Hold a lot of hands…Demonstrate compassion & empathy…Deploy overwhelming kindness. We need less trauma jockeys in EMS…we need more hand-holders.
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I proved that I am far, very far, from perfect. Get an inside look into my life on a morning when I screwed up and let other people down. I do not enjoy broadcasting my flaws but I want to share with you my strategy for responding to my own mistakes.
Pulse oximetry devices can sometimes be a little finicky. Special guest, medic Jason McCullough, runs us through some troubleshooting considerations to keep in mind. These helpful pearls should get your pulse ox working for you, instead of against you! Do you like Mike & Jason’s ‘Medic Nerd’ T-shirts and want one of your own? Click […]
Can applying cold water to a person’s face really drop their heart rate? I have special guest, paramedic Andaew Lau, join me in this video as we test it out. Watch to find out if this trick really works!
An essential step in consistently establishing IV’s, especially when your patient has those dreaded “rolling” veins, is stabilizing the target vein. (To have a little fun, can you spot the two scenes in which we used rubber arms??) Mike Stewart invites back a favorite guest, paramedic Stacey Crump, to demonstrate a little trick that […]
Save the finger without having to damage the patient’s ring! Mike has a chat with Stacey Crump, a fellow paramedic, to try out a neat trick for getting a stuck ring off of a swollen finger without the need to cut the ring or use special tools!
Physical assault on medics is a growing problem. Medic Nerd attended a self defense class by DT4EMS that teaches emergency responders how to escape violent encounters. The guys of DT4EMS, owner Kip Teitsort & instructor Matt Lopez, were kind enough to let our cameras roll during the class and then to talk to us on […]
You have been studying and working hard this semester, so please enjoy your Spring Break. Medic Nerd has some advice if you want to return to school at the top of your game. After all, what’s more fun than traveling and partying?? Saving lives!
MedicNerd.com now offers you the time-tested technique of flashcards. Despite their name, flashcards are not flashy, but they accomplish two vital things: Flashcards weed out the fluff & help you focus strictly on essential information Flashcards repetitively force your brain to recall that information when questioned Learning these common medication suffixes will help you quickly classify a […]
Preparing for your Critical Care Paramedic certification exam? MedicNerd.com now offers you the time-tested technique of flashcards. Despite their name, flashcards are not flashy, but they accomplish two vital things: Flashcards weed out the fluff & help you focus strictly on essential information Flashcards repetitively force your brain to recall that information when questioned These are the very […]
This tutorial shows you the easiest way to calculate an IV drip rate. Using this 3 step formula, if you use the correct units in each step, you will get the right answer every time. Remember: Flow rate = ml/hour (varies depending on question) Drop factor = gtt/ml (varies depending on question) Time conversion = […]