Epinephrine Death Watch

In a study encompassing over 400,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests in Japan from 2005-2008, researchers are declaring that epinephrine in cardiac arrest may lead to worse survival and neurological outcomes than no drug at all.

Backing In

Park the damn ambulance already!

Routine II

There are some medics who can walk in a room and in one glance tell you what is going on. I can do this sometimes, but I am not always right. Nor do I need to be.

Midazolam IM or Ativan IV?

“The findings in this study should lead to a systematic change in the way patients in status epilepticus are treated en route to the hospital.”

Gathering of Eagles 2012 Presentations

If you want to stay on top of the latest trends and research in EMS, you have to know what the Eagles are talking about.

Medical Author Chat

I was fascinated to hear Greg’s Friese’s interviews of writers and look forward to listening to the rest of his series, including interviews with several authors of EMS books I had been unaware of.

Responding

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Thankfully it has been a quiet morning so far and that has enabled me to finish Responding, Michael Morse’s great sequel to his first book Rescuing Providence.

Intranasal Fentanyl

February 1 was the first day we would use intranasal Fentanyl.

Mortal Men E-Book

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So how can you read Mortal Men if you don’t have a Kindle or a Nook?

Pain – Why Call Now?

Sometimes I wish pain management were simpler….I wish that for every patient who said they were in pain, we could just turn on pain medicine like oxygen and let it flow.

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