Category Archives: patient care

You BLS guys have got this, right?

You BLS guys have got this, right? There’s like, no way that you need paramedic mucking up you scene… right?

Paramedic Honored for Inaction in Local Ceremony

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With his trademark apathy, a paramedic was honored today for achieving an AMA refusal rate of near 96%…

A Weighty Protocol Change

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An Innovative idea in Medical Control from the Medical Director with the Calculator Watch.

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?

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.

EMS 12-Leads – The Standard of Care

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Every ambulance operating in the United States should be able to obtain a 12-lead EKG. It doesn’t matter if they work in an urban or rural area nor does it matter if they are BLS, ILS, or ALS. Here are some tips that you can take to your communities to support you getting it.

12-lead EKG tips for EMS – Making the most of the squiggly lines

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Looking to brush up on your EMS 12-lead EKG skills? Here are a few tips you can use to help make the most of this important EMS tool. All levels of EMS provider should have 12-lead acquisition and transmisson capability. It’s the standard of care.

A Medic Roast in Tennessee

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In this post I make the statement “If you’ve been a paramedic in the field for any length of time and this article doesn’t scare you, you’ve not been much of a paramedic for any length of time.” It will, trust me.

Blood Pressure – Vital Knowledge for EMS

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Your patient’s blood pressure is telling you more than you may know to look for. Here are some things that EMTs and Paramedics should know about this Vital sign.

Eight Ways you can Ace your Patient Assessment – EMS

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Want to wow your coworkers and nail your patient assessments every time?? Learn these eight tricks and you’ll be assessing like a diagnostician in no time.

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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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