Happy Birthday and The Code Green Campaign 25 Apr 15

Tonight, we had Kyle Norris, vice president and PIO of The Code Green Campaign on the show talking about how we can prevent suicide among other providers. Kyle mentioned his own story as one that has been inspirational to him. He also mentioned that the best thing he has seen from the campaign was the support they have received through Facebook.

The Code Green Campaign also offers CEUs through either an online or instructor facilitated class.

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Let’s Do This Again 11 Apr 15

Tonight’s “Rhythms of the Night”

Rhythm #1

  • Regularity: The R-R intervals are constant. Regular rhythm
  • Rate: Atrial and Ventricular are equal. HR is between 60-100 BPM
  • P Wave: Uniform with one in front of each QRS
  • QRS Complex: measures less than 0.12 second
  • PRI: Measures between 0.12 and 0.20 second and constant

Rhythm #2

  • Regularity: Since this is a single premature ectopic beat, it will interrupt the underlying rhythm
  • Rate: Depends on the underlying rhythm
  • P Wave: The ectopic will have a different morphology than the others. It might be flattened, notched, or hidden in the preceding T wave
  • QRS Complex: measures less than 0.12 second
  • PRI: SHOULD be between 0.12 and 0.20 second, but can be prolonged. Ectopic PRI will be different than the rest

Can you guess what they are????

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Blowing the dust off 28 Mar 15

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Tonight we came back after almost a year of not being around and letting the dust settle over the entire studio. After we got the dust swept out: We talked a little bit of the show's absence, being gone since June of last year when I took the job … [Continue reading]


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Help us get to EMSWorld Expo!!!

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Code Green

The Code Green Campaign is looking for your help #savingpublicsafety. So far in 2014 there have been at least 60 suicides in Firefighters and EMS responders in the USA. When you add in other public safety personnel such as dispatchers, law … [Continue reading]

Help us get to Expo

Having a (pig) heart

We have set up a gofundme account to help us get to EMSWorld Expo in Nashville, TN this November. While there, we plan to do at least one episode of the show LIVE from the exhibit hall floor (better than last year). Besides, John needs the … [Continue reading]

Kilted To Kick Cancer 14 Sep 14

I must say that there was a few minutes of dead air as I THOUGHT my phone was unmuted. Tonight, we had Justin Schorr and his cohort MotorCop on talking with us about Kilted to Kick Cancer. Kilted to Kick Cancer is a Non-Profit Organization … [Continue reading]

If Sheldon Cooper Was A Paramedic with Sean Eddy 30 Aug 14

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Tonight we had Sean Eddy from Medic Madness talking with us tonight about how it would be "If Sheldon Cooper Was A Paramedic". We went over using his normal format from the Medic Madness blog: What kind of medic: Book smart but not big on … [Continue reading]

My summer


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Year Number 2 Is In The Books

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Tonight we had Nancy Capelle from Cardiac Companions talking with us about CPR in schools. CPR is being pushed as a requirement in schools in various states such as Illinois, New York, and Oklahoma. Nancy, herself, is a survivor of a MI and … [Continue reading]

We’re Back

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Tonight, we carried on without our guest Sean Eddy from Medic Madness due to the deity Motorola demanding that a guest be sacrificed. We are going to reschedule Sean for another night to talk about "If Sheldon Cooper Was A Paramedic." We DID, … [Continue reading]

Race for the Cure 2014

Pink Ribbon

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Paragods (The Series)


Tonight, we had Shawn Allen, Sheri Collins, and Sheryl Norton from the series Paragods, which has been billed as "The Office" meets "Rescue Me". Filmed in New Hampshire, this very funny series finished their first season. Sandville County EMS … [Continue reading]

A follow up…

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What are we doing to ourselves? SERIOUSLY!! 15 Mar 14

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Tonight we opened up with a letter that was posted on Chris Kaiser's Life Under The Lights blog. The letter was from a medic who recently had one of her co-workers commit suicide. Amy Eisenhauer from theemssiren blog was our guest tonight and we … [Continue reading]

Gizmos and Gadgets with the Unwired Medic 1 Mar 14

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Tonight, we had Christopher Matthews, The Unwired Medic, on our show and we talked about some of the great gizmos, gadgets, and apps available for us to use as EMS providers. We've mentioned those that can be used for CEUs, those that can be used … [Continue reading]

Situational Awareness with Dr. Rich Gasaway 1 Feb 14

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Tonight we had Dr. Richard Gasaway from SAMatters on talking with us about situational awareness. Situational Awareness is defined as a neurological process used to take in information and process it into understanding to predict future … [Continue reading]

Rewarming the Hypothermic Patient with Steve Whitehead 18 Jan 14

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Tonight we had Steve Whitehead from EMS1 and The EMT Spot talking with us about rewarming the hypothermic patients. We covered how in the fall and spring we normally see younger patients (not always pediatric) like the soccer mom that didn't … [Continue reading]

The Tigers Are Coming 3 Jan 14

Tiger Badge

What a show! We had the Tiger Den of Pack 208 telling us what they like about Scouts, what their Pinewood Derby cars are going to be, and the cobbler they like. Discover Health Internet Radio with 1 Union 801 TheWebcast on BlogTalkRadio … [Continue reading]

New Years Eve Show 31 Dec 13

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Tonight, we went over a lot of EMS1.com 2013 Year In Review page, along with a few reminders of some of our better shows from 2013. We also had Mike Meyers, FDNY Battalion Chief whose station is at Times Square give a quick size up of the "wall of … [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas

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National EMS Museum 21 Dec 13

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Tonight, we had Lou Jordan from the National EMS Museum on with us talking about the museum. The museum, while not in a brick and mortar location, showcases literally the history of EMS, including a Physio-Control field defibrillator with the … [Continue reading]

EMS Director Improves Morale and Communication with Switch to Online Crew Scheduling SPONSORED


Moving from a handwritten schedule to a “cloud-based” system also saves this agency up to 20 hours per week in associated labor. December 12, 2013 - Bangor, Maine - When using the old paper and pencil method, regardless of how small an EMS agency … [Continue reading]

Help is needed…PLEASE

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It's that time of the year again... I have at least 23 slots to fill for stuff that YOU want during 2014. I say we have at least 23 because of the anniversary, Tiger Cubs, and Kilted to Kick Cancer shows (those 3 are guaranteed). The other … [Continue reading]