Trauma Library

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

In memory of the dopamine bird…

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…

An apology.

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.

A paramedic’s response to Krokodil

BE WARNED! Gruesome pics utilized... Please feel free to review or comment. This is a position piece I am outlining for potential publication. All reviews accepted and appreciated! Biting back against the Krokodil; a Paramedic Response                 Clandestine labs are becoming increasingly more creative as the world demands for cheaper stronger narcotics. Bath salts, K2, … Continue reading A paramedic’s response to Krokodil

Don’t call 911… that many times. America’s perception of emergency services.

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.

Now Hiring.

At least in my experience as a paramedic, there is no shortage of hours. In my service, they actually base merit on how many extra shifts you pick up. We are fully staffed most times of the years, but for some reason, we never have enough trucks. An aspect they don’t advertise or train you … Continue reading Now Hiring.