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A warning to the EMS Blogosphere

http://www.iemta.com/KEMSA%20Chronicle%20Article.pdf The above link is to an essay written by a Paramedic from the State of Kansas who got into a very large amount of trouble by being less than flattering in a blog post that he wrote about a specific patient. There is no link to the actual blog that I know of, but […]

A post worth reading

Kelly Grayson over at http://ambulancedriverfiles.blogspot.com has written a great article on a patient he had exhibiting Wolf Parkinson White syndrome. http://ambulancedriverfiles.blogspot.com/2009/05/little-cardiology-geekery.html His “Cardiology Geekery” was one of the best written and most educational articles on the topic that I’ve ever read. I learned something, and so should you. Please come back though 🙂

Holy Crap! UK medics…

Y’all need a taser. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5364780/Knifeman-copied-scene-from-The-Shining-as-he-attacked-paramedics.html Glad that this kind of stuff doesn’t happen where I am much. Medics get attacked all the time, and I am no different… but I’ve never gone through this. I think that here in the states there wouldn’t have been a court case for the perpetrator on this one. I […]

Clean EMS – Lifesaving practices in Ambulance Cleaning

Here is a shocking statistic: According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nosocomial Infections (or Healthcare Associated Infections – “HAIs”) defined as “… infections which are a result of treatment in a hospital or a healthcare service unit, but secondary to the patient’s original condition” are the 4th leading cause […]

EMS Week 2009 – Thank You Letter for your Crews

A Thank you letter from Management to EMS crews – In honor of EMS week. Feel free to use it as you wish.

EMS Week 2009 – Letter to the Editor

*** Note!! – I’m getting a lot of traffic sent by Google looking for EMS Week thank you letters. There are more than one on this site. This is just the one that was indexed first and pops up first. Look at the home page to see more. Here is a letter to the editor […]

Lie Back and Do Whatever the Nice Officer Says

File this one under: “Life Training” So I’m on shift the other day and my soon-to-be wife calls me up and announces: “I just got tazed!!” and she seems happy about this. “Come again?” I asked. “I was down at the police department for training, and they asked if there were any more volunteers to […]

The Profession that is EMS

(Attention: I edited this post heavily. I think that my ADD was in full effect when I wrote it. It’s better now, I think) The results are in: the bloggers, posters, commentators, columnists, partners, colleagues, and other people even passively involved in EMS have spoken. It seems that EMS ain’t much of a profession these […]

Follow up to The Shine Factor: What makes a great Ambulance Service

Part of “The Shine Factor” series – This post looks at some basic characteristics of Great Ambulance Services.

Oh no you didn’t…

Really? Did you just?? Oh come on now… you don’t really think?? Seriously… Did you really just call me an “Ambulance Driver”? An Ambulance Driver? Oh come on… Four years of college level classes, hundreds upon hundreds of hours of continuing educations, a veritable alphabet soup of certification acronyms behind my name, and this nifty […]

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