What is the importance of a Medication History?

April 14, 2011

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I asked a similiar question to Tim of 12 lead? What is the difference if you see a ST elevation and it meets the criteria of STEMI. Who cares what part of the Myocardial Tissue it is? Few weeks ago, I had a chance to participate on EMS Office Hours for Dial M For Medicines. […]

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Medication Errors:To err is to be human

March 25, 2011

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Im sure in medic school you all learned about the “6 rights of medication admistration” I will briefly recapitulate these things you may not employ into practice in everyday situations. Neglicence to adhere to these principles can lead in misadventures.  *The right patient– may be more applicable in a clinical rotation for Medics *The right drug *The […]

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Ipratropium Soybean and Nuts Allergy: Myth Dispelled

March 21, 2011

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This is a great example of a input of a pharmacist’s contribution to the EMS community. At least in NYC, the protocol has been in states requiring Ipratropium, that Soybean and Nut allegies was a contraindication.   This was in fact true; however, in the old formulation of the handhold inhaler. In the instance of […]

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Office Hours: How new protocols come about in NYC REMSCO and focus on proposed removal of Morphine Sulfate in Chest Pain protocol

March 20, 2011

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http://emsofficehours.com/2011/03/16/what-drives-ems-protocol-changes/ protocolchange3_16.mp3 Sorry, I am still a novice in this!!! Bear with me, this is my participation on EMS Office Hours with Bob Hoffman and the Rogue Medic.

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H and T Assesment in Cardiac Arrest: Pharmacological Perspect5ive

March 19, 2011

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Its is imperative that an astute medic obtains a comprehensive medical history from family and caregivers in the setting of a Cardiac Arrest. This can assist you in the performance of running the “H and T’s,” from a pharmacological perspective. Some root cause can be electrolyte driven, iatrogenic (overdose), drug interactions, or medications that prolong […]

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Tonight with Office Hours

March 16, 2011

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I will comment on the process on how NYC REMSCO introduces new protocols. I will spend time on our intent to remove Morphine Sulfate based on evidence based medical studies- CRUSADE study. I will post the link courtesy of James Hoffman. We will be joined with the Rogue Medic.

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Welcome to EMSMedRx

March 12, 2011

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Wow, my first Blog, thanks to Steve Kanarian, MPH. Look forward to a pharmacist’s contribution and dedication to  education, training, and research in the world on pre-hospital and emergency medicine. I am psyched to be a part of EMS and the great job you men and women do.  I am a resource for you to […]

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