In Praise of Rogue Medic

I donít get to read other blogs as much I would like. There are a few that I check in on periodically. I read Ambulance Driver when looking for a chuckle, I read Rescuing Providence when I want to read a quality vignette of an EMS scene call. I check out EMS 12-Lead to improve my cardiology education. But for me, the one indispensible blog is Rogue Medic. This guy slays it. He takes on EMS myth and bad science always on behalf of the patient. If I want to learn something new, this is where I go. And even when he is writing about studies I am familiar with, his take on them is always insightful.

Check out his thoughts on the new JAMA paper on epi in cardiac arrest, as well as his thoughts on the recent RAMPART study comparing IM midalzolam to IV atin in status epilepticus.

Rogue Medic is an EMS hero.

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    medicscribe
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    Pedi codes are tough. I have transported a number cold and stiff just because everyone was freaking out. I guess it all depends on your feel for the situation. I know in the ED they will work pedis long after everyone knows they are dead. Still, if I can avoid working someone who is already…
    2015-01-25 16:09:51
    Keith Balsamo
    AHA 2015 Guidelines: A Preview
    As a paramedic and a RN working in the ED, I can say we do not pull EMS airways unless they are in improper placement. Why fix something that is not broken. EMS does need repetition to keep skills. If needed the airway can be changed under less stressful situations. Why not secure an airway…
    2015-01-24 17:15:15
    Tanner
    Practice (Revisited)
    I agree completely with this. One thing I'd like your opinion on Peter is pedi codes that are obviously dead. I'm an AEMT and have only been in EMS for 1 1/2 or so. Had my first pedi code a few weeks ago. 3month old M had been put down to sleep around 6 hours…
    2015-01-24 17:03:08
    RRT2Travel
    AHA 2015 Guidelines: A Preview
    Mike, With use of a bougie a King airway can be easily exchaged for an ET tube once the patient is stable enough to do so. This has to be done for hospital legal reasons and documentation along with changing the securing device. The King is my favorite for this reason as it is quick…
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