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So You Think You Can EKG?

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I have a love/hate relationship with our friend the 12-lead EKG. I tend to obtain a lot of them in the course of my field care, and I’m a regular reader/lurker over at the Prehospital 12-lead EKG blog that our friends Chris and Tom et al write in their spare time. I love them because […]

The Normal Saline Shortage and the ALS Mindset

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In case you haven’t heard, the United States is running short of slightly salty water. Specifically we’re having an unprecedented shortage of 0.9% normal saline solution, the kind that is used as the most common intravenous fluid in every form of healthcare that puts needles into people’s veins. I don’t really know the reasons why […]

Right in the Nick of Time: Patient Saves his Medic

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  04/01/2013 – Peoria, Illinois Calling it “A save right in the nick of time” Paramedic Jules Slatterly thanked chronic system abuser Wade Fugman for waking her up at 03:37am last Thursday. Paramedic Slatterly explains “We had been running pretty hard all day on our 24-hour shift, with around 11 calls between noon and 1am. […]

Hangover Heaven? WHY ARE WE NOT DOING THIS!?!?

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Does a new business model invented in Las Vegas hold the key to ending EMS’s collective budget woes forever? It’s certainly something to look into. You have GOT to see this.

What is the next “Low Hanging Fruit” of EMS 2.0 and of US Healthcare Reform?

I’m inviting all types of healthcare providers to the party on this one. What’s the next “Low Hanging Fruit” for EMS 2.0 and for US healthcare reform. What can paramedics do that would remove some of the burden from the Emergency Healthcare System inside of six months?

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.

The Paramedic Intercept – Rural EMS

A series on the issues facing rural EMS and rural paramedicine – The ALS Intercept, or Paramedic Intercept, is a useful tool in extending the highest level of care to rural communities. I’ve done this from both sides and believe that it’s a useful tool

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

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”?

The Happy Medic does a great bit on his blog entitled: “You make the call”. In these posts, he lays out a situation and invites the audience to comment on what it is that they would do.As a currently ill paramedic/blogger, I think that I can do this too. You see, today is my first […]

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Chris Kaiser aka "Ckemtp"

I am a paramedic trying to advance the idea that the Emergency Medical Services can be made into the profession that we all want it, need it, and know it deserves to be.

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