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Today’s guest post comes from a connoisseur of fine motorsports and prehospital care: Ryan Ziegler (@momedic9019). He shares the struggles and roadblocks he has come across in trying to bring progress to his department–something I think the vast majority of us can relate to. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone in these struggles and this … More Guest Post: Tradition, Unimpeded by Progress by Ryan Ziegler
That’s right folks, the rumors of the hot tub incident after things got weird at our Christmas party were greatly exaggerated. Even though it seems that we’ve been neglecting all of you, our loyal supporters, we’ve actually been ridiculously busy behind the scenes working on the future of EMSPOCUS. And with the whole “lives outside … More We’re not dead. Yet.
My favorite examination so far, and the source of so many jokes has been that of the optic nerve sheath. It’s not only fun to say, but it’s funny watching people perform this exam on themselves. Why on earth would you want to perform this exam? Is it our roundabout way of getting colleagues to … More You’ve got a little gel in your eye…
New to EMSPOCUS? Start here. Our own Jedi master, Jason Bowman, gives a fantastic overview on point of care ultrasound, why it is the inevitable future of prehospital care and why the concept of the modern “mobile intensive care unit” is, at best, a joke. Click through to the Youtube page for a full … More Jason Bowman: Prehospital Ultrasound 101
My adventure into the world of ultrasound started when I began working in the emergency department and saw how it was used as a point of care (POC) tool for central lines. As time went on, we started to get new doctors that were trained in ultrasound for anything and everything. So I started … More Guest Post: Colorado Ultrafest by Chuck Hodges
This past weekend, the entirety of the United States EMSPOCUS crew managed to meet in the same place at the same time. Obviously, this is a sign that the medical gods are on our side and want POCUS in the field. Well over 10,000 roundtrip miles were traveled on our journies to the Texas A&M … More Deep in the Heart of Texas
Feeling down about the lack of excitement in the 2015 ILCOR/AHA/ERC guidelines? We’re here for you. Let’s take a look at how we can go beyond the guidelines and into the future of cardiac arrest management. PEA is something of an oddity. In any other recognized rhythm, we (basically) know what’s going on with the … More A Case of the FEELs
And here we are. We made it. October 15, 2015. Resus Saturnalia. The magical date every five years that marks the new epoch of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, courtesy of the powers that be at ILCOR, the American Heart Association and European Resuscitation Council. Despite my enthusiasm counting down to the midnight release, I didn’t make it, … More THE Day
Check out the PAIC 2015 (Paramedics Australasia International Conference) podcast at EMSWorld.com (@EMSWorldNews). The podcast features a great conversation with our friends Alex Mckenzie (@paramedic_al) and Dave Tingey (@tingles005) on the potential of prehospital POCUS (if you want to skip straight to it, the conversation begins at 2:40). A big thanks to EMS World for their … More Podcast: Alex Mckenzie and Dave Tingey on Prehospital POCUS