Category Archives: Pharmacology


Some people may remember the Great Swine Flu Epidemic of several years ago.  Paramedics and other frontline operators were wearing tyvek suits on a daily basis and the febrile media was spending most of its time freaking out about the … Continue reading

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The drugs don’t work…

At least in cardiac arrest that is.  Maybe…

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Zombie Attack! Combating Combative Cardiac Arrest

An interesting conversation erupted last night on Twitter (which resulted in me being awake way past my bedtime, i.e. 8pm) regarding the management of a specific issue in resuscitation from cardiac arrest: the combative dead person.

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It only hurts when I laugh.

I am sure that most paramedics have been vexed at some stage by the issue of “drug seekers.”   You know that patient on bucket loads of oxycodone who is complaining of abdo pain?…

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