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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 […]

Stop Feeding the EMS Tee Trolls

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If I took the time I spend perusing Facebook and spent it writing blog posts instead, I could probably fill more server space than I have available. I spend way too much time on the ‘net doing drive by posting on social media than I ever do posting here, and that’s a shame. I really […]

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 […]

The “Pump It!” Study Seeks to Prove Effectiveness of Chest Compressions in Out Of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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April 1st, 2014 – Emporia, AR. The members of the Emporia (AR) EMS agency (EEA) will soon be participating in a potentially groundbreaking study to prove the effectiveness of CPR in patients suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest. Dubbed the “Pump It!” study, patients who are found to be suffering from Out of Hospital Cardiac […]

My Butt Isn’t Hurt – Defending EMS’s Public Image

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Some things I need to get off my chest about the treatment of our public image.

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.

April is Autism Awareness Month: Now Let’s Go Farther

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In honor of all of those with Special Needs and also of those who love them, let’s go a bit father than “Awareness” for Autism Awareness Month.

Hypocritically Speaking – My opinions about EMS models and philosophies

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Two of my opinions on EMS are possibly in conflict with some other of my opinions on EMS. Am I a hypocrite? Come on and take your shots at me… because I haven’t changed any of my potentially offending opinions yet.

A Medic Roast in Tennessee

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In this post I make the statement “If you’ve been a paramedic in the field for any length of time and this article doesn’t scare you, you’ve not been much of a paramedic for any length of time.” It will, trust me.

What Does “Brotherhood” mean?

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When will those who are politically-inclined in the whole labor/management thing wise up and realise that it’s not always about them?

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