries biggest, and best attended, state fairs.   Scheduling a staff large enough to deal with the medical issues of the daily crowd, ranging from 100,000 to over 200,000…
  • Pain Tolerance and the 1 – 10 Scale

    administrator
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Last night I watched a friend of mine break a stack of bricks with his bare hand. As a trained martial artist he’s no stranger to breaking things with his body. In fact, he’s been putting his hands and feet through wood, ice and concrete since he was a kid. You don’t just show up one day and decide to break a stack of bricks. It takes practice. It takes skill. And it takes something else. If you check out the photo here you’ll see my buddy seven bricks into an eight brick stack.. That’s about the moment that he also broke his hand. You might think that breaking…
 
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    Rogue Medic

  • Comments on Pennsylvania Eliminating Backboards for Potential Spinal Injuries

    Rogue Medic
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
      There were several comments to Pennsylvania Eliminating Backboards for Potential Spinal Injuries that indicate that I was probably not clear enough in my explanation of the protocol change in Pennsylvania. Backboards are not being completely eliminated, but the requirements to extricate/transport patients on backboards has been eliminated. The use of backboards as extrication devices should be rare if we do what is best for the patients. The use of the backboard during transport should be the kind of thing that causes hospital staff to come look at the ancient artifact, like DeLee…
  • Pennsylvania Eliminating Backboards for Potential Spinal Injuries

    Rogue Medic
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
      Medical directors should already have every EMS provider in Pennsylvania following the new Statewide BLS Protocols, but the procrastinators have until July 1, 2015 to get everyone to aggressively avoid using backboards. We should not be manipulating the potentially injured spines of patients to get them onto backboards for no known benefit, while possibly causing permanent disabilities or other significant harms.   Excessive motion of the spine may worsen spine fractures or spinal cord injuries (especially in patients with altered consciousness who can’t restrict their own…
  • Dextrose in Cardiac Arrest – More Kitchen Sink Medicine

    Rogue Medic
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
      Should we treat hypoglycemia in a dead person? How do we determine hypoglycemia in a dead person? Is there any evidence that giving dextrose, in any concentration, will help to resuscitate a dead person? Should we treat patients based on the philosophy of Who knows? Maybe it could work? Bleach enemas are currently in fashion among the alternative to medicine crowd,[1] so we could use the same reasoning to give bleach enemas in cardiac arrest. Who knows? Maybe it could work. Is Kitchen Sink Medicine significantly different from any other alternative to medicine? The dead person is not…
  • Proposed 2015 ACLS Chest compression only CPR vs conventional CPR Recommendation

    Rogue Medic
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
      The AHA (American Heart Association) and ILCOR (International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation) 2015 resuscitation guidelines evidence reviews appear to be merely justifications for continuing to use treatments that do not improve survival with good neurological function, which is the only outcome that matters. What do the AHA and ILCOR intend to recommend for ventilation of patients who appear to be adults and pulseless due to non-respiratory conditions?   Full Question: Among adults who are in cardiac arrest outside of a hospital (P), does provision of chest compressions…
  • Why EMS Should Limit the Use of Rigid Cervical Collars

    Rogue Medic
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
      Well, should EMS limit the use of rigid cervical collars? As with the rest of anecdote-based medicine, or hunch-based medicine, we have been doing this for decades without any evidence of benefit. Do we know what we are doing? But you have to prove that this is harmful, otherwise we cannot withhold the standard of ignorance.   Image credit.     Regardless of brand. A perfect fit – every time. Right?   Where does the burden of proof rest? In medicine, it is supposed to be the responsibility of the person treating to convince the patient that the treatment is…
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  • Calls For More Support For Paramedics - Pirate FM

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    Calls For More Support For ParamedicsPirate FMA West Country paramedic who was karate-kicked because of where he parked his ambulance calls for more public support. Chris Hewitt says some Cornish crews have ended up with broken jaws after attacks on the job. It is after Pirate FM told you that and more »
  • Paramedics helped mom thwart Portland kidnapping - KOIN.com

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:04 pm
    KOIN.comParamedics helped mom thwart Portland kidnappingKOIN.comPORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — AMR paramedics Brian Henrichs and Trevin Sundbaum were headed south on NW 23rd in an ambulance when they noticed a car stopped in the street at Lovejoy. There was a confrontation, so they stopped, turned on their lights ...
  • Paramedic care on slow track - London Free Press

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:22 pm
    London Free PressParamedic care on slow trackLondon Free PressLast year, paramedics in London made 1,147 trips to Cherryhill Village alone, an increase of 35% in a community with the city's biggest concentration of seniors. (CRAIG GLOVER, The London Free Press) ...
  • Paramedics robbed while on duty - Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Paramedics robbed while on dutySowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)He said shortly after midnight an ER24 ambulance and rapid response vehicle were dispatched to a house in Site B, Khayelitsha, for a five-year-old girl who was suffering from seizures. Three paramedics were busy in the ambulance stabilising the girl
  • Paramedic $100G club triples in one year - Hamilton Spectator

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Paramedic $100G club triples in one yearHamilton SpectatorThe number of Hamilton paramedics earning more than $100,000 in salary and benefits jumped threefold, from 19 the year before to 60 in 2014. The group single-handedly accounts for a full third of the city's 125 new top earners appearing on the province and more »
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  • The dirty diagnosis

    dr-exmedic
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    It’s one of the oldest lines of EMS lore: medics don’t diagnose. It’s crap. First of all, let’s look at the dictionary definition: Medicine/Medical. 1. the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition. 2. the decision reached from such an examination. Well, on an emergency scene, isn’t that the whole […]
  • ALS vs. BLS: the dumbest war ever

    dr-exmedic
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    First of all, let me state that there is no “ALS care” or “BLS care.” There is only care that is within your scope of practice, and care that is outside your scope of practice. By now, you’ve probably heard of a study making the rounds that showed higher survival in a group given BLS […]
  • Thank you, EMSI

    dr-exmedic
    2 Oct 2011 | 4:22 pm
    In which the actions of our state EMS folks kept my wife from dying. Or at least having a monster headache.
  • GCS 8, intubate?

    dr-exmedic
    13 May 2011 | 5:08 pm
    When it comes to prehospital intubation, do a different kind of study, get a different kind of result.
  • Sesame Street isn’t the only video you can learn from

    dr-exmedic
    10 May 2011 | 5:32 pm
    Newish technology meets even newer technology, in this latest AED model.
 
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  • The impact of 'Generation-WHY' on EMS education and management

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    By Justin Eberly, BS, EMT, EMS-I, CEDI Kenneth Robinson, a globally recognized author and educationalist, claimed in his TED Talk, “How schools kill creativity” that American schools foster a culture of conformity, compliance, and standardization. Robinson states that children are naturally creatively gifted with abundant imaginations. Only after being consumed by the current system of education, originally developed to meet the needs of the industrial revolution, is this natural ability of creativity is hindered, he said. Conformity, compliance, and standardization are…
  • NJ EMT nears five decades in EMS

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    By the time Ken Koenitzer arrives at the West Orange (New Jersey) First Aid Squad for duty, he’s already volunteered more of his time that day than most members. “It’s 98 miles from my house to West Orange,” Koenitzer says. Koenitzer has nothing against EMS in Kidder Township, Pennsylvania where he and his wife, Nancy, have lived since 2008; it’s just that Koenitzer’s connection to rescue in West Orange goes back more than a few years – 48, to be exact. “I grew up there,” the 71-year-old EMT explains. “You’re talking late 1940s…
  • Paramedic Chief: Why EMS leaders need grunts; Eagles conference takeaways: March 2015

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    In this month's edition of Paramedic Chief, Michael Gerber brings you highlights of the 'Gathering of the Eagles' conference, where new cardiac arrest research dominated the discussion. Kelly Grayson explains why an EMS leader's vision needs 'grunts' to buy in, and Skip Kirkwood evaluates how we train EMS personnel to drive — and how we can do it better. Lastly, EMS Chief Ryan Greenberg talks about working with NEMSMA to create seven pillars of leadership competency to improve EMS management.
  • Drowning boy makes full recovery after saved by 50-medic CPR chain

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    By Michael Rubinkam The Associated Press  DANVILLE, Pa. — In a survival story his doctors call extraordinary, a 22-month-old Pennsylvania boy whose lifeless body was pulled from an icy creek was revived after an hour and 41 minutes of CPR and has suffered virtually no lingering effects. Gardell Martin came home from the hospital on Sunday, and his doctors said Thursday he has made a full recovery. "It's not only extraordinarily rare that we got the kid back, but what's even more extraordinary is the rate at which he recovered and the completeness of his…
  • Viral photo: Responders finish fatal cardiac patient's yard work

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    The Modesto Bee MODESTO, Calif. — A photograph on the Modesto Police Department’s Facebook page of firefighters doing yardwork has garnered more than 14,000 likes and has been shared more than 2,000 times. It’s the story behind the photo that makes it so compelling. According to police spokeswoman Heather Graves, officers and Modesto Fire Department firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the area of Scenic and McGuire drives at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday. They arrived to find an 89-year-old man who had suffered a heart attack while mowing his lawn. Emergency responders…
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  • 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…
  • Army Unveils New Uniform Quality Control Program

    Lauren Malm
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    In February 2015, the Army unveiled its plans for a new Uniform Quality Control Program (UQCP). The program will be launched this year by PEO Soldier in order to provide soldiers, Army leaders and industry manufacturers clarity on what optional-wear boot models are considered Army authorized. In the 3rd fiscal quarter of 2015, PEO Soldier will post a list of boots that meet Army standards. To get on this list, boot manufacturers will have to submit boot materials to third-party labs in order to obtain necessary certifications. The certifications will then be passed along to Natick Soldier…
  • The Top 10 Gear from SHOT Show 2015

    Lauren Malm
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Per usual, SHOT Show was 5 days full of the latest and greatest gear from the industry’s premier brands. We hand-picked this year’s standout styles of apparel, equipment and footwear from the show so you know what to look forward to in 2015. 1. Condor Elite Line of Bags If you’re not familiar with Condor gear, you can easily pick it out by its ultra-aggressive look. Known for its tightly woven nylon equipment, Condor packs and tactical vests have never let us down before. This year at SHOT, the brand added an even more premium line of nylon bags to its arsenal. This Condor Elite line of…
  • Follow Us for Live Coverage of SHOT Show 2015

    Lauren Malm
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    It’s that time of year—SHOT Show! The largest trade show for shooting, hunting, military and law enforcement industries will be taking place Jan. 20-23 in Las Vegas. Just because you can’t make it doesn’t mean you have to miss it. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+ to get instant coverage of the entire event. Don’t miss your chance to see sneak peeks of this season’s newest gear.
  • New from Rocky: The AR 670-1 compliant RLW

    Lauren Malm
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    What do you get when you merge the sneaker-like feel of the Rocky C4 Trainer with the ruggedness of an Army-approved combat boot? Allow us to introduce the new AR 670-1 compliant Rocky Lightweight  (RLW). Similar to the C4 Trainer, the RLW is packed with the brand’s premier comfort technologies like a removable Rocky Airport Cushion insole and breathable built-in side vents. However, the RLW toughens up with a rough-side-out cattle hide leather upper and an aggressive rubber tread that SMA Chandler would approve of. The Rocky C4 Trainer was a soldier favorite until March 2014 when strict…
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  • Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC acquires a majority stake in North American Rescue, LLC

    Dan White
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    NEW YORK — Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC (“Blue Wolf”), the New York-based private equity firm, today announced that, through an affiliate, it has acquired a majority stake in North American Rescue, LLC (“NAR” or “the Company”), a leading supplier of mission-critical tactical medical products, such as tourniquets, chest seals and decompression needles, to the military, law enforcement and EMS first responder markets. Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2015/03/02/6846433/blue-wolf-capital-invests-in-north.html#storylink=cpy
  • EMS Today 2015

    Dan White
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    It was great to reconnect with so many old friends at EMS Today in Baltimore. The exhibit hall was packed and steady for the first evening and Friday morning. Later Friday and Saturday I got around the hall and said hello to everyone. I saw Jon Politis and we reminisced how we met at the very first EMS Today in 1984. It’s been many years since and is surprising how many of the early EMS pioneers are still around. There were not that many new EMS products as in years past. I did get to look at Durham County’s new Crestline mini-mod on a Sprinter chassis. I really liked it. It has…
  • Philips redesign prompts another Class I recall

    Dan White
    3 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Heart Sync is the 2nd company to face an FDA Class I recall of defibrillator electrodes due to design changes in automated external defibrillators made by Royal Philips. Royal Philips’ (NYSE:PHG) revamped connector design for 2 of its automatic external defibrillators has left another company facing an FDA Class I recall. This time, Michigan’s Heart Sync is dealing with the Class I recall, which the FDA assigns when there is risk of serious injury or death. Continue
  • Ebola Disinfection for EMS

    Dan White
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
    St. Louis, MO (December 17, 2014) – EA Medical LLC, a specialty medical distributor, introduces the Lumalier EDU-435 Disinfection Lamp, which uses Ultraviolet Germicidal Energy (“C” wavelength) to kill Ebola. The EDU-435 was designed to meet the specialized disinfection needs of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers. Although not everyone is familiar with UV-C, it is a well know fact that it has germicidal properties. There are no known infectious pathogens that are resistant to a proper “dose” of UV-C energy, NONE. It does not matter what the pathogen strain is, how it has…
  • EMS Chief: What EMS crews experienced the first day of the Ferguson shooting

    Dan White
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    EMS Chief Chris Cebollero talks about what his crews encountered in the first minutes on the scene of the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., which led to looting and riots the next day. http://paramedictv.ems1.com/videos/3738575073001-ems-chief-what-ems-crews-experienced-the-first-day-of-the-ferguson-shooting/
 
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  • 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…
  • Army Unveils New Uniform Quality Control Program

    Lauren Malm
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    In February 2015, the Army unveiled its plans for a new Uniform Quality Control Program (UQCP). The program will be launched this year by PEO Soldier in order to provide soldiers, Army leaders and industry manufacturers clarity on what optional-wear boot models are considered Army authorized. In the 3rd fiscal quarter of 2015, PEO Soldier will post a list of boots that meet Army standards. To get on this list, boot manufacturers will have to submit boot materials to third-party labs in order to obtain necessary certifications. The certifications will then be passed along to Natick Soldier…
  • The Top 10 Gear from SHOT Show 2015

    Lauren Malm
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Per usual, SHOT Show was 5 days full of the latest and greatest gear from the industry’s premier brands. We hand-picked this year’s standout styles of apparel, equipment and footwear from the show so you know what to look forward to in 2015. 1. Condor Elite Line of Bags If you’re not familiar with Condor gear, you can easily pick it out by its ultra-aggressive look. Known for its tightly woven nylon equipment, Condor packs and tactical vests have never let us down before. This year at SHOT, the brand added an even more premium line of nylon bags to its arsenal. This Condor Elite line of…
  • Follow Us for Live Coverage of SHOT Show 2015

    Lauren Malm
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    It’s that time of year—SHOT Show! The largest trade show for shooting, hunting, military and law enforcement industries will be taking place Jan. 20-23 in Las Vegas. Just because you can’t make it doesn’t mean you have to miss it. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+ to get instant coverage of the entire event. Don’t miss your chance to see sneak peeks of this season’s newest gear.
  • New from Rocky: The AR 670-1 compliant RLW

    Lauren Malm
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    What do you get when you merge the sneaker-like feel of the Rocky C4 Trainer with the ruggedness of an Army-approved combat boot? Allow us to introduce the new AR 670-1 compliant Rocky Lightweight  (RLW). Similar to the C4 Trainer, the RLW is packed with the brand’s premier comfort technologies like a removable Rocky Airport Cushion insole and breathable built-in side vents. However, the RLW toughens up with a rough-side-out cattle hide leather upper and an aggressive rubber tread that SMA Chandler would approve of. The Rocky C4 Trainer was a soldier favorite until March 2014 when strict…
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  • Passive Oxygenation: What Do The Studies Show?

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
        Passive Oxygenation:What Do The Studies Show? The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 54 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we take an in-depth look at the concept of of passive oxygenation and camp out in the literature and studies regarding it. Join us for the podcast and discover together how to apply the concept of passive oxygenation to your practice!  Preoxygenation-and-Prevention-of-Desaturation-During-ETI.pdf Podcast Download (MP3) Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher Listener Survey    
  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

    13 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
        Ventilator Associated PneumoniaA Nightmare Series Podcast The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 53 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, below the tempest driven surface of the deep and plunging to the murky, gray depths, a struggling soul descends to join the silence of fate. Join us to discover the horrifying fate and as death wraps its icy hand around the lungs of our patient. What is this terror? Find out in this nightmare series podcast episode, Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.   Borgatta. How to approach and treat VAP in ICU patients. BMC Infectious Diseases…
  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:15 pm
        History Providers work hard to provide the very best care possible. However, often times, despite the excellent care we provide, our patients die due to other secondary events and disease processes.  Secondary issues such as inflammatory responses, ventilator lung injury (VLI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) can lead to death.  Why provide excellent care and forget the other issues that often lead to death? Can we lower the incidence of these morbidity/mortality…
  • 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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