Category Archives: EMS Health & Safety

Working Out on Shift – Any tips out there?

I can work out on duty, and I really should. Ever kneel down to do CPR and come up with a cramp on compression #38? I’m needing your suggestions here.

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.

Ambulance Roll-Over in Milwaukee – To my friends at MedaCare

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Hoping for a speedy recovery to our friends at MedaCare

EMS Fights the Flu – The 2013 influenza epidemic

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Have you heard? We’re right in the middle of a flu epidemic in 2013. Most US states are affected and it’s getting worse. Here’s what we as EMS providers can do as we stand at the crossroads of Medicine and Public Health.

Rockford REACT Crew Memorial Fund

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EMS is a family, and right now our extended family needs us. Let’s all do something worthwhile for the families of some of our fallen heroes.

Dirty Wet Wipes, Millions of Dollars, and the Coming Changes to EMS

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What do dirty wet wipes have to do with bankrupt ambulance services? Plenty, in my opinion. You need to read this

EMS Providers Carrying Guns – A terrible idea

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Have you ever kept hearing people talk about a terrible, awful, no-good, very bad idea? I have been, and it needs to stop…

FIrefighter Pre-Hydration – Fight Fire like a Marathon Runner

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Fighting fire in full gear is akin to running a marathon, right? In response to a rash of heat-related illnesses among firefighters lately, maybe we should prepare ourselves like marathon runners do. Firefighter pre-hydration can be easy and effective. Here are some tips you can use in your station.

5 tips for beating the summer heat – An EMS and Medical Stock PSA

This is a free Public Service Announcement that talks about creative ways for staying safe in the summer heat. Feel free to steal it and/or link to it from your EMS agency’s social media or website. Stay safe out there.

Heat Emergencies for EMS – The Summer Time Blues

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It’s summertime! Who’s up for a review of Heat Emergencies for EMS?

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Chris Kaiser aka "Ckemtp"

I am a paramedic trying to advance the idea that the Emergency Medical Services can be made into the profession that we all want it, need it, and know it deserves to be.

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