Critical Care

July 2016

4th of July: Are ‘We The People’ really safe?

By |July 4th, 2016|

Every year millions of Americans across the world celebrate Independence Day with the waving of Old Glory, Bar-B-Que, and fireworks. As a Marine Corps Veteran, I enjoy this time […]

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 […]

May 2016

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 […]

April 2016

Percutaneous Translaryngeal Ventilation

By |April 24th, 2016|

There’s a little MacGyver in every good paramedic and may be required for the Needle Cricothyrotomy when the commercially available jet ventilation kit is not available.  The attached link provides a […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 2016

Support for EMS POCUS

By |January 30th, 2016|

Thoughts from a Clinician

 

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

 

            There is so much buzz in the world of Emergency and Critical Care transport medicine about the use of […]

A Blurb from Bruce – Protocol vs. Blog Post – Which do you choose?

By |January 30th, 2016|

There has been a recent upsurge in the numbers and personality types of private and commercial social media platforms. These include, but are not limited to blogs, twitter handles, […]