Archive for October2009

Ol’ Butch and the Pullet Surprise – Not EMS but good stuff

John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called ‘pullets,’ and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to […]

EMS 2.0 & EMS Ethics – How far would you go?

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EMS 2.0’s going to need us to find answers to questions we haven’t even asked yet. This is one of them. Where is the line between “progressive” protocols and “I ain’t getting paid enough”?

Advances in Resuscitation – CCR If you’re not doing it now, you will be

New advances in the fight agains Sudden Cardiac Arrest – There’s some exciting results here. We seem to be getting a fighting chance.

MCMAID Resuscitation Protocol

This is a new cardiac arrest protocol currently in use which is showing great success – This is a supplemental post to “Advances in Resuscitation – CCR, if you’re not doing it you will be”

Daily Training Topics 10/16/09

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Daily EMS Training Topics from 10/16/09 – A link to a great article on IV placement and some quick BLS Airway skills refreshment. Can you find the hidden video?

Could it be? A Good EMT-B Student?

EMS Students these days… What’s with you? Was I like that? Probably. Here’s a kid I had lately that I think’s gonna be alright.

The Medics are Revolting

Welcome to my new blog. Allow me to head off on a rant here, no use pulling any punches. EMS Needs some changin’. Here’s how we’re going to do it. Hint: It’s together

Ckemtp is now on Twitter and Facebook!

So I’ve finally joined the final frontier or something like that. After much prodding, teasing, cajoling, and downright coersion, Ckemtp has joined Facebook and Twitter. I’m Ckemtp on facebook and, coincidentally, @Ckemtp on Twitter (I think). At any rate, Gkemtp(it) is managing all this stuff and she assures me that the transition will be painless […]

Paying My Pennance

Ouch. Today I begin what I am sure to be a long, arduous process of atoning for my every IV sin. Out of the tens of thousands of patients I’ve treated, I’ve gained intraveinous access thousands of times. Probably I’ve missed a thousand or two more times than I’ve stuck and now it’s time that […]

Two blogs that I found in this long week that are just awesome

This is a light week for me, or at least a 7 day period. Yesterday I worked a 12, today a 24, tomorrow a 12, the next day a 24. Then I have a day off, then a 24 then a 12. So by my count, since Saturday and until Friday I’ll have worked 108 hours. Not […]

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