I can’t believe I missed this one

Our friend TOTWTYTR posted up this latest one on EMS 2.0 entitled “Ten Tools that Basic EMTs Need”. It ties in some skills that he thinks should be pushed down to the EMT-Basic level. Most of these things are good ideas, and I really like the one about the education, but then again I would.

I left my thoughts there in comment form. It’s a good list.

Now I’d like to see TOT’s thoughts on THIS: “IAFF and IAFC Show Support for…”

  • totwtytr

    My comment? Sun rises in east. Seriously, they are good at staying on message. It's just that the message is flawed.

  • totwtytr

    My comment? Sun rises in east. Seriously, they are good at staying on message. It's just that the message is flawed.

  • totwtytr

    My comment? Sun rises in east. Seriously, they are good at staying on message. It's just that the message is flawed.

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    that might be the dumbest thing i've ever heard.
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    The filter needles is not even necessary. You can draw up the epinephrine from an ampule and give it using the same needle. This is routine practice in most of the world, including Canadian EMS. Unfortunately, the EMR (EMT-B) level here also does not have epi, or if they do, it is in an autoinjector.…
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    Braden Peters
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    Great Article. I learned somthing new. One thought: "The PERC rule states that if any of those questions are a “YES PE cannot be ruled out” A better way to phrase that as used on the LIFTL post you reference would be "the answer to ALL of the questions must be NO..." and then slightly…
    2015-01-09 19:44:00
    Brooks Walsh
    EMS Use of the PERC Rule for Pulmonary Embolism
    Great review of the PERC score - EMS needs to know about simple, important tools such as this. One important point though - the PERC score only applies when you have a LOW suspicion of PE. It isn't valid if you have a significant concern for PE. As the author of the test has said,…
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    […] before any intervention, to check for and consider your differential diagnoses, and remember to “Call PAPPA for Chest Pain” to help remember the most severe and life threatening causes. However, since many of the causes of […]
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