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I am not immune

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This is a personal thank you and a word of advice to every EMS person out there. We aren’t immune to what we think we’re immune to.

Primary Care Paramedics? I think it’s time

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One of my big hopes for EMS 2.0 is that one day, your local paramedic will be one of the Gatekeepers to the Emergency Healthcare System, that paramedics will provide primary care, and that our profession could save healthcare. We’ve got a lot to learn, though…

A Late-Night Rant about Petty Politics in EMS

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Tonight, I had a bit of a rant that I let fly… Who am I kidding, it was a full-blown Hissy. I’m tired of the politics in EMS and I’m ranting about it. If I start the change, will you join me?

EMS case law? AMA Refusals, Death, and Documentation

This post highlights a recent piece of EMS case law where an ambulance service was successfully sued over an AMA refusal and a patient’s subsequent death… It’s a must read

What are you doing reading THIS?

When you could be reading Happy’s explanation of EMS @.0 over at the Chronicles of EMS website? Go read it. Print it out please, and share it with the world. http://chroniclesofems.com/ems-20.htm Thanks, Happy.

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”.

Automatic Window Roller Uppers and Other “Great” Ideas

Wanna hear about a time I thought I was smart but when I was actually stupid? It happens about as often as you’d think. Thanks Car Company Engineers!

You Can Nap if You Want To! Or You can Leave Your Calls Behind!

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You can Nap if you want to! You can leave Leth-ar-Gee Behind! Because EMS can nap and if they don’t nap – they leave, Patient Care behind. – Introducing the “Safety Nap” Who’s with me?

Volunteer Fire/EMS: Taking the High Road and Letting go

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Is “helping people” your goal? Are we committed to our communities? We have common ground… Here’s my resolution to make us stronger… will you join me?

Modern (f)Art

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“Art Purchased by Experts who are not spending their own, personal money” – Ann Arbor, MI is trying to redefine “Art” by spending what “experts” call a “WHOLE BOATLOAD O’ CASH” on “art” while laying off firefighters. You’ll laugh and get ticked off with this. Mostly ticked off.

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