Wednesday 29 August 2012

Armed Forces Network-Moulage-Video

Video: Use Moulage to Improve Exercise

Short video from Armed Forces Network on use of moulage for an EMS exercise. What are your best or favorite moulage application techniques? read more..

Thursday 23 August 2012

Mass Evacuation-Super Bowl

Indianapolis EMS Get Set for Super Bowl Evac Plans

This is an article I found over at and this is from Indianapolis Louisiana, looking at how EMS officials are preparing their Super Bowl evacuation plans. The Super Bowl are going to be in Indianapolis this year in 2012 they are coming up I guess February.  Certainly, first responders need to be prepared before a mass evacuation.  If something were to happen at the stadium during the game or prior to the game there’s a huge number of people gathered there for this event and how do you get them out of there safely and effectively and as rapidly as possible while maintaining safety.  They tried several different plans in this article to look and see which one will move people out of town when they thought about something like an earthquake or something like that.  They are really looking to see what it would take to get people outside of town and use transportation rally points to center the evacuation on and then use those rally points to get people out of town as rapidly as possible.  There’s going to be a lot of cars blocking the road.  They realized traffic is going to just bug everything down.  Heck! Everybody ever seen any of those disaster movies knows what the highways would look like in the case of a mass evacuation from a city.  There needs to be a way to get people together, come to this transportation rally points and then go ahead and help people get the care they need.  If they need medical care or public safety of other sorts they can get it there from EMS officials and providers and then go ahead and get these people on to buses and out of town on these predetermined routes and into Red Cross shelters outside of town.Read more on Indianapolis EMS Get Set for Super Bowl Evac Plans… read more..

Sunday 19 August 2012

Roane State Community College-Paramedic Program Director-National Registry Of Emts

Funding Opportunities for EMS Education: Episode 143

On tonight’s EMS Educast co-host Greg and Bill have a conversation with David Blevins, Paramedic Program Director, Allied Health Science, Roane State Community College. Show Links: Kansas EMS Association Conference and Facebook page National Association of EMS Educations (NAEMSE) National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) David Blevins columns at Firehouse Subs Foundation Walmart Community Grants [...] read more..

Saturday 11 August 2012

Gaston County Police Department-Long Beach Fire Department-Whitley County Sheriff

One injured in accident involving an ambulance

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky (WYMT) – One person had to be rushed to the hospital after a crash involving an ambulance. It happened along Highway 25W in Whitley County, not far from Williamsburg. The Whitley County Sheriff tells us the ambulance was heading to a call when a car hit it. Someone in the car was injured, [...] read more..

Long Beach Fire Department considers single paramedic response system

LONG BEACH, CA – As the Long Beach Fire Department struggles to find fat to trim after years of reductions, officials are considering putting a single paramedic on each responding vehicle instead of running two-paramedic teams. Fire command staff and city officials are presenting the switch as a way to shorten response times by requiring [...] read more..

Cops: Paramedic accused of assaulting woman outside of police station

GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Gaston County paramedic is accused of assaulting a woman in the parking lot of a police station, according to police. Police say 49-year-old Bryan Allen Geouge is accused of assaulting a female dispatcher late Monday night in the parking lot of the Gaston County Police Department. Geouge told officers that [...] read more..

End of an Era: EMS Garage Episode 84

End of an Era: EMS Garage Episode 84

This week we discuss: A Death of Historical Significance The closing of Saint Vincent’s Hospital in New York City marks the end of an era (looking to interview one person from St. V’s) Lights versus Sirens Ignorance and Misunderstanding Science The Frontline episode is embedded in my post, but here is a direct link [...] read more..

Thursday 9 August 2012

The Mass Casualty Incident-National Association-Aurora Ambulances-Walt Disney World

Were Aurora Ambulances Slow to Arrive?

We’re all very aware of the things going on with the that happened a couple of weeks ago in Aurora, Colorado. The mass casualty incident that occurred there in the movie theater was horrible. It’s raised awareness about mass casualty incidents in EMS circles.Read more on Were Aurora Ambulances Slow to Arrive?… read more..

Lead with your Very Best Menu Item

This week I am at the National Association of EMS Educators symposium at Walt Disney World. I love it here. On this trip, like many of my trips, I will be eating out. On the road when I can eat a sit-down meal I like to try local restaurants rather than a chain restaurant. I [...] read more..

Gold Medal Presentations-Ems Conference-Cardiac Arrest

Gold Medal Presentations: Episode 142

On tonight’s Olympics edition of the EMSEduCast co-host Greg, Rob, and Bill have a conversation regarding how each of us prepare to present at an EMS conference. Articles Post–Cardiac Arrest Mortality Is Declining: A Study of the US National Inpatient Sample 2001 to 2009 Implementation of the Fifth Link of the Chain of Survival Concept [...] read more..

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation-Prehospital Implementation-American Heart Association

Delayed Prehospital Implementation: EMS Research Episode 1

Bigham BL, Koprowicz K, Aufderheide TP, Davis DP, Donn S, Powell J, Suffoletto B, Nafziger S, Stouffer J, Idris A, Morrison LJ; ROC Investigators. Delayed prehospital implementation of the 2005 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care. Prehosp EmergCare. Jul-Sep;14(3):355-60, 2010. Followup discussion regarding the guideline development process. Panelists: Harry Mueller [...] read more..

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Ems Organization-Fire Department-Social Web

Monitor the Social Web with RSS Feeds

Your EMS organization or fire department can monitor the social web using searches and RSS feeds. Step 1: Create at least one Google Alert for your department, organization or business. Consider other alerts for names of key personnel, community name with key words like fire and EMS, and other search terms relevant to your business [...] read more..


EMS Heat Related Emergencies Revisited and Episode 294

Ambulances versus pedestrians, ambulances and mass casualty incidents, and ambulances and research, plus we’re going to take a look and revisit some information on heat related emergencies. If that’s what you’re looking for you found  it right here on the MedicCast.Read more on EMS Heat Related Emergencies Revisited and Episode 294… read more..

Steve Whitehead-Episode

Video: Remember 2 Things for Angry Patients

In this episode of Remember 2 Things Steve Whitehead shares two tips for encounters with angry patients. As you interact with an angry patient try not to match their emotion or anger. You yelling won’t help with the situation. You are rarely going to convince them they are wrong so you are better off using [...] read more..

Egyptian-Ems Week

Drive Like an Egyptian: EMS Garage Episode 134

This week we discuss: EMS Week. What did you do or what should you do? Do you drive like a maniac? Featuring: Chris Montera Scott Keir Buck Feris Russell Stine David Konig Tim Noonan Chris Kaiser read more..