Swinging a Sledgehammer and Thinking about the UK… Strange times

Good news! I’m embarking on a journey of self discovery! Wait.. no I’m not. I’m doing construction work! Aren’t I supposed to be um, like… doing Paramedic type stuff? Hmmm… what would Mark Glencourse do?

The Paramedic Intercept – Rural EMS

A series on the issues facing rural EMS and rural paramedicine – The ALS Intercept, or Paramedic Intercept, is a useful tool in extending the highest level of care to rural communities. I’ve done this from both sides and believe that it’s a useful tool

A quick Shoutout to EMS Chick

A shoutout to EMS Chick and her blog “That’s BLS, not BS” – She’s pointing out some of my EMS geekery.

Help Wanted

Hey, readers: Can you lend me a hand? I’m very much interested in getting feedback on how I can make this a better blog, website, or whatever it is. I really enjoy writing this stuff and improving our profession, and I can’t really do that if I’m not keeping you all happy. So I’m asking […]

My Biggest Blogging Fears and Heart Attacks

What’s my biggest fear as an EMS blogger? I’ll tell ya that it’s probably something that most EMTs and Paramedics are secretly afraid of too. Oh, and I put some stuff about cardiac care in here too for some reason. Just read it, please.

Paramedics Providing Physicals? Decreasing Healthcare Costs and Improving Care – EMS 2.0

Brainstorming ways that Paramedics and EMS could improve the Healthcare system and save money is part of EMS 2.0. Could a paramedic provide your next annual physical exam? Maybe we should.

Something funny and some news too

I’ve been working on some stuff that I think is pretty good… unfortunately it’s taking me a while. Here’s some stuff that’s going on and a chuckle or two.

Shoutout to AmboDriver

http://ambulancedriverfiles.com/2009/12/since-its-the-appropriate-season/ Really, I Lol’d on this one. Merry Christmas!

Guest Post – An Open Letter to Wisconsin Physicians Concerning Do-Not-Resucitate Orders

Do-Not-Resuscitate, or DNR orders, can be wonderful tools. However, physicians must provide the proper input and patient education in order to prevent tragic consequences – This is an open letter to Wisconsin Physicians written by a long-time paramedic.

Everyday EMS Ethics – Thoughts on Ethical Behavior in EMS

These are some thoughts on ethics in EMS for street-level paramedics and EMTs with some tidbits for organizational leaders as well. What is EMS Ethics? It’s how to become better people while we make people better.

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