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King of the World

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I climbed to the very top of that snow bank. I was up higher than the ambulance roof, higher than the big fire truck. I was higher than everyone on the street. I could look all the way down the avenue, at all the life of the winter city digging out.

IN Narcan for BLS

I am also in support of Narcan for BLS because of the advent of IN (Intranasal) Narcan delivery.

BLS Meds – Zofran ODT

If there is one medication I would give to BLS services aside from the epi-pen, it would be Zofran (Ondansetron) ODT.

What BLS Should Be Doing Now (Intro)

I make these recommendations because I believe they will be better for patients, that they will do more good with minimal risk of harm.

Advanced Airway Loses to BMV

Bag-Valve-Mask is better than ET Intubation or even supraglottic airways in cardiac arrest. Or at least that is the conclusion of an important new study published January 16, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Society.

Homemade Soup

I want what I do– what we do–to matter, and I know it does in many ways. There are just those times where I think it might be better if we could just transport someone home instead of to the hospital.

Help Needed-Controlled Substances Policies

Hi all- I am curious about controlled substances policies in various states. Specifically: Are paramedics in your state allowed to carry their controlled substances on their person while on duty? In other words, are the controlled substances considered secured when in the paramedic’s possession? Do you carry them in a pouch, for instance, during the […]

Risk Assessment

Position yourself to avoid catastrophe.

Another Nail in the Board

This is a huge change for EMS, but we should all welcome it. Spinal immobilization was a concept instituted in the belief that it might prevent rare spinal injuries from growing worse. There was never any solid evidence to support it, and now more and more evidence is piling up that the practice is not only uncomfortable for patients, but harmful.

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