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Wake Up! You may have a call…

How do you wake up for a call? Could that method be killing you? Here’s an innovative way thought up by an intrepid inventor, complete with video.

When all you have is a hammer… Every problem looks like, lasix?

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Ever heard the expression “When all you have is a hammer, every problem tends to look like a nail”. I do that on fire scenes, but is it good to do that with EMS?

Foot-in-Mouth-Itis. Stupid Things We Say in EMS

Does your foot seem to have an oral fixation? Mine does. Sometimes I say some really stupid stuff. A letter I recieved from a “paramedic student” has gotten me thinking about some of those times.

Advances in Prehospital Analgesia and Conscious Sedation

From the Plover, WI Polytechnic Institute of Cosmetology and Cheese Making comes these handy tips for prehospital analgesia and anesthesia. Control all complaints of pain and induce sedation for RSI easily and cheaply.

Zombies!!!

There’s a twitter tag going around for #ZombieAwareness – Am I a scardy cat? Would YOU think that you were about to git eated?? I sure did

“In Their Eyes” – From Guest Author – Randy Lovelace EMT-B

… We’re an anomaly, our small-but-proud department. We’ve got a fanatically devoted, passionate group of highly trained volunteer firefighters and EMTs that provide the best possible service to our citizens…

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 […]

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 […]