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Pushing Down the Skills – Bringing New Tricks to BLS

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Pushing skills down to lower licensure levels has always been something that EMS has done. What skills should BLS providers have that they don’t currently have? Here’s my take on the debate.

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.

A Slap in the Face to Paramedics Everywhere?

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Maybe I’m way off base here, but I’m just plain ol’ irate. I saw this ambulance on display at FDIC last weekend and I think it’s a full-on slap in the face to paramedic types like myself. It’s real, I took the picture myself.

Good Link to Something I like

I found this link on one of the EMS websites I frequent – http://www.emsvillage.com/ http://www.jems.com/news_and_articles/columns/Bledsoe/Bledsoes_EMS_Scope_of_Practice_Model.html This is Dr. Bledsoe’s EMS scope of practice model. In this document, he outlines his vision for what EMS should become. This guy’s one of my heroes. 100% support here. If you care about EMS, you should know this guy.