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Two Cases, One letter – From one Paramedic’s struggles, change can come

A letter I got from a fellow Paramedic has caused me to write a long tyrade on the state of EMS. This post will make you mad. It will challenge you and challenge our profession. You will probably see yourself in the words this Paramedic wrote to me. We Need Change.

Pop! Changes the Industry… Here We Go!

In 4hrs I am heading off to San Francisco for the Chronicles of EMS – This is it folks, it’s big. Come on and join us!

Cat Puke Chicken

“Cat Puke Chicken” is not the newest dish down at the local greasy spoon. It’s about politics, and marriage, and EMS… Just read it, you’ll be glad you did.

Are We the Gatekeepers to the Emergency Healthcare System? – EMS 2.0

EMS 2.0 has so much potential to save billions in unneccesary healthcare costs here in the US. Could this be an example? In this scenario, I tell the story of what I’ve put into practice since the Chronicles of EMS came on the scene.

Everyday EMS Ethics – Thoughts on Ethical Behavior in EMS

These are some thoughts on ethics in EMS for street-level paramedics and EMTs with some tidbits for organizational leaders as well. What is EMS Ethics? It’s how to become better people while we make people better.

Everyday EMS Ethics – Social Media and “Smart” phones?

Are “smart” phones and social media too much of a temptation for some? This Everyday EMS Ethics post looks into our ethical standards with Social Media and the Emergency Services.

Dear State of Illinois EMS…

State of Illinois EMS… We have to have a little talk. Can we save our relationship?

The Drunk Responder

Greg Friese, over at Everday EMS Tips, has written a post in observance of Drug Free Work Week – Oct 19-25th, 2009 entitled “When a Coworker is Intoxicated” In it, he asks what we would do as EMS professionals and Firefighters in cases where we suspect that a coworker is under the influence. This originally started […]

EMS 2.0 & EMS Ethics – How far would you go?

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EMS 2.0’s going to need us to find answers to questions we haven’t even asked yet. This is one of them. Where is the line between “progressive” protocols and “I ain’t getting paid enough”?

The Medics are Revolting

Welcome to my new blog. Allow me to head off on a rant here, no use pulling any punches. EMS Needs some changin’. Here’s how we’re going to do it. Hint: It’s together

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