hello everybody, i have a question to ask what is the best things to do when there is no call during the shift? and can anyone share with me what the important things to include in a death certificate?
Added by eng soon on March 31, 2010 at 3:00am —
What is a partner? I
s it just someone that happens to sit next to you when your on shift? Or is it something more?
I have worked with a lot of different people, but very few do I call “partner”. To me a partner is someone who at times is a “Part” of you. Who you are comfortable with, who in a strange way is familiar to Continue
you. The kind of partner that gets your jokes, and who gets you.
Someone who you can talk…
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 28, 2010 at 8:38pm —
I recently started a new weekly column on my blog called "Celebrity Medics". Each week I pick a new character, fictional or real, and discuss what kind of paramedic they would be. Recent celebrity medics include Batman, Chuck Norris and Barack Obama. Stop by the blog every week to see who the next celebrity medic is going to to be!… Continue
Added by Sean Eddy on March 28, 2010 at 12:30am —
After 12 years of waiting, the Emergency Medical Service Law will be
soon a reality. As I look around yesterday on the net. I've stumble upon
some links from our Congress that they have published a third and final
reading of this new law, with it some news releases links I've found.
Finally! As a country more prone to natural disaster like recently the
"big flood" because of typhoon Ketsana last September last year, and a
new threat - terrorism. It's about time to… Continue
Added by Michael Vito on March 23, 2010 at 10:56pm —
For some time now, I have exhibited some rather odd behaviors. This has lead me to consider the possibility that I may be a little bit crazy.
Some examples of my possible craziness include:
I guess elderly peoples medical history while in line at the grocery store.
I look at strangers necks, arms and hands and get a happy feeling when they have “good… Continue
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 23, 2010 at 3:30pm —
I am looking for resources to help develop policy as it concerns documentation for increased Medicare and insurance documentation.
Any links, resources, developed policies would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Brent Van Scoy on March 21, 2010 at 12:50pm —
Being a passionate provider, as I’m sure many of you are as well. We
are drawn to this line of work because of a sometimes overpowering
drive to do the best and the most we can for others. There are however
times when doing the best for our patients means doing nothing. READ MORE HERE
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 20, 2010 at 6:22pm —
There is a new Live Interactive Online Paramedic Program that is now accepting applicatons for the May 24th 2010 start. www.nmetc.com
This program is sponsored by the University of Texas and 33 college credits will be awarded for the completion of the program…
Added by Brad Newbury on March 20, 2010 at 12:44am —
It is with great sadness I report that Darryl Coontz, our last knowledgeable manager of EMS (former interim CEO until Smokey Dyer the Fire Chief was made CEO) will be resigning on April 25th, the day of the merger of the great company, MAST Ambulance, with the nearly bankrupt city of Kansas City, MO. The decision was made to make us a Bureau of the KCFD. Rumor has it that a Deputy Chief who is a very intelligent man and has vast knowledge of HAZMAT will be taking the position of Deputy Chief of… Continue
Added by Lesa G on March 19, 2010 at 10:54am —
somebody please send specs of the unit of squad 51 on tv EMAIL to email@example.com
rt/RESCUE 540 WPIN412
Added by RESCUE 540 WPIN412 on March 17, 2010 at 11:30pm —
I am interested in hearing how you like to be recognized by your local service for your years of committment, service and performance.
Added by Aimee Binning on March 17, 2010 at 12:04pm —
i am looking for different pictures of star of life symbols and rescue squads like l.a. county squad51 and pictures of neet medical emblems rings and any other cool pictures you think i would like please e mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org thank you
rick tucker/RESCUE 540 WPIN412 (RICK TUCKER)
Added by RESCUE 540 WPIN412 on March 17, 2010 at 12:00am —
After reading Jeramedic's Blog Post, I was inspired to tell my story about my first field save. It really makes us realize why we do this job. I would encourage everyone to read our stories and tell us about your "first time".… Continue
Added by Sean Eddy on March 13, 2010 at 12:06pm —
It was late morning on a weekday in August, and It was my second shift
with my new partner Bobby. The day was going rather slow, and we had
only had one call so far. It wasn’t very serious, and after we cleared
the hospital we were sent to post at Lucy’s panadería. The assignment
was not for any pastry purposes but rather district coverage. Lucy’s
was the half way point between our response area, and that of our
sister station to the north. When ever coverage got… Continue
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 13, 2010 at 6:52am —
Recently my partner and I were dispatched to a nursing facility for a possible stroke. Being a private ambulance service, we hesitated hitting the lights and sirens...not because we're not a 911 department, but because facilities tend to call us for such situations up to 24 hours after
initial onset of symptoms. We decided to err on the patient's side and we expedited our response. Unfortunately, we learned when we arrived that although the family had… Continue
Added by Dina Scharnhorst on March 9, 2010 at 7:51pm —
The winners of this year's JEMS Games clinical competition, Cumberland County EMS/Duplin County. They are, from left, Larry Smith, coach Dave Cuddeback, Brian Pearce and Lee Westbrook. (Photo Glen Ellman/EMS Today)…
Added by Jennifer Berry on March 6, 2010 at 3:00pm —
That’s what Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, and JEMS editorial board member told his “EMS Diagnosis and Treatment of AMI” audience Thursday in regards to reading 12-lead ECGs to catch acute myocardial infarction. Now, before you get mad, as Slovis cautioned many times throughout the talk, the same goes for most ED nurses and doctors. Divide and conquer is his advice for those up to the challenge of improving on this skill. He suggests comparing certain lead combinations in certain orders to… Continue
Added by Lauren Coartney on March 6, 2010 at 1:30pm —
With the ability to impact the care provided to more than 80 million people, it’s irrefutable that people listen when the “Eagles” speak. So, I was thrilled to learn that I could attend their session. The U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors (aka, the Eagles) decided to present a vignette of seven or eight topics they recently covered at the… Continue
Added by Lauren Hardcastle on March 6, 2010 at 12:47pm —
Check out these pictures taken by EMS Today show photographer Glen
Ellman. The final scenario, which was this past Friday night in one of the ballrooms of the Baltimore Convention Center, was very timely. It was a bus crash with nine patients, one of whom was entrapped the entire time. The audience, three final teams and fourth-place run through team all watched CNN.com video from that morning's bus accident in Maricopa County, Ariz. The teams then managed the chaotic scene for 20… Continue
Added by Jennifer Berry on March 6, 2010 at 12:00pm —
While doing a project for a large county on the west coast a few years ago, I was told my job was to solicit input from all the stakeholders and design an EMS system the incorporated everybody’s wants. “After all,” the elected officials said, “it’ll just go on the ambulance bill, and everybody wins.” Despite my objections, I went forth and undertook the task, put the system together and readied myself for my presentation to the Board.
“Congratulations,” I muttered, “based on your… Continue
Added by Chris Carlson, PhD on March 5, 2010 at 2:57pm —