As most of you are aware, the new Resuscitation Guidelines were announced on Monday. We intentionally waited a few days to allow time to review the information. It is important that you realize that right now we are in the "assimilation period."… Continue
Added by Ahed on October 22, 2010 at 3:24am —
Until recently I was the director of operations, well, I still have the title, but not much of the responsibilities. I did this as a volunteer and ran with the agency as an paid EMT. Although we are a volunteer organization, we have paid staff 24/7 because of call volume. So, we have a set of by-laws governing our agency that were written back in 1999 that we are going by, while they are being revamped. Everything goes through our general membership. Our Board of directors decided that they… Continue
Added by Keith Eygnor on October 21, 2010 at 10:13pm —
Like so many others, my first EMS experience was in private EMS. I still work for the company I began my career at. A large--very large--private ambulance company that provides interfacility transports, private EMS, and 911 response for a large midwestern, city. The city in which I work is poverty-stricken and segregated. I travel from my nice suburban home to the city, spend 24 hours responding to calls, then leave for the safety and green lawns of the outskirts.
Private EMS is a… Continue
Added by Todd D. on October 10, 2010 at 11:25pm —
I'm always amused when I hear a young person tell me what they're planning to be when they grow up. For many reasons. First, I'm 45 years old and I'm not grown up. Not nearly. So when, exactly, were they thinking they would be grown up? It will be years until they learn that inside, nothing really changes much after age twenty-eight or thirty. You'll feel the same the rest of your life. The day that changes is the day you start dying.
Second, John Lennon's saying, "Life is what happens… Continue
Added by Todd D. on August 25, 2010 at 10:07am —
I live in California and I took my EMT-B class in L.A. County, however I've intentionally been certified for the county of Ventura, California. Before I can apply to work out here I've been told I'd need to complete a class (aprox. 8hrs) to catch me up to speed with the differences from county to county with regards to scope of practice.
My problem is I can't for the life of me remember or put the words together for what the heck the class is called. I will for sure call the… Continue
Added by Cruznic on August 4, 2010 at 9:53pm —
You get a call for Abd pain. You arrive on scene to find a female on the couch and three little children not far from her side. Pt isnt crying or anything but complains of belly pain. When asked if she has someone to call to watch the children (ages 7,6, and 4) she states she has no one. Pt states she has only lived in this state, 4 weeks and doesnt know anyone and the neighbor stated she cant keep the kids when asked by crew.... After the crew made 5 different calls (admin, police,800… Continue
Added by Alie on June 8, 2010 at 11:44pm —
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Crossover Training from RN to EMT-B US DOT Guidelines for NREMT requirements AREMT was done with 8 Participants
Good luck for the new comers for EMT Basic
Added by Ahed on May 27, 2010 at 6:03am —
we just finished the process of establishing the Training site in Nigeria - Port Harcourt, including international Authorized Instructors can deliver Basic Life Support and Advance Cardiac Life Support, First Responder courses (3 Nigerian and 3 different nationality) for a different well recognized internatioanl accrediationthis Training Site will serve all… Continue
Added by Ahed on May 27, 2010 at 5:36am —
45 miles of bike riding, 63 hours in the saddle, 36,000 feet of climbing later… (and a loss of 40,000 calories)…
117 riders and 14 support people, from 17 states and two countries…
we are, back in Austin, TX. This was our team’s fourth year of doing
the ride but my third. Our first ride was in 2007. In October 2006,
Eric C. Hanson, a fellow classmate from paramedic school, was killed in
a head on collision involving a pick up truck while coming back from… Continue
Added by Austin Paramedic Cycle Team 2010 on May 25, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Gettysburg PA to Washington DC
Woooohooo!!! We made it!!!
Thank you so much to Gettysburg FD, Taneytown Volunteer FD, Mt. Airy FD, and Alexandria for a great day!
Thank you, Gettysburg, for a gorgeous morning… Continue
Added by Austin Paramedic Cycle Team 2010 on May 21, 2010 at 8:28pm —
Newark DE to Gettysburg PA
Thank you, Delaware for providing breakfast!!!!
Here we are at Day 6… I’ve been uploading the day’s photos that night and then this year it has taken me until the next day to write that day’s blog. It has just taken me a Continue
bit longer to…
Added by Austin Paramedic Cycle Team 2010 on May 21, 2010 at 8:27pm —
Princeton NJ to Newark DE
Let me start by saying that driving a truck with a trailer attached is very amusing at times.
Especially when I cross four lanes of traffic on the Pennsylvania TurnPike to make an exit on the right when I just merged left to get on the highway. Crossing the Delaware River on a very narrow bridge with on… Continue
Added by Austin Paramedic Cycle Team 2010 on May 20, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Day 4 Tarrytown NY to NEW YORK CITY!
30ish – a “rest day” yay!
We were all looking forward to this day since we were not starting the bike ride until 0900 (read: sleep in two hours). But, because of logistical issues of riding through New York City with a full police escort and 100 cyclists, we had to drive all of the support… Continue
Added by Austin Paramedic Cycle Team 2010 on May 18, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Day 3 Hartford CT to Tarrytown NY
A typical day on the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride consists of waking up at 0500 and immediately stumbling towards the coffee maker in the room. Be aware that Continue
you must put the cup under the brew basket otherwise the coffee will not make
it on it’s own into the cup. At
0700, wheels down and we head to the first rest…
Added by Austin Paramedic Cycle Team 2010 on May 18, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Another long day, we left from the beautiful Crown Plaza Hotel in
Nashua, NH and ended day in Hartford, CT. The group rode to Wales, MA
before being bused into Hartford. Lots and lots of hills - more than I
expected. Total mileage just shy of a 100 miles...but I could only
complete little more than 40 miles.
I am beginning to think the yoga
classes, though were relaxing, did not do much to build the necessary
endurance needed for 100 miles/day on a bike.… Continue
Added by Austin Paramedic Cycle Team 2010 on May 17, 2010 at 10:54am —
Added by Austin Paramedic Cycle Team 2010 on May 15, 2010 at 8:20pm —
South Portland, Maine to Nashua, New Hampshire!
What a long day… But you have heard us say that before. We hit the road at 0700 this morning in South Portland. There were about 100 cyclists on the road! Mark Continue
drove the big Texas rig and Tree drove another vehicle. Susan was brave and rode her bike. South Portland FD/EMS did a…
Added by Austin Paramedic Cycle Team 2010 on May 15, 2010 at 8:08pm —
Saving someone’s life takes a split second, and learning to do that
takes only 22 minutes.
The AHA associated
with the Abu Dhabi EMS congress, offers “CPR Anytime”, a non-certifying,
22-minute instructional session on how to perform adult CPR .
we had a great fun!! more coming …
Added by Ahed on May 13, 2010 at 2:11pm —
Abuja, Nigeria - I spent most of my 20 days in different cities zipping around to train the local doctors in EMS system.Each individual will be responsible for the management of all medical services in the match venue and host city, including transfer of patients to accredited hospitals..… Continue
Added by Ahed on May 13, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Responders, I have been in a few meetings and conference calls with EMS managers, administration and Risk/Safety folks. A common theme continues to emerge 1) medics are generally a lazy bunch with an it’s not gonna happen to me attitude 2) admin. knows they need a fitness and injury prevention program but are afraid to implement one 3) HR and risk management know that injuries in EMS are way to high but fear legal issues 4) I am frustrated at the lack of follow through by 2 and 3 and the lack… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on May 7, 2010 at 6:12am —