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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.

Thank you EMS – Some reasons I love what I do

Have you thought for a minute why you do what you do? I have.. and today I’m writing down what it is I love about my chosen profession. EMS is awesome most days.

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

Fiddling While Rome Burns – The “Ambulance Industry”

If you read this piece and it ticks you off, I’ve accomplished something. We have to take ownership of our profession and our cause. It’s always about the patient, but it’s about us too… are we taking a cue from Emperor Nero?

The Paramedic Intercept – Rural EMS

A series on the issues facing rural EMS and rural paramedicine – The ALS Intercept, or Paramedic Intercept, is a useful tool in extending the highest level of care to rural communities. I’ve done this from both sides and believe that it’s a useful tool

Paramedics Providing Physicals? Decreasing Healthcare Costs and Improving Care – EMS 2.0

Brainstorming ways that Paramedics and EMS could improve the Healthcare system and save money is part of EMS 2.0. Could a paramedic provide your next annual physical exam? Maybe we should.

MCMAID Resuscitation Protocol

This is a new cardiac arrest protocol currently in use which is showing great success – This is a supplemental post to “Advances in Resuscitation – CCR, if you’re not doing it you will be”

The Handover Blog Carnival – Funniest. Call. Ever – 9/25/2009

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EMS people are some funny, funny, people. Oh sure, some of our humor is strange to the uninitiated. It’s dark and disturbing sometimes… built from years of bearing witness to the macabre scenes of humanity that play out before us. Sometimes it’s more slapstick, a kick in the groin if you will. Or a psyche […]

Why I love this Job

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Because the owner of this brand new Escalade will ultimately be happy that I’m tearing it apart with the spreaders. (Yep, that’s Good Ol’ Ck on the tool)

EMS Trendsetters Conference 2009

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http://www.emstrendsetters.org/ Are you an EMS Person? Are you involved in Emergency Medicine? Are you an EMT, a Paramedic, a Nurse, a Doctor, a “something medical”? Are you interested in high quality continuing education provided in a fun and cool environment by top quality, national speakers? You are? I thought so. See, I know my audience […]

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