Here are my notes from Notes from Bob Page’s Whole Lotta Shaking Going On Presentation (any inaccuracies are my fault): Seizure is a temporary malfunction of the brain, an “electrical storm in the brain.” For every 1 time someone has a seizure and calls 911, there are 20 others who don’t call. Idiopathic seizures (epilepsy) […]
I’m safely back from the conference today in time to work tomorrow. It will take me a couple days to write up all my impressions, they’ll include: Notes on Seizures session with Bob Page Great, but chilling, session on ambulance safety with Nadine Levick. Report on beer with bloggers/podcasters. General impressions.
First session of the day was on mechanical adjuncts to CPR. Most of the session was about the physiology of CPR, which I am pretty comfortable with. The man teaching the class was a scientfic advisor to the Autopulse (but had no financial interest), and had done the Autopulse study in Richmond, Virginia, which was […]
It seems that with increasing frequency I am reading or hearing about someone involved in EMS getting in trouble, and occasionally losing their job over what they have written in their blog or posted on the internet. The link below is the latest story: Warning Issued to Kentucky Paramedic After Web Site Posting When I […]
A reader asked me to comment on the AutoPulse, the automated CPR device that straps around a patient’s chest and delievers compressions at a consistent rate and depth. Let me start by saying I have never used the device. I have talked to many medics who have and who have been amazed at the machine’s […]