Objectivity and Patient Care

Objectivity and Patient Care

A Guest Post by Sean Fontaine I love posting articles controversial enough to warrant a disclaimer. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you another post by guest author Sean Fontaine. Sean is a … [Read more...]

Remember Two Things: Sepsis

Remember Two Things Sepsis

My latest Remember Two Things video is up over at EMS1. At EMS World last year I gave a 90 minute presentation about sepsis for EMS providers. This video answers the most essential question from that … [Read more...]

Medication Mistakes and Demotions

wwi medic by dunechaser flickr

A few days ago, EMS1 reported that a Tennessee paramedic had been demoted for administering an incorrect medication to a patient. I have mixed feelings about this and I'd like to know your … [Read more...]

What Are K2 and Spice Anyway?

Spice Drug Via Wikipedea

Chances are, you've probably heard about the new trend in synthetic cannabis products either from your local news media or from your ongoing EMS education. Over the past few years, these products have … [Read more...]

15 Things to Know Before Your Next Obstetrical Call

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There's something about the patient in labor that makes my palms sweat. I'm not alone. Most of us EMS folks get a little anxious at the idea of delivering a baby. Obstetrical calls can go very right … [Read more...]

The National Registry Study Guide is Here

Study Guide Cover

Since the beginning of The EMT Spot, there has been one question that has dominated my e-mail in box.¬† It goes something like this: Hi Steve, Thanks for the website. I was searching around on the … [Read more...]

You Bet Your Life

striping the IV 2 by matthew bergland

What would you bet your life on? In 1996 I took a job about 40 minutes south of San Jose, California with a small mom-and-pop ambulance company. The service was named after the owner and had been … [Read more...]

Coping With Victims Emotions

sally davison

Today we have a guest post from Sally Davison. Sally is one of the masterminds behind the website FireScienceDegree.com. If you're looking for a degree in fire science, Sally's site offers what just … [Read more...]

Too Much Information

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It's the week before the final exam and my EMT class is feeling the pressure. The two-hundred question final looms large on the horizon and, in less than a week, the students will need to perform five … [Read more...]

Patients Define Their Emergencies (Part 2)

Stress

True Story... The dispatch information was updated before we had even rolled our rig out onto the pad. Eye injury, no serious symptoms.¬†Jodie shut down the lights and I informed dispatch that we'd be … [Read more...]