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Trauma Triage Guidelines Update

What is the ACS? It is important to listen to experts in the field, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a great example of a group of experts that can provide valuable insight. The ACS

The Truth About Nitro: Separating Fact from Fiction

EKGs from the case Nitroglycerin for acute coronary syndrome. Nitroglycerin is a medication commonly used to treat acute coronary syndrome, a condition in which the coronary arteries become narrow or blocked, leading to chest pain and other

Diabetic medications- Do you know all the new diabetic medications?

Diabetic Medications There are a myriad of diabetic drugs out there, all with strange and difficult to pronounce names. So how do we keep this straight? It’s not important that you know the specific names. Rather recognize

Mac 3 vs Mac 4 – Is there one blade to rule them all?

Episode Transcript:  Ross: Welcome to EMS Cast, where we provide high level education for you, the providers on the streets. I’m your host Ross Orpet    Matt: and I’m Matt Mendes.    Ross: And today we’re going

The Ideal Trauma Call

Are you running your traumas as efficiently as you should? Dave Edwards shares with us the ideal approach/philosophy/teaching tool to how theses calls should ideally go. This document is years in the making with input from Trauma

The Sick Asthmatic

The sick asthmatic is one of the scariest calls you may run. You need to understand this is different from other respiratory distress. Your treatments can have a profoundly negative impact on the patient if you don’t

Novel Drugs of Abuse

It seems like there are new drugs hitting the streets every month. That's because there are and there's a reason for that! Come learn why and what we need to look out for and be aware of

Your Run Report Matters More Than You Think

Ben Fisher, paramedic and NEMSIS guru, joins us to talk about what NEMSIS is and it’s importance to the career field. The National EMS Information System is the nation’s EMS data repository. NEMSIS is also the data

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Dr. Wright joins us to discuss acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). There has been a lot said about ARDS recently given some of it’s similarities to the COVID-19 disease process. That being said ARDS has been around

Making the Call

Tips on calling medical control. Assistant Medical Director Whitney Barrett discusses the dos and don'ts of calling in for medical control.