Archive for November2015

Myths of Pain Management

Entry Img

Thanks for visiting. I need your help! Please subscribe to DitchMedics.com on iTunes and leave us a rating/review. The more subscriptions, downloads, ratings, and reviews that I get through iTunes the higher the ranking of the show. And as the show ranking moves up I get more traffic to the site. Click the link:   […]

See Something? Say Something! A Word on Critical Incidents

Entry Img

Given the recent attack in Paris that left dozens dead or wounded, I thought it would be an appropriate time to talk about mental health. Many EMS services (and the public safety industry in general) have taken positive steps over the last decade in taking care of their clinicians’ mental health… but other services are […]

Adventures in ABGs

Entry Img

If you like this post, please share it! Share it with your friends, share it on social media, share it on a bathroom wall…we’ll take anything. Getting the word out about any new project is tough. And DitchMedics.com is still in it’s infancy, so we need your help. Thanks! Intro: Welcome back to DitchMedics.com. Today’s […]

5 Tips to Improve Your Assessments

Entry Img

Assessment skills are everything in medicine. You’re ability to operate in an advanced care environment is almost entirely dependent upon your ability to properly assess your patient. Yet so many paramedics give assessment but a passing thought. Too much focus is given to treatment, when your treatment strategy is based entirely on assessments! Stop the […]

Episode 3 – The Lethal Triad

Entry Img

Welcome back! This week we talk about one of my favorite topics…shock. Specifically we’re going to discuss the lethal triad of shock. Sounds like a Chinese organized crime syndicate, right? Well, it might be but today we’re applying the terminology to the condition that develops after major trauma. Understanding this process will position you to […]