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
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.math.nus.edu.sg/~matlmc/Allegory_cave.pdf I have read this in past for my first degree in Literature (unemployment). As future leaders in emergency services, it makes me happy to see this added to the curriculum. In a constantly developing trade, it is important to practice critical thinking in an academic sense. Plato is using this metaphor to describe how … Continue reading Plato’s Cave and the Fire Service
When the pestering NREMT emails start popping up in your inbox, it means it has been another two years and time to recertify that blessed round disco patch. After spending so many hours in the classroom with my department's training, teaching medic students, and attending a fire academy, I have decided to challenge the national … Continue reading Recertification blues. A challenge to boring instructors.