Time to Pain Management

“The pre-hospital practitioner has the first and perhaps only opportunity to break the pain cascade.”

Guns and EMS (2)

Thanks for all your responses to my post on Guns and EMS. A couple clarifications and further thoughts.

Guns and EMS

How committed to safety are you?


This looks like an awesome movie/book. Paramedico: Around the World By Ambulance. Paramedico Benjamin Gilmour Coming Soon Check it out!


Now I have been working in the city for nearing twenty years. Still sometimes there are streets I don’t know. Sometimes, I have to pull over and look at the map or else ask for a cross street on the radio.

Glass Ampules

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I don’t think EMS should carry drugs in glass ampules.

It Depends

An emergency doctor friend of mine has a great lecture called “It Depends…” He says that for many EMS patient care questions he is asked, the answer is “It depends…:” But there are other questions, he points out, where it does not depend.

#1 Pain Management and Comfort Care

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Today, I see my job not as a lifesaver, but as a comforter.

Christian Schmeck

Christian Schmeck passed away a few days ago at 59. I saw his obituary posted in the EMS room at a local hospital. I suspect most of the newer EMTs who saw it didn’t know who he was.

2. AEDs

Our BLS crews didn’t have defibrillators nor did the police department who were the first responders.

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