Archive for May2012

5. Capnography

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Before capnography, there was…

What I Carry

A reader (Lucus) queried me about what I carry on my when I am on duty:

6. Termination of Rescusitation Protocols

as the American Heart Association said in its 2005 Guidelines: “Civil rules, administrative concerns, medical insurance requirements, and even reimbursement enhancement have frequently led to requirements to transport all cardiac arrest victims to a hospital or ED. If these requirements are nonselective, they are inappropriate, futile, and ethically unacceptable.”

EMS Changes: A Personal Journey

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I will be speaking about why I got into EMS, what care was like when I started, how it has changed over the last twenty or so years, and how it has changed me. I’ll also take a stab at where it may go in the future. I hope you will join me.

Everyday EMS Athlete

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There is a profile of me over at Greg Friese’s Everyday EMS Athletes, a feature of

7. Decreased Use of Lights and Sirens

The general rule of thumb now is only go lights and sirens to a hospital if the hospital can do something for the patient that you can’t in the amount of time you would save going lights and sirens over flow of traffic that will make a difference in the patient’s outcome.

8. Selective Spinal Immobilization Guidelines

I tried to immobilize him. He wanted no part of it. I had two cops with me. Somehow they ended up wrestling with him to try to get him to submit to being immobilized. One cop had him in a head lock.