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FIrefighter Pre-Hydration – Fight Fire like a Marathon Runner

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Fighting fire in full gear is akin to running a marathon, right? In response to a rash of heat-related illnesses among firefighters lately, maybe we should prepare ourselves like marathon runners do. Firefighter pre-hydration can be easy and effective. Here are some tips you can use in your station.

GPS in the Ambulance – An overreliance on Ms. Kitty

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Do you have a magical voice box on your dashboard that tells you where do go? Do lives depend on it?? Maybe you might want a backup plan.

Blood Pressure – Vital Knowledge for EMS

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Your patient’s blood pressure is telling you more than you may know to look for. Here are some things that EMTs and Paramedics should know about this Vital sign.

Perils of Paramedics Pursing imProper Patient Refusals

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The nation’s capital is at it again. In this example of *stellar* journalism, we read about a medic having a bad day, and a patient having his last one.

EMS Narrative Report – Ckemtp on the MedicCast EMS Podcast

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I went on the MedicCast podcast with Jamie Davis to talk about EMS Narrative Reporting. Educational hijinks ensued.

Eight Ways you can Ace your Patient Assessment – EMS

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Want to wow your coworkers and nail your patient assessments every time?? Learn these eight tricks and you’ll be assessing like a diagnostician in no time.

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?

Too Much Information For a Paramedic?

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Our friend Greg Friese was told that a class he taught was “too much information for a paramedic”. Now there’s three bloggers ranting, good job there, Anonymous Student Evaluation.

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”.

Automatic Window Roller Uppers and Other “Great” Ideas

Wanna hear about a time I thought I was smart but when I was actually stupid? It happens about as often as you’d think. Thanks Car Company Engineers!

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Chris Kaiser aka "Ckemtp"

I am a paramedic trying to advance the idea that the Emergency Medical Services can be made into the profession that we all want it, need it, and know it deserves to be.

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