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The Why Didn’t I Think Of That NPA?

Mercury Medical has a truly innovative nasopharyngeal airway, that they don’t even really market that much to EMS. But it is very cool. I’ve rarely used NPA’s. They are just an awkward fit in EMS. If a patient is breathing, … Continue reading

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Personal Kits in EMS

Question; Does anyone carry their own personal kit on the job anymore?   For many years I carried my own personal kit on the job. I’m not sure if the idea would be received well today but I had good … Continue reading

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Memory is a Fickle Master

Most EMT’s and Medics measure their abilities on a metric of regurgitation. They are proud of their memory. They are easily able to recite algorithms and treatments, drug doses and protocols effortlessly. They think this is what matters. It’s not. … Continue reading

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How to Introduce Yourself

One of my pet peeves with EMS providers is how they introduce themselves to their patient. So many seem to feel this is unimportant and what really matters is their clinical skills. You could not be more wrong. How you … Continue reading

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The Fainting Goats of Public Safety

I’m struggling to understand the many posts and stories of LEO’s overcome by trace topical skin exposure to Fentanyl. The typical story line is this stuff is so toxic if it touches you at all you could die. The “victims” … Continue reading

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Game Changing; The Best SGA’s for Resuscitation

Last week an important article hit the internet, written by Dr. Joe Holly. I’ve met him and his conclusions should be taken in high regard. This guy is no industry shill. He cannot be bought or sold. He conducts his research … Continue reading

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Compassion and Contempt Are Mutually Exclusive

Contempt is an insidious disease that steals your heart and corrodes your soul. It happens quietly when you aren’t looking. It starts with seemingly harmless generalizations about the patients that are your privilege to serve. I know how it happens … Continue reading

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