I was playing bubbles with a 2 yr old when she wanted a turn. Even though I knew the outcome, she said “peeeze” so I said OK. As predicted, she immediately dumped the bubbles on the floor and started laughing. In the corner of the room I heard the quiet voice of her 10 year old brother say to me, “Excuse me, ma’am… you know there’s an app for that”.
Love sitting in the audience at national and local conferences listening to great speakers, but always have that nagging feeling that you also have something valuable to teach and share with the audience? Or have you ever wanted to directly confront your greatest fear of public speaking in front of your EM colleagues? Consider speaking opportunities through organization such as AAEM and ACEP!
The short answer to this question is NO. Since the landmark post-arrest, therapeutic hypothermia studies published in 2002 [1, 2], extensive efforts have been made to ensure our post-arrest patients are cooled… and cooled fast. It only seemed logical to extend this revolutionary treatment into the field and have paramedics begin the cooling in the field. New EMS protocols were developed around the country to incorporate hypothermia into cardiac arrest management and well received by paramedics and EMTs. But a recent JAMA publication calls this now into question.