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When all you have is a hammer… Every problem looks like, lasix?

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Ever heard the expression “When all you have is a hammer, every problem tends to look like a nail”. I do that on fire scenes, but is it good to do that with EMS?

Rural EMS – A Fictional Letter to the Small Town Community

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Rural EMS has it’s challenges, not the least of which are the low pay and long hours. I believe that the lives of those in the sticks are just as important as the lives of those in the city and that rural folk need paramedics too. This is a fictional letter with a very real message.

Comfort from a Nurse during EMS week

A shoutout to @seejanenurse – a blogger of the nursing persuasion that wrote a great post honoring EMS week. You should read it.

EMS Week – Introducing EMS to the Public. Spread the word

This is another in my series of posts that you may send as a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and/or put in for publication on your site to use my words to help spread the message of EMS week. You may use this freely, but please keep it intact

EMS Week 2010 – Sent to the Newspaper

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I wrote this piece in honor of EMS week 2010 and sent it to my local newspaper. You might want to do the same. This is appropriate for the public and you may use it as you see fit.

To Kneel or not to Kneel

Exploring the squishy side of emergency response. Do you always remember to look where you’re putting your knees? I don’t… Eww.

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.

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..

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.

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