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The Paramedic Intercept – Rural EMS

A series on the issues facing rural EMS and rural paramedicine – The ALS Intercept, or Paramedic Intercept, is a useful tool in extending the highest level of care to rural communities. I’ve done this from both sides and believe that it’s a useful tool

Will your career survive a decade or more in full-time EMS? Take this three question quiz!

Think you’ve got the right mindset to survive a long career in EMS? Come take this helpful three-question quiz to determine if you’ve got the proper amount of insanity to handle it. EMS Humor folks.

Someone Failed… Is it the System? Everyday EMS Ethics

A tempestuous night is blowing outside the station walls. The cold night air is stirred wildly, blowing splatterings of rain against the glass window of my bedroom. The wind howls through the trees conjuring up fantastic images of the disturbed environs of the world outside my bunk room. Having gone to bed early, I cannot […]

Alternative Circulatory Access Strategies – Hi Ho IO

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A while back ago, Steve over at http://theemtspot.com wrote a great post on Gaining IV Access. In the post, he’s got some great strategies for getting your IV starts every time. But, as we all know, sometimes you just can’t get the darn catheter to go into that tiny vein for whatever reason. Try as […]

The Happy Medic does a great bit on his blog entitled: “You make the call”. In these posts, he lays out a situation and invites the audience to comment on what it is that they would do.As a currently ill paramedic/blogger, I think that I can do this too. You see, today is my first […]

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