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In an Instant

This is a therapy session for me. An incident that happend to me years ago has been haunting my mind lately and I thought writing it down would help. Spoiler alert: The kid dies at the end.

Splashed Sadness – A look at negative emotions in EMS

Handling sadness and other negative emotions is just part-and-parcel to EMS and the Emergency Services. How this effects has far reaching implications in our lives, even when it just “Splashes” onto us.

Thank you EMS – Some reasons I love what I do

Have you thought for a minute why you do what you do? I have.. and today I’m writing down what it is I love about my chosen profession. EMS is awesome most days.

“CPR Theatre” – Pediatric Deaths, resuscitations, and futility

This post is a cooperative joint topic with two widely respected EMS bloggers, Steve Whitehead from Http://www.TheEMTspot.com and Greg Friese, from Http://www.EveryDayEMStips.com – Our topic is supposed to be on why it is that EMTs, Paramedics, and other healthcare providers will sometimes “go through the motions” and continue on with futile resuscitations with pediatric cardiac […]

Guest Post – An Open Letter to Wisconsin Physicians Concerning Do-Not-Resucitate Orders

Do-Not-Resuscitate, or DNR orders, can be wonderful tools. However, physicians must provide the proper input and patient education in order to prevent tragic consequences – This is an open letter to Wisconsin Physicians written by a long-time paramedic.

Will your career survive a decade or more in full-time EMS? Take this three question quiz!

Think you’ve got the right mindset to survive a long career in EMS? Come take this helpful three-question quiz to determine if you’ve got the proper amount of insanity to handle it. EMS Humor folks.

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 […]

When God made Paramedics

Usually I don’t get into emotional fluff or “hero-worship” type stuff… but this one’s an oldie but a goodie. I didn’t write it, I don’t know who did… but as I sit here with my beautiful Gkemtb at my side and my kitty on the other side, I wax poetic… Maybe it’s the beer? ———————————–When […]

My First…

I can still smell the freshly cut grass baking in the summer sun and feel the breeze chasing leaves through the trees. Just one thought brings me back there to that time, to that place. My life forever changed as another life ended and I tried in vain to save it. I was young, naïve, […]

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