Sunday 5 January 2014

Drug Swap-outs "Shortages

Drug Swap-outs "Shortages

We talked a few weeks ago on the show about drug shortages causing problems and paramedics having to give expired medications in some cases. Well, there are some other things going on with these medication shortages. Medication errors are rising [...] read more..

Podcast: EMT Before Paramedic Discussed on EMSEduCast

On episode 145 of the EMSEduCast – the podcast by and for EMS educators – we discuss some of the pros and cons of requiring EMT certification and work experience before starting paramedic school. The show guest, Michael Ward (also known as fossil medic) continues the discussion he started in an article. There are [...] read more..

If Mitt Romney Was A Paramedic

With election season around the corner, 2 people are going to be faced with some major career changes. One of them is going to lead this country, and the other is going to become unemployed. With Mitt Romney’s poll numbers starting to slide, it’s uncertain if he’s going to have a job come November. Sure, [...] read more..

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Information For Elections

NOTIFICATION OF OPENING OF NOMINATIONS FOR NEMSMS BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITIONS There are several positions of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride (NEMSMBR) Board of Directors that are now open for nomination for election. This process will begin on July 1, 2012. The following positions are open: Vice-President Treasurer Three (3) . . . ? Read More: Information For Elections read more..

Saturday 4 January 2014

Lidocaine EMS Review and Episode 302

Lidocaine EMS Review and Episode 302

Saving high school EMTs, collegiate EMS and alcohol consumption, insurance companies versus ambulance companies, and we’re going to take a look at lidocaine as we continue our series on antiarrhythmic drugs. If that’s what you’re looking for you found it [...] read more..

EMS and Guns: Posts A’Blazing

Last week I wrote two questions about EMS and concealed carry weapons. Many other EMS bloggers have been writing on this topic. But before I link to their posts I want to point out this recent article, Flight Attendant’s gun goes off at airport security in Philadelphia. The flight attendant was a permitted concealed carry [...] read more..

Medic loses license over fatal crash

Medic loses license over fatal crash

BENNINGTON — A Bennington Rescue Squad paramedic has had his license renewal rejected by the state for actions he took during a fatal motorcycle crash. Gillvray Hall, a paramedic who serves as operations manager for the squad, knowingly performed a procedure prohibited by the state and was slow in transporting the motorcyclist to the local [...] read more..

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Socialize EMS: EMS Garage Episode 60

This week we reveal who the Happy Medic really is and we discuss an up coming international collaboration with the Happy Medic and Medic 999 Mark Glencorse. Then we discuss how social media is changing EMS and the future of EMS Conferences. Featuring: Chris Montera @geekymedic Gary Wingrove @garywingrove Thaddeus Setla @setla Twitter [...] read more..