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Does How Your Brain Works Affect Your Patient Care?

If you’re a regular reader, you know by now that my brain works differently than well… a lot of people’s do. How does your brain work? How does that affect your care? How does this affect EMS?

Those Darn Kids!

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You Darn Kids and your Newfangled whozewhats and your whoop-dee-do’s and your confounded youth! The Old Grizzled Medic(TM) in me takes over for this one… Y’all kids are just chappin my hide!

Back in the Saddle Again!

After a short, unscheduled break… I’m Back Baby! Here’s something that made me laugh till I cried this morning. I love EMS.

You Can Nap if You Want To! Or You can Leave Your Calls Behind!

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You can Nap if you want to! You can leave Leth-ar-Gee Behind! Because EMS can nap and if they don’t nap – they leave, Patient Care behind. – Introducing the “Safety Nap” Who’s with me?

To Kneel or not to Kneel

Exploring the squishy side of emergency response. Do you always remember to look where you’re putting your knees? I don’t… Eww.

Foot-in-Mouth-Itis. Stupid Things We Say in EMS

Does your foot seem to have an oral fixation? Mine does. Sometimes I say some really stupid stuff. A letter I recieved from a “paramedic student” has gotten me thinking about some of those times.

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.

Ten (or so) things that you should try to do with every patient

Ten (or so) quick things that you should try to do with every patient to improve your care

Firefighter Vs. Nursing Home – I can relate, can you?

Caution: This video is funny because it’s sad… I don’t think that there’s a paramedic or EMT in the entire US that can’t relate to it. It’s a little off of my normal standards, but I had to put it up there. I coulda been the medic in this video on any random day of my shift. Could you?

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

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