If you haven't checked out Life in The Fast Lane, you HAVE to give it shot. This site's ECG library helped me not only get through medic school, but also helped me learn what I was seeing on strange 12-leads my first year as a medic. I receive their email updates to keep myself informed, … Continue reading Trauma Library
*True story behind the title... Use your imagination; rookie, code, view the airway, tube.. tube... yo man! you are stepping on the tube!* I am a huge advocate for prehospital intubation. Though, I do strongly believe in good equipment, drugs, lots of practice (more than just simulators) and fail-safe options (iGel, etc). Every service has … Continue reading Don’t step on the tube!!
I don't know how it is in other service areas, but my service is unable to obtain ANY dopamine... what-so-ever! I'm not sure if it is a manufacture problem (think back to 2010 when a huge company of our ACLS drugs changed to erectile dysfunction pills over night). Or maybe our hospitals are having an … Continue reading In memory of the dopamine bird…
Please stop by and check out my new ACLS Quiz App. It is full of challenging questions and gives you a score at the end. The app is free to download and is only on Android. This is a step into my new venture of adding more online accessible free medical education. I have a … Continue reading ACLS Quiz App
Currently, I work full-time with an EMT partner. When it comes to airway, I am a believer in prehospital intubation. Though, when a call is out of control, and airway is immediate, I love my back up airways and an aggressive EMT. Now, with that said, I do not believe that iGel needs to be … Continue reading iGel. Trendy now. But what about the tube??
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170525/attorney-delnor-nurse-was-tortured-raped-during-hostage-situation Health care workers have the highest incident of being assaulted. It's an average of 52%. That is just what is being reported. There is still just a part of our culture that doesn't report because it's "just part of the job." It's not. Support the laws of attacking a health care worker is equivalent … Continue reading Not part of the job.
In my ten years with fire and ems, I have worked in a variety of settings; city fire, hospital ems, ICU medic, education, leadership, etc... Recently, my wife and I moved our family to a rural community. We live in the county seat with is a population of 6,000 citizens. The county is large and … Continue reading Cardiac Arrest and the Community