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Good Post on “Rescuing Providence”

The good Lieutenant over at “Rescuing Providence” has written a good and touching post on one of the simple pleasures in EMS. http://rescuing-providence.blogspot.com/2009/06/difference.html Since the wedding (OMG! Today is my 1 week anniversary and I haven’t gotten Gkemtb a gift yet!) (Awwww, I think I’m gonna get a cavity) (Cuz I’m so sweet) Where was […]

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 🙂

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 – 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 […]

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.

Follow Up to the Shine Factor – Grunts: Part 1

Third part of the three part series “The Shine Factor” – This post looks at us “Grunts” and tells how a lot of our organizational success is riding squarely upon our shoulders.

Why am I doing this??

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So the other day I was taking this cute little 9 month old to a tertiary specialty childrens’ hospital. It was a nice place, big, clean, bright, state of the art equipment, people scurrying about looking busy, cute nurses, etc… It was a class act, that hospital. The patient was stable and quite pleasant. We […]

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