Episode 32: One Medic, or Two?

Episode 32: One Medic, or Two?

The gang looks at the idea of ALS crew configuration. Is a two paramedic system better for patient care? Is one medic with an EMT better? Does more equate to better, and how do we measure it?

We look at the benefits and downsides, look at some of the (sparse) evidence, and talk about some of the things that may help us figure it out!

OPALS Study for OHCA:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa040325

Classic Journal Review: The OPALS Study


This includes an excellent breakdown by our friends at www.rebelem.com!

OPALS study for trauma:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2292763/

The Rapid Emergency Medicine Score and the potential for EMS:

https://www.jems.com/articles/2018/08/using-the-rapid-emergency-medicine-score-to-zero-in-on-ems-quality.html

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Episode 33-When EMS Fails

Episode 33-When EMS Fails

Episode 31: Paramedic Degrees

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