William E. “Gene” Gandy, JD, LP, has been a paramedic and EMS educator for over 30 years. He has implemented a two-year associate degree paramedic program for a community college, served as both a volunteer and paid paramedic, and practiced in both rural and urban settings and in the offshore oil industry. He has testified in court as an expert witness in a number of cases involving EMS providers and lectures on medical/legal aspects of EMS. He lives in Tucson, AZ.
Does it help patients, and do we still need it on ambulances?
Who needs c-spine clearance?
What have we learned about oxygen? The dangers of too much O2
Why do we let ab-pain patients suffer?
Strategies for difficult-airway success.
When you’re called to testify, preparation is paramount
What can a paramedic learn from an EMT?
Few tools have as great a potential to cause harm as the laryngoscope, the syringe and the ink pen
When studying the ECG of a patient who just doesn’t seem to fit the usual picture, look for horses, not zebras
Hypothermia complications can harm trauma survival.
Does the pulmonary edema cocktail actually work?
Never underestimate the ingenuity of drug users
Gracias a una valoración exhaustiva, los SMU son capaces de identificar casi todas las emergencias cardiovasculares que pueden darse
The physical exam techniques of thoracic assessment are easily mastered by all levels of EMS providers.
As our population ages, we see more patients with chronic conditions; sometimes it can be difficult to sort out exactly what is going on with a patient
Injured extremities need not just be left for the radiologist.
What a patient tells an EMS provider is not confidential says a Nevada court
Conditions involving the nervous system can present in many different ways.
Don't let tunnel vision cloud your judgment when it comes to patient assessment.
Simple assessment techniques will allow providers to spot serious conditions.
With an appropriate focused assessment, EMS providers can readily identify most cardiovascular emergencies.
In emergency medicine, much can be learned from a routine eye exam
Observational assessment can substantially decrease the difficulty of pediatric patient assessment.
Proper assessment of the spine is necessary when deciding whether to immobilize a patient.
With lots of major systems contained within it, the acute abdomen can pose challenges in the field