7 ways to best use, or avoid, capnography in the field

Posted on Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:33:03 +0000
EMS1 readers shared their suggestions on how to get the most out of the method

Active-shooter response: Are you physically ready?

Posted on Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:28:10 +0000
Normally, I am strong believer that paramedics are at their best when they saunter into a scene, slowly walking and looking for clues and risks. But an active-shooter incident is going to require repetitive bursts of significant physical activity.

3 energy-saving tips for your EMS station

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:03:49 +0000
Earth Day, or any day, is a good time to see what you can do at your agency and home to save both resources and money.

How this video can "Keep Yourself Safe"

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:06:32 +0000
Consider using this PPE safety video in your EMT course or refresher class

CPR class instruction tips: 5 ways to make it great

Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2012 02:03:03 +0000
My most recent health care provider recertification was memorable for all of the things the instructors did well.

Patient assessments: How to avoid free-for-alls

Posted on Tue, 03 Jan 2012 11:30:18 +0000
Substantial cajoling and adult guidance from mom in a Santa hat was required to initiate an orderly process of taking turns, appreciating a gift after it was opened, and taking occasional pauses for a meal or to welcome additional relatives.

Patient assessment is a non-linear process

Posted on Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:24:28 +0000
On a skill sheet, patient assessment is presented as a linear process: First size up the scene, then complete the primary assessment followed by the secondary assessment.

Blood pressure reading tips and tricks for EMS

Posted on Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:16:16 +0000
One of the things I'm most often asked by students and rookie EMTs is, "Kelly, how am I supposed to hear a blood pressure in the back of the rig?"

How to use Slideshare for EMS education and training

Posted on Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:25:45 +0000
Slideshare is an online community and tool for sharing presentations.

How to get optimal battery life from your devices

Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2011 07:44:16 +0000
The batteries in your wireless cell phone, tablet or laptop are probably not the same old Duracells you used in your childhood walky-talkies.