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  • EMS Celebration – History of EMS Week

    EMS Celebration – History of EMS Week

    President Gerald Ford established the first National Emergency Medical Services Week in 1974, and since then it has been celebrated on the third week of May every year.  The goal of EMS Week was to raise awareness and pay tribute to the crucial work EMS professional do, often times risking their own safety and well-being…

  • Onsdagspaddlingspremiär

    Onsdagspaddlingspremiär

    Det känns som sommar när onsdagspaddlingarna med ÄSSS kajaksektion drar igång. Idag var det rätt mycket vind från ost så det blev en sväng på ån. Nio plaskande paddlare hade det fint i solen. Lite mindre tokvarmt på kvällskvisten var skönt. Medvind tillbaka är alltid gött! Inlägget Onsdagspaddlingspremiär dök först upp på kajak.nu – paddling…

  • Book Review: Mike Elliot’s This Fancy Old Canoe

    Book Review: Mike Elliot’s This Fancy Old Canoe

    Another spectacular resource for canoe restoration has been created by Mike Elliot of Kettle River Canoes. This Fancy Old Canoe is Mike’s second publication on the topic following his highly successful and well received first book from back in 2016. This Fancy Old Canoe is set to be released on Amazon on June 3rd, 2024. I was…

  • Sea to Summit Frontier Ultralight Two Pot Cook Set First Look

    Sea to Summit Frontier Ultralight Two Pot Cook Set First Look

    Sea to Summit released an updated collection of cookware earlier this year, and I got my hands on a review copy of the new Sea to Summit Frontier Ultralight Two Pot Cook Set (Get it direct from Sea to Summit). I’ll be using this over the summer on family camping trips. To make that work,…

  • EMS Week – What is EMS today?

    EMS Week – What is EMS today?

    Is it what you see on TV or in movies? EMS started as an improvement to service to transport you to a hospital, with treatment and care along the way. For the first time we brought care to you – but only in an emergency. It was an enormous step up from a stretcher in…

  • Vårkickoff på Trinetun – Finnøya og Guvåghytta

    Vårkickoff på Trinetun – Finnøya og Guvåghytta

    Siste helgen i april var det kickoff med padleklubben på vårtur. Vi hadde leid Trinetun i Bø for innendørs overnatting, sånn at vi skulle kunne padle uansett vær. Det vi ikke hadde tenkt på var knallvær og nattefrost, men sola fikk nå høvelig tak på isen, og den ble uansett ikke tykkere enn vi klarte…

  • NOVEDADES 2024 DEL MUNDO DEL KAYAK

    NOVEDADES 2024 DEL MUNDO DEL KAYAK

    Conoce las novedades 2024 más chulas de este paddle sports show donde las marcas muestran sus lanzamientos de la temporada. Puedes descargar aquí gratis el catálogo leer mas

  • History of the Tsunami Rangers Sea Kayak Race – Part 3

    History of the Tsunami Rangers Sea Kayak Race – Part 3

    Editor’s Note: The story of the race continues with this write up by Commander Soares which appeared in the August, 1990 issue of Bay Currents. Some of the photos were pulled from 1989 and 1991 since we couldn’t find enough images from 1990.     The Golden Gate Invitational by Eric Soares Five years ago we…

  • Klimathärskartekniker

    Klimathärskartekniker

    Hos Klimatprata kan man hitta många tips och inspiration för klimatprat. Listan med Klimathärskartekniker är bra, ger tips om hur man kan bemöta blandade Härskartekniker om just klimatet https://klimatprata.se/klimatharskartekniker Härskartekniker är former av förtryck mellan människor där en eller flera personer kan utsättas. Förutom de psykologiskt och socialt destruktiva effekter kan härskartekniker skapa ojämlikhet, tystnadskultur,…

  • EMS Celebration – EMS Week 50th Anniversary

    EMS Celebration – EMS Week 50th Anniversary

    “EMS Week celebrates all EMS providers who diligently care for their patients and communities in times of crisis,” states NAEMT President Susan Bailey, MSEM, NRP. ‘Honoring Our Past, Forging Our Future’ reflects on the proud history and contributions of EMS practitioners. We must remain focused on evolving, innovating, and ensuring EMS has the necessary support…

  • Brandrisk

    Brandrisk

    Skogsbränder är läskigt på riktigt. Slå en kik på respektive kommuns hemsida, hos Länstyrelsen eller allra enklast ladda ner appen Brandrisk Ute innan du börjar elda. Eldningsförbud finns i olika nivåer, på de högsta nivåerna får inte heller friluftskök, gasolgrillar och annat användas. MSB har brandriskprognoser: https://www.msb.se/sv/amnesomraden/skydd-mot-olyckor-och-farliga-amnen/naturolyckor-och-klimat/skogsbrand-och-vegetationsbrand/brandriskprognoser Inlägget Brandrisk dök först upp på kajak.nu -…

  • EMS Emergencies – Pediatric Patients

    EMS Emergencies – Pediatric Patients

    EMS providers need to be well-prepared to handle pediatric emergencies as they require specialized knowledge and skills due to the unique needs of children. Here are some key points they should know: Respiratory Distress: Children commonly present with respiratory distress due to conditions such as asthma, bronchiolitis, or croup. EMS providers should be proficient in…

  • EMS Emergencies – Geriatric Patients

    EMS Emergencies – Geriatric Patients

    EMS providers should be well-versed in managing common geriatric emergencies, as elderly patients often present with unique challenges due to age-related physiological changes and comorbidities. Here are some key points EMS providers should know: Recognition of Geriatric Syndromes: Understand common geriatric syndromes such as delirium, falls, urinary incontinence, and frailty. These may not present as…

  • Happy returns in Morar

    Happy returns in Morar

    The first few months of 2024 have seen some really poor weather conditions in Scotland.  In the north-east of the country it was the wettest winter for many years and April was the coldest since 1905!  When the forecast for the first few days of May showed warm and settled conditions on the west coast,…

  • History of the Tsunami Rangers Sea Kayak Race – Part 2

    History of the Tsunami Rangers Sea Kayak Race – Part 2

    Editor’s Note: In 1989 the race did not take place at Rodeo Beach. TR John Lull, who was not present and did not race, wrote this summary of what did not happen in 1989 and published his report in the July issue of Bay Currents. This is the story of the race that never happened.…

  • EMS Equipment – Mechanical Chest Compression Devices

    EMS Equipment – Mechanical Chest Compression Devices

    EMS providers should be familiar with the LUCAS (Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System) device and similar mechanical chest compression devices as they can significantly impact the management of patients in cardiac arrest.  Here are some key points regarding both advantages and disadvantages: Advantages: Consistency: Mechanical chest compression devices like LUCAS can provide consistent and uninterrupted…

  • Valfjorden og Sildpollen

    Valfjorden og Sildpollen

    For en tid siden dro Fred og jeg en tur for å padle, og samtidig sjekke ut mulighetene for en 10 på skjæret-post i Valfjorden. Her har vi akkurat satt ut fra Holmen, det blir vel Lundebrygga (pub) vi har i bakgrunnen muligens. Det var litt vind, men akkurat her i området var det stille.…

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  • EMS Particular Patient Populations – Spina Bifida

    EMS Particular Patient Populations – Spina Bifida

    When responding to patients with spina bifida, EMS providers should be aware of the following key points: Understanding Spina Bifida: Spina bifida is a congenital condition characterized by incomplete closure of the spine during fetal development. It can result in varying degrees of spinal cord and nerve damage, leading to physical and neurological impairments. There…

  • Sometimes a Lighthouse

    Sometimes a Lighthouse

    I got the word the other day from the Cape Decision Lighthouse Society that there are still spots open for the week of July 20 – 27 on this summer’s calendar. It’s an amazing place, the edge of the world, so much closer to nature than most ever get the chance to be. There is…

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  • EMS Particular Patient Populations – Multiple Sclerosis

    EMS Particular Patient Populations – Multiple Sclerosis

    EMS providers should be aware of the following key points when responding to patients with multiple sclerosis (MS): Understanding Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It is characterized by inflammation, demyelination (damage to the protective covering of nerve fibers), and neurodegeneration. MS…

  • KAYAK HINCHABLE 1 PLAZA

    KAYAK HINCHABLE 1 PLAZA

    Un kayak hinchable 1 plaza es lo mejor para navegar en rios o si buscas mínimo peso y máxima maniobrabilidad

  • Backsipporna vid Grevie

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    Igår gjorde vi ett kort stopp för att spana på Backsipporna vid Grevie backar. Ojoj, så många. Har nog inte varit där så pass sent i blomningen tidigare. Många överblommade men fortfarande mycket blommande också. Finfint i solnedgången ute på Bjärehalvön. Inlägget Backsipporna vid Grevie dök först upp på kajak.nu – paddling verkar kul.