January 2009 Blog Posts (45)

Is it a Jelly Fish bad day?

This is even funnier when you realize it's real! Next time you have a bad day at work, think of this guy.

Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs. Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister.

She then sent it to radio station 103.2 on FM dial in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won.

Hi Sue,

Just… Continue

Added by Robin Inman on January 31, 2009 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments



Added by D.MAN on January 30, 2009 at 10:44pm — 2 Comments

Possible budget cuts for EMS in Utah

This is a copy of a letter that our captain of Salem City Ambulance sent to all of us. It's well worth the time to read it. The whole concept of the cuts are really quite frightening. What do you all think?

Hello All,

I am writing to ask for your help today regarding the Health and Human

Services base budget that was recommended yesterday. This goes to the

Executive Appropriations Committee on Monday, so we only have today and

tomorrow to educate the… Continue

Added by Jean Riches on January 30, 2009 at 10:34pm — No Comments

We demand more respect!!!

As an active EMS provider in both ground and air transports, I deal with a lot of different EMT and Paramedics from different services and this allows me the opportunity to listen in on different conversations, be apart of different debates and hear different ideas and views from the crew members. One particular topic that always gets to me is when I hear providers say we don’t get the respect we deserve from nurses and doctors in the hospital. Yes...believe me, I know first hand that this is… Continue

Added by Jason Beal on January 28, 2009 at 1:04am — 13 Comments

My turn to vent a little

We were at the ER doing paperwork as one of our other units was dispatched for a female in labor. Seemed to be the same old call, probably just started having contractions and probably 10 minutes apart. We listen to the radio traffic and never hear them call for another unit, so it is no big deal. Then we hear them clear the scene responding to the hospital "priority 1" (emergency). So I inform the ER to get ready because either they have delivered or they have a serious complication going on.… Continue

Added by Jasen Adam on January 27, 2009 at 10:58pm — 9 Comments

Fly Nala, fly... To my dog

Dear Nala,

I past six years with you,

six years that you were here, near me..
Six years you were the nicest friend
Six years you were looking at us, just waiting for a caress
Six years you were the angel of our house

Now it's time to let you fly to paradise, where you will find a new carpet to sleep.

I hope you'll be happy there and don't forget us...

Good bye Nala

Added by Chris Fournier on January 27, 2009 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

I wish you could comprehend....

I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 6 AM as I check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is too late. But wanting his wife and family to know everything possible was done to try and save his life. Even if you know it will not change anything. You do it for the family.

I wish you knew the unique smell of burning insulation, the taste of soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat through… Continue

Added by Jodi on January 27, 2009 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

red flag rule

We will all need some type of "red flag policy" . The link above had some Q & A regarding Ambulance Provider question for a city or town meeting. When I attended a Mcar work shop the fact that we have SSN and often they are on the PCR would indicate a policy would be needed. Best of Luck patti

Added by patti on January 27, 2009 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

new pics

hey everybody, i just posted pictures of my daughter, she is not even two months old yet, she is beautiful, so take a look and let me know what you think, and for any of you race fans out there, i go to the vegas race every year and put a few pics up from that.....later

Added by Aaron Nathaniel Thompson on January 27, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Dalmation Puppies

Just wanted to let everyone know that a friend of mine still has two dalmation puppies available for sale. She is asking $150 each. If anyone is interested or has questions, please feel free to contact Shannon at rayden433@hotmail.com.

Stay Safe,

Added by Lisa on January 26, 2009 at 9:21pm — No Comments

National Registry

As with many things, this would appear to be a political issue between states exercising their rights to govern their state and a national agency mandating required standards.

Although the differences in demographics may neccessitate additional skills for rural EMS, there is not one reason those skills shouldn't be made into national standards and be required regardless of demographics. Not sure about other states, but as a licensed EMS responder, we practice under the protocols set… Continue

Added by Tina Bowers on January 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

National Certification Should Be Mandated

I've been posting a few blogs while attending the National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting in Jacksonville, FL. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.

I was on a plane to Houston (which felt more like a warmed tube of Colgate than a trustworthy aircraft) and continued to think about one of the best sessions at… Continue

Added by Lisa Bell on January 26, 2009 at 1:30pm — 55 Comments

l.a. county paramedic squad

l.a. county fire dept./"paramedic squad"

i hope someone can send pictures and info of squad 51 from front/l.side/r.side/back/top/and inside please send pictures and info to all emaill address as listed below i am looking to buy an old truck like squad 51 with the same utily back and all so if some one knows of a truck like that please email mei am looking to buy an old truck like squad 51 with the same utily back and all so if some one knows of a truck like that please email me or call… Continue

Added by RESCUE 540 WPIN412 on January 25, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Pain Management and Management Pain

I've been posting a few blogs while attending the National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting in Jacksonville, FL. Check out the previous post.

It's been two days since my last post. Don't judge. Internet connectivity has been an elusive friend.

As I sit in the JAX airport, my belly warm with a Quizno's Veggie Sub (no cheese, please), I have time to reflect on the new… Continue

Added by Lisa Bell on January 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

NAEMSP, Part 1: Care in the UK

Along with the rest of the attendees at the annual meeting of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), I've learned that Jacksonville, Fla., is surprisingly cold this week. But, fortunately, the discussions taking place here aren’t.

After a welcome from NAEMSP President David Cone, MD, and Program Chair Laura Walker, DM, NREMT-P, I enjoyed the first general session of the conference this morning, presented by Drs. David Zideman and Darren Walter on the UK health… Continue

Added by Lisa Bell on January 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

God in the medical field

O.k so my nurse friend, who i do not agree with, said that "God does not work where we do (meaning in the hospital or simply in the medical field).If you want to be a success in this field, never put it in his hands. " I for one completely disagree!! God is the reason we are who we are and what we are. If it wasn't for him we'd have nothing. You can only do what you can do to try and save that person. You are not God. And God know's what he is doing he put you in that place at that time,… Continue

Added by Alysia Jacobs on January 22, 2009 at 11:23am — 8 Comments

Your thoughts needed

Good morning, everyone. Hope we all are warm and rested. We made history yesterday with the 44th President. I, personally, am ready for a change in our federal government. We, Americans, do not have to put up with corrupt politics. Our taxes pay their salaries. So technically we all employee our politicians. They must do what we, as Americans, ask and tell them to do. So with that said, I ask my fellow professionals to take a stand in our govermental policies. We need seperate funding dedicated… Continue

Added by Paul Banks on January 21, 2009 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Ambulance Aesthetics

Today, Barack Obama gets elected President.

It is, truly, a historic moment for the country, and the world. But with exhaustive media & web coverage of the inauguration, you're going to want some place to escape from all that bullshit.

Friends, I'm proud to give you that place.

As a much-needed distraction, I offer you "Ambulance Aesthetics," another peek into my former world as an emergency medical technician for a shitty, for-profit ambulance company, from… Continue

Added by Gabriel L. Nathan on January 20, 2009 at 7:52am — 3 Comments

Never bet a 9 year old

Living next door to a fire station is always a treat. My little girl always loves to hear the wail of the siren. Most of the time she says, 'Uh oh, someone's in trouble'. Today she asked me why they do that when the fire trucks and ambulances first come out of the station house. I told her that means they are 'running hot', rushing to a scene. She's very inquisitive as most 9 year olds are and loves watching shows like 'Trauma in the ER', ER, Ocean Force, all these rescue shows. Her step dad is… Continue

Added by Michelle on January 19, 2009 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Rural and non-profit

Question: Are there any Ground EMS services that have seen a decline in revenue after an air ambulance service moved into their service area? If so, how significant? Was the use of the air ambulance service appropriate or did you find your service loosing hospital to hospital transports because there was a new helicopter there?

Added by rural ems on January 19, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

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