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The Normal Saline Shortage and the ALS Mindset

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In case you haven’t heard, the United States is running short of slightly salty water. Specifically we’re having an unprecedented shortage of 0.9% normal saline solution, the kind that is used as the most common intravenous fluid in every form of healthcare that puts needles into people’s veins. I don’t really know the reasons why […]

Should EMS Improvise? And the Recipe for the “Kaiser Cocktail”

Sometimes EMS providers need to improvise for the best possible patient care. Here’s something I use to treat mild hypoglycemia in the known diabetic. I’m asking for your opinion on this one, should I be doing this?

Something I found in the Iowa State EMS Protocols

This is an excerpt from the newly released State of Iowa Statewide EMS protocols that I’d like to bring to the attention of the EMS blogosphere. Bravo to the State of Iowa for giving us the tools to improve the profession!

EMS 2.0 & EMS Ethics – How far would you go?

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EMS 2.0’s going to need us to find answers to questions we haven’t even asked yet. This is one of them. Where is the line between “progressive” protocols and “I ain’t getting paid enough”?

Advances in Resuscitation – CCR If you’re not doing it now, you will be

New advances in the fight agains Sudden Cardiac Arrest – There’s some exciting results here. We seem to be getting a fighting chance.

MCMAID Resuscitation Protocol

This is a new cardiac arrest protocol currently in use which is showing great success – This is a supplemental post to “Advances in Resuscitation – CCR, if you’re not doing it you will be”

Introduction to the EMS Protocol Project

I’m starting a new blog, and there’s another one ready to come. This first one is waaaay still in the works, but it’s up. The address is: What follows below is it’s tentative introduction. “EMS” for those of you who might have stumbled on here by mistake stands for that specialty of both Public […]