Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Little Slice of Life

Only in America....

Access Problems

On the Buckeye Surgeon's blog, is a discussion about a prisoner that was given a reprieve from his death sentance (lethal injection)because they were unable to get venous access. If that is a problem, why not go the IO route?

My understanding is:

• IO access is a safe and effective route
for accessing the central vascular system

• IO access is similar to central line access and carries
less risk of complications. (At least in theory)

• IO is the first alternative to IV
in adult cardiac arrest patients

Just a thought....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Blogger's Block

Wow. I didn't realize how challenging it would be to maintain a blog. Is there such a thing a blogger's block? I am in awe of the the folks who write the blogs that I frequent and their ability to come up with interesting stories and observations. I should have stayed in EMS...there's better stories there. Now that I am on shore duty, dentistry is just the same old grind. I had hoped to make a better impression....

Okay, enough of the puns. My retirement papers are in, 9 months to go on active duty. I have to find a real job now. Maybe I ought to renew my EMT-P certs!

Anyway, I'll try to keep plugging away at the blog sphere.