This weeks MM finishes up on poisonings and talks about those patients with bites and stings and the primary elements paramedics and EMT’s will often see on exams. If this quick video doesn’t have you nodding your head in understanding, open that textbook and review. [Read more…]
Understanding tricyclic antidepressant overdoses in patients. Paramedic assessment of the tricyclic OD patient. Key points to help study and identify patients who may have intentionally or accidentally overdosed on tricyclic antidepressants. [Read more…]
This is a great reboot session with Greg Friese and remember that EMS Boot Camp sessions can now be found at EMSSEO.com.
For this episode we ask: “Have you ever helped the man down, stopped at an MVA or even performed CPR while off duty?”
As EMS professionals we sometimes find ourselves in a position to act while off duty.
For this Office Hours Greg and Jim talked a little about doing just that. You never know when someone may call out “Is there a doctor in the house?”. You would probably be surprised that they would prefer an EMT anyway.
I would love to hear your off duty story. Share it below in the comments.
This weeks Monday Minutes continues with the EMS quick study help series. This episode focuses on carbon monoxide poisoning. [Read more…]
This episode of the EMS Quick Study Help focuses on toxic gases. Remember theses are key elements you will often see on EMS exams throughout your career. Watch older episodes and check out the EMS Quick Study Guide that these Monday Minutes are based from here.
This episode of the EMS quick study guide tips and help focuses on overdose or poisoning using narcotics/opiates.
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EMS paramedic study guide tips for cholinergic and anticholinergic poisonings or overdoses. Types, signs and symptoms as well as management of poisoning patients in the EMS field.
This installment of EMS Quick Study Help series continues with Poisoning and Overdose content. It focuses on general patient assessment and management.
Episode II of Overdose and Poisonings training for EMS and paramedics discusses routes of absorption and geographical specific poisoning related exposures.
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This week on the podcast Jim and Josh talk about a few EMS topics including active shooter training. The topic of having a degree in EMS, higher pay and the pie in the sky wishing of it all came up.
The idea that a college degree trumps your five, ten or more years of experience and how that is going to bring EMS from making $12, $13 or $14 dollars an hour to a pay scale matching the job we do with or without a degree is as always a hot topic.
Sure you won’t get rich in EMS and you shouldn’t expect too. But you should expect to pay your bills as much as you are expected to undergo continuous education, skills assessments, new equipment training, new drugs and protocols. All in the name of superior patient care and competent providers. But no so competent that we can tell people they don’t need an ambulance based on our assessments. Fair?
Heck EMT’s are being expected to perform 12 leads, give drugs, use advanced airways and that list is growing. Yet they have not earned a cent more an hour and most are making at or below minimum wage. Fair?
Spin the wheel as we go round again on this topic and take a listen below
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