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.

Footprints

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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    Mark J. Tenerowicz
    Patient Handover
    I am an ED doc and EMS medical director and I expect but don't demand that my crews leave their run form before clearing. Failure to do so should be the exception, not the rule. I realize services operate in the real world of limited resources and unpredictable calls. If it being done at the…
    2014-07-16 19:57:46
    David
    Patient Handover
    The techie in me dreams there may be a technological solution, with seamless integration of pre-hospital and inpatient charts, live updating, maybe even voice recognition that would be almost like dictation, getting everything in the correct fields in the software ... then I wake up, snort and chuckle a little. Seriously though, does anyone out…
    2014-06-27 23:54:42
    Dan
    Patient Handover
    Make it so I don't have 6 cords to choose from and the driver for the printer works from HH to JMH to Children's to RGH and maybe I won't fax every single runform in. But I have been saying that for years.
    2014-05-24 18:05:52
    KellyCormier
    Patient Handover
    Peter, This is a fight that I, just like yourself and so many others have looked at in my EMS history of 25 years.I'm in a pretty unique situation as a former provider, a wife of a firefighter and someone who works with medic and firefighters across the country. I have developed a different type…
    2014-05-15 21:39:31
    Vincent
    Old Paramedics
    Hi all, I have been in well above average fitness level all my life. Three years ago, while following an EMR class, I developed the taste for First Aid work. Since then I have work in the Oil/Gas industry, and volunteer to sport events and concerts now trying to finish my PCP-IV. I have to…
    2014-05-01 00:41:50

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