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Modern (f)Art

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“Art Purchased by Experts who are not spending their own, personal money” – Ann Arbor, MI is trying to redefine “Art” by spending what “experts” call a “WHOLE BOATLOAD O’ CASH” on “art” while laying off firefighters. You’ll laugh and get ticked off with this. Mostly ticked off.

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?

Four Words: EMS, Apathy, Disgrace, Massachusetts.

You’ve heard about the Mass. 200, right? Well, this is my take on it. The system may be broken, but they needed to do more than just ignore it. There’s more.

Paramedics and EMTs are Special, a salute to the Spork!

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The humble spork, the very symbol of efficiency, ingenuity, and ineffective eating performance. How does the spork tie in with EMS? Very well, actually. We are sporks and we’re not sporks. It’s complex… you’ll see

As AmboDriver Always says… For all you EMS types

There’s a new EMS article about to blow up your mail box in the July issue of EMS magazine… or you could follow this link to the article on EMSresponder.com

Should EMS Improvise? And the Recipe for the “Kaiser Cocktail”

Sometimes EMS providers need to improvise for the best possible patient care. Here’s something I use to treat mild hypoglycemia in the known diabetic. I’m asking for your opinion on this one, should I be doing this?

Police Car Drivers, Ambulance Drivers, and their responsibilities

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A news story I read on EMS1.com via Twitter today caught my interest. Can you identify the three professions in the picture before someone dies?

When all you have is a hammer… Every problem looks like, lasix?

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Ever heard the expression “When all you have is a hammer, every problem tends to look like a nail”. I do that on fire scenes, but is it good to do that with EMS?

Rural EMS – A Fictional Letter to the Small Town Community

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Rural EMS has it’s challenges, not the least of which are the low pay and long hours. I believe that the lives of those in the sticks are just as important as the lives of those in the city and that rural folk need paramedics too. This is a fictional letter with a very real message.

Master Paramedics? I’m asking you a question

I have a question for all of you readers out there. Trade Unions have always honored their best and most experienced members by bestowing the title of “Master”. How would we in the Profession of EMS honor our own Masters?

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