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

- Rogue Medic

How to Handle EMS Week at EMS Office Hours


Jim Hoffman has an excellent discussion with Josh K. from Wantynu.com and with Army Medic SSG Broyles.

EMS Week – Take That Spoon Away, I’m Fed Up

We do focus on all of the wrong things during EMS Week.

If we are going to educate people about EMS, maybe we should spend EMS Week educating hospital personnel about what HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) really means.

HIPAA means EMS is authorized to have the same information the hospital is authorized to have.

EMS is an important part of the care of patients. EMS is not an obstacle to the care of patients.

Patient care is improved by improving communication, not by discouraging communication.

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