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To Kneel or not to Kneel

Exploring the squishy side of emergency response. Do you always remember to look where you’re putting your knees? I don’t… Eww.

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.

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.

The Perfect Emergency? Well, almost

An idyllic day, an idyllic shift, and an *almost* perfect response. What was wrong with this call? Well.. maybe it was us.

Why I am Passionate about the Chronicles of EMS

I am energized, passionate, and genuinely excited about the Chronicles of EMS. I’m in 100% – Here’s why you should be too.

Ten (or so) things that you should try to do with every patient

Ten (or so) quick things that you should try to do with every patient to improve your care

Firefighter Vs. Nursing Home – I can relate, can you?

Caution: This video is funny because it’s sad… I don’t think that there’s a paramedic or EMT in the entire US that can’t relate to it. It’s a little off of my normal standards, but I had to put it up there. I coulda been the medic in this video on any random day of my shift. Could you?

Mental Quickness – Do Smart Alecks Make Better EMTs?

Input, processing speed, and decision making skills are all part of being a good EMT or Paramedic. How can we improve our own? By thinking about it in a new way… and by busting some chops too

EMS practice

What does Highschool Football Practice have to do with EMS? Does passing a football have anything to do with passing a tube? Maybe it does

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