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Everyday EMS Ethics – Thoughts on Ethical Behavior in EMS

These are some thoughts on ethics in EMS for street-level paramedics and EMTs with some tidbits for organizational leaders as well. What is EMS Ethics? It’s how to become better people while we make people better.

Everyday EMS Ethics – Social Media and “Smart” phones?

Are “smart” phones and social media too much of a temptation for some? This Everyday EMS Ethics post looks into our ethical standards with Social Media and the Emergency Services.

Dear State of Illinois EMS…

State of Illinois EMS… We have to have a little talk. Can we save our relationship?

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?

The Drunk Responder

Greg Friese, over at Everday EMS Tips, has written a post in observance of Drug Free Work Week – Oct 19-25th, 2009 entitled “When a Coworker is Intoxicated” In it, he asks what we would do as EMS professionals and Firefighters in cases where we suspect that a coworker is under the influence. This originally started […]

EMS 2.0 & EMS Ethics – How far would you go?

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EMS 2.0’s going to need us to find answers to questions we haven’t even asked yet. This is one of them. Where is the line between “progressive” protocols and “I ain’t getting paid enough”?

The Medics are Revolting

Welcome to my new blog. Allow me to head off on a rant here, no use pulling any punches. EMS Needs some changin’. Here’s how we’re going to do it. Hint: It’s together

Soapy Demons – Ckemtp is a geek

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Ok, so this post really proves just how much of a geek I really am. Just bear with me for a bit. This subject causes me a lot of personal grief. I know that it probably shouldn’t and that I am indeed a geek for worrying about this issue because seemingly no one else does, […]

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 […]

EMS 2.0, Bernoulli, Fluid Dynamics, and Changing the World

Today the Boy was playing with one of the junk mail “newspapers” that we get involuntarily delivered to our home when I thought of a way to actually make it useful. I tore off a long, narrow piece of it and made him a Bernoulli strip to play with. For those of you who don’t […]

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