February 2012 Blog Posts (4)

The 12 Lead Tells the Story

When it comes to 12 lead EKG's I've been known to belittle the things, not because they are not worthy tools, and indispensable in the field, rather because once at the ER my interpertation of them is often ignored or barely recognized.

That is the ER reality. More important than that, however, is the reality in the rescue, where there is no cath lab, no cardiac resident, no specialists-just you, the patient and your partner. There, the importance of the interpretation of the 12-lead…

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Added by Michael Morse on February 18, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

What we can do for your team of first responders

We help emergency responders go home to their families every day.

As a charitable organization that takes its name from a police officer who died in the line of duty, the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) does this by educating the public about its role in keeping first responders safe on the job, whether it’s making changes at their workplaces or altering their driving…

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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on February 3, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Workplace fatality epidemic kills more than 50,000 in U.S. & Canada

Deadly workplaces are killing Canadians and Americans at an unprecedented rate, resulting in 42,882 occupational fatalities in the U.S. and 10,743 in Canada between 2000 and 2010.*

“This is unacceptable,” says Maryanne Pope, widow of Const. John Petropoulos, a Canadian police officer who succumbed to head injuries sustained after falling through an unmarked false ceiling on September 29, 2000.

“As John’s widow, I think one…

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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on February 3, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

EMS Writing

I've often wondered why I write about my experiences as an EMS provider. It is seldom easy, these stories I write down, and not without a fair amount of risk. I focus on the patients that cross my path, always finding something fascinating about them, or their condition. I am fortunate to work in a city that is diverse and vibrant, four major colleges are interspersed with a thriving nightclub district, world class restaurants, a burgeoning art community, and a population consisting of…

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Added by Michael Morse on February 1, 2012 at 12:24pm — 2 Comments

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