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EMS 12-lead Case – Ischemia and Failure

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The 12-lead was no better. It showed bad, bad mojo. This poor guy was sick.

Does How Your Brain Works Affect Your Patient Care?

If you’re a regular reader, you know by now that my brain works differently than well… a lot of people’s do. How does your brain work? How does that affect your care? How does this affect EMS?

Assessing Greatness – Catching the stuff you’re supposed to

Have you ever felt that sinking feeling you get when you’ve missed the obvious? Here are some things to think about to help you catch your zebras and be great at patient assessments.

Those Darn Kids!

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You Darn Kids and your Newfangled whozewhats and your whoop-dee-do’s and your confounded youth! The Old Grizzled Medic(TM) in me takes over for this one… Y’all kids are just chappin my hide!

Primary Care Paramedics? I think it’s time

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One of my big hopes for EMS 2.0 is that one day, your local paramedic will be one of the Gatekeepers to the Emergency Healthcare System, that paramedics will provide primary care, and that our profession could save healthcare. We’ve got a lot to learn, though…

Colorado CRNAs Vs. Virginia Physicians? An interesting feud for EMS

This article caught my interest, it’s a feud between CRNAs and Anesthesiologists from Colorado to Virgina. There’s a lot to learn here for EMS 2.0.

EMS case law? AMA Refusals, Death, and Documentation

This post highlights a recent piece of EMS case law where an ambulance service was successfully sued over an AMA refusal and a patient’s subsequent death… It’s a must read

What Difference Does EMS Make? Choose Your Own Ending

I got a little philisophical with this post and I’d like you to pick the ending I should use. What do the three cases I present mean to you?

Too Much Information For a Paramedic?

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Our friend Greg Friese was told that a class he taught was “too much information for a paramedic”. Now there’s three bloggers ranting, good job there, Anonymous Student Evaluation.

Automatic Window Roller Uppers and Other “Great” Ideas

Wanna hear about a time I thought I was smart but when I was actually stupid? It happens about as often as you’d think. Thanks Car Company Engineers!

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