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Questions About EMS on a sleepy morning – Care to answer?

Here are four quick questions about EMS that have emerged from my sleepy brain this morning. Care to think about them? You might even want to answer them and add your opinion. At any rate, I gotta get me some coffee.

Are We the Gatekeepers to the Emergency Healthcare System? – EMS 2.0

EMS 2.0 has so much potential to save billions in unneccesary healthcare costs here in the US. Could this be an example? In this scenario, I tell the story of what I’ve put into practice since the Chronicles of EMS came on the scene.

“CPR Theatre” – Pediatric Deaths, resuscitations, and futility

This post is a cooperative joint topic with two widely respected EMS bloggers, Steve Whitehead from Http://www.TheEMTspot.com and Greg Friese, from Http://www.EveryDayEMStips.com – Our topic is supposed to be on why it is that EMTs, Paramedics, and other healthcare providers will sometimes “go through the motions” and continue on with futile resuscitations with pediatric cardiac […]

The Paramedic Intercept – Rural EMS

A series on the issues facing rural EMS and rural paramedicine – The ALS Intercept, or Paramedic Intercept, is a useful tool in extending the highest level of care to rural communities. I’ve done this from both sides and believe that it’s a useful tool

My Biggest Blogging Fears and Heart Attacks

What’s my biggest fear as an EMS blogger? I’ll tell ya that it’s probably something that most EMTs and Paramedics are secretly afraid of too. Oh, and I put some stuff about cardiac care in here too for some reason. Just read it, please.

Paramedics Providing Physicals? Decreasing Healthcare Costs and Improving Care – EMS 2.0

Brainstorming ways that Paramedics and EMS could improve the Healthcare system and save money is part of EMS 2.0. Could a paramedic provide your next annual physical exam? Maybe we should.

Guest Post – An Open Letter to Wisconsin Physicians Concerning Do-Not-Resucitate Orders

Do-Not-Resuscitate, or DNR orders, can be wonderful tools. However, physicians must provide the proper input and patient education in order to prevent tragic consequences – This is an open letter to Wisconsin Physicians written by a long-time paramedic.

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation – Change brings Fantastic results

Some more information on the amazing, revolutionary procedure that is Cardiocerebral resuscitation. Be prepared here, folks. This stuff will blow your mind.

A Motivational EMS Article Geared towards Newer EMTs

This is a motivational piece geared towards new EMTs that I wrote for a department’s monthly newsletter. Feel free to steal it to inspire your own troops.

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

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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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