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Coffee Pot Knock Out

Recently an American Airlines flight was diverted from its LA to DC flight path to a rapid descent, action-packed landing into Kansas City. A 6’3” 240-pound man assaulted a flight attendant and then attempted to open the cabin door, which would have depressurized the plane and likely ripped the aircraft to shreds, killing everyone on […]

Which Route is Best for Epinephrine in OHCA?

Background Epinephrine remains a staple in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).  However, the optimal dose, timing, and route of administration are still unknown.  Standard dosing of epinephrine is 1mg every 3 to 5 minutes via the intravenous (IV) or intraosseous (IO) route.   IO lines are quicker to establish and have a […]

Other Side of the Room

Other Side of the Room by: Chelsea Epling June 20, 2021, I received my hardest patient to date, the one that will stick with me for the rest of my life.   The report we received was of a 61-year-old male who underwent cardiac arrest at home, without CPR for approximately 20 minutes. When EMS arrived, […]

Is Lunacy real?

Every month, teachers and medical providers everywhere dread the full moon. There’s just something about it that makes the strangest things happen.    Just listen to this full moon story submitted by an EMT in Indiana:  I’ve always dreaded the full moon. Ever since I first started working in EMS, I noticed strange things happening […]

Thriller Thursdays – Spooky EMS Stories

? Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart. You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it. ? I was on call the night before the full moon. I’ve always dreaded the full moon–nothing seems to go right, but the night before is usually ok. Maybe […]

Women’s History Month: Women in EMS, Part 3

This month we took a look at Marie Marvingt, a pioneer in HEMS and a woman who helped create pre-hospital medicine in the early 1900s. We also featured Dr. Erica Carney, a bold woman making EMS a better field across the Midwest today. For part three, we will shine a light on the woman who […]

COVID-19: Coronavirus Resources

As providers continue to battle COVID-19 on the front lines, IMPACT EMS stays committed to bring you the most up to date information to help guide your care and keep you safe. In addition to our weekly Facebook Live Events and the CME Collective, this page will be updated weekly with current best practices and […]

It’s too Sweet to be Complicated! A Diabetic Ketoacidosis Case Scenario

    *The following is an actual patient scenario where I will review a complicated DKA patient, dissect some key points regarding labs and treatment protocol, and discuss what could have been done better for this patient. You are activated to a small regional hospital for a 25-year-old female. She has a history of Type […]

A Tale of Two Flight Paramedics

I’d like to tell you a story of two Flight Paramedics who recently re-certified their FP-C. The story will revolve around two FP-C. Flight Paramedic one..who we will call FP1 and Flight Paramedic two…who we will call FP2. Here is what you need to re-cert your FP-C in a nutshell: Retake the written certification examination […]

NREMT Recertification Rodeo

NREMT Recertification. License Fees. Ugh. Just the thought of recertifying gives me a headache. But, if your work requires that certification, or if you want to transfer your license to another state easily, it is a necessary evil that occurs every two years at the end of March. NREMT actually has a pretty good website […]