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For No Really Good Reason…

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For no really good reason, I left work a bit late the other morning. Sure, we caught a call 16 minutes before the end-of-shift, but the great guys on “A” shift were already there and ready to go so we didn’t have to take it. I could have left right on time then, but for no really […]

Provider Suicide – A Letter From Someone’s Coworker

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This letter came in from a medic in a part of the US the other day. I’m posting it with a few edits, but the message is very much intact. These are better words than I can type, and I’m glad she is putting this raw and poignant message out there. ———————————————————————— One of our […]

Shining through Suffering – Learning How to Cope with Sadness in EMS

Dealing with the level of sadness we see in EMS isn’t something that comes naturally. It’s a learned skill. Take your time and find your way. We’re all nothing but human.

In an Instant

This is a therapy session for me. An incident that happend to me years ago has been haunting my mind lately and I thought writing it down would help. Spoiler alert: The kid dies at the end.

Splashed Sadness – A look at negative emotions in EMS

Handling sadness and other negative emotions is just part-and-parcel to EMS and the Emergency Services. How this effects has far reaching implications in our lives, even when it just “Splashes” onto us.

Life Under the Lights – From behind the Windshield

This post goes out to my blogger buddy @medicthree – (http://www.medicthree.com) whose been having a few rough shifts lately. If you’ve been having a few rough ones lately, this one’s for you too. It’s kind of a rambling, disjointed post about emotions in EMS. It made me feel better to write it. Here’s hoping that it makes you feel better to read it.

“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 […]