Massachusetts Basic EMT Refresher Class.

My company will run Basic EMT Refresher class for our employees.
We have several openings for outside people.
Class dates are 20,22,27,29 September 2011 from 9:00 tom 17:00
Cost is $75.00 if you registry before class
“Walk-ins” are $100
Class will be held at:
Rapid Ambulance Service
901 Turnpike st. Unit C
Canton, MA 02021

Any inquires need to go to: or 774-955-0657
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Many EMS bloggers are already familiar with Steve "Kelly" Grayson, AKA, The Ambulance Driver. If you're not familiar with his blog, please, head over and have a read. It's a strikingly well-written look into all of the life aspects of one of our own.

But that was already free.

You see, Kelly has a book published, by the title of "En Route: A Paramedic's Stories of Life, Death, and Everything in Between". I've read a few pages and it's very well written.

Seems his publisher is giving away free e-copies for your reader device from January 4-10. It's free for you, but he will make a small amount on each free copy downloaded - so please, support one of our own, head over there, and download a copy. And if you like it, buy the hard copy and put it on your shelf - or leave it on the bunkhouse desk and see how long it stays there. :-)

ETA: Kelly says the link is secure until tomorrow, when the promotion begins. Be patient!

Addtitional ETA: Fixed link.

It is that time of the year again :)

If somebody needs Massachusetts EMT-B Refresher class
Our company is providing one next weeek, which is open for public.

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays.
December 7th & 9th then 14th & 16th.
Classes are from 9a-4p.
If somebody needs CPR-refresher,
class would be on Thursday the December, 16th from 4p-6p.

EMT Refresher class is $100.
CPR refresher -$30.
Payable by check or cash at first class.

Class location:
Rapid Ambulance Service
901 Turnpike St. Unit C
Canton MA 02021
phone 781 575-0777
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More Oxygen = Less Good?

Last year Dr. Bryan Bledsoe collated and presented some research on oxygen therapy, it's biochemistry, and the implications thereof. In short, oxygen is not always good, and sometimes bad. It created less controversy than I expected, at least on the interweb. (Good summaries of it all can be found here and to a lesser, but related extend here, or you can just Google for terms like oxygen and reperfusion injury to get a sense of the history).

A smallish Australian study showed up in my in-box today, adding further research to the area. While I'm not working a lot in the field at the moment (back at uni again), I think I'm seeing small and slow trends toward less O2 use with patients rolling into the local A&E. I'm curious to see what the next rounds of Clinical Practice Guidelines for the various ambulance services here have to say.

What's happening in your parts of the world?
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I am taking my national registry exam on Saturday for my paramedic license.

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for ALS mega code simulator websites?

I haven't had much luck so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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