Monthly Archives: October 2015

Be Safe Out There!

When we took our initial training, Scene Safety, BSI were drilled into our heads. We entered every scenario parroting these words, but beyond lip-service do we put these into real life practice? When we enter a scene, how often do … Continue reading

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Bigger Than a Breadbox

Years ago I noticed that every time that my mother would bring home a loaf of bread that the immediately took the heels out and threw them away. I asked her why and she replied that because her mom did … Continue reading

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Allow me some indulgence

Please allow me a few minutes to brag. As many know, this blog was started to educate the members of the National Ski Patrol. Recently the patrol that I belong, Pine Mountain Ski Patrol, was awarded the Central Division & … Continue reading

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We have a 24 y/o GSW PNB, CPR In progress, EPI x 2, Shock x 3, Now PEA, Coming in 10-33, ETA 8 min.

This headline may make a lot of sense to anyone experienced in pre-hospital medicine, but to the rest of the world, it is a bunch of gibberish. When we begin in medicine, we are taken aback by the amount of … Continue reading

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Hlp m I cnt tlk rght, wh dnt y hlp m?

Communication is a very important part of all good medical care. If we are unable to effectively communicate with our patients; regardless if it is their inability to communicate, or our dedication to medical language that they wouldn’t understand, we … Continue reading

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