New York State SEMAC Forces New York City REMAC To Continue Torturing Patients With Medieval Torture Device Known As The Backboard

In a relatively predictible twist of fate, the New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC) did NOT approve the New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee‘s (REMAC) proposed changes to protocol 421: HEAD AND SPINE INJURIES. Those changes effectively eliminated use of the medieval torture device known as the spinal backboard. By SEMAC […]


#EMSWeek2015 Proclaims #EMSStrong

Happy EMS Week!!! This year the organizers of EMS Week over at the American College of Emergency Physicians has made 2015’s theme EMS Strong. What’s interesting about this theme (and different about this year) is that it isn’t really new. In October of LAST YEAR I appeared (or at least my voice was heard) on […]

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@FDNY Reveals 2015 #EMSWeek Poster

The Fire Department of New York has revealed it’s 2015 EMS Week Poster: From the Press Release: This year’s FDNY-developed poster’s theme is “FDNY Strong” featuring members of FDNY from locations throughout the five boroughs “two EMTs, two Paramedics, an EMS Captain and four Firefighters” working together to remove an injured patient from a serious, […]