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Would you like EMS with that?

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Would you like EMS with that? It might beat a full tune up and lube job for increasing our pay

EMS Pay Sucks!! (Part 4) – We Control the Market

Low Price. High Quality. Good Service – Of those three choices, which two do you want our profession to pick? It’s time for a little economics and some collective awakening of our profession. Let’s change the rules of the game.

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?

EMS Pay Sucks!! (part 3) – Who or What is at fault here!?

Welcome back to the Life Under the Lights Bar and Grille – This is the third installment of my EMS Pay Sux!! Series of articles. This one calls every argument you’ve ever heard on this issue “crap” and lays out three simple problems that we must tackle to solve our problem sooner, rather than later.

EMS Pay Sucks!! Part 2 – Identifying the problem

Part two in my audience participation exercize entitled “EMS Pay Sucks!! Let’s DO something about it!” – This post is written for general audiences and states what exactly the problem is: The way we compensate EMS professionals in this country is despicable…

EMS Pay Sucks! Let’s do something about it

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I’ll be kicking EMS compensation squarely in the butt over the next few posts due to the fact that I’m mad as heck and I don’t plan on taking it anymore. Here’s the introduction and some pre-reading.

EMS 2.0 & EMS Ethics – How far would you go?

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EMS 2.0’s going to need us to find answers to questions we haven’t even asked yet. This is one of them. Where is the line between “progressive” protocols and “I ain’t getting paid enough”?

Why does being a Paramedic seem so worthless sometimes?

This isn’t a happy post. I love EMS and love being a paramedic. I love the job, love taking care of the patients, and love the challenge, excitement, and challenge. I’ve always said that EMS is an abusive, co-dependent relationship for me. I need it and really, I’ve always thought that it kind of needs […]