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Remebering My Father, Chief Richard A. Kaiser

Has it really been 11 years? In rememberance of my father, I’m asking everyone out there to help me spread some of his legacy. Care to do me a favor?

Heart Attack? Call 911 – Don’t just burp

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“If I could only belch, I would feel better” – Why do people bargain with their hearts? This is a public awareness piece, don’t rationalize your heart health. Just call 911.

Lazy EMS – Encouraging the RMA

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My friend “Ann” called me for advice on a situation she’s having at her ambulance job. Can you offer better advice on how to deal with her possibly worthless partner?

Does How Your Brain Works Affect Your Patient Care?

If you’re a regular reader, you know by now that my brain works differently than well… a lot of people’s do. How does your brain work? How does that affect your care? How does this affect EMS?

Assessing Greatness – Catching the stuff you’re supposed to

Have you ever felt that sinking feeling you get when you’ve missed the obvious? Here are some things to think about to help you catch your zebras and be great at patient assessments.

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.

If you could have anything you wanted…

I’ve got a question for all of you EMS types out there… If the sky was the limit, what would you ask for in your protocols? That’s my task that I need your help with.

A Shoutout Across the Pond to our British EMS Bretheren

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We could learn a lot from the British EMS system. Our EMS bretheren in the UK have quite a few things figured out that we’ve been trying to get here in the US. EMS 2.0 anyone?

Those Darn Kids!

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You Darn Kids and your Newfangled whozewhats and your whoop-dee-do’s and your confounded youth! The Old Grizzled Medic(TM) in me takes over for this one… Y’all kids are just chappin my hide!

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…

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