Author Archives: Mike

Club Drugs: A quick intro

MDMA: also known as Ecstasy, E, X (or for those keeners…3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) One of the most commonly used substances in the club scene, primarily for its stimulatory effects, euphoric properties and emotional openness. MDMA is usually taken in pill form but … Continue reading

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Fostering an Environment of Cooperation between EMS and Fire Services

Have you guys heard the one about the fire fighter, the police officer or the paramedic? Of course you have! We all have, and most of the time, it’s all in good fun.  As services that work together we poke … Continue reading

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Digest #7 – Happy New Year!

Club Drugs; A quick intro MDMA: also known as Ecstasy, E, X (or for those keeners…3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine)… Read More Hand Infections in the Pre-Hospital Setting Hand infections are important to recognize in the emergency setting. Prompt recognition and initiation of treatment … Continue reading

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Hand Infections in the Pre-Hospital Setting

  Hand infections are important to recognize in the emergency setting. Prompt recognition and initiation of treatment are necessary to prevent loss of hand function. In the EMS setting, most infections will be seen in the context of traumatic injury. … Continue reading

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Toxidromes Part I

As first responders and paramedics, we run into a seemingly endless variety of toxicological emergencies in the field.  Many of these emergencies are drug related, either due to misuse of prescription medication, or recreational drug use.  Given vast number of … Continue reading

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