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You Can Nap if You Want To! Or You can Leave Your Calls Behind!

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You can Nap if you want to! You can leave Leth-ar-Gee Behind! Because EMS can nap and if they don’t nap – they leave, Patient Care behind. – Introducing the “Safety Nap” Who’s with me?

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

In an Instant

This is a therapy session for me. An incident that happend to me years ago has been haunting my mind lately and I thought writing it down would help. Spoiler alert: The kid dies at the end.

To Kneel or not to Kneel

Exploring the squishy side of emergency response. Do you always remember to look where you’re putting your knees? I don’t… Eww.

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”

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.

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?

Any Random Person

Hey, I could do that ALS stuff. Any Random Person could do some of that stuff. Right? Well, I counter that it takes a VERY SPECIAL KIND of random person to be a good ALS provider.

The Shine Factor

The Shine Factor, first in a three part series, examines a simple yet remarkably powerful way to gauge the health of your emergency services organization. It’s quick, easy, and accurate as a temperature check.

Splashed Sadness – A look at negative emotions in EMS

Handling sadness and other negative emotions is just part-and-parcel to EMS and the Emergency Services. How this effects has far reaching implications in our lives, even when it just “Splashes” onto us.

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