It’s hard not to think of an EMS provider NOT having a bit of damaged brain to choose this profession, but the reality is unlike the callouses on our hands we develop from our tough work, our brains do not afford us this protection.
Like our trauma patients, our thoughts on trauma care seem to go to extremes. We must balance prompt transport with adequate assessment and valuable on-scene care. While the need to transport our patients for surgical intervention is undeniable, the physical and mental toolboxes for determining criticality in trauma assessment have never been greater.
One of the greatest things about being an EMS provider is the need to use both your brain and your hands as your tools of the trade. How can you protect yourself and your patient with the proper glove protocol.
In ACLS and PALS, we learn the H’s and T’s during cardiac events. Interestingly, we can use the H’s and T’s for not just pulseless cardiac arrest, but as one avenue for assessment of the unknowns in a patient without reliable history and information. Here is how six H’s and five T’s can be used in patient assessment.
A fun find in the first edition of Grant’s and Murray’s Emergency Care – instructions on how to baptize a still born baby.
You don’t expect everyone to lie—but it does happen. Ten reasons why your patients might be lying to you.
Whether you teach EMT or paramedic courses, it is your responsibility to keep your knowledge fresh and relevant. Here are 5 ways to keep current on important EMS issues without breaking the budget or needing more hours in the day.
Over the years there have been some very meaningful books written by EMS providers. Here are five authors in the “must read” category. If they have written it, you should invest the time in reading it. Would you add other authors?
Limmer Creative has been posting our wishes for EMS education for a couple of years now. While 2016 was quite a year with intense politics and numerous celebrity deaths, let’s see how EMS fared this year by taking a look back at our 2016 list. Embrace the 2015 AHA Guidelines – Success We have (finally) […]
Does EMS training make witnessing death more complicated than it has to be? Dan shares a story of a death he witnessed and what his responsibility was in that situation.