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The “Pump It!” Study Seeks to Prove Effectiveness of Chest Compressions in Out Of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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April 1st, 2014 – Emporia, AR. The members of the Emporia (AR) EMS agency (EEA) will soon be participating in a potentially groundbreaking study to prove the effectiveness of CPR in patients suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest. Dubbed the “Pump It!” study, patients who are found to be suffering from Out of Hospital Cardiac […]

Thinking about the ones that got away… at Midnight on a Wednesday

Yep. It’s midnight. It’s a non-descript Wednesday. I’m… letting the ghosts in my head chase each other around. I thought you might enjoy reading some older posts that you may not have read about. An old medic remembers.

Remebering My Father, Chief Richard A. Kaiser

Has it really been 11 years? In rememberance of my father, I’m asking everyone out there to help me spread some of his legacy. Care to do me a favor?

“CPR Theatre” – Pediatric Deaths, resuscitations, and futility

This post is a cooperative joint topic with two widely respected EMS bloggers, Steve Whitehead from Http://www.TheEMTspot.com and Greg Friese, from Http://www.EveryDayEMStips.com – Our topic is supposed to be on why it is that EMTs, Paramedics, and other healthcare providers will sometimes “go through the motions” and continue on with futile resuscitations with pediatric cardiac […]

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.

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation – Change brings Fantastic results

Some more information on the amazing, revolutionary procedure that is Cardiocerebral resuscitation. Be prepared here, folks. This stuff will blow your mind.

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”

My First…

I can still smell the freshly cut grass baking in the summer sun and feel the breeze chasing leaves through the trees. Just one thought brings me back there to that time, to that place. My life forever changed as another life ended and I tried in vain to save it. I was young, naïve, […]

A very cool site

Want to learn something? This site: Http://www.callandpump.org is the flavor of CPR I do. I’ve been getting some real “Kick the Grim Reaper in the Balls” saves with it. You should read about it too.