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Flight Medical Provider™: A Ground and Flight Critical Care Guide

Our staff of experienced flight paramedics and nurses have taken difficult concepts and put them in an easy-to-understand format. We have created a top-notch resource for EMS providers using the most up-to-date literature and evidence-based practice. Preparing to take care of high-acuity patients in resource-and space-limited situations is what it takes to become a Flight […]

The IKEA Model – Mentorship & Success

Guidance, leadership, influence, role model, and experience. We could go on with what the characteristics and benefits of a mentor are. These words define the qualities of a good mentor. The true purpose of a mentor is not to be a cheat sheet to success. A good mentor is there to assist you with the […]

PHANTASi Trial: Prehospital Antibiotics vs Sepsis

Background Antibiotics are one of the cornerstones of therapy in the treatment of sepsis/septic shock, however, according to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines, time to antibiotics is a core measure, though there is weak evidence in support of this. Most of the evidence supporting this is based off retrospective studies that showed delays in […]

How to Stop Your Partner from Falling in Love With You

Have you ever started a job and thought, “Wow! Is my co-worker charming and cute!”? Have you ever caught your partner looking at your longingly or with googly eyes? If you have, you’ve come to the right place. This is your ultimate guide for putting a stop to romantic feelings between partners before it starts. Keep […]

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, […]

Do Palpable Pulses Correlate to Systolic Blood Pressure in Hypotensive Trauma Patients?

Do Palpable Pulses Correlate to Systolic Blood Pressure in Hypotensive Trauma Patients? In Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), we learned that a carotid, femoral, and radial pulse correlates to certain systolic blood pressure (SBP) in hypotensive trauma patients. Specifically, ATLS stated: Carotid pulse only = SBP 60 – 70 mmHg Carotid & Femoral pulse only […]

Spooky Thursdays: Darkness Falls

Warning: potential trigger warning! A 72-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure, which had led to kidney failure, and his significantly younger wife was always by his side.  The whole cardiac unit talked about how there was something not quite right about his wife–nobody could ever put their finger on what […]

Women’s History Month: Celebrating The Women of EMS, Part 2

Sub-five feet. Barely a hundred pounds, soaking wet. Blonde hair and blue eyes. But GOSH DANG is Dr. Erica Carney a force to be reckoned with. She’s the most amazing combination of grit, brains, and kindness with a smile more contagious than COVID-19.    She grew up in Kansas City, where she stayed for a […]

Panic! At the airport

I had let my guard down, which was a mistake and it backfired. The first step after my mistake was to panic, and I think those around me at the time would say I did a pretty good job of it. 4 hours earlier I was relaxing at our crew house and probably arguing about […]

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 […]