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Spinal Motion Restriction

Spinal Motion Restriction

A new position paper on spinal motion restriction (SMR) was issued by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It is another in a series of position papers on the topic and it may be the best yet on the topic. Read our analysis and download useful teaching tools for teaching SMR.

#EMSinspiration Winners

#EMSinspiration Winners

Thank you to all who participated in our #EMSinspiration contest! Here are our 5 winners’ stories.

Cellphones in the Modern Classroom

Cellphones in the Modern Classroom

It doesn’t take long in medicine or education to have one promising theory or study contradicted by the most recent. A new study now reports that cellphones in classroom contribute to failing grades. Do they have a place in the modern classroom?

Gallows Humor

Gallows Humor

Every day, we have the chance to be there for one another. Not just in times of crisis. The gallows humor may be the frosting but community in EMS is the cake.

6 Questions to tell if an EMT is well trained

6 Questions to tell if an EMT is well trained

How can you tell if your new students have the raw material it takes to succeed at an advanced level? Pathophysiology is one of the foundational elements of success at the EMT level—but perhaps the most challenging to teach—and especially integrate. Here are 6 questions to evaluate pathophysiology and pathophysiology-based thinking.

JEMS Stops Print Publication – Our Reaction

JEMS Stops Print Publication – Our Reaction

Like many in EMS, we were surprised by JEM’s decision to stop publishing the print version of the journal.  What does this mean for EMS and how do we in EMS best respond to the online version?  Our Chief Pass-ologist posted his views on Facebook.

Exam Item Creation

Exam Item Creation

There are many reasons to create exam items. We want to verify student knowledge, evaluate our instruction and prepare our students for the national certification exam. With all this in mind, the following guide can be used to help create effective exam items.

Exciting changes to your iTunes and Google Play apps

Exciting changes to your iTunes and Google Play apps

We have rolled out new versions of all our iTunes and Google Play apps that will bring you 2 exciting new changes. Be sure to update your apps to get this new functionality and content! Read more…

Your Delicate Brain

Your Delicate Brain

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.

10 Things You Should Know About Trauma Emergencies

10 Things You Should Know About Trauma Emergencies

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.