The Special Forces of ODA 574: Episode 4 “The Revered”On November 14, 2001 a U.S. Special Forces team of Green Berets known as ODA 574 infiltrated the mountains of southern Afghanistan to carry out a tribal revolt against the Taliban. Learn more about ODA 574 in The Only Thing Worth Dying For by Eric Blehm.
First Responders have notoriously been behind the times when it comes to technology especially when it comes to patient care reporting. Hospital systems have been on electronic systems for some time , but EMS or fire systems are all over the map. from archaic technology systems to paper reporting still. One of my dreams as a paramedic [...]
Several months ago I had the pleasure of talking with Mark Glencorse again about a company he was working with. As many of you may know or not know about Mark he is a consumate and meticulous, detail oriented paramedic with a professional interest in clinical trials, studies and anything to improve patient care. As [...]
Justin Schorr and Kelly Greyson explain why they are wearing a kilt for the month of September. Here’s our Challenge to you – whenever and wherever possible during the month of September, and beyond, wear your kilt with pride! When someone asks what the special occasion is or “why the kilt” -you tell them proudly: [...]
If you haven’t met Tim Phalen you should. I have only been in EMS for 10 years and I met him early in my career in Sacramento in an ECG class about 7 years ago. Not only has he made it easy for us to understand the 12 lead, but he has made it fun. [...]
The whole FRNtv Network came together to help improve pre-hospital healthcare for our patients and “Interventions” was born. EMS White Paper meets online magazine is our way of sharing the EMS 2.0 movement with different audiences to answer the questions and help others understand what it is and how they can get involved. This will [...]
Many of you know Tom Bouthillet as the ECG guy over at www.ems12lead.com. He has engineered a great tool for us in the field to continually challenge our knowledge base on 12 leads. In my opinion (and I have one from time to time) it is a brilliant use of an app and I can’t [...]
Even in a world where you are the leader in the industry improvements can always be made. As a paramedic I have found that the large suctioning device is not always with us as we go into a call. This new device can be loaded into our O2 bags and has just as much power [...]
When we had the chance to see all the innovations that can go into the ambulance we were floored by what Crestline has been working on. Let us know if there are any other ideas you have for ambulance design here!
You may know them for the Saeger Splint, but they have a Fracture Kit for the other 99% of the fractures you see in the field. An important solution when you think of organizing the resources in your ambulance.