About smcconnell

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far smcconnell has created 43 entries.

April 2018

Thoughts from a Clinician

By |April 23rd, 2018|

Thoughts from a Clinician

By:  Klint W. Kloepping, FP-C, NRP, C-NPT, AAS


One Saturday morning as we stood at attention on drill weekend as our commander walked through into the bay […]

The role of paramedicine moving towards in the future

By |April 18th, 2018|

Where do you see the role of paramedicine moving towards in the future? I think it is safe to say that the paradigms are shifting somewhat within our profession. […]

Overdosing from Fentanyl through absorption?

By |April 16th, 2018|

How many of us have heard that you can overdose from Fentanyl through absorption? Guess what, it’s not true. Well, what about the fentanyl derivatives? Also, not true. Christopher […]

CPP or Cerebral Perfusion Pressure

By |April 5th, 2018|

Maintaining good cerebral perfusion pressure is often times under-valued in the pre-hospital setting. Studies have shown that even one incidence of a systolic pressure less than 90, can double […]

February 2018

Is Narcan the Answer?

By |February 5th, 2018|

There has been a lot of talk recently in social media and the news about leaving Narcan behind after a reversal of an Opioid overdose. A new voluntary program […]

January 2018

Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed)

By |January 18th, 2018|

The recent popularity of Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) has made it so easy to learn, even on the go.  There are so many podcasts, websites, and courses […]

The Continuing Education Cycle

By |January 6th, 2018|

Thoughts from a Clinician:

The Continuing Education Cycle

Klint W. Kloepping, FP-C, NRP, C-NPT, AAS


There is always that rush to get the continuing education in and the hours submitted right before […]

December 2017


By |December 13th, 2017|

We regularly discuss body substance isolation procedures and the equipment that needs to be worn to protect us from the patient and the patient from us.  And let’s be […]

November 2017

EMS Managers being Certified?

By |November 6th, 2017|

Are we finally moving into an era that requires EMS managers to become certified?  The answer is yes.  Prior to 2016, EMS managers were selected through an interview process and the […]

Protect your Patient TOO

By |November 6th, 2017|

It seems that when we in the healthcare industry are still rather complacent with standard precautions, and good disinfectant measures. Most of us are guilty of at least one […]