Prehospital Pain Control

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Pain: We don’t really do a good job of making it go away. Here are some things to think about with EMS pain management.

Our Biggest Challenge may be Our Best Opportunity – Medicare Pay for Performance and EMS

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Medicare’s new Pay-for-Performance rules are coming into effect. They will hit EMS hard and we need to be out in front of this. Don’t believe me? Please read this.

Dirty Wet Wipes, Millions of Dollars, and the Coming Changes to EMS

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What do dirty wet wipes have to do with bankrupt ambulance services? Plenty, in my opinion. You need to read this

Tracking Traction – When Traction Splints Should Pull Their Weight

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Have you ever noticed that dusty, old thing in the back cabinet of your ambulance? Well, it’s called a traction splint and you should probably take it out and look at it once in a while. It really is a miracle treatment.

EMS Providers Carrying Guns – A terrible idea

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Have you ever kept hearing people talk about a terrible, awful, no-good, very bad idea? I have been, and it needs to stop…

FIrefighter Pre-Hydration – Fight Fire like a Marathon Runner

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Fighting fire in full gear is akin to running a marathon, right? In response to a rash of heat-related illnesses among firefighters lately, maybe we should prepare ourselves like marathon runners do. Firefighter pre-hydration can be easy and effective. Here are some tips you can use in your station.

5 tips for beating the summer heat – An EMS and Medical Stock PSA

This is a free Public Service Announcement that talks about creative ways for staying safe in the summer heat. Feel free to steal it and/or link to it from your EMS agency’s social media or website. Stay safe out there.

Pericarditis for EMS – A Short and Sweet Case Review

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“When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras” is a great phrase to live by. Unless you see this somewhat common condition. Not all that hurts is a heart attack.

A Quilt Made From Patches – Help a brother out.

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One of our local Fire/EMS people was involved in a terrible accident and is fighting a long battle to recover. I’d like you to take a second to help him out. Please read and share this post, help us all help him.

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.

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