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Paramedic Honored for Inaction in Local Ceremony

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With his trademark apathy, a paramedic was honored today for achieving an AMA refusal rate of near 96%…

Link: Where Should Special Needs Kids be Special? – Autism Awareness in the Community

I just read an excellent article at Slate.com by Amy S.F. Lutz, a crusader for the rights of the disabled in the community. Now you, as either an EMS provider or fellow human being in society should read it too. The article deals with the sometimes uncomfortable issue of the behaviors that manifest themselves in public from […]

Pushing Down the Skills – Bringing New Tricks to BLS

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Pushing skills down to lower licensure levels has always been something that EMS has done. What skills should BLS providers have that they don’t currently have? Here’s my take on the debate.

Our Biggest Challenge may be Our Best Opportunity – Medicare Pay for Performance and EMS

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Medicare’s new Pay-for-Performance rules are coming into effect. They will hit EMS hard and we need to be out in front of this. Don’t believe me? Please read this.

Dirty Wet Wipes, Millions of Dollars, and the Coming Changes to EMS

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What do dirty wet wipes have to do with bankrupt ambulance services? Plenty, in my opinion. You need to read this

EMS Providers Carrying Guns – A terrible idea

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Have you ever kept hearing people talk about a terrible, awful, no-good, very bad idea? I have been, and it needs to stop…

FIrefighter Pre-Hydration – Fight Fire like a Marathon Runner

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Fighting fire in full gear is akin to running a marathon, right? In response to a rash of heat-related illnesses among firefighters lately, maybe we should prepare ourselves like marathon runners do. Firefighter pre-hydration can be easy and effective. Here are some tips you can use in your station.

5 tips for beating the summer heat – An EMS and Medical Stock PSA

This is a free Public Service Announcement that talks about creative ways for staying safe in the summer heat. Feel free to steal it and/or link to it from your EMS agency’s social media or website. Stay safe out there.

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.

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.

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