60 Seconds to Identify Sepsis

Identify Sepsis

Do you know how to identify sepsis?  Many thousands of patients lose their lives to sepsis every year.  Early recognition and treatment are the most important steps to reducing mortality.  Here’s how to identify probable sepsis in the field, in 60 seconds or less. Continue reading “60 Seconds to Identify Sepsis”

Can You Spot Acute Pancreatitis in the Field?


Acute abdominal pain is a familiar chief complaint.  Could this be the result of harmless indigestion, or something more severe?  Here’s some key findings to help you identify acute pancreatitis. Continue reading “Can You Spot Acute Pancreatitis in the Field?”

Pediatric Resus Tool [Free Download]

Pediatric Resuscitation

Pediatric Resuscitation Tool [Template]

Hey everyone,

Today on the radio, I heard “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Straight No Chaser (Best Christmas Song EVER!), and I was hit with a little extra Christmas cheer.  So please accept my Pediatric Resuscitation Tool as an early Christmas gift from me to you!  This document provides volume doses of important pediatric drugs and is fully editable to fit your local protocols.  You can access the download here.

Don’t forget to share this little bit o’ Christmas cheer with all of your friends!


5 Fast Facts Friday

Paramedic Facts 2

Welcome to the very first edition of 5 Fast Facts Friday!  This is a segment that will become available every Friday, and will include, just as the name implies, five fast facts. There may be a theme to this weekly post, or it may include five completely random puffs of FOAM.  My goal with Ditch Doc EM has been to keep each post as brief as possible, but you can be sure that 5F³ will be faster than the ticker of a WPW patient on cocaine! Continue reading “5 Fast Facts Friday”