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Maybe You Don’t Deserve More Money – A Guest Post

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My new ambulance partners don’t really take me seriously the first time they witness me do this. They don’t really think I’m sincere, I guess. Neither do the new people who I stop in the hallway and thank, and I mean sincerely thank, for doing their part to save the lives of my patients and […]

For No Really Good Reason…

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For no really good reason, I left work a bit late the other morning. Sure, we caught a call 16 minutes before the end-of-shift, but the great guys on “A” shift were already there and ready to go so we didn’t have to take it. I could have left right on time then, but for no really […]

Welcome to the Club

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Welcome. You might be wondering why you’re here, who I am, and how long you’ll be here. In fact, I’m sure you have many questions. Some of them I can answer, some of them I can’t, and some of them are questions we both have. I do know that we’ll most probably be together for […]

Provider Suicide – A Letter From Someone’s Coworker

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This letter came in from a medic in a part of the US the other day. I’m posting it with a few edits, but the message is very much intact. These are better words than I can type, and I’m glad she is putting this raw and poignant message out there. ———————————————————————— One of our […]

BLS vs ALS – Cold War or Misunderstanding?

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BLS vs. ALS? ALS providers behaving badly? BLS providers protecting their egos at the expense of patient care? It happens. We’re exploring it.

Look for the Helpers

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Mister Fred Rogers and Kurt Vonnegut have some words we all need to remember during this holiday season. Look for the Helpers and try to remember what’s truly important.

Thinking about the ones that got away… at Midnight on a Wednesday

Yep. It’s midnight. It’s a non-descript Wednesday. I’m… letting the ghosts in my head chase each other around. I thought you might enjoy reading some older posts that you may not have read about. An old medic remembers.

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?

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?

Shining through Suffering – Learning How to Cope with Sadness in EMS

Dealing with the level of sadness we see in EMS isn’t something that comes naturally. It’s a learned skill. Take your time and find your way. We’re all nothing but human.

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