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Soapy Demons – Ckemtp is a geek

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Ok, so this post really proves just how much of a geek I really am. Just bear with me for a bit. This subject causes me a lot of personal grief. I know that it probably shouldn’t and that I am indeed a geek for worrying about this issue because seemingly no one else does, […]

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 […]

Still more Everyday EMS Ethics – Gkemtp(it) is born

I’ve been on this kick lately for medical ethics in EMS. So, I’ve decided that “Everyday EMS Ethics” is going to be a featured area on my blog. I think that It’s annoying my wife Gkemtb who, by the way, is starting Paramedic school today and is now becoming Gkemtp(it). The (it) means, “in training”. […]

Everyday Ethics for EMS Providers

Mike left a comment on the last post I wrote “EMS Politics, Medical Ethics, and… What would you do?” with a good quote that I’d like to bring the forefront of discussion: “Your next call could be your last call”. That sentence sums up something that I’ve always said about EMS quite nicely. Bravo to […]

Follow up to The Shine Factor: What makes a great Ambulance Service

Part of “The Shine Factor” series – This post looks at some basic characteristics of Great Ambulance Services.

Oh no you didn’t…

Really? Did you just?? Oh come on now… you don’t really think?? Seriously… Did you really just call me an “Ambulance Driver”? An Ambulance Driver? Oh come on… Four years of college level classes, hundreds upon hundreds of hours of continuing educations, a veritable alphabet soup of certification acronyms behind my name, and this nifty […]

Follow Up to the Shine Factor – Grunts: Part 1

Third part of the three part series “The Shine Factor” – This post looks at us “Grunts” and tells how a lot of our organizational success is riding squarely upon our shoulders.

The DNT Order??

Tonight I would like to take a few moments to hit on what is one of my top-ten all-time use-a-lot-of-dashes-in-between pet-peeves in EMS and probably in health care in general. It’s the “DNT” or “Do not Treat” order. It might just as well be called the “DNC” or “Do Not Care” order, or “Do Not […]

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