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Link: Where Should Special Needs Kids be Special? – Autism Awareness in the Community

I just read an excellent article at Slate.com by Amy S.F. Lutz, a crusader for the rights of the disabled in the community. Now you, as either an EMS provider or fellow human being in society should read it too. The article deals with the sometimes uncomfortable issue of the behaviors that manifest themselves in public from […]

Pushing Down the Skills – Bringing New Tricks to BLS

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Pushing skills down to lower licensure levels has always been something that EMS has done. What skills should BLS providers have that they don’t currently have? Here’s my take on the debate.

EMS Fights the Flu – The 2013 influenza epidemic

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Have you heard? We’re right in the middle of a flu epidemic in 2013. Most US states are affected and it’s getting worse. Here’s what we as EMS providers can do as we stand at the crossroads of Medicine and Public Health.

Look for the Helpers

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Mister Fred Rogers and Kurt Vonnegut have some words we all need to remember during this holiday season. Look for the Helpers and try to remember what’s truly important.

Rockford REACT Crew Memorial Fund

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EMS is a family, and right now our extended family needs us. Let’s all do something worthwhile for the families of some of our fallen heroes.

On the Topic of Ectopics – Ectopic Pregnancy for EMS

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“Any abdominal pain in a pregnant female patient of childbearing age is an ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise.” Why is this and why is it important for EMS?

Appendicitis – An EMS Case Review

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It’s a dreary, grey late fall day outside and your partner is driving your rig back from the hospital after clearing from a call. You’re feeling very comfortable in the passenger seat of your ambulance as the radio’s playing some annoying pop-drivel by whatever flavor of boy band is popular this month. You’re tired from […]

Routinely Not Routine – Good EMS Makes the Difference

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This guest post from CCEMT-P Chance Gearheart hammers home an important point about our EMS care. Would you have been this diligent?

Prehospital Pain Control

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Pain: We don’t really do a good job of making it go away. Here are some things to think about with EMS pain management.

Our Biggest Challenge may be Our Best Opportunity – Medicare Pay for Performance and EMS

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Medicare’s new Pay-for-Performance rules are coming into effect. They will hit EMS hard and we need to be out in front of this. Don’t believe me? Please read this.

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