December 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Normothermic fluid administration

I am looking to connect with people that use, or would like to use, fluid that has been warmed to normal body temperature, prior to administration, when fluid resuscitating patients. Particularly the bleeding trauma patients, but also other "shocked" patients (cardiac, anaphylaxis ...), that do not require therapeutic cooling.

I would like to know how many Paramedics, and hospitals, follow protocols that reflect the concept that. the fluid administered to patients should either be…


Added by David Bedford-Lee on December 30, 2011 at 11:09pm — 4 Comments


I always thought that my job,or better yet-a day of my job, would make a great book. I had all of the ingredients for a good story, some crazy characters, life and death situations,  a ticking clock to add suspense, a pace that goes from auto-pilot to full throttle when you least expect it, and most importantly, a beginning, a middle, and an end.

What seems a lifetime…


Added by Michael Morse on December 15, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Stocking EMS Supplies to Meet New CDC Demands

Early this past November, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released updated documentation aimed at helping prevent the exposure of infectious diseases to emergency responders.

The main change to their newly released set of resources has been the expansion of the list of potentially life-threatening infectious diseases. The previous list of infectious diseases that emergency…


Added by Don Bloom on December 8, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

12-Lead Educator Bob Page on Professionalism and Education

Guest host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, got the chance to take one of Bob Page’s infamous Multilead Medics 12-Lead classes this week through CHEP. While there, he pulled Bob aside during one of the breaks to talk about professionalism and approaches to continuing education for the health care professional especially EMS providers.

Bob is a passionate, humorous, and accomplished medical educator but he is also equally passionate about the responsibilities of the medical professional to…


Added by chepinc on December 2, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

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