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?

The Project is coming and I’m Helping

Hey, UK medics. What’s that? Awful quiet over there. This is my contribution to The Project that my buddies The Happy Medic and Medic999 are cooking up. Here’s hoping that US EMS isn’t too Intense for our British friend.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-01

@ems2foundation Hey, you should buy ^ck # @gfriese Ya know, I know at leasst 5 nicknames (all derogatory) towards IL people. Only "Cheesehead" for WI people. Inferiority Complex? # @mack505 Swine flu! Don't touch NOTHIN! # Argh… watchin the Bears game in WI now. Freaking cheeseheads # @cupdike1987 Howdy CupDike # @MsParamedic same here… […]

Some Blog Housekeeping Stuff

Howdy everyone! Just Ckemtp with some generic blog housekeeping stuff for the regular readers

Dear State of Illinois EMS…

State of Illinois EMS… We have to have a little talk. Can we save our relationship?

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!

Sunday Randomness – Some EMS Pet Peeves

My Sunday Randomness seems to have devolved into a rant about some of my pet peeves in EMS. There’s some old crusty complaints in there, I know… but every dang one of them will improve your care.

EMS 2.0 – What are our Core Beliefs?

What are the core beliefs for EMS 2.0? This is an “Audience participation” post. How much momentum can we build?

The Drunk Responder

Greg Friese, over at Everday EMS Tips, has written a post in observance of Drug Free Work Week – Oct 19-25th, 2009 entitled “When a Coworker is Intoxicated” In it, he asks what we would do as EMS professionals and Firefighters in cases where we suspect that a coworker is under the influence. This originally started […]

EMS 2.0 – Momentum Building

Over the last few days since I’ve been putting some posts up on EMS 2.0 there’s been quite a buzz circulating around the blogosphere. From this vantage point, it seems like we’re building some momentum to the movement and that is really exciting for a medic like me whose spent the better part of his […]

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