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  1. I happen to like the iPad, and think it will do great things for EMS. When Apple Released the.... 1) ...iMac every hated it. It had USB, and didn't work with older Macintosh systems. Where is the FLOPPY Drive! 2...1st generation iPod - everyone hated it. Mp3 player are a dead market and the music industry will never support it. 3)...iPhone - Who needs a PDA and a Phone, Plus it has no key pad! 4)....iPad - History repeats itself and Apple has a hit. I think people spend too much time looking at how they use Tech. now and not how they will use it in the future. The tools that Apple creates today will be mainstream in a couple of years. If it wasn't for Apple we would still be using a floppy drive in our computers and listening to music on CDs. I think that the iPad has laid a solid foundation to build on and to create better products. Yes the 2nd generation is always better then the first. I am excited for this digital future that doesn't use paper, no jump drives, or DVD/Blueray disks. John Bignell EMSLive.com
  2. I wrote an article...what do you think? Would you use acupressure in EMS? "When it comes to pain control, the first thing many emergency response personnel reach for is the drug bag. Now after a randomized, double-blind study acupressure may be the first technique used to comfort the patient in the prehospital setting." Visit the full article HEREAcupressure in EMS
  3. The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. Child abuse is both shocking and commonplace. Child abusers inflict physical, sexual, and emotional trauma on defenseless children every day. The scars can be deep and long-lasting. Unfortunately, the more subtle forms of child abuse such as neglect and emotional abuse can be just as traumatizing as violent physical abuse. Focused support can help both the victims of child abuse and the child abusers themselves. Your next call could be child being abuse do you know what to do, who to call? 130606.mp3
  4. Each spring, thousands of bee hives from different areas moved from one area to an other to pollinate our cranberries, apples and many other fruits and vegetables. An estimated one third of all our food relies on honey bee’s pollination. As trucks loaded with hive boxes make their way, there is a risk of a vehicle crash, or overturned truck. Not only are first responders faced with possible injured victims, thousands of angry, stinging bees are on hand to complicate an urgent situation. 230506.mp3
  5. NCRTAC Live! is a monthly education program for pre-hospital providers. Listen to the call live on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. or download the audio file later. Many services are using the conference call education program for 0.5 hours of continuing education. A template for requesting medical director CE approval will be available soon. Upcoming topics include: ATV trauma, pediatric farm injuries, geriatric c-spine injuries, submersion injuries, and Triage Tuesday. Farm Trauma and Pediatric Patients Presenter Chief Jerry Minor EMT-Intermediate, Pittsville Fire Department 090506g.mp3
  6. In Las Vegas, an ambulance company has announced that it would be providing a special, oversize ambulance specially equipped to handle specially equipped to handle massively overweight and morbidly obese patients who weigh 500pounds or more. The need for the larger ambulances is obvious as the average American is much heavier. Of Nevada's 1.7 million adult residents in 2004, the Federal Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Health Division estimate that 21 percent, or about 357,000, were obese. Americans are not the only gain weight, in many countries around the globe are see rising obesity rates. 040406.mp3
  7. More Doubt about Paramedic Endotracheal Intubation Should Paramedic continue prehospital ETI? In a study by, Henry Wang, MD, and his colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh performed a prospective study of 42 prehospital systems. They used a closed response data form that was completed by prehospital personnel and physicians. The form detailed patient demographics, clinical course, complications and outcomes for all patients who received prehospital ETI. “This important paper provides further evidence that prehospital ETI is problematic and the procedure should probably be stopped.” Says Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, “everybody better get used to LMAs, Combi-Tubes and similar rescue airways because routine prehospital ETI is probably a thing of the past.” Are you ready to give up prehospital ETI? Share your thoughts on EMSLive as we talk to Bryan Bledsoe about the future of airway management in the prehospital enviroment http://www.emslive.com/audio/280306.mp3
  8. Should Paramedic continue prehospital ETI? “This important paper provides further evidence that prehospital ETI is problematic and the procedure should probably be stopped.” Says Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, “everybody better get used to LMAs, Combi-Tubes and similar rescue airways because routine prehospital ETI is probably a thing of the past.” Are you ready to give up prehospital ETI? Share your thoughts on EMSLive this Tuesday March 28th as we talk with Dr. Bryan Bledsoe about the future of airway management in the prehospital environment. Join us at EMSLive.com http://www.emslive.com/ourshows.php
  9. Join other NCRTAC EMS members for a 20-30 evening conference call the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. We will spend 5-10 minutes reviewing NCRTAC EMS functions and current events, followed by a 15-20 minute audio education presentation on a trauma topic. Members of any transport and non-transport EMS service in the NCRTAC region are welcome to participate in the call. Dial in from your station as a group with a speaker phone, listen from home or work, or download the audio file on www.ncrtac-wi.org after the live program. http://www.ncrtac-wi.org/
  10. EMS Live Case Study: Dopamine is chemically related to epinephrine and norepinephrine. It acts primarily on alpha-1 and beta-1 adrenergic receptors, increasing systemic vascular resistance and exerting a positive inotropic effect on the heart. In addition, the actions of this drug on dopaminergic receptors dilate renal and splanchnic vasculature, maintaining blood flow. Dopamine is commonly used to treat hypotension associated with cardiogenic shock. Download our dopamine Case Study: 140206.mp3
  11. Volunteers vs Paid....wow! I guess that would be a great panel for the show. But lets now get away from the fact that these guys have been through hell, their peers are sick, or have died providing care for this city. Now that they asked to be paid a fair rate, just like the other professionals in the city, they hit a brick wall. Thanks Mr. Mayor!
  12. More than 600 Emergency Medical Service members gathered in City Hall Park Jan. 5 to vent 42 months’ worth of anger and frustration at Mayor Bloomberg and his administration over their lack of a contract, while union leaders moved to get a bargaining impasse declared. The courageous members of the Uniformed EMTs and Paramedics Local 2507 have done city workers proud. After everything that New York City EMTs and Paramedics have gone through in the past couple of years why now do they have to fight for their right to a fair contract with the city they service? 070206.mp3
  13. I think the features in iTunes and their new media centre will drive the PC market to match what apple can do now. The new features will have long term effects on the cable tv market. I now want to buy full length movie, not just TV shows from iTunes. Apple's Front Row program is amazing!
  14. Where the SARS Virus Hides Scientists appear to have found the source of the mysterious SARS epidemic, which emerged from China in late 2002 and killed almost 800 people around the world. http://www.emslive.com/ReadMore.php?id=46
  15. EMSLive.com, your online source for expert interviews, news and information from the world of emergency medical services personnel. Listen to this weeks broadcast: http://www.emslive.com/ourshows.php Sign up to for our weekly newsletter: http://www.emslive.com/SignUp.php The EMS Live Online Radio Team
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