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

- Rogue Medic

Do Drug Shortages Really Impact EMS? – EMS Office Hours



There is a discussion of the drug shortages and the way these affect EMS. There are many points covered for a podcast that lasts less than 40 minutes. Do Drug Shortages Really Impact EMS?

1. Do the drugs help patients?

Short answer – No.

2. If the protocols insist that we give these drugs, how do we convince doctors that doctors should act as if they learned something in medical school?

Short answer – Ridicule.

3. Should we switch from Lasix (furosemide) to Bumex (bumetanide)?

Short answer – No.

4. Should CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) be ALS only (Advanced Life Support only)?

Short answer – No.

Continued in –
Do Drug Shortages Really Impact EMS? – Answer 1
Do Drug Shortages Really Impact EMS? – Answer 2
Do Drug Shortages Really Impact EMS? – Answer 3
Do Drug Shortages Really Impact EMS? – Answer 4

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Comments

  1. Rogue, I am beginning to think that we think alike, and I don’t know if that is something I should be concerned about or if it just means there are other sane people out there.

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