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Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P

Dennis Edgerly began his EMS career in 1987 as a volunteer firefighter EMT. He completed his paramedic education in 1989 and went to work for Reed Ambulance in Denver, Colo. During his time with Reed, he was promoted to a supervisory position. In 1992, he began teaching part time in an EMT basic program. In 1999, he was named the instructor/coordinator of the year by the state of Colorado, and in 2004, was awarded the instructor of the year by the Colorado Symposium on Emergency Care. Currently he's the paramedic education coordinator for the paramedic education program at HealthONE EMS. He's a frequent presenter at EMS conferences around the country and a content reviewer and contributing author for several EMS texts.
 

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The Stages of CHF

Patients with heart failure have a range of symptoms that depend on what stage their CHF is in. Chronic heart failure presents more subtly than acute heart failure. It also may be more difficult to recognize. Read on to brush up on your knowledge on the four stages of heart failure.


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Writing the perfect report might be your savior, or your demise. Learn how to make it work for you.


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Assessing Your Assessment

The mnemonic OPQRST helps EMS professionals remember the steps of assessment, but in application they're more than just single-word reminders.


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