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June 2018

4 Tips: Add Empathy to EMS Care

By |June 19th, 2018|

Empathy is about trying to understand, as best we can, someone else’s situation or experience. The question is, do we in EMS truly understand the word? Are we empathetical […]

JEMS and the Decline of Print

By |June 14th, 2018|

 JEMS has announced they are going all digital and no longer publishing a magizine starting this month I believe. The magazine said theywere the “Concious of EMS” and I […]


By |June 11th, 2018|

We have been struck with a number of celebrity suicides recently, and of course those are the ones we know about because they are celebrities. Suicides are on the […]

Getting HOT

By |June 6th, 2018|

Well folks, it is that time again…nearly summer. For those of you in the hotter states, it is important to pay attention to the recognition and prevention of heat […]

May 2018

Your EMS Reputation Depends on Three Cs—Credentials, Courtesy, Community

By |May 24th, 2018|

In EMS, your reputation is critical. Your character moves with you from provider to provider and from squad to squad; EMS is a small world where people know about […]

EMS Drones?

By |May 22nd, 2018|

In a world that is constantly evolving, we are now moving EMS to drones in an effort to deliver life-saving equipment and medications to patients faster.  Flirtey, a drone […]

Anterior Cord Syndrome, ACS

By |May 21st, 2018|

Anterior Cord Syndrome, ACS


Approximately 300,000 people in the USA are living with spinal cord injury (SCI) and an estimated 12,000 new cases a year are expected. Of these injuries […]

Autonomic Dysreflexia

By |May 14th, 2018|

It is estimated that approximately 300,000 people are living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United states and that some 12,000 new injuries are reported each year. […]


By |May 6th, 2018|




Certainly not the most common emergency, especially not on the west coast of the US, but spectacular indeed. In San Francisco, for example, lightning is unheard of and […]

Fentanyl Induced Chest Wall Rigidity

By |May 2nd, 2018|

Fentanyl Induced Chest Wall Rigidity



Fentanyl was first developed by Dr. Paul Janssen in 1959 under a patent held by his company, Janssen Pharmaceutical. A potent analgesic and pain reliever, […]