In Praise of Rogue Medic

I dont 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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    Travis Jordan
    The Butler Did It
    Try CHAMPS (in a more logical order than SAMPLE) C - Chief Complaint H - History A - Allergies M - Medicines P - Previous Activity S - Signs/Symptoms (vitals)
    2015-02-26 03:01:09
    B Thompson
    AHA 2015 Guidelines: A Preview
    Whether you are excellent at intubation or not is irrelevant. I can drop an iGel airway with an NG tube in a patient and apply the vent before most people could finish prepping for an intubation. That is the goal. Less time securing an airway and more time focusing on compressions, drug therapy, and reversing…
    2015-02-24 23:54:11
    Levi Peterkin
    The Butler Did It
    Good day, I have trouble making a patient report to a triage nurse. Sometimes I don't know how to remember all the important stuff and summarize it effectively.
    2015-02-23 18:27:14
    Dawn
    Dopamine
    What are your thoughts on titrating a dopamine drip drop off? Do you go from 5 to 0? Or do you ease from 5 to 0? I have a theoretical answer in my head, I just would like another's perspective.
    2015-02-23 16:04:24
    BH
    AHA 2015 Guidelines: A Preview
    If medics can't intubate with CPR in progress they need to train until they can, or more correctly, can't miss. At my level of care we don't even intubate a live person before being licensed and I regularly intubate with a Lucas device running. It ain't rocket science.
    2015-02-23 03:10:52

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