August 2017

Fentanyl Resistant Narcan?

By |August 22nd, 2017|

As if we don’t have enough to deal with in regard to the opioid epidemic ranging from government officials proposing regulations that prevent first responders coming to render aid […]

Thoughts from a Clinician: EMS Vision 20/20

By |August 22nd, 2017|


It is 2017 and we are on the brink of big things in the field of Emergency Medical Services.  The care is arguably more advanced and better than it […]

A Blurb from Bruce – Let it Go – One Way to Have a Better Day

By |August 4th, 2017|

I recently had an experience with a co-worker who seemed “off”; distracted; consumed by something other than what he was supposed to be doing.  In typical fashion, I bit, […]

July 2017

Children Dying of Hyperthermia After Being Left in Hot Cars

By |July 31st, 2017|

Here we go again, another summer comes with another round of kids being left in cars by themselves and dying.  Just this past weekend two kids, in separate incidents […]

A Blurb from Bruce – Do What You Say and Say What You Do

By |July 11th, 2017|

I don’t know that there is anything that gives me an insta-aneurysm more than the casual educational cliché “yea – that’s the way we teach it in here, but […]

EMS Education– A Look Forward

By |July 7th, 2017|


I have always believed EMS parallels the career trajectory of nursing. This is especially True when you look at the infancy of nursing, 1750 to 1893, in what was […]

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 […]

Synthetic opioids without the side effects

By |May 18th, 2017|

By Scott McConnell, RN, CEN, PHRN, NRP, EMS Editor

By Richard Main, M.Ed., NRP, EMS Instructor

We all know that the opioid addiction in this country is now epidemic. The number […]

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 […]