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Advances in Prehospital Analgesia and Conscious Sedation

From the Plover, WI Polytechnic Institute of Cosmetology and Cheese Making comes these handy tips for prehospital analgesia and anesthesia. Control all complaints of pain and induce sedation for RSI easily and cheaply.

Saved by the Bell? High School Student EMS

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Remember High School? I do. I was the geeky kid who did show choir. I played football too, though. I was young, naive, and inexperienced. I also desperately wanted to be on an ambulance before I was 18. Was that a good idea? Some communities are doing just that. I was for it… but should I have been?

The Perfect Emergency? Well, almost

An idyllic day, an idyllic shift, and an *almost* perfect response. What was wrong with this call? Well.. maybe it was us.

Fiddling While Rome Burns – The “Ambulance Industry”

If you read this piece and it ticks you off, I’ve accomplished something. We have to take ownership of our profession and our cause. It’s always about the patient, but it’s about us too… are we taking a cue from Emperor Nero?

EMS Pay Sucks!! Part 2 – Identifying the problem

Part two in my audience participation exercize entitled “EMS Pay Sucks!! Let’s DO something about it!” – This post is written for general audiences and states what exactly the problem is: The way we compensate EMS professionals in this country is despicable…

Swinging a Sledgehammer and Thinking about the UK… Strange times

Good news! I’m embarking on a journey of self discovery! Wait.. no I’m not. I’m doing construction work! Aren’t I supposed to be um, like… doing Paramedic type stuff? Hmmm… what would Mark Glencourse do?

Guest Post – An Open Letter to Wisconsin Physicians Concerning Do-Not-Resucitate Orders

Do-Not-Resuscitate, or DNR orders, can be wonderful tools. However, physicians must provide the proper input and patient education in order to prevent tragic consequences – This is an open letter to Wisconsin Physicians written by a long-time paramedic.

Dear State of Illinois EMS…

State of Illinois EMS… We have to have a little talk. Can we save our relationship?

Someone Failed… Is it the System? Everyday EMS Ethics

A tempestuous night is blowing outside the station walls. The cold night air is stirred wildly, blowing splatterings of rain against the glass window of my bedroom. The wind howls through the trees conjuring up fantastic images of the disturbed environs of the world outside my bunk room. Having gone to bed early, I cannot […]

CPR Fail – Shout out to Ambulancedriverfiles

http://ambulancedriverfiles.blogspot.com/2009/06/cpr-u-r-doing-it-rong.html Kelly, over at Ambulancedriverfiles, has an interesting post. Like me, he uses Sitemeter to trak how many hits he gets, how those hits get to his site, and even the search terms in google that get people to him. He got the one that you saw up there. Look at the Google search words. […]

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