When it comes to your mentoring style, are you intimidating or laid back? Persuasive or protective? Not all of these qualities are positive, according to Keith Widmeier, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, BA, during…Continue
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Do you remember the first time you heard the term 'paramedic?' At the opening keynote at the National Association of EMS Educators Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Ronald Stewart, member of the Order of…Continue
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At Friday’s session at Fire-Rescue Med in Las Vegas, “Social Networking Gone Wrong: An EMS Dilemma,” Jeff Dyar and Paul Le Sage shared some words of wisdom on how departments should handle social media. The problem? There is no one answer or solution to the many challenges presented by the Internet.
“Every single thing we do, we need to think about it,” Dyar said, reminding the audience to think about some of the following questions when questioning whether something…Continue
Posted on May 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments
Yesterday, I learned that becoming a clinical “master” of EMS is a lot like making a batch of brownies: You can’t just throw in random ingredients and expect a tasty outcome. Instead, you have to pay careful attention to all the ingredients you add into the mix. Yesterday, David Page, MS, NREMT-P, shared some tips on what he’s learned are the important elements to becoming one at his packed afternoon session.
What do you think are the key elements to being an EMS master…Continue
Posted on March 4, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment
Wednesday’s pre-conference session at EMS Today, “Ultrasound in the Field,” offered a hands-on approach to teach providers the ins and outs of ultrasound. Presented by SonoSite, the session, taught by William Heegaard, MD, MPH, and a clinical team, emphasized the importance of how "little movements have big effects" when it comes to ultrasound.
With the help of four male models, participants received training on how to properly hold and move the probe for an effective reading while…Continue
Posted on March 3, 2011 at 10:50am