This week on Mitigation Journal Podcast edition #182
And finally this week, we talk about the importance of a medication profile and history in the pre-hospital environment. Medications and medication history are important but never so important as they are today. Prescription medication abuse is increasing faster than meth use and the rate of emergency calls due to abuse is rising. EMS responders must add medications and medication history to the list of things-to-do. I also encourage everyone to have a field guide that lists medications, indications, and side effects. I recommend the EMS Field Guide and Field Guide app for iPod/iPhoneTouch from Informed Publishing.