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Mike McEvoy

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Mike McEvoy, PhD, REMT-P, RN, CCRN is the EMS Coordinator for Saratoga County, New York, a paramedic for Clifton Park-Halfmoon Ambulance, and Chief Medical Officer for West Crescent Fire Department. He is a clinical specialist in cardiac surgery and teaches critical care medicine at Albany Medical College. Mike is the EMS editor for Fire Engineering magazine, a popular speaker at EMS, fire, and medical conferences, and lead editor of the Jones & Bartlett textbook, “Critical Care Transport”. In his free time, he is an avid hiker and winter mountain climber. Contact Mike at

A comprehensive examination of naloxone uses, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, administration routes and dosing
A comprehensive examination of ketamine treatment uses, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, administration routes and dosing
There is much we don’t know about how TXA works and its role in reducing mortality from severe hemorrhage
A comprehensive examination of TXA, the support for its prehospital use, and off-label administration of TXA by EMS for trauma patients with major hemorrhage
There is little published evidence evaluating the benefits and risks of implementing ePCR programs
Overdoses of tramadol have been reported, which has led several states to reclassify it as a controlled substance.
This medication is notorious as a street drug and with good reason
Widespread use, extensive marketing, and significant media coverage mandate that EMS providers be informed about this drug