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June 2016

Paramedics Refuse to Transport Stroke Patient

By |June 14th, 2016|

Someone please remind me, why do we take patients with an altered mental status (AMS) to the hospital, even if we think that person may just be intoxicated. […]

Anaphylactic Reaction from Eating Meat? What the what?!?!?

By |June 11th, 2016|

Have you ever heard of a tick causing an anaphylactic reaction to red meat?  Me neither.  But that is just what happened on Saturday June 4, 2016 in rural […]

Talk about right place right time

By |June 9th, 2016|

Dr. Henry Heimlich, renowned thoracic surgeon, who is created with inventing the life-saving choking maneuver with his namesake, recently used it to save an 80-year old choking victim.  Heimlich […]

Just the Basics

By |June 3rd, 2016|

 

Over the years the face of EMS has changed, literally. We have gone from an all-white male-dominated peer group to a disproportionate mix of both, male and females across […]

May 2016

EMS Providers: An Extension of the ED in the Field

By |May 16th, 2016|

A Nice atta boy from a good company in NJ:

It’s National EMS Week and we are reminded of the contribution our partners provide in the pre-hospital setting. Twenty-four hours a […]

How to Tell If Your EMS Partner is a Jerk

By |May 7th, 2016|

This is a GREAT Article, please click the link below to finish reading it:

 
Throughout my years in EMS, I have found that partners are what make or break your […]

March 2016

Beyond ACLS: Pre-Charging the Defibrillator

By |March 31st, 2016|

A GREAT Article from R.E.B.E.L EM
In cardiac arrest care there has been a lot of focus over the years on limiting interruptions in chest compressions during CPR. In fact, […]

February 2016

A Blurb from Bruce – How do YOU do in-transit auscultation?

By |February 29th, 2016|

 

I can remember, with distinct clarity, the first few calls that I was involved with during my paramedic internship. Specifically, I can recall hearing the phrase “now you get […]

PRE-HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT OF SPINAL INJURIES: DEBUNKING THE MYTHS OF THE LONG BACKBOARD

By |February 22nd, 2016|

Author: Joslyn Joseph, DO (EM Resident Physician, Morristown Medical Center) and Joshua Bucher, MD (EM Attending Physician/EMS Fellow, Morristown Medical Center) // Edited by: Jennifer Robertson, MD, MSEd and […]

OMG! Run it’s the Zika Virus

By |February 19th, 2016|

Found a great post about something we are all hearing about the ZIKA Virus.

http://www.aliem.com/2016/zika-virus-what-emergency-department-providers-need-to-know/

 

he Zika virus outbreak has recently been put on “Level 1” activation status by the Emergency […]