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Guest Post – An Open Letter to Wisconsin Physicians Concerning Do-Not-Resucitate Orders

Do-Not-Resuscitate, or DNR orders, can be wonderful tools. However, physicians must provide the proper input and patient education in order to prevent tragic consequences – This is an open letter to Wisconsin Physicians written by a long-time paramedic.

Everyday EMS Ethics – Thoughts on Ethical Behavior in EMS

These are some thoughts on ethics in EMS for street-level paramedics and EMTs with some tidbits for organizational leaders as well. What is EMS Ethics? It’s how to become better people while we make people better.

Everyday EMS Ethics – Social Media and “Smart” phones?

Are “smart” phones and social media too much of a temptation for some? This Everyday EMS Ethics post looks into our ethical standards with Social Media and the Emergency Services.

Patient Handoffs from EMS to the ER, a Fictional Case Study (not a rant)

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I made up a scenario about the handover of care from EMS to ER staff. I ranted a bit… but I’m sure that there’s NEVER any problems like the one I MADE UP here. Any ER nurses out there want to comment?

The Drunk Responder

Greg Friese, over at Everday EMS Tips, has written a post in observance of Drug Free Work Week – Oct 19-25th, 2009 entitled “When a Coworker is Intoxicated” In it, he asks what we would do as EMS professionals and Firefighters in cases where we suspect that a coworker is under the influence. This originally started […]

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”?

Someone Failed… Is it the System? Everyday EMS Ethics

A tempestuous night is blowing outside the station walls. The cold night air is stirred wildly, blowing splatterings of rain against the glass window of my bedroom. The wind howls through the trees conjuring up fantastic images of the disturbed environs of the world outside my bunk room. Having gone to bed early, I cannot […]

Still more Everyday EMS Ethics – Gkemtp(it) is born

I’ve been on this kick lately for medical ethics in EMS. So, I’ve decided that “Everyday EMS Ethics” is going to be a featured area on my blog. I think that It’s annoying my wife Gkemtb who, by the way, is starting Paramedic school today and is now becoming Gkemtp(it). The (it) means, “in training”. […]

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 […]

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