Melissa Stasie

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Unsafe Until Proven Otherwise

I look back at my years as a firefighter and paramedic and recall once being held at gunpoint by an irate patient. This was back in the early 80's …

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JEMS - EMS on Twitter: "Indiana school bus crash. 4 buses. Dozens hurt, including one driver seriously injured: http://t.co/d4sQtBllqg http://t.co/4dGOQtg7Dy"

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Child Dies in Sand Pile in St. Paul Park

One child has died and another has been injured after being trapped under a big pile of sand at a park in St. Paul.<p>The students are part of two …

24 yo woman with chest pain: Is this STEMI? Pericarditis? Beware a negative Bedside ultrasound.

A 24 yo with no past medical history and no risk factors except for tobacco smoking presented with chest pain. The pain started in her left chest at …

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On EKGs and Bicarb for Hyperkalemia

Brugada pattern induced by tricyclic antidepressant

A 31 year old male presented obtunded after a suspected intentional overdose with amitryptiline. He was intubated, and this ECG was recorded:<p>After …

76 year old female CC: Diminished LOC

Here’s an interesting case study from a faithful reader named “Randy”.<p>EMS is called to evaluate a 76 year old female with a diminished level of …

ECG Challenge: Nitroglycerin, right?

EMS is called to the residence of a 67-year-old male complaining of shortness of breath.<p>At the time of EMS arrival the patient walks out of the …

Footing the EMS bill: Paying for the future

About that sticker shock that comes with a bill for emergency medical services: You’re paying for that vital assistance to be there for the next …

Health Care

Benign PVCs: A heart rhythm doctor’s approach.

Here is an edited email I received from an athletic colleague:<p>John,<p>Quick question….<p>A 50 year-old male healthy athlete has the new problem of …

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Women face dramatic increase in prescription painkiller overdose deaths

Federal health officials on Tuesday warned of a "prescription painkiller epidemic" that is "killing more women than ever before."<p>According to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, fatal overdoses from prescription pain relief drugs have …

EMS Should Be Involved With End Of Life Decisions - EMS Theory To Practice

It’s a nightmare scenario played out all too often. EMS is dispatched to a cardiac arrest. The crew is greeted at the door by an upset family member …

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Comment on Where is the Evidence FOR Spinal Immobilization? by What Are Event Medical Services? | The Social Medic

[…] More importantly, resources on how to deliver the service are scarce. There is the textbook Special Events Medical Services by the American …