Category Archives: Emergency room

An EMS Rant: Don’t Believe this Picture

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So I saw this picture on Facebook today (Warning: There are some mild swear words in this picture you’re already seeing so I’m warning you that this warning is moot) Don’t believe this picture. I’ve read somewhere that people will believe anything they read from a picture with words on it they see on the […]

The Natural Alignment Movement – Freedom of Choice from the Orthopedic Conspiracy

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When Paramedic Christopher Downdike responded to a seemingly routine ambulance call the other afternoon, he never expected he would be coming face to face with a national movement made up of people who say they’re fighting for the health of their children and for their rights as parents to choose the medical care they feel […]

The “Pre-Clear” & Other Tricks to Reduce the Perishock Pause

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Push Hard. Push Fast. Don’t Stop. By now, every single healthcare person out there should know that in order to improve a victim of cardiac arrest’s chances of meaningful survival, chest compressions are where it’s at. Blood needs to keep circulating in order to keep a person’s heart and brain alive and functioning. High quality […]

SeekerCenter: An Option for the Pharmaceutically Denied

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Coming Soon to a City Near You! SeekerCenter: Your Online Resource for Recreational Pharmaceutical Use!

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.

Tripping at the Hospital – A Teachable Moment for EMS

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Have you ever been called to an emergency on the property of a hosptial? A case in Canada provides a teachable moment for our profession.

Heart Attack? Call 911 – Don’t just burp

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“If I could only belch, I would feel better” – Why do people bargain with their hearts? This is a public awareness piece, don’t rationalize your heart health. Just call 911.

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?

A quick Shoutout to EMS Chick

A shoutout to EMS Chick and her blog “That’s BLS, not BS” – She’s pointing out some of my EMS geekery.

Patient Handoffs from EMS to the ER, a Fictional Case Study (not a rant)

I made up a scenario about the handover of care from EMS to ER staff. I ranted a bit… but I’m sure that there’s NEVER any problems like the one I MADE UP here. Any ER nurses out there want to comment?

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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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