Archives for April 2013

Narc Policies that Make it Hard to Do the Right Thing

Tweet Several ALS procedures, such as intubation, IV fluids for trauma,  and ACLS drugs  have not been proven to make a difference or have been shown to cause harm.  Pain management, however, is one procedure that we positive does help. Consider this excerpt from a 2000 Journal of the Royal Army Medical Care article that Peter Canning […]

Less of That, More of This

Tweet Over at EMS 1, ambulance driving expert Kelly Grayson wrote an excellent column about how he became a “stand back, big picture, non-interventional paramedic.”  He describes how he would manage a crashing pulmonary edema patient at different phases of his career.  The interventions became less invasive at each phase, to the benefit of the […]