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Pediatric Cardiac Complacency – A Case Study for EMS

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It’s interesting how personal experiences and professional biases can affect a clinician’s personal style of providing patient care. I’d wager that it happens to us all in some subtle and some not-so-subtle ways. One of the things I’ve noticed about my own style of personal practice is that I’m very sensitive to screening for and […]

An EMS Rant: Don’t Believe this Picture

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So I saw this picture on Facebook today (Warning: There are some mild swear words in this picture you’re already seeing so I’m warning you that this warning is moot) Don’t believe this picture. I’ve read somewhere that people will believe anything they read from a picture with words on it they see on the […]

Rockford REACT Crew Memorial Fund

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EMS is a family, and right now our extended family needs us. Let’s all do something worthwhile for the families of some of our fallen heroes.

Tripping at the Hospital – A Teachable Moment for EMS

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Have you ever been called to an emergency on the property of a hosptial? A case in Canada provides a teachable moment for our profession.

Speeding to the hospital! or.. Nurses: Above the Law

Thanks to Burned Out Medic and the “Cath Lab Digest” I found this little gem. It’s priceless… a nurse actually published her fight against a speeding ticket because her job is too important to be bound by the law?

What is the next “Low Hanging Fruit” of EMS 2.0 and of US Healthcare Reform?

I’m inviting all types of healthcare providers to the party on this one. What’s the next “Low Hanging Fruit” for EMS 2.0 and for US healthcare reform. What can paramedics do that would remove some of the burden from the Emergency Healthcare System inside of six months?

Comfort from a Nurse during EMS week

A shoutout to @seejanenurse – a blogger of the nursing persuasion that wrote a great post honoring EMS week. You should read it.

A Slap in the Face for Medics? How about a Wake-up call

Following up to the “A Slap in the Face to Paramedics Everywhere?” Post, this is how I see it once I’ve calmed down a bit. It is a slap, but it should serve as a wake-up call for EMS.

A Slap in the Face to Paramedics Everywhere?

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Maybe I’m way off base here, but I’m just plain ol’ irate. I saw this ambulance on display at FDIC last weekend and I think it’s a full-on slap in the face to paramedic types like myself. It’s real, I took the picture myself.

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!

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