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EMS Week 2010 – All Respect is Earned

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EMS week 2010 is coming up. This year, the official slogan is “Anytime. Anywhere. We’ll be there.” That’s fine for the public, but I suggest that we use EMS week 2010 to promote our own slogan “All Respect is Earned”

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.

A Slap in the Face to Paramedics Everywhere?

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Maybe I’m way off base here, but I’m just plain ol’ irate. I saw this ambulance on display at FDIC last weekend and I think it’s a full-on slap in the face to paramedic types like myself. It’s real, I took the picture myself.

Foot-in-Mouth-Itis. Stupid Things We Say in EMS

Does your foot seem to have an oral fixation? Mine does. Sometimes I say some really stupid stuff. A letter I recieved from a “paramedic student” has gotten me thinking about some of those times.

Grumblemedics

Grumblemedics seem to be everywhere, whether they’re a “grumble-Pee” or a “grumble-bee”, perhaps they should evaluate their own attitudes. We have a long way to go, but look at how far we’ve come.

Red Lights to the Left of them, Blue to the right! – Coloring Emergency Lighting

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Ever pull over for a tow-truck or a snow plow? What’s up with the lack of a standard for emergency lighting colors? It’s confusing as heck..

Advances in Prehospital Analgesia and Conscious Sedation

From the Plover, WI Polytechnic Institute of Cosmetology and Cheese Making comes these handy tips for prehospital analgesia and anesthesia. Control all complaints of pain and induce sedation for RSI easily and cheaply.

Saved by the Bell? High School Student EMS

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Remember High School? I do. I was the geeky kid who did show choir. I played football too, though. I was young, naive, and inexperienced. I also desperately wanted to be on an ambulance before I was 18. Was that a good idea? Some communities are doing just that. I was for it… but should I have been?

Huddled Masses. Healthcare. Honor. EMS.

Undocumented Immigrants? Illegal Immigration? Where do we stand on this as EMS professionals? What do we do?

Trust… It’s everything

This post is about when “Stuff gets real”. It’s about trusting your colleagues and yourself to perform when everything’s on the line. It’s about trusting your fellow EMTs and paramedics to perform when it’s your loved-one on the line. Do you trust them? Do you trust yourself?

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