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Making a Clean Kill

Field Supervisor Cort Adams, August 02

Your patient is a 56yo male complaining of weakness and light-headedness. He is fully alert with decent BP and a HR of around 120. You do a quick 3-lead and he has strange, wide-complex tachycardic rhythm. Electrical therapy isn't indicated. Maryland Protocol tells us to start treatment with adenosine and follow it up with amiodarone.

Watch the video below, from University of Maryland's own Dr. ... (Full Story)


 
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Cats, Rats, and Mats

Field Supervisor Cort Adams, July 29

At some point in your career, you may be called upon to quickly stop serious bleeding on an extremity where direct pressure isn't working. In all likelihood, somewhere on your ambulance or chase truck, you will have an approved commercial tourniquet at your disposal.

I want you take a moment and go find it. There are several different varieties available and in use. Familiarize yourself with it's ... (Full Story)


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New ALS & BLS Providers

Field Supervisor Cort Adams, July 13

Please take a moment to welcome and congratulate the following new hires:

Jayme Robinson - FT ALS

Robert Friedman - PT ALS
Ashley Hennemuth - PT ALS

Chip Steininger - FT BLS
Lauren Nicholson - FT BLS
Steven Muccioli - FT BLS

Megan Weeks - PT BLS
Kiah Wood - PT BLS
Zachary Barr - PT BLS
Melissa Thornton - PT BLS
Rodnie Matute - PT BLS
Josh Sagan - PT BLS

We are excited to have you join us. We ... (Full Story)


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Scene Safety

Field Supervisor Cort Adams, May 20

Last night, units in Harford County responded to an overdose call. During the process of caring for the patient, both EMS and HCSO responders were exposed to an unknown substance, developed symptoms, and were taken to a local facility for treatment and/or evaluation.

By now, you have likely seen reports from around the country where responders have similarly required treatment for exposures to ... (Full Story)


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New BLS and ALS Providers

Field Supervisor Cort Adams, May 08

Please take a moment to welcome the following new hires to our team:

Zachary Adams - ALS
Benjamin Keck - BLS
James Finn - ALS

Thanks for joining us, and we hope your careers here are successful and enjoyable.... (Full Story)


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