March 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Today I Saw Your Heart

This was written for me by Scotty Lolley, Florida Highway Patrol. I responded to an MVC involving his young daughter. She was fine. I feel it applies to everyone in Fire and EMS and want to share it.

Today I Saw Your Heart

Today I saw your heart, you came at a time when you were needed most, offering assistance with a heart so soft and kind, saving precious innocent lives.

Today I saw your heart, at first it was racing with adrenaline of what you might see and… Continue

Added by Barbara Law on March 30, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments

The ABCs of Crew Communications

Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Sounds simple, right?

Now imagine your life depends on it. And the lives of your patient, pilot and partner depend on it too.

Imagine the terror of seeing another aircraft on a collision course with your own.

The next three seconds are very important. A lot needs to happen....

Your message needs heard, understood… Continue

Added by Troy Shaffer on March 30, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

get a real job

Me and my girl friend was shopping at Wal-Mart and ran into a uncle of hers. They started talking and her uncle asked me what I did for a living. Of course I replied back I am a Paramedic... to my surprise he looked at me and said " so  when are you gonna get a real job?" 

I am sure that I had a puzzled look on my face for he went on to say " I worked in EMS for years but I left it for a job that really paid the bills.... 9 dollars an hour just doesn't cut it"




Added by Life Saver on March 27, 2011 at 10:12am — 3 Comments

15 Things Not to Do on Facebook

One of the sessions I enjoyed most at EMS Today this year was "The Facebook" session. In "Fired for Facebook?: 15 Common Sense Principles to Help Keep Your Face on Your EMS Agency's Profile," JEMS Editorial Board members Steve Wirth, Esq. and Douglas Wolfberg, Esq., offered the room full of attendees tips of things EMS providers should NOT do on Facebook.


1. Don’t Post Inappropriate Pictures of Yourself or Others;

2. Don't Post Pictures or Make Comments About…


Added by Jennifer Berry on March 14, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

JEMSY Award Winners

The votes are in for the 2011 JEMSY Award Winners, which were announced at EMS Today!


The Judges Award for Best New Product went to Hurl-e "pocket-size" Emesis Container by Ramedic, while Judges Choice was awarded to FASTPLINT Vacuum Mattress by Hartwell Medical and the Popular Choice Award went to I.T.D. "Improved Traction Devise" by Emergency Products +.


The awards were presented in the exhibit hall at noon on Saturday, March 4.


For more…


Added by Jennifer Berry on March 4, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Recipe for EMS Mastery

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…


Added by Allison Moen on March 4, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Ultrasound in the Field

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…


Added by Allison Moen on March 3, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

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