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The Home Cook vs. the Professional Chef – What EMS Can Learn from Cooking

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Before her nose turned up too far at the plate I had put in front of her, I was able to convince my daughter to try the brussels sprouts I’d roasted to go along with our dinner. Our family’s healthy eating transition has been hard on our long-suffering pre-teen, but she’s managing. More veggies and […]

Maybe You Don’t Deserve More Money – A Guest Post

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My new ambulance partners don’t really take me seriously the first time they witness me do this. They don’t really think I’m sincere, I guess. Neither do the new people who I stop in the hallway and thank, and I mean sincerely thank, for doing their part to save the lives of my patients and […]

Another Picture Not to Believe – On The Soul of EMS

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I’d like to talk about our culture as a profession and the soul of EMS. A while ago, I wrote a post entitled An EMS Rant: Don’t Believe this Picture which ended up being one of my most popular posts ever. In the first day it was up it garnered over 11,000 readers and has done much […]

An EMS Rant: Don’t Believe this Picture

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So I saw this picture on Facebook today (Warning: There are some mild swear words in this picture you’re already seeing so I’m warning you that this warning is moot) Don’t believe this picture. I’ve read somewhere that people will believe anything they read from a picture with words on it they see on the […]

Change Medicare? Save EMS

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The “Fee-for-Transport” revenue model has failed us. EMS has grown to fit the healthcare payment system and has limited so much of our profession’s evolution. We need new revenue streams and innovation, not archaic regulation. Viva EMS!

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.

What Difference Does EMS Make? Choose Your Own Ending

I got a little philisophical with this post and I’d like you to pick the ending I should use. What do the three cases I present mean to you?

EMS: Is what you do the Best You Can Do?

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“Is that the best you can do?” Those seven words are so simple, yet when asked of ourselves and others, can become so powerful. Is what you’re doing in your EMS career the “best” you can do? Think of what we could accomplish if all simply “tried our best”.

Paramedics and EMTs are Special, a salute to the Spork!

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The humble spork, the very symbol of efficiency, ingenuity, and ineffective eating performance. How does the spork tie in with EMS? Very well, actually. We are sporks and we’re not sporks. It’s complex… you’ll see

Master Paramedics? I’m asking you a question

I have a question for all of you readers out there. Trade Unions have always honored their best and most experienced members by bestowing the title of “Master”. How would we in the Profession of EMS honor our own Masters?

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