Critical Care

September 2017

Type 3 Diabetes?

By |September 26th, 2017|

Have you ever heard of Type 3 diabetes?  I hadn’t until recently.  Alzheimer’s disease is being referred to as Type 3 diabetes.  Patients who have diabetes deal with issues […]

The Value of Diversity

By |September 18th, 2017|

Everyone knows that in order to get hired in the healthcare industry you need to have experience and have a good background knowledge. This has been the case since […]

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 […]

The Intubation Debate-Why It’s Not About Intubation.

By |August 12th, 2017|

Ok, I admit that the current intubation debate is, on some level, about intubation. But it is also about much more than that. I can remember having discussions in […]

July 2017

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 […]

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 […]