Without evidence of benefit, an intervention should not be presumed to be beneficial or safe.

- Rogue Medic

Well deserved Recognition for an Excellent Medical Educator

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is one of the people who has encouraged me to learn more about patient care and assessment, which is the most important part of patient care.

For an introduction to the writing of Dr. Bledsoe, the series about EMS myths is probably the best place to begin.

All of these are available as PDF downloads from Dr. Bledsoe’s website at this page.

Bledsoe BE. EMS Mythology Part 1: MAST.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 2003; 32(3):99-101

Bledsoe BE. EMS Mythology Part 2: tPA for Ischemic Stroke.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 2003; 32(4):

Bledsoe BE. EMS Mythology Part 3: Critical Incident Stress Management.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 2003; 32(5):77-80

Bledsoe BE. EMS Mythology Part 4: Lights and Sirens.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 2003; 32(6):72-73

Bledsoe BE. EMS Mythology Part 5: Steroids for Acute Spinal Cord Injury.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 2003; 32(7):92-95

Bledsoe BE. EMS Mythology Part 6: Helicopters.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 2003; 32(8):88-90

Bledsoe BE. EMS Mythology Part 7: System Status Management.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 2003; 32(9):158-159

Bledsoe BE. EMS Mythology Part 8: Public Utility Models.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 2003; 32(10):45-47

There are plenty of other articles available from Dr. Bledsoe’s website, but most of these are still being promoted as definitely helpful. Dr. Bledsoe demonstrates that they are often not helpful and that they can be dangerous.

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Comments

  1. This is well deserved, and for those that haven’t read his writings, they certainly should. The problem is, those in charge largely dismiss or even disrespect his habits of using reason, logic, and science to back his ideas. And as such, those of us that are in agreement with him are often considered heretics. If that’s the case, then I want to know where this heretical church and its pope are so that I can join officially. EMS needs more heretics and fewer of the old order.

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