Some Blog Housekeeping Stuff

Good Morning Everyone!

I haven’t had a chance yet to talk to you all about the stuff going on with the blog lately, and I thought that I would. First of all, Welcome all of my new readers. My hit counts seem to be heading upwards and I’m really happy to have you here. Feel free to jump in the conversation on the comments section. Please do. If there’s something you’ve read here that you’d like me to expand upon, feel free to leave a comment or hit me up on my E-mail: ProEMS1@yahoo.com, find me on Http://www.twitter.com/ckemtp or Facebook: Chris Kaiser.

If you look up top, I had the chance this morning to get something actual on the “Medicpreneurs” tab at the top of the page. This is my way of encouraging EMS owned small businesses. I love small business, it has carried the US and World economies for a long time, is carrying us now, and will save us again in the future. I choose to feature small businesses owned or operated by EMS folks, firefighters, or other friends of mine because I want to encourage it. If you’ve got a business you’d like me to list for free or there’s one you think I should add, drop me a line. I’ll even feature it with a post if I choose to. Small businesses give real jobs to real people. Let’s support them. Heck, it might even keep the most industrious of us in the profession, and that’s something we desperately need.

You’ll also notice that I updated the “EMS 2.0” tab up there on the top as well. I believe in EMS 2.0. Change is coming to our profession and it’s going to be the grassroots that bring it about. I see EMS 2.0 as a movement started by the people in the boots on the ground. If you can spread positive change in your local area and in your service, we can network and spread that change into the regions and states. Pretty soon we’ll have changed the whole system for the better. Look for more stuff. I promise not to get discouraged. Get fired up, be passionate, strive for improvement in your own EMS world. At the very least, we’ll provide better patient care to our own patients… at most? Well the possibilities are unlimited.

The post under this “Dear State of Illinois EMS” is a post I wrote about some changes I would like to see in my home state. Frankly, the post scares me a bit because I’m not sure what the backlash is going to be. However, this blog isn’t about playing it safe and not speaking my mind. Feel free to jump into the comments section there. If you’re an Illinois EMT or Paramedic, add your own opinions to the mix. If we all start talking together we can effect positive change. We do not have to put up with the current system if we don’t want to. We own it, not them. We can improve it as we see fit if we want to. We just have to realize that.

Look for more stuff today, and thanks for reading. I’m pulling an OT shift today and they’ve been running us pretty hard. Oh well, I guess we’re making up for yesterday.

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  • Comments
    mr618
    Welcome to the Club
    Well said, Chris. We can't save everybody, but the ones we don't save tend to stick around a lot longer than the ones we do save.
    2014-10-18 14:40:00
    Steel City Medic
    Welcome to the Club
    Particularly appropriate for me this week. Thanks.
    2014-09-23 21:46:00
    DiverMedic
    Welcome to the Club
    Very well done, Chris.
    2014-09-17 22:15:00
    DiverMedic
    My Blogroll
    One of these days you'll figure out where my blog is... :)
    2014-09-17 22:11:00
    emtterri123
    Six Tricks You Can Use Today to Improve Your EMS Narrative Report
    The first and best way to get people reading you to think that you are an idiot is to pepper your writing with spelling and grammatical errors. It makes you look dumb. - Me thinks this should have been restructured as it does not flow and caused me to reread it several times. lol :)
    2014-09-17 08:27:00

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