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Don't upgrade to paramedics because you'll get fewer volunteers
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While it seems to get the facts straight as to the difference between basics, intermediates and paramedics, I'm troubled by the underlying theme that an upgrade to paramedic service will be damaging…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Kirkwood Aug 26, 2011.

Ethics in EMS Education
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A couple of thoughts after watching this presentation.1.) I would have expected more sophisticated responses from Harvard students. If these are the brightest students in the United States then it's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Kirkwood Jul 12, 2011.

King LTS-D, ResQPod, Waveform Capnography, EZ-IO
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If you have experience using the above captioned devices for cardiac arrest I have a couple of questions. 1.) Do you use a gastric tube in combination with the King LTS-D? If so, when and how do you…Continue

Tags: Waveform, Capnography, EZ-IO, ResQPOD, LTS-D

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Garcia Feb 6, 2011.

Crew Resource Management in EMS
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 Crew Resource Management is a constellation of procedures and techniques that help prevent errors (and optimize positive outcomes) by arming decision makers with enhanced situational awareness and…Continue

Tags: prevention, patient, safety, error, management

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Cadieux Feb 7, 2011.

 

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Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival

CARES - The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival. Sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University. This group is intended as an information clearing house for people interested in CARES. Unofficial group.
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Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival

CARES - The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival. Sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University. This group is intended as an information clearing house for people interested in CARES. Unofficial group.
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Jul 15, 2013
Nathan Stanaway commented on Tom Bouthillet's group Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival
"Worked with Dr McNally at Grady. Great guy. Very intelligent."
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Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival

CARES - The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival. Sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University. This group is intended as an information clearing house for people interested in CARES. Unofficial group.
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EMS-to-Balloon (E2B) Challenge!

The EMS-to-Balloon (E2B) Challenge! Companion group for the E2B listserv.
Apr 25, 2013
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EMS-to-Balloon (E2B) Challenge!

The EMS-to-Balloon (E2B) Challenge! Companion group for the E2B listserv.
Apr 5, 2013
Nicole Reino and Tom Bouthillet are now friends
Nov 7, 2012
Tom Bouthillet replied to Robert Valdora's discussion Cardiac Arrest. BLS or ALS job?
"Assuming a patient who absolutely requires prehospital tracheal intubation in order to survive, I see no additional value in having a dozen paramedics on scene who are not proficient at the skill. You could say the same of heart surgeons who have…"
May 1, 2012
Tom Bouthillet replied to Robert Valdora's discussion Cardiac Arrest. BLS or ALS job?
"It does seem reasonable. The problem is that it doesn't work if your goal is to prevent errors or improve care. The exception is the employee who does not share the organization's values or is not operating in good faith. Even then, the…"
Apr 27, 2012
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Apr 27, 2012
Tom Bouthillet replied to Robert Valdora's discussion Cardiac Arrest. BLS or ALS job?
""Holding individuals accountable" is the favorite catch phrase of unenlightened management. In the vast majority of cases the problem is not the individual. Most EMTs and paramedics are not "ready" to handle life-threatening…"
Apr 27, 2012
Tom Bouthillet replied to Robert Valdora's discussion Cardiac Arrest. BLS or ALS job?
"One of the ways the English Wikipedia has solved the problem of infighting between editors has been establishing a code of conduct that includes civility (one of Wikipedia's "five pillars"). It helps promote an atmosphere of…"
Apr 24, 2012
Tom Bouthillet replied to Robert Valdora's discussion Cardiac Arrest. BLS or ALS job?
"The problem with poor initial education and training is that the provider never knows what it's like to be competent. So instead of:   Excellent initial education and training > provider is fully trained and competent > infrequent…"
Apr 22, 2012
Tom Bouthillet replied to Robert Valdora's discussion Cardiac Arrest. BLS or ALS job?
"Surely you will concede that there's a difference between "skill dilution" and "never had the skill in the first place". There's a place for worrying about skill dilution but I reject the idea that skill dilution is the…"
Apr 22, 2012
Tom Bouthillet replied to Robert Valdora's discussion Cardiac Arrest. BLS or ALS job?
"I think we first need to demonstrate that our paramedics have the skills in the first place before we speculate about skill dilution."
Apr 21, 2012

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Primary Department/Agency Name
Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue
Years in EMS/Public Safety
14
About Me
Captain / Paramedic with Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue (STEMI and CARES Site Coordinator)

Editor-in-Chief of ems12lead.com

Columnist for EMS1.com

EMS Editorial Advisory Board for EMS World Magazine

Creator of the 12-Lead ECG Challenge smartphone app

Host of the Code STEMI Web Series with First Responders Network
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At 5:59pm on July 29, 2011, Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP said…

 My you tube

http://youtu.be/jj1H1Q31NaA

To my brother and sister medics out there. It's worth a look see the darker side of contracting overseas. One still has to do what is right

Please I'd like feedback

Major Reisman Maj-Ret RN CS FNP

 

At 9:23pm on June 18, 2011, Nathan Stanaway said…

I agree!  There are so many greedy entities out there.  Its crazy.  haha controlled by foxes.  Like, FOX news channel? 

If you have time watch this video

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/

 

follow it up with this one

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundamerica/view/

 

both are excellent and very informative.  Will blow out of the water the notion that we have the best healthcare system in the world. 

btw. On a different note a friend of mine who is a clinical coordinator at a Fire/rescue Dept is getting the Rhinochill.    I get to get in on the train the trainer session with the rep.  Im stoked!  Should be interesting.

At 3:30pm on March 14, 2011, Geoffrey Lassers said…
The WB is a beautiful place but you are so right about Orchard Lake Rd.  I have seen cars disappear in those pot holes!!! jk!  Its nice that Michigan's biggest Ferrari dealership is on the worst road around!
At 12:55pm on February 9, 2011, Noah James Lindley said…
Hey my name is Noah I was planning to take Hilton Heads test next month and was wondering what type of written do they give. Civil service? Fire team? Thanks for your time
At 7:08pm on March 5, 2010, Skip Kirkwood said…
Thanks, Tom. I'm sorry too that we didn't get to meet. I had to blast back to Raleigh to get ready to fly to Orlando for the CPSE meeting (the CFO/CMO commission - I'm a member). Probably more fun to stay at JEMS and see everybody. I'm proud to be a part of the Wake County EMS system - it's loaded with great people and it's got good support from the Board of County Commissioners, so we can do good stuff for the people!

Hope our paths cross sometime soon!
At 10:52am on February 18, 2009, Mark Rock said…
Tom,

Sorry for the belated reply. I didn't get it until today. I check my e-mail regularly but as of late haven't been checking my JEMS connect. As some have complained, some of the boards have been degenerating into Jerry Springerish type of slamfests, so I've been taking a break. Thank you for your comments. My hope is to make EMS a true profession, one in which the career-oriented can flourish without having to think about where they "really want to be", such as a police department, fire department, nursing school, etc.

Thanks again!!
At 5:14pm on February 16, 2009, Ken Westby said…
You seem like an awesome, knowledgable instructor. I'd be honored if I could add you on here. I've been a Paramedic for about seven months and have had to go way over my head to try to become better than the average medic in these parts. I'm hoping to get my critical care certification when I hit my first year. There are some 12 leads I would love to pick your brain about!
At 10:01pm on February 2, 2009, Katherine Fuchs said…
Hey Tom,

We have relatives in New Jersey and Philadelphia. That's about as far south as we go. You're right, the name isn't very common here. I'm told that it's pretty common in Germany, like Smith is here. Be well.

Kathy
At 9:49am on February 2, 2009, Katherine Fuchs said…
Hi Tom.
At 12:12am on February 2, 2009, Ben Waller said…
I got bored watching the Super Bowl...Pittsburgh wins again, yadda, yadda.

I had a bunch of invites for this one, but didn't join until I saw a couple of threads that interested me enough to respond.

How was the USAR class?
 
 
 
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