A Case of the FEELs

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Feeling down about the lack of excitement in the 2015 ILCOR/AHA/ERC guidelines? We’re here for you. Let’s take a look at how we can go beyond the guidelines and into the future of cardiac arrest management. PEA is something of an oddity. In any other recognized rhythm, we (basically) know what’s going on with the […]


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And here we are. We made it. October 15, 2015. Resus Saturnalia. The magical date every five years that marks the new epoch of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, courtesy of the powers that be at ILCOR, the American Heart Association and European Resuscitation Council. Despite my enthusiasm counting down to the midnight release, I didn’t make it, […]

Podcast: Alex Mckenzie and Dave Tingey on Prehospital POCUS

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Check out the PAIC 2015 (Paramedics Australasia International Conference) podcast at EMSWorld.com (@EMSWorldNews). The podcast features a great conversation with our friends Alex Mckenzie (@paramedic_al) and Dave Tingey (@tingles005) on the potential of prehospital POCUS (if you want to skip straight to it, the conversation begins at 2:40). A big thanks to EMS World for their […]

Lecture: HEMS and Ultrasound: The Potential to Save Lives by Dr. Daniel Haase, MD

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As you read in Jason’s last post, he and I recently had the opportunity to attend East Coast Helicopter Operations’ (@eastcoastheliop)  annual conference in Virginia Beach, September 28-29, 2015. Well, that is, unless your employer’s internet filter blocked his last post: A new #EMSPOCUS career for Jason 'Dorian' Boitnott?Fifty Shades of GreyWhere does a naughty boy […]

Fifty Shades of Grey

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My hand felt like it was shaking, sweat was beginning to bead on my forehead, and my eyes were beginning to go cross as I stared at what seemed like fifty shades of static grey. As the probe slid gracefully across the volunteer’s right axillary line, the instructor had me stop and there it was…Morrison’s […]

State of the POCUS

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Hey y’all! This is going to be a kind of “State of the POCUS” post about new things, upcoming things…and things (If you are reading this, I have slipped the previous sentence past Branden…things) [I see what you did there -Ed.]. We will be producing more rich content later on this week or early next […]

Anatomy of an ultrasound probe

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Ultrasound probes. Why are there different kinds of them and how do they work? One of the more perplexing aspects for newcomers to ultrasound is often the probes. Isn’t there an “abdominal probe” and a “cardiac probe”, so why don’t they make an “EMS probe?” Today we will talk about the ultrasound probe and hopefully […]

Patient Zero

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  After being bitten by the ultrasound bug at SMACC, I have been stewing over this question for a while now: how can I contribute to this amazing group of EMS professionals? Especially when I loathe the thought of writing and I don’t have easy access to ground breaking material? I have come across some […]