I recently ran across a fairly new blog that has made my regular read list. Mill Hill Ave Command is written by Brooks Walsh, an EMS medical control Doc in Bridgeport, Connecticut who comes from an EMS background (former EMT and paramedic). His posts center around recent research or interesting calls his medics have brought in. The posts are intelligent, easy to read and may change the way you practice or at least how you think about calls you are on. Recent posts tackle the issues of spinal immobilization, pain management, STEMI, cardiac arrest resuscitation and NTG in CHF and ACS. Walsh is also the coauthor of a recent study published in Prehospital Emergency Care about paramedic attitudes toward pain management that is quite eye-opening.
One of the best things about EMS I have seen over the years is the influx of motivated young EMS doctors who came from the streets themselves, who respect the work we do and are actively working to improve our systems and the care we provide. Brooks Walsh is one of these docs. You won’t be disappointed when you check his blog out.