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EMS 2.0 & EMS Ethics – How far would you go?

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EMS 2.0’s going to need us to find answers to questions we haven’t even asked yet. This is one of them. Where is the line between “progressive” protocols and “I ain’t getting paid enough”?

The Medics are Revolting

Welcome to my new blog. Allow me to head off on a rant here, no use pulling any punches. EMS Needs some changin’. Here’s how we’re going to do it. Hint: It’s together

Soapy Demons – Ckemtp is a geek

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Ok, so this post really proves just how much of a geek I really am. Just bear with me for a bit. This subject causes me a lot of personal grief. I know that it probably shouldn’t and that I am indeed a geek for worrying about this issue because seemingly no one else does, […]

Scenarios. A lot of EMS, a little Einstein

A while back ago I had a kick where I did a scenario-based EMS ethics piece that took a look at a possible situation that could be faced by some Paramedics and asked readers what they would do in that case. The response was pretty good. You should add your opinion here. I use a […]

Everyday Ethics for EMS Providers

Mike left a comment on the last post I wrote “EMS Politics, Medical Ethics, and… What would you do?” with a good quote that I’d like to bring the forefront of discussion: “Your next call could be your last call”. That sentence sums up something that I’ve always said about EMS quite nicely. Bravo to […]

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 […]

The DNT Order??

Tonight I would like to take a few moments to hit on what is one of my top-ten all-time use-a-lot-of-dashes-in-between pet-peeves in EMS and probably in health care in general. It’s the “DNT” or “Do not Treat” order. It might just as well be called the “DNC” or “Do Not Care” order, or “Do Not […]

Professing EMS

Some time ago I was working a shift in a clinic on a particularly busy day when I had a few moments to sit down, have a cup of coffee, and talk with my coworkers. It was the usual stuff, talk about the day, tidbits about personal lives, and since most of the people I […]

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