“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which … Continue reading
I haven’t quite figured why we consistently shortchange children when it comes to IV therapy. I don’t know if it’s because we’re scared, or intimidated or just plain lazy. But let’s face it—starting IV’s on little kids is hard! Their veins aren’t always the most accessible, they like to scream, kick … Continue reading
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In the critical care field, we frequently deal with patients requiring large amounts of opioid narcotics and benzodiazepines for pain management and sedation. I’m hoping to clear up some ‘false doctrine’ that I’ve seen far to frequently. So, narcotics and hypotension, what is the real story? Historically, Morphine has been … Continue reading
I’ve had a lot of people ask me the last few months what materials and methods I used to study for the FP-C (Flight Paramedic Certification). So here goes… A little over a year ago, for several weeks, I voluntarily segregated myself to a small office at the university where I … Continue reading
For the last couple months, I’ve wanted to reach out in a more neutral way, to those who are starving for great medical learning–I think I’ve found a vehicle to do it! I’m slowly moving everything over from my previous website, to the new and improved Med Shed. Why, Med … Continue reading