Shoutout to JEMS and Dr. Wesley – Everyone should read this

I couldn’t have said this better myself, no really, I couldn’t have. Dr. Wesley, a physician heavily involved in prehospital care who writes extensively in JEMS Magazine too square aim at the Miami Study entitled “Prehospital Intubations and Mortality: A Level 1 Trauma Center Perspective.” that was published somewhere by someone. You can read more about it in his article.

This was the study that said that Paramedics and EMS people in general kill people when we intubate them

Well, Dr. Wesley doesn’t agree with that. He reviewed the study and posted it up in JEMS

My favorite part of the article? This quote:

“This is one of worst, most biased examples of pseudo science you’re likely to read”

If I had an EMS 2.0 hat, I’d give it to ya. Good Job Dr. Wesley. Go read it, then go wonder about the things reported as “science” that drive our profession.

  • http://queenofthedogs.blogspot.com/ peedee

    Kudos to Dr. Wesley. The worst part about this is how many people who read the origional article believe it as the gospel.

    Aside from the skewed reporting, I'd love to see an anesthesiologist intubate outside their cushy OR's, upside down in a crushed vehicle. Hell, lets make it easy and see them do it in the back of a moving bus running code 3 to the hospital. pffft.

    peedee
    http://queenofthedogs.blogspot.com/

  • http://queenofthedogs.blogspot.com/ peedee

    Kudos to Dr. Wesley. The worst part about this is how many people who read the origional article believe it as the gospel.

    Aside from the skewed reporting, I'd love to see an anesthesiologist intubate outside their cushy OR's, upside down in a crushed vehicle. Hell, lets make it easy and see them do it in the back of a moving bus running code 3 to the hospital. pffft.

    peedee
    http://queenofthedogs.blogspot.com/

  • http://queenofthedogs.blogspot.com/ peedee

    Kudos to Dr. Wesley. The worst part about this is how many people who read the origional article believe it as the gospel.

    Aside from the skewed reporting, I'd love to see an anesthesiologist intubate outside their cushy OR's, upside down in a crushed vehicle. Hell, lets make it easy and see them do it in the back of a moving bus running code 3 to the hospital. pffft.

    peedee
    http://queenofthedogs.blogspot.com/

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  • Comments
    Ckemtp
    I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust
    I somewhat agree, though I assure you I didn't set out to waste your time. I probably should have broken this down into two separate points as the second point was the one I most wanted to emphasize. My bad on this one, I'll do better next time. Thanks for the feedback. If you'd like,…
    2014-12-16 20:25:00
    hawk4080
    I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust
    Wow. That was a total waste to read.
    2014-12-16 19:20:00
    retired ems medic
    I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust
    The radios should have had a trouble button to eliminate the need to key the Mike and talk. Maybe the dispatchers need to be rotated out to the streets to get out of the mode of just getting the calls out and only half listening to the radio.
    2014-12-16 14:50:00
    HybridMedic
    I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust
    We use "Signal C" as a code to relay a crew in distress. Takes a second for the dispatchers to confirm it, but it sends the nearest engine, battalion chief, fire investigator (who are sworn LEO's) and makes an officer in distress call to Memphis Police. The arrival of all those resources is quite... Dramatic.
    2014-12-15 14:29:00
    exmedic
    Welcome to the Club
    Not me anymore
    2014-12-15 09:17:00

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