Dynamic Risk for Intelligent Fire Move-Ups

Planning for the placement and staffing of fire apparatus, either in a fixed location or for a temporary move-up position, involves the comparative evaluation of community risk for each alternative. Unfortunately, our typical understanding of risk is skewed and outdated. Basing operational decisions on inadequate data leads to choices that can be inefficient, ineffective and

Split-Second Destination Decisions

This past Sunday night about 2245 hours, a Detroit police officer was shot in the head while responding to a domestic violence call. The Detroit Free Press, in an article identifying the shooter, reported that the incident happened at an apartment complex in the vicinity of the 10000 block of Joy Road near Wyoming Avenue on

Hold A Lot of Hands

Hold a lot of hands…Demonstrate compassion & empathy…Deploy overwhelming kindness. We need less trauma jockeys in EMS…we need more hand-holders. The post Hold A Lot of Hands appeared first on MedicNerd.com. Powered by WPeMatico

Fan Question About Bowel Sounds

A follower from Twitter sends me a good question. Before I give my response, I would like to know your thoughts. After watching, I would love for you to comment below with your ideas. The post Fan Question About Bowel Sounds appeared first on MedicNerd.com. Powered by WPeMatico

Episode 20: ICU Perspectives – Part II

We rejoin Brandon Oto and Tyler Christifulli for another episode of ICU Perspectives. We’ll talk about just what is stable enough for transport and many other patient care considerations. Be sure to check out Part 1 of the ICU Perspectives over at the Lifestar Podcast as well! Rapid-fire opinions on: How stable is stable enough