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Medical Identification Tattoos

Medical Identification Tattoos

By Dan Limmer We get quite a few questions that come in to us here at Limmer Creative. Over the past year we have had several questions about using tattoos instead of medical alert devices. A quick search on the topic found that medical identification tattoos appear to be quite popular. The question is whether […]

The State of Cardiac Resuscitation: It’s about the BLS

The State of Cardiac Resuscitation: It’s about the BLS

If an EMS system wanted to improve their survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the most important things they can do are at the BLS level. Not to say there isn’t a place for ALS, but it’s all about the BLS. (Insert Meghan Trainor music here.) As we anxiously await the 2015 AHA guidelines being released […]

SAMPLE is Dead

SAMPLE is Dead

By Dan Limmer EMTs have been taught a SAMPLE history for some time. While it is an easy mnemonic, it has evolved into a rote process for conducting an assessment. It is time to shed our dependence on the SAMPLE history and use a more mature and appropriate process for history and physical examination. Old […]

10 Tips to Revive Your Patient Assessment

10 Tips to Revive Your Patient Assessment

Sometimes we go back into the archives and find a presentation that Dan did some time ago. This top ten list comes from a popular EMT presentation Dan did about 10 years ago called Reviving Your Patient Assessment. Some things never change. 10. Don’t splint your patient to death – multiple fractures = multiple trauma. Don’t miss the […]