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Another Picture Not to Believe – On The Soul of EMS

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I’d like to talk about our culture as a profession and the “soul” of EMS. A while ago, I wrote a post entitled “An EMS Rant: Don’t Believe this Picture” which ended up being one of my most popular posts ever. In the first day it was up it garnered over 11,000 readers and has […]

Some More Help on Writing EMS Narrative Reports

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Buried down deep in the 450 or some odd blog posts I have on this site, you’ll find a few that cover how to write an EMS narrative report. It’s a skill that each and every EMT and Paramedic has to practice and perfect over the course of their careers lest they find themselves without a job, […]

The Natural Alignment Movement – Freedom of Choice from the Orthopedic Conspiracy

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When Paramedic Christopher Downdike responded to a seemingly routine ambulance call the other afternoon, he never expected he would be coming face to face with a national movement made up of people who say they’re fighting for the health of their children and for their rights as parents to choose the medical care they feel […]

A Big Announcement for EMS 2.0!

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March 20th, 2014 was a big day for the EMS 2.0 movement. On that day, the EMS 2.0 Facebook Page received a message from not one, but two US EMS services asking the leaders of the EMS 2.0 movement to step in and “finally figure out what the heck we should be doing with those […]

Pulmonary Embolism – An EMS Case Review

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“Ambulance 34, Ambulance 34. 452 Smithfield Street for the 34 year old male with chest pain and difficulty breathing. Delta-Level response. Medic 72 will be your backup. Time out 14:35” Ambulance 34, a BLS level ambulance responds from their designated system-status management post to the residential neighborhood where the call came from. Upon their arrival […]

My Butt Isn’t Hurt – Defending EMS’s Public Image

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Some things I need to get off my chest about the treatment of our public image.

Listen for ALL of the Hoof Beats – Aphorisms and Diagnoses in EMS

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Is Occam using a razor to shave Zebras while Hickam dictates? I’m no good at titles. Anywho, here’s a case about a patient that may be more than he seems

April is Autism Awareness Month: Now Let’s Go Farther

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In honor of all of those with Special Needs and also of those who love them, let’s go a bit father than “Awareness” for Autism Awareness Month.

April 2nd, 2013 – Review of Yesterday’s “News”

  Yesterday I got a little carried away and put up what I believe a record number of articles posted in a single day. I wrote five hard-hitting, fact-filled pieces of “reporterage” that were examples of the hard-hitting journalism that hits close to home that you in no way have reason to have come to […]

Paramedic Honored for Inaction in Local Ceremony

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With his trademark apathy, a paramedic was honored today for achieving an AMA refusal rate of near 96%…

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Chris Kaiser aka "Ckemtp"

I am a paramedic trying to advance the idea that the Emergency Medical Services can be made into the profession that we all want it, need it, and know it deserves to be.

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