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Lazy EMS – Encouraging the RMA

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My friend “Ann” called me for advice on a situation she’s having at her ambulance job. Can you offer better advice on how to deal with her possibly worthless partner?

A Late-Night Rant about Petty Politics in EMS

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Tonight, I had a bit of a rant that I let fly… Who am I kidding, it was a full-blown Hissy. I’m tired of the politics in EMS and I’m ranting about it. If I start the change, will you join me?

Colorado CRNAs Vs. Virginia Physicians? An interesting feud for EMS

This article caught my interest, it’s a feud between CRNAs and Anesthesiologists from Colorado to Virgina. There’s a lot to learn here for EMS 2.0.

Should EMS Improvise? And the Recipe for the “Kaiser Cocktail”

Sometimes EMS providers need to improvise for the best possible patient care. Here’s something I use to treat mild hypoglycemia in the known diabetic. I’m asking for your opinion on this one, should I be doing this?

Saved by the Bell? High School Student EMS

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Remember High School? I do. I was the geeky kid who did show choir. I played football too, though. I was young, naive, and inexperienced. I also desperately wanted to be on an ambulance before I was 18. Was that a good idea? Some communities are doing just that. I was for it… but should I have been?

Huddled Masses. Healthcare. Honor. EMS.

Undocumented Immigrants? Illegal Immigration? Where do we stand on this as EMS professionals? What do we do?

Trust… It’s everything

This post is about when “Stuff gets real”. It’s about trusting your colleagues and yourself to perform when everything’s on the line. It’s about trusting your fellow EMTs and paramedics to perform when it’s your loved-one on the line. Do you trust them? Do you trust yourself?

Two Cases, One letter – From one Paramedic’s struggles, change can come

A letter I got from a fellow Paramedic has caused me to write a long tyrade on the state of EMS. This post will make you mad. It will challenge you and challenge our profession. You will probably see yourself in the words this Paramedic wrote to me. We Need Change.

Are We the Gatekeepers to the Emergency Healthcare System? – EMS 2.0

EMS 2.0 has so much potential to save billions in unneccesary healthcare costs here in the US. Could this be an example? In this scenario, I tell the story of what I’ve put into practice since the Chronicles of EMS came on the scene.

“CPR Theatre” – Pediatric Deaths, resuscitations, and futility

This post is a cooperative joint topic with two widely respected EMS bloggers, Steve Whitehead from Http://www.TheEMTspot.com and Greg Friese, from Http://www.EveryDayEMStips.com – Our topic is supposed to be on why it is that EMTs, Paramedics, and other healthcare providers will sometimes “go through the motions” and continue on with futile resuscitations with pediatric cardiac […]

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