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Reflections on an Easter Morning – EMS

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A roadside mrmorial took me from my idyllic Easter run to the grocery store to a dark, noisy place. I thought I’d share with you my thoughts from this Easter Morning and from a year ago at that same time and place.

Advances in Prehospital Analgesia and Conscious Sedation

From the Plover, WI Polytechnic Institute of Cosmetology and Cheese Making comes these handy tips for prehospital analgesia and anesthesia. Control all complaints of pain and induce sedation for RSI easily and cheaply.

Saved by the Bell? High School Student EMS

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Remember High School? I do. I was the geeky kid who did show choir. I played football too, though. I was young, naive, and inexperienced. I also desperately wanted to be on an ambulance before I was 18. Was that a good idea? Some communities are doing just that. I was for it… but should I have been?

Huddled Masses. Healthcare. Honor. EMS.

Undocumented Immigrants? Illegal Immigration? Where do we stand on this as EMS professionals? What do we do?

The Shine Factor

The Shine Factor, first in a three part series, examines a simple yet remarkably powerful way to gauge the health of your emergency services organization. It’s quick, easy, and accurate as a temperature check.

Two Cases, One letter – From one Paramedic’s struggles, change can come

A letter I got from a fellow Paramedic has caused me to write a long tyrade on the state of EMS. This post will make you mad. It will challenge you and challenge our profession. You will probably see yourself in the words this Paramedic wrote to me. We Need Change.

A Shoutout to Emergiblog – Every EMS person should read this

This is a link to a post that EVERY paramedic and EMT should read. I mean really. Go to Emergiblog and read this post. Then try substituting the word “Paramedic” every time the word “Nurse” comes up.

A writing Exercise – Working a weekend 48hr shift equal randomness

In the search to find new and interesting ways to order my mind and rid myself of “writers’ block” I’m writing down some randomness. It’s ok, it’s a weekend and I’m on a 48hr shift Saturday and Sunday. It actually worked!

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.

The Chronicles of EMS – Day 3?? Who knows, I’m flying

I am flying. I am so freaking happy that I came to San Francisco! Just.. wow.

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