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Last year I started a weekly article for members of my patrol that has since expanded to the region and beyond covering medical advances, continuing education and great learning opportunities. 
 

Because the information applies not only to Ski Patrollers but EMS in general I've been requested to expand the scope and coverage. Articles like MacGyver Medicine, a five part series on shock and CPR updates the articles have garnered a large following. This is a free blog. 

 

I'd like to invite anyone, members here or other medical friends to go to http://medicalmondayems.wordpress.com to follow these articles. If you find the articles interesting or informative click "follow" in the lower right hand corner and enter your email. You will be asked to confirm the email address but then will receive all future updates. I publish a new article every Monday morning. 

 

I try to keep up with new and innovative changes in pre-hospital medicine and have been paramedic for 22 years, Patroller for 14 and an Educator for 20. I try to make new and difficult concepts easy to understand and learn. 

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Thanks for sharing this.
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Jay, I'm in the OEC program right now, and really found the couple entries that I read to be an interesting addition to the chapters in the text that I've read so far.  Thanks for linking in some videos, as well.  I'll be following this for sure, and reading more of the past entries as well.  Thanks for providing this!

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BinghamptonEd, You will LOVE the Ski Patrol. We have lots of fun, enjoy the outdoors and get to help people. I wish you the best of luck with your patrol career. If ever in Iron Mountain, MI come play with us. 

Thank you for your comments regarding the articles. I try to make them thought provoking and up to date. With that said, there are some areas that do not necessarily fall in line with OEC 5. Please learn the knowledge, but keep up with the book to pass your exam. 

I'm teaching an OEC class now and explain that to pass the class you must know the book. To function in the real world you have to take the knowledge learned and put it to use. These articles will hopefully provide new knowledge. If you ever have a question, please contact me. I'll help.  

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 With that said, there are some areas that do not necessarily fall in line with OEC 5. Please learn the knowledge, but keep up with the book to pass your exam. 

I'm teaching an OEC class now and explain that to pass the class you must know the book. To function in the real world you have to take the knowledge learned and put it to use. These articles will hopefully provide new knowledge. If you ever have a question, please contact me. I'll help. 

 

That's been stressed in our class, as well.  The book gets you to through the test, and then you're on to the real-world applications.  I'll definitely keep it in mind.  Thanks for the offer!

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