Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Quilt Made From Patches – Help a brother out.

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One of our local Fire/EMS people was involved in a terrible accident and is fighting a long battle to recover. I’d like you to take a second to help him out. Please read and share this post, help us all help him.

EMS 12-Leads – The Standard of Care

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Every ambulance operating in the United States should be able to obtain a 12-lead EKG. It doesn’t matter if they work in an urban or rural area nor does it matter if they are BLS, ILS, or ALS. Here are some tips that you can take to your communities to support you getting it.

An article on EMS that may actually “get” it

A good article about EMS appeared in Esquire Magazine. Here’s the link and my thoughts. Well done, sir.

Vive la solidarité! Something we have in common with our French friends

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We might not be so different from our French EMS counterparts. Sure we’ve got contrasting systems of EMS delivery, but look at what we have in common. You might be shocked. I was.

Heat Emergencies for EMS – The Summer Time Blues

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It’s summertime! Who’s up for a review of Heat Emergencies for EMS?

Hangover Heaven? WHY ARE WE NOT DOING THIS!?!?

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Does a new business model invented in Las Vegas hold the key to ending EMS’s collective budget woes forever? It’s certainly something to look into. You have GOT to see this.

Hypocritically Speaking – My opinions about EMS models and philosophies

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Two of my opinions on EMS are possibly in conflict with some other of my opinions on EMS. Am I a hypocrite? Come on and take your shots at me… because I haven’t changed any of my potentially offending opinions yet.

12-lead EKG tips for EMS – Making the most of the squiggly lines

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Looking to brush up on your EMS 12-lead EKG skills? Here are a few tips you can use to help make the most of this important EMS tool. All levels of EMS provider should have 12-lead acquisition and transmisson capability. It’s the standard of care.

In Honor of National 911 Education Month – Help Spread the Word

Looking for a way to spread the message about National 911 Education Month and National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week? Here’s something I wrote that I’d love for you to use.

National 911 Education Month – What EMS can do

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April is National 911 Education Month. We’re celebrating it. Let’s show our dispatchers some love and help spread the message. I’ve got some tools you can use today.

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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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