Nicolas Henri Jacob
This is my kind of art!
Nicolas Henri Jacob
This is my kind of art!
I think B is correct #EMS #paramedic #school #emt
I suppose it could work if the mask was upside down… although I sincerely doubt there would be any benefit to the mother… Who comes up with this stuff? haha…
What are the strangest answers you’ve seen on multiple choice exams?
Smile! It’s hump day! Here’s your Wednesday morning humour:
1. You can tell a person is in VF without a monitor
2. You can shock unshockable rhythms
3. CPR saves everyone
4. Numerous doctors will meet you outside the Emergency Department and you will offload your patient immediately.
5. You drive every patient to the hospital under lights and sirens regardless of their condition
6. You have to do exactly what anyone on scene tells you to do, police, bystander, media etc
7. You never ask the patient if they have any allergies and just give them drugs. (What could possibly go wrong?)
8. Every hospital must have some random Ambulance parked at the front entrance
9. You must carry everyone! Yes even just the hurt finger person!
10. We simply are just ambulance drivers because we just show up, load the patient into the back of the ambulance and drive them to hospital. No assessment and treatment insight!
OK, I couldn’t post this without adding in my own comments…
11. Backboards are rarely used… even when the person has a collar on. Oh, wait, maybe…
12. Straps on stretchers seem to be optional
13. All ambulances now have yellow Ferno proflex stretchers
14. Most “ambulance drivers” have white shirts. And their clean.
Strong hands, mind and stomach. The #profession of #compassion.
…But even the strongest can suffer. Learn about PTSD. I recommend you start here: http://goo.gl/G6zgIJ
It’s Saturday morning… and I want to go back to bed! …but alas, I am alive, coffee in hand and Tumblr in my face. For those also working today, including our beloved dispatchers, have a good one!
It’s your Saturday morning smirk :)
How I imagine dispatchers work…
How they actually work…
Reblogged via emtgin
What did the EMT say to the left-sided stroke patient?
…You’re going to be all right!
I know, I know. But you’re still going to share it with your partner… :)
"What if your first day on the job really was a matter of life and death?"
A new series from the BBC debuted on Thursday, February 27th.
"This series follows the lives of nine student paramedics as they go on their first ever placement with the East Midlands Ambulance Service. After just a few weeks in university they are thrown on to the emergency frontline at the busiest time of year - the six weeks leading up to Christmas when the ambulance service is pushed to breaking point."
A similar concept to the Australian series Recruits: Paramedics - only I’m hoping the BBC will produce more than a seasons’ worth.
Photos from today’s 96 vehicle collision on Ontario (Canada) Highway 400, including a spectacular shot of the squall as it moved into the region (first photo).
The incident occurred in the south-bound lanes just after 09:00 ET. The highway was subsequently shut down in both directions while emergency services responded from Simcoe County and York Region. Normally, 80,000+ vehicles travel this stretch of highway - it is the main highway between the City of Barrie / Cottage Country and the Greater Toronto Area.
For my readers who are unfamiliar with a “Snow Squall” - it’s a powerful “mini snow storm” that forms when cold winds blow across large open bodies of water, such as the Great Lakes of North America. Wikipedia has an article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowsquall
Photos linked from The National Post / The Canadian Press and CTV News. The last photo (#10) via Twitter user @lbutko_19.
Note the York Region Paramedic Service unit 3900 - A converted city bus used for large-scale operations. Toronto EMS and the Ottawa Paramedic Service also utilize units like this.
Is your service equipped to deal with an MCI of this scale? Are neighbouring services able to provide assistance?
Quote from the linked article at CBC.ca
"Ninety-six vehicles were involved in crashes north of Toronto on Highway 400 this morning, Ontario Provincial Police say."
The highway is closed in both directions between Highway 89 and Mapleview Drive (~15 KM of the highway).
Reports suggest only three people transported to hospital.
"The area of Highway 400 where the pileup occurred is a very busy stretch.
According to data on the Ministry of Transportation’s website, an average of 80,400 vehicles drove the section of Highway 400 between Innisfil Beach Road and Mapleview Drive on a daily basis in 2010.”
It’s that time of year again! I wanted to share some information from a media release sent by the NPC regarding this years event:
The Interdev National Paramedic Competition will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Durham College, Whitby Campus (1610 Champlain Avenue, Whitby, Ontario // Toronto’s eastern suburbs).
The National Paramedic Competition challenges Paramedics to strive for excellence in their profession and the care they provide to their patients. Join us in celebrating the very best in Paramedicine, as paramedics from across the country go head to head responding to simulated emergencies to prove they are the best in Canada!
Both the public and media are invited to attend the competition and see Canada’s paramedics in action.
For more information on the competition, how to volunteer and/or to get your registration package, visit the competition website at www.ParamedicCompetition.ca
Trauma Team Activation “Time Out”
Video hosted by: Dr. Michael D. Mcgonigal, MD
Dr Mcgonigal is the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital (St Paul, MN) and serves asthe Chairperson of the Minnesota Metropolitan Regional Trauma Advisory Committee.
Formalizing The Prehospital to In-Hospital Handoff
I’ve written quite a bit about the benefits and pitfalls of the handoff process. Handoffs involving critical trauma patients is particularly important, because the receiving team needs to know a lot of information about what happened before patient arrival. All too often, the patient gets moved to the bed, and the medics are pushed to the side as the team descends upon him.
A number of hospitals around the US and the world have come up with solutions to strengthen this process. The regional trauma advisory committee here in the Twin Cities codified and implemented a formal handoff process to be used by emergency medical services providers any time they deliver a trauma activation patient to one of the area trauma centers.
I’d like to share our solution with you. This 4 minute video describes and demonstrates the process. Our expectation is that once things really get going, EMS will want to do this with just about every patient they deliver to the hospital.
Have a look, and feel free to comment or describe what you do!
Here’s a link to a Word document with the contents of the poster that can be placed in your trauma bay. Feel free to add your logos or change it in any way you wish. Download the poster here.
I first started writing about this project over a year ago. See these related posts on how it progressed:
FSP: This is fantastic! Although it’s not a new concept, it is something that needs to be consistently implemented. Ideally, this format could be used for all transfer of care situations between paramedics and hospital staff, not just trauma emergencies.
We’ve all had those days where a team descends on the patient like crows on fresh road kill… and the medics get squeezed out while giving report. …then someone comes out to ask a question - an inefficient process that’s easily fixed with this protocol.
Also, TTA Time Out? How about St Paul Handoff or Transfer of Care, or St Paul Time Out Protocol. Perhaps The Mcgonigal Minute? Typically, the city of origin is bestowed with the naming honours of a new protocol (Ottawa Ankle Rules, Glasgow Coma Scale, etc).
Come on guys, don’t leave the doors open or you get……. a chicken!?! Did it just lay an egg?!?
Your Friday night smirk!
Rural EMS. ‘Nuff said.
I am conducting research and would like your insight, opinions, comments, concerns and suggestions.
The lovely topic is: routine patient transfers. And by routine, I mean code 1 and 2 calls …shipping a stable patients to other facilities or back home.
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