If I wasn’t so busy running calls today…

I would get a post up about EMS Ethics and patient advocacy involving a scenario for y’all…

I would get more done on my new upcoming site that’s going live (probably) early next week: http://www.lifeunderthelights.com/

I would write a response to an article that I just read in EMS Magazine

I would…. dang, there’s another one

  • the observer

    I was going to school and doing EMS part time for a small paid outfit in PA. Usually the evenings were quiet. Except for two examples of Murphy's Law applied to EMS: 1) If I brought homework, we did not see the garage for more than an hour or two during the shift. 2)If there was a movie on TV that we were watching, we would be assured of a call at 2230–so as to miss the end of the movie.
    But homework was the clincher. And the more urgently I needed that time to do it, the more likely we would be busy.

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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
    mr618
    Patient Friendly Jokes
    Thad, I had the opportunity to work in Joplin with the Red Cross after the 2011 tornado. Great city, great people. Hope things are returning to normal for you.
    2015-02-13 18:05:00
    mr618
    Patient Friendly Jokes
    No, Mr Roughton, I think that applies to YOU. If SheraPrincess says something tat makes a patient laugh, smile, or even fel just a LITTLE bit less stressed/worried/hurt.. go for it. You sound so unpleasant and burnt-out, you ought to think about retiring (f you even work in this field).
    2015-02-13 18:01:00
    John E. Roughton
    Patient Friendly Jokes
    that might be the dumbest thing i've ever heard.
    2015-01-13 13:32:00
    Braden Peters
    Why do Ambulances Carry Epi-Pens?
    The filter needles is not even necessary. You can draw up the epinephrine from an ampule and give it using the same needle. This is routine practice in most of the world, including Canadian EMS. Unfortunately, the EMR (EMT-B) level here also does not have epi, or if they do, it is in an autoinjector.…
    2015-01-09 22:13:00
    Braden Peters
    EMS Use of the PERC Rule for Pulmonary Embolism
    Great Article. I learned somthing new. One thought: "The PERC rule states that if any of those questions are a “YES PE cannot be ruled out” A better way to phrase that as used on the LIFTL post you reference would be "the answer to ALL of the questions must be NO..." and then slightly…
    2015-01-09 19:44:00

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