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May 2017

The EMS Week Hotdog

By |May 21st, 2017|


Being in EMS since 1990 I can certainly tell you I have seen numerous EMS Week celebrations come and go. Did you know EMS week owes its founding to […]

March 2017

Maintaining Compliance Within an EMS Service

By |March 28th, 2017|

Maintaining compliance within an EMS service can be a daunting task, especially given the number of regulations that we must follow.
One way to look at EMS is if a […]

December 2016

Nothing burns like the cold

By |December 8th, 2016|

― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Truer words have never been spoken. Cold like heat can burn, just differently. This time of year, as my fellow pre-hospital providers […]

November 2016

Paramedic vs Physician

By |November 7th, 2016|

Great blog post:
The paramedic vs physician debate is probably as old as the respective professions and can be traced back to ancient Egypt.

Like many EMS folks, I’d say it […]

October 2016

FIELD AMPUTATIONS How Quick is quick, you’d be surprised

By |October 9th, 2016|

Ladies and Gentlemen,

we are always looking for great stories, Studies to share with you and here is a good one.

From:  For the complete article please click the link

A paper […]

September 2016

How to Use a Magnet for Pacemakers + ICDs

By |September 12th, 2016|

A great site!

November 2015

For the Sake of the Trach: Tracheostomy Basics & Complications in the ED

By |November 12th, 2015|

We felt this was a GREAT Article to read!


Clinical scenario: You’re working in the ED when you receive a pre-arrival page: 62 y M with trach inrespiratory distress, unable to obtain sats, […]

Thursday isms CHAOS!

By |November 12th, 2015|


Tips and Tricks with Scott My Mental Health

By |November 12th, 2015|



Thursday isms HIPAA WHO?

By |November 5th, 2015|