Let’s talk about TXA and brain injuries. Maybe we can put to rest the suspicion that TXA creates further injury in patient’s with a TBI. TXA is an amazing tool to use for our trauma patients. There has been so much success TXA that there are trials to see how effective it is for … Continue reading CRASH 3; TBI and TXA
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??
Everything has a beginning. An inception of an idea where someone had the ambition to create it. Sometimes by accident. Like so many people in existence today, they were pure mistakes by their parents who had to many glasses of jim beam and there was a lack of entertainment on television. Now two asshole created … Continue reading The story behind the story.
I'm sorry this has happened to you today. I am sorry you feel this way. I am sorry that you were born unlucky and suffer from this illness. I am sorry that they did this to you. I am sorry your bad day had become a turning point in my career. As the compassionate face … Continue reading An apology.
The LA times reported recently of a woman being sentenced to jail for excessively calling 911 and reporting claiming she was having an emergency. http://www.emsworld.com/news/11285962/calif-woman-gets-jail-time-for-multiple-911-calls?utm_source=EMS+World+News+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS131219004 43 year old woman, Linette Young, complained of having panic episodes that gave her the feeling that she was going to die. Yes, this is a common symptom with panic … Continue reading Don’t call 911… that many times. America’s perception of emergency services.
This was passed onto me from a friend. Don't know it's origin, but thought it was a great insight to our world as EMS providers. "Welcome to the profession whose entry-level practitioners — you, in a few months — rank 4th from the bottom in the Bureau of Labor Statistics salary rankings. The only people … Continue reading Just a thought…
Rescue 5, Rescue 5. Priority response. Interstate and Edwards for an unknown situation. Officer’s enroute. “Wake up Dante!” I quickly put my book down on the floor board and shouted to the back of the truck to wake my partner up. Dante was sleeping on the bench seat. He suffered from PTSD and day time … Continue reading At the cross roads.