Archive for the ‘EMS Rotation’ Category

Great medical control question posed by Dr Lobel from NY: We got an on line medical control call for a patient with a seizure in the airport, just before getting on a 14 hour flight. She was well within her rights to refuse medical assistance, but what would you do regarding allowing her to board […]

It’s that time everyone!  It’s going to be a very busy day so come prepared to work hard and learn from the best. You’ll never get another chance to do this during your EM residency

just read a great article from Emergency Physicians Monthly newsletter about when HIPPA does NOT apply to a situation. I agree that we are too anxious about releasing information about our patients, especially to our other facilities or related service lines. For example, when medics bring in a cardiac patient and later return and want […]

At, we guarantee 12 lead EKGs in 60-mins or less 60 mins??? All we have is sixty minutes? It is going to have to be high speed/low drag today at the 5th annual Critical Events Workshop at Ionia Intermediate School District. I’ll be presenting (2) of my favorite lectures condensed into 30 mins each […]

International EMS experiences

Posted: 17th March 2015 by Dr D in EMS Rotation, opinion, Residents

I wanted to take a min and give a shout out to Dr. Khattab who just completed his EMS rotation. He had the exceptional opportunity to spend some time EMS services in Saudi Arabia and some education opportunities with the Red Crescent (similar to Red Cross organization: click here to learn more) Thanks for sharing […]

Ebola update – Dr McCann’s presentation

Posted: 18th October 2014 by Dr D in EMS Rotation, Lectures

Dr McCann recently completed her EMS Rotation and completed her informational presentation on Ebola. Click here for a link to her Prezi presentation

Taking care of patients with an acute myocardial infarction is tough; but how can we improve this process? “WE” as a healthcare system share the responsibility to identify, transport, treat, and discharge these patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. There are a LOT of moving pieces to this puzzle. Lets look at some of the current […]

Dr Heather G is rotating

Posted: 1st August 2014 by Dr D in EMS Rotation

Please welcome Dr Heather G as she is starting her EMS rotation.  

Prehospital To Trauma Team Handoff: A Solution I’ve written about handoffs between EMS and the trauma team over the past two days. It’s a problem at many hospitals. So what to do? Let’s learn from our experience in the OR. Best practice in the operating room mandates a specific time out process that involves everyone in the […]

May 18-24, 2014 is the 40th annual EMS Week. This year’s theme is “EMS: Dedicated. For Life.” In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS, its practitioners and the important work they do responding to medical emergencies. Coming on the heels of Congress passing the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act, the first EMS […]