Archive for February2010

The Shine Factor

The Shine Factor, first in a three part series, examines a simple yet remarkably powerful way to gauge the health of your emergency services organization. It’s quick, easy, and accurate as a temperature check.

Two Cases, One letter – From one Paramedic’s struggles, change can come

A letter I got from a fellow Paramedic has caused me to write a long tyrade on the state of EMS. This post will make you mad. It will challenge you and challenge our profession. You will probably see yourself in the words this Paramedic wrote to me. We Need Change.

@Firedaily – He’ll understand, you probably won’t

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Hey FireDaily and Firefighter Net Cast… Is THIS what we were talking about??

The Perfect Emergency? Well, almost

An idyllic day, an idyllic shift, and an *almost* perfect response. What was wrong with this call? Well.. maybe it was us.

A Shoutout to Emergiblog – Every EMS person should read this

This is a link to a post that EVERY paramedic and EMT should read. I mean really. Go to Emergiblog and read this post. Then try substituting the word “Paramedic” every time the word “Nurse” comes up.

A writing Exercise – Working a weekend 48hr shift equal randomness

In the search to find new and interesting ways to order my mind and rid myself of “writers’ block” I’m writing down some randomness. It’s ok, it’s a weekend and I’m on a 48hr shift Saturday and Sunday. It actually worked!

Some Personal Updates 2/19/10

Some personal bloggery updating

Splashed Sadness – A look at negative emotions in EMS

Handling sadness and other negative emotions is just part-and-parcel to EMS and the Emergency Services. How this effects has far reaching implications in our lives, even when it just “Splashes” onto us.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-14

RT @Boshbrand: Here he is folks. So cute! ^ happy day :D congrats to the proud daddy and your family! # @ginakaiser :P yer hair's different.. I like it, but the #CoEMS crowd's gonna notice # These look good, don't they @ginakaiser - glad to have lunch with you.. And yes, I'm a dork [...]

The Chronicles of EMS – Day 3?? Who knows, I’m flying

I am flying. I am so freaking happy that I came to San Francisco! Just.. wow.

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