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I Cannot Lie, I Laugh on the Ambulance

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I may bash some of the more over the top EMS memes out there, but never let it be said that I don’t like EMS humor. With as stressful and sleep-deprivingly intense as this job can get some days I’m lucky enough to find it just hilarious enough to allow me to keep my sanity […]

Pulmonary Embolism – An EMS Case Review

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Ambulance 34, Ambulance 34. 452 Smithfield Street for the 34 year old male with chest pain and difficulty breathing. Delta-Level response. Medic 72 will be your backup. Time out 14:35 Ambulance 34, a BLS level ambulance responds from their designated system-status management post to the residential neighborhood where the call came from. Upon their arrival […]

BLS vs ALS – Cold War or Misunderstanding?

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BLS vs. ALS? ALS providers behaving badly? BLS providers protecting their egos at the expense of patient care? It happens. We’re exploring it.

You BLS guys have got this, right?

You BLS guys have got this, right? There’s like, no way that you need paramedic mucking up you scene… right?

Who Needs Them Paragods?

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Calling Paramedics? Ain’t nobody got time for that. We got this.

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.

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?

EMS: Is what you do the Best You Can Do?

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“Is that the best you can do?” Those seven words are so simple, yet when asked of ourselves and others, can become so powerful. Is what you’re doing in your EMS career the “best” you can do? Think of what we could accomplish if all simply “tried our best”.

Paramedics and EMTs are Special, a salute to the Spork!

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The humble spork, the very symbol of efficiency, ingenuity, and ineffective eating performance. How does the spork tie in with EMS? Very well, actually. We are sporks and we’re not sporks. It’s complex… you’ll see

EMS practice

What does Highschool Football Practice have to do with EMS? Does passing a football have anything to do with passing a tube? Maybe it does

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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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  • Comments
    Amy Lee
    The Home Cook vs. the Professional Chef – What EMS Can Learn from Cooking
    Cookbook medicine. The Medical Director of my Paramedic School...way back when...was fond of saying that. It was a term I took seriously, and wasn't afraid of branching away from those "recipes". I still take it seriously as a LPN, working geriatric dementia. Some people get stuck, or don't bother to utilize the critical thinking skills…
    2015-07-25 12:05:00
    The Home Cook vs. the Professional Chef - What EMS Can Learn from Cooking | Life Under the Lights
    Call PAPPA for Chest Pain – A helpful Mnemonic for Paramedics and EMTs
    […] a pulmonary embolism, aneurysm, pneumothorax, pericarditis, or an acute coronary syndrome (PAPPA for chest pain) and know how to differentiate between and tailor their treatment towards those […]
    2015-07-24 10:15:23
    Ckemtp
    The Home Cook vs. the Professional Chef – What EMS Can Learn from Cooking
    You're the guy? I knew I had a chef or two in the audience! Thanks for the kind words.
    2015-07-23 18:12:00
    PJ_Geraghty
    Red Lights to the Left of them, Blue to the right! – Coloring Emergency Lighting
    I really thought we had settled all this on UseNet in the 1990s. (Kidding, kind of.) As a now-retired responder, the bigger issue is our over-use of emergency response in general. We kill/injure many more people (civilian and provider) in "emergency" responses than we save. We need a national standard dictating which cases and which…
    2015-07-23 17:19:00
    Eric Smith
    The Home Cook vs. the Professional Chef – What EMS Can Learn from Cooking
    I'm actually a professional chef and I always have a fun time explaining things such as the malliard reaction to my crew. I've been following your blog for years now and you always have fantastically written posts. Keep it up!
    2015-07-23 15:32:00

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