For You EMS Newbies…

… Episode 8 of Confessions of an EMS Newbie is up.

Ron and I talk about why you’ll rarely assist someone with their metered dose inhaler, but knowing how to use an Epi-Pen is a good idea, that administration of activated charcoal is usually more punitive than therapeutic, the sorry state of EMT reciprocity in this country, and how the National EMS Educational Standards and accreditation of paramedic programs will fix that – or won’t.

Ron busts my chops for suggesting that he buy a pair of trauma shears large enough to need their own zip code, and we discuss how difficult it can be to tell someone that their loved one has died.

Oh yeah, and Ron Davis is still apparently the White Cloud of EMT students. Paramedics in the Houston area, he’s for hire! Just have him come ride at your agency, and you can sleep all night! Get him now while he’s a larval EMT, before he morphs into a shit magnet!

It’s Confessions of an EMS Newbie, the only podcast approved by the FDA to treat insomnia and male pattern baldness. Ask your doctor about a prescription!