New Hampshire Spinal Video

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Hooray for New Hampshire! They have come to the forefront in recognizing that the use of a long backboard for spinal immobilization has no evidence of benefit and can instead cause harm to patients. Check out their Spinal Injury Training Video: Here is an excerpt from the new New Hampshire¬†Spinal Trauma¬†protocol: – Apply a cervical […]

New World Heroin

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There is a heroin on the streets in the North East now that is putting many abusers into respiratory arrest and killing those who do not get medical attention. The heroin is mixed with fentanyl. It seems every several years this mixture comes out with predictable results. Twenty years ago, it was called Tango and […]

Final Exam

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You should never have been precepting. You did not have enough street experience, not to mention you were not even old enough to buy a drink when you started.

Flight of McFerrin

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Unnecessary stress is bad.

Wipe Out

I am three feet above the ground, suspended parallel, my arms wide out. A snapshot in time.

Prehospital Therapeutic Hypothermia- Suspended

We voted unanimously to suspend our prehospital therapeutic hypothermia guidelines in light of two recent studies.

Five Days at Memorial

I was greatly disturbed by what I read.


Three sets of footprints in the snow. Two with fully defined treads. Mine barely register.

STEMI Webinars

Looking to improve your 12-lead reading skills…

Spinal Immobilization Video

I recently was sent this video documenting what is soon to be an extinct practice — at least in our state.

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