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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.

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.

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…

Thanks Rogue Medic – What are EMS’s “Fad Diagnoses”?

Our friend Rogue Medic has a shiny new site up there on the Interwebs. It rocks. Rogue Medic is one of the many, many bloggers, non-bloggers, and/or random people who are much, much smarter than I am. I read his site a lot and I am very pleased to throw a link to his new […]

You Can Nap if You Want To! Or You can Leave Your Calls Behind!

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You can Nap if you want to! You can leave Leth-ar-Gee Behind! Because EMS can nap and if they don’t nap – they leave, Patient Care behind. – Introducing the “Safety Nap” Who’s with me?

Police Car Drivers, Ambulance Drivers, and their responsibilities

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A news story I read on EMS1.com via Twitter today caught my interest. Can you identify the three professions in the picture before someone dies?

When all you have is a hammer… Every problem looks like, lasix?

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Ever heard the expression “When all you have is a hammer, every problem tends to look like a nail”. I do that on fire scenes, but is it good to do that with EMS?

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