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Smoother Than a Fresh Jar of Skippy

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Hey! Have you seen the COOL NEW VIRAL WEB VIDEO!? It’s VIRAL! Sorry y’all, but I couldn’t resist. I usually don’t post about these sort of things. I’ll watch them, enjoy them for a bit, and then let all of the other blogs and websites talk about them. Usually by the time I’ve seen something […]

EMS 12-Leads – The Standard of Care

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Every ambulance operating in the United States should be able to obtain a 12-lead EKG. It doesn’t matter if they work in an urban or rural area nor does it matter if they are BLS, ILS, or ALS. Here are some tips that you can take to your communities to support you getting it.

Changing Cardiac Care – Being Suspicious

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A study published in the JAMA may have big implications for how we treat “Chest Pain” patients. It changed my care, will it change yours?

What is the next “Low Hanging Fruit” of EMS 2.0 and of US Healthcare Reform?

I’m inviting all types of healthcare providers to the party on this one. What’s the next “Low Hanging Fruit” for EMS 2.0 and for US healthcare reform. What can paramedics do that would remove some of the burden from the Emergency Healthcare System inside of six months?

EMS 2.0 as Explained to My Brother

I had a good conversation with my brother the other day. We talked about this “blogging” stuff I do and the topic turned to EMS 2.0. Guess what he wants me to do?

A Slap in the Face for Medics? How about a Wake-up call

Following up to the “A Slap in the Face to Paramedics Everywhere?” Post, this is how I see it once I’ve calmed down a bit. It is a slap, but it should serve as a wake-up call for EMS.

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.

The Perfect Emergency? Well, almost

An idyllic day, an idyllic shift, and an *almost* perfect response. What was wrong with this call? Well.. maybe it was us.

Pop! Changes the Industry… Here We Go!

In 4hrs I am heading off to San Francisco for the Chronicles of EMS – This is it folks, it’s big. Come on and join us!

Dear State of Illinois EMS…

State of Illinois EMS… We have to have a little talk. Can we save our relationship?