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First of all, a person named Jak B left a comment on my post “EMS 2.0 – A paramedic Dreams of Changing EMS” In it, he explains some parts of the Irish EMS system, their levels of practitioner, and some of their educational levels. He also put up a link to the Irish “PreHospital Emergency […]

UK Healthcare – Could the UK medics give me some perspective here?

You may not know this, unless you’ve read my blog once or twice, but I am a news and politics junkie. I try not to put it on the blog, but occasionally it creeps through. This is one of those posts. I read a lot of different articles and opinions every day. You’ll find me […]

Wow, that takes me back… A paramedic ruminates

The other day I was up at the station having a conversation with one of our firefighters when she described a call where she found that “this guys legs were like, all messed up. They were like every which way and stuff. Gross” Now while I have to give credit to great medical terminology where […]

Socialized Medicine in the US – Everyone! Please read this and LOOK AT THE FREAKING CHART

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/55_12/news/37125-1.html?type=printer_friendly This article is from a congressional newsletter and has information presented by both sides. Please read it. Then e-mail it. Then link to it. Thanks y’all.

The Current US Economy and EMS: An In-depth look at how this mess will affect 911 in your community

The Emergency Medical Services industry is a plucky, hard-driven lot these days. We’re the healthcare safety net for every socioeconomic class. When the normal points of entry into the healthcare system fail to catch a disease process or when the unthinkable happens, calling 911 for an ambulance is the best option for most people. In […]

The current US economy and EMS – An unexplored potential

I’m not one to be consumed by doom-and-gloom type news stories on the state of the economy. I firmly believe that in most cases macroeconomic forces do not generally affect the pocketbooks of individuals. A wise man once said that if you choose not to participate in an economic downturn and instead innovate, strive, and […]

Six Tricks You Can Use Today to Improve Your EMS Narrative Report

Want to nail your EMS narrative report writing every time? Use these Six Tricks and you can craft the perfect EMS run report every time.

Shoutout to EpiJunky

EpiJunkie over at PinkWarmandDry wrote a post summarizing her thoughts and feelings as she watched one of her patients die in front of her during the whole M. Jackson thing. Really, she sums it up exceptionally well. My thoughts on the MJ thing are this. Who cares? People die all the time. Some deserve to […]

Why does being a Paramedic seem so worthless sometimes?

This isn’t a happy post. I love EMS and love being a paramedic. I love the job, love taking care of the patients, and love the challenge, excitement, and challenge. I’ve always said that EMS is an abusive, co-dependent relationship for me. I need it and really, I’ve always thought that it kind of needs […]

When God made Paramedics

Usually I don’t get into emotional fluff or “hero-worship” type stuff… but this one’s an oldie but a goodie. I didn’t write it, I don’t know who did… but as I sit here with my beautiful Gkemtb at my side and my kitty on the other side, I wax poetic… Maybe it’s the beer? ———————————–When […]

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