Archive for April2010

A Slap in the Face for Medics? How about a Wake-up call

Following up to the “A Slap in the Face to Paramedics Everywhere?” Post, this is how I see it once I’ve calmed down a bit. It is a slap, but it should serve as a wake-up call for EMS.

A Slap in the Face to Paramedics Everywhere?

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Maybe I’m way off base here, but I’m just plain ol’ irate. I saw this ambulance on display at FDIC last weekend and I think it’s a full-on slap in the face to paramedic types like myself. It’s real, I took the picture myself.

Ckemtp goes to FDIC – 2010

Mr. Ckemtp went to FDIC in Inanapolis, IN this weekend. He left renewed and with great stories… and also with about a week solid of blog posts.

Foot-in-Mouth-Itis. Stupid Things We Say in EMS

Does your foot seem to have an oral fixation? Mine does. Sometimes I say some really stupid stuff. A letter I recieved from a “paramedic student” has gotten me thinking about some of those times.

Hey, Wanna Hang Out?

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You gonna be in Indianapolis for FDIC? Wanna hang out?

Grumblemedics

Grumblemedics seem to be everywhere, whether they’re a “grumble-Pee” or a “grumble-bee”, perhaps they should evaluate their own attitudes. We have a long way to go, but look at how far we’ve come.

Red Lights to the Left of them, Blue to the right! – Coloring Emergency Lighting

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Ever pull over for a tow-truck or a snow plow? What’s up with the lack of a standard for emergency lighting colors? It’s confusing as heck..

Reflections on an Easter Morning – EMS

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A roadside mrmorial took me from my idyllic Easter run to the grocery store to a dark, noisy place. I thought I’d share with you my thoughts from this Easter Morning and from a year ago at that same time and place.

Advances in Prehospital Analgesia and Conscious Sedation

From the Plover, WI Polytechnic Institute of Cosmetology and Cheese Making comes these handy tips for prehospital analgesia and anesthesia. Control all complaints of pain and induce sedation for RSI easily and cheaply.