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Changing Cardiac Care – Being Suspicious

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A study published in the JAMA may have big implications for how we treat “Chest Pain” patients. It changed my care, will it change yours?

Coming Soon – The Law of Unintended Consequences meets the fire service

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Charging fees for fire service – Is it a good idea? Or could the hook and ladder become the corporate ladder due to capitalism?

Issues: I’m Scared of something, Have a Rhythm, and A New Column Up, Too.

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I’ve got a few things I want to talk with you about. Nitro and Ham, Moline, Illinois, and my fear of posting something.

Tripping at the Hospital – A Teachable Moment for EMS

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Have you ever been called to an emergency on the property of a hosptial? A case in Canada provides a teachable moment for our profession.

The Houston Medicare Problem – Formulating Better Instructions on Paying for EMS

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Have you ever made one silly mistake in a formula and screwed up your whole database? No? Not a nerd, eh? Well look at what happened in Houston.

A Medic Roast in Tennessee

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In this post I make the statement “If you’ve been a paramedic in the field for any length of time and this article doesn’t scare you, you’ve not been much of a paramedic for any length of time.” It will, trust me.

From the #WTF files – AL Fire Chief Flushes Twins down the Toilet?

This case is so strange… I can’t believe it. I almost don’t *want* to know more. Did this really happen?

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.

I don’t usually talk about Political things…

I found this news story out of Schaumburg, Illinois today. Perhaps you should read it, those of you who work local government. It’s of note.

A Weighted Issue – The Fire Service Helping Private EMS

The EMS news outlets are jumpin and there’s a disagreement among EMS people out there. What’s your take?

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