Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls

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If I took the time I spend perusing Facebook and spent it writing blog posts instead, I could probably fill more server space than I have available. I spend way too much time on the ‘net doing drive by posting on social media than I ever do posting here, and that’s a shame. I really […]

Hey Texas EMTs – In case you hadn’t seen this yet

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My polite opinion is that the Texas Emergency Nurses’ Association can take their opinion and practice invasive self-proctology with it… but you don’t have to take my word for it. Take our friend Kelly Grayson’s word for it instead.

EMS Use of the PERC Rule for Pulmonary Embolism

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Your patient, a 54 year-old Female, looks at you with a subtle yet perceptible look of panic in her eyes and winces slightly with every breath. You arrived with your Engine company a few minutes ago and are riding the EMT spot today. The Medic unit is inbound, but is coming from across town and […]

Merry Christmas 2014

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Merry Christmas Everyone. If you’re one of my readers, you’re probably not offended that I said that. Regardless, I wish the happiest holiday of your choice to you and yours should you not celebrate as I do. We’re a mixed-faith household and Hanukah is celebrated here as well. So is Festivus, even though my wife […]

Why do Ambulances Carry Epi-Pens?

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Why do ambulances carry Epi-Pens? You may be asking yourself why I might ask that question. After all, Epinephrine is the first-line medication used for the treatment of anaphylaxis as recommended by scores of organizations and people who know what they’re talking about. It is the definitive treatment for any severe allergic reaction or case […]

Five Thing Friday – #2

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Howdy Folks! Welcome to the second edition of Five Thing Friday, the edition that goes to prove that I can actually follow through with something for more than one week! I’m surprised too. As you may have known from last week’s edition, Five Thing Friday, or “5TF” for the cool kids, is five articles that […]

I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust

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I received a letter from a paramedic who wishes to remain anonymous for reasons of keeping his or her employment status. They also want to speak freely because what he/she says in the letter may unfortunately be controversial in the current political and media climate. I’m going to post the letter mostly using that person’s […]

Five Thing Friday – #1

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Hello! Welcome to my new (hopefully) regularly-recurrent feature I’m calling “Five Thing Friday” or “5TF” for the cool kids. (Hopefully) Every Friday I’ll be posting 5 interesting articles, videos, or other “things” that I think are cool, interesting, or just plain good for y’all to see. You may read them at your leisure. Here’s hoping […]

The Lore of the Drawer and the Door Frame

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I am pleased to announce that the other day when I came home from my ambulance shift I actually performed an act of home improvement. That’s right, I came home from work, saw a chronic problem that had been in need of repair for quite some time, and fixed it. I fixed it good too, […]

Welcome to the Club

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Welcome. You might be wondering why you’re here, who I am, and how long you’ll be here. In fact, I’m sure you have many questions. Some of them I can answer, some of them I can’t, and some of them are questions we both have. I do know that we’ll most probably be together for […]

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Chris Kaiser aka "Ckemtp"

I am a paramedic trying to advance the idea that the Emergency Medical Services can be made into the profession that we all want it, need it, and know it deserves to be.

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  • Comments
    Joe Madrigal
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    Case and point to my title "some people need to lighten up." Do you, or any of your partners, or have you seen ANYONE EVER wear one of these tee shirts while on duty? Or off duty for that matter? If you really want to advance this profession. Get involved with your LEMSA, try to…
    2015-05-22 13:56:00
    Joe Madrigal
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    In contrast to that statement, these tee shirts do nothing to hold back the advancement either. People aren't wearing these to work. This would be the same analogy if you had anyone in the public wearing any type of branded material, IE: Nike, reebok, a fire shirt, a chiver shirt, ECV. Nobody pays that close…
    2015-05-22 13:52:00
    Rusty Lee
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    Completely agree.
    2015-05-22 13:42:00
    Transport Jockey
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    I've never understood this kind of shirts or the providers who wear them. I admit, I have a few ems related shirts I wear off duty or under my flight suit (which will before walking around clothes if I time out somewhere). But the ones I have generally are from places like AmericanMedicApparel and tend…
    2015-05-22 11:57:00
    Joe Paczkowski
    Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls
    There's a creepiness factor. Would you look at a trauma resuscitation the same way if the trauma surgeon had a shirt saying, "Firefighters may take the heat and EMTs may take your clothes off, but I get to fondle your butt." Of course not, because it's creepy and unprofessional. There's a reason you never see…
    2015-05-22 11:41:00

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