Pain Tolerance and the 1 – 10 Scale

Last night I watched a friend of mine break a stack of bricks with his bare hand. As a trained martial artist he's no … [Read It Now]

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EMT Burn Management: Part 3

Treatment Guidelines For The Burn Patient You've taken an educated guess on burn depth, calculated the burn area and … [Read It Now]

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EMT Burn Management: Part 1

An EMT Guide to Burn Assessment and Treatment Your patient has been burned. You are going to have to make two important … [Read It Now]

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101 Things We Should Teach Every New EMT

1) You aren't required to know everything. 2) You are required to know the foundational knowledge and skills of your … [Read It Now]

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EMT Burn Management: Part 2

Burn Assessment and Treatment: Making The Call In our first installment, we looked at how to determine the thickness of … [Read It Now]

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Happening Right Now

Record Numbers of UK Paramedics Leaving the Job.

High demand, no respite and long hours are what these professionals face on a daily basis, which has … [Read It Now...]

Paramedic Charged with DWI After Ambulance Accident

An off-duty paramedic has been charged with drunk driving after authorities say he moved an … [Read It Now...]

Colorado Flight For Life Helicopter Crashes Seconds into Flight

The NTSB is currently investigating the crash of a Colorado Flight For Life helicopter just seconds … [Read It Now...]

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EMT Burn Management: Part 3

Treatment Guidelines For The Burn Patient You've taken an educated guess on burn depth, calculated … [Read More...]

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EMT Burn Management: Part 2

Burn Assessment and Treatment: Making The Call In our first installment, we looked at how to … [Read More...]

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EMT Burn Management: Part 1

An EMT Guide to Burn Assessment and Treatment Your patient has been burned. You are going to have … [Read More...]

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What Makes You An EMT?

This poor kid has been getting a lot of grief on social media.* Apparently he passed his EMT exams and he's been doing a bunch of ride-alongs as well as collecting a pretty impressive vest full of radios, scissors and helpful EMT paraphernalia. When questioned, he reported that he primarily responded to calls on the engine. Those calls were trauma calls. He didn't respond with the medic unit that … [Read It All...]

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I Need Your Questions and Scenarios

Would you be willing to help me with my new web series? Later this month I will be filming a web series for EMS1 entitled, "What would you do?" I'd like challenging, real world situations drawn from our actual EMS practice to present to the viewers. Some of the scenarios will also be presented to the readers for their input and advice before filming. Scenarios can be actual events or … [Read It All...]

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Treatment vs Care

It's important to distinguish between good treatment and good care. Doing a proper patient assessment is good treatment. Telling the patient what you are doing before you do it is good care. Starting an IV is good treatment. Thoroughly cleaning the IV site and using sterile technique is good care. Safe transport to the hospital is good treatment. A warm blanket and a kind word … [Read It All...]

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The Brilliance of EMS Workforce Management Software

Your attention is valuable. I appreciate every minute you spend here reading this blog. Every time I press the publish button on a new post I consider that one important fact. Your time is precious and you come here with an understanding that the information I publish is useful and worthy of your time. Everything you read here is made possible by our sponsors and with our newest sponsor, the … [Read It All...]

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A Letter From Your E.R. Doctor

Earlier this month, Dr. Rose Owens penned an open letter to EMT's and paramedics across the country. She posted it in the Facebook forum "Paramedics on Facebook". As a paramedic, Dr. Rose sees prehospital caregivers from the inside as well as from her position in the ER. This makes her observations so important. Her words are an interesting insight into our profession from an "outside" … [Read It All...]

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The Artist in The Ambulance

I found this fun little tribute video on YouTube today. With the accessibility of digital media, why aren't we all making more of these?   Thanks for that ABEMTShayna. If you make more, let me know. Steve … [Read It All...]

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