Episode #8 – Jim Broselow, M.D. and the Artemis Pediatric Initiative – EMS 12-Lead podcast

EMS 12-Lead podcast – Episode #8 – Jim Broselow, M.D. 

In this episode of the EMS 12-Lead podcast we're joined by Jim Broselow, M.D., inventor of the Broselow Tape for pediatric resuscitation. We discuss the Broselow Tape as well as eBroselow.com, the Artemis Pediatric System and the SafeDose app.

If you've been in EMS for any length of time you're probably familiar with this.

But you need to become familiar with this! 

Check out Artemis and SafeDose at eBroselow.com

SafeDose for Apple iOS, Android.

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4 Comments

  • J. Hines says:

    Great podcast! Interesting to hear that Dr. Broselow sees so many problems with the tape as it’s currently in use. Not sure how realistic it would be to resuscitate a child using an app, especially if I had to use a barcode scanner. When the s**t is hitting the fan I’ve found that I can’t use an app. Has that been formally studied? Thanks again for this information!! JH

  • Peter Lazar says:

    There actually has been a formal study.  Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital found that using the app with barcode scanner was very slightly better than a paper system.  And this was with nurses who were just then introduced to the app but had been using the paper-based system for years.  We expect the numbers to get even better as the app improves and people get used to it.

    The eBroselow SafeDose app has a vastly simpler and quicker user interface than competing apps, so folks should try it before assuming the experience will be similar to other apps. SafeDose gives you the mL volume to inject.  So, especially with children, it is quicker and safer for acute care when used along with the Broselow Tape or the cheaper, generic, PediaTape.

    [Editor's note: Peter is a representative of eBroselow]

  • It is not really that I see so many problems with the Tape as it is being used. It is just that the Tape has limited real estate while the numberof drugs and indications rise exponentially. There just isn't enough room to put all the relevant medication doses, conversions to mLs, dilutions, adverse effects,etc along with equipment in a single box. This is especially relevant at the hospital level.

  • Cyrus Swanson says:

    Very helpful info, thanks. Mr. Lazar, could you please let us know the specific article you reference in your post above? I'd like to take a look at that study from Boston Children's using the app vs the paper system.
    Thank you

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