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Why I am Passionate about the Chronicles of EMS

I am energized, passionate, and genuinely excited about the Chronicles of EMS. I’m in 100% – Here’s why you should be too.

Mental Quickness – Do Smart Alecks Make Better EMTs?

Input, processing speed, and decision making skills are all part of being a good EMT or Paramedic. How can we improve our own? By thinking about it in a new way… and by busting some chops too

EMS practice

What does Highschool Football Practice have to do with EMS? Does passing a football have anything to do with passing a tube? Maybe it does

Are We the Gatekeepers to the Emergency Healthcare System? – EMS 2.0

EMS 2.0 has so much potential to save billions in unneccesary healthcare costs here in the US. Could this be an example? In this scenario, I tell the story of what I’ve put into practice since the Chronicles of EMS came on the scene.

“Like Being on a Carousel” – The NREMT Cert? From TOTWTYTR

A shoutout to my friend TOTWTYTR, who calls out EMS education in one of his latest posts. Actual Quote: “The Entire Process of Recertification is a Fracking Farce” Go get em, buddy.

Uh oh, is it that time again? EMS Recert Time Cometh…

I’ll betcha that a lot of you reading this are in the same boat that I am… Here’s the reminder! Yesterday I had the occasion to pull out all of my various certification cards and licenses, photocopy them, and turn them in to one of my departments for verification that I still had them. Much […]

Education vs Training: The “Professional Ambulance Cleaner”

Imagine if you will this hypothetical scenario:

You and your roommate have just graduated EMT school together and go to work at competing ambulance companies in the same city. He works for HIS ambulance service, and you work for YOUR ambulance service. Both services have similar fleets, similar deployment patterns, and similar call-volumes. In fact, there’s really no way to tell them apart other than the fact that the HIS ambulance service uniforms are sickly green jumpsuits, and YOUR ambulance uniforms are Macho Blue Shirts with navy blue pants.

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation – Change brings Fantastic results

Some more information on the amazing, revolutionary procedure that is Cardiocerebral resuscitation. Be prepared here, folks. This stuff will blow your mind.

A Motivational EMS Article Geared towards Newer EMTs

This is a motivational piece geared towards new EMTs that I wrote for a department’s monthly newsletter. Feel free to steal it to inspire your own troops.

EMS 2.0 – What are our Core Beliefs?

What are the core beliefs for EMS 2.0? This is an “Audience participation” post. How much momentum can we build?

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