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Get a Pulse, Get a Steak? Random Incentive

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An interesting incentive program idea for EMS people. Yeah, the idea needs work… but it’s freakin delicious.

Perils of Paramedics Pursing imProper Patient Refusals

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The nation’s capital is at it again. In this example of *stellar* journalism, we read about a medic having a bad day, and a patient having his last one.

From the #WTF files – AL Fire Chief Flushes Twins down the Toilet?

This case is so strange… I can’t believe it. I almost don’t *want* to know more. Did this really happen?

We Oughta Look In to This – EMS 2.0

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I came across a company called “Mobile Doctors” and the seem to deliver what they promise. What can we learn from their business model?

Wake Up! You may have a call…

How do you wake up for a call? Could that method be killing you? Here’s an innovative way thought up by an intrepid inventor, complete with video.

Change Medicare? Save EMS

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The “Fee-for-Transport” revenue model has failed us. EMS has grown to fit the healthcare payment system and has limited so much of our profession’s evolution. We need new revenue streams and innovation, not archaic regulation. Viva EMS!

Lazy EMS – Encouraging the RMA

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My friend “Ann” called me for advice on a situation she’s having at her ambulance job. Can you offer better advice on how to deal with her possibly worthless partner?

A Shoutout Across the Pond to our British EMS Bretheren

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We could learn a lot from the British EMS system. Our EMS bretheren in the UK have quite a few things figured out that we’ve been trying to get here in the US. EMS 2.0 anyone?

A Late-Night Rant about Petty Politics in EMS

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Tonight, I had a bit of a rant that I let fly… Who am I kidding, it was a full-blown Hissy. I’m tired of the politics in EMS and I’m ranting about it. If I start the change, will you join me?

I don’t usually talk about Political things…

I found this news story out of Schaumburg, Illinois today. Perhaps you should read it, those of you who work local government. It’s of note.

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