August 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Back at my Home Station

After being away for so long I returned to my home station on Monday Night. I worked with my favourite crew partner. But just couldn't get in the mood. Its the first time where my personal crap has really begun to affect my professional working life. To make things worse - I went to someone I knew in not very nice circumstances. I love this job - its become a part of who I am. But lately all I can fixate on is negative affects of the illnesses and injuries etc.

Added by Gemma Marie Kelley on August 31, 2010 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

Ambulance is latin for taxi?

JEMS did its bit for UK EMS practice today and pasted a video about some exciting developments to UK practice and then published it on Facebook and labelled it as the UK's response to 911 abuse.

As usual on the Facebook page the comments come flooding in and I'm sure I said this in a discussion forum earlier in the year, I should really study the epidemic of patients with dental related symptoms seeking EMS care because everyone seems to cite it as their favourite abuse…

Added by Neil White on August 24, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

10,000 Hours

I think I'm a good paramedic. I have enough experience to see patterns in clinical presentations, I keep up on literature, and I adjust may care accordingly. I'm also pretty good with patients. I develop a rapport with them, stay calm when things get crazy, and know how to get reluctant patients to go to the hospital.

It wasn't always this way. I used to hate calls that didn't flow like scenarios in school, or when patients didn't read my textbook before calling. At some point… Continue

Added by Bob Sullivan on August 24, 2010 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Old Movie Life & Death

Back in 1970's there was a movie that was shown to EMT classes called Life & Death. I remember it being 16mm film. Does anybody remember the movie and is there anybody that way have it so it can be used in todays technology. It was about 2 ambulances, one run by a taxi service and the other had EMT's.

Added by David A. Leclair on August 20, 2010 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

The DIEMS Project (Database for International EMS Systems)


Added by Trek Medics Intl on August 17, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Is this Good for the Patient?

One of my favorite movies is Office Space. I especially enjoy the scene where the boss attempts to rally the employees by saying, in a monotone voice: "With every decision you make, ask yourself, is this good for the company?"

Patient-centered care is a buzz word right now, but shouldn't that be obvious? Why else would we be…


Added by Bob Sullivan on August 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Blog: EMS 4 Christ


Feel free to stop by my new blog: EMS 4 Christ.

Nothing for sale, nothing to buy, just a place to get refreshed and encouraged with God's word. Stop by often, it's a work in progress.

Added by Kevin Cunningham on August 7, 2010 at 7:33pm — No Comments

A Pictoral Hx in Simple Airway Management Devices

Oxygen Administration

E&J Inhalator Valves from 1939 Infant

E&J Two types of 1968 Adult

E&J 1948 Inhalator/Positive Direct Pressure Valve, Adult


E&J Positive Direct Flow Pressure… Continue

Added by Chris on August 4, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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