Featured Blog Posts – October 2011 Archive (6)

Shift Bid Help

I am looking for some insigt on how to improve our shift bid process, and was wondering how other services go about thier bid process.  Currently our bid is based on seniority, but I have heard of servcies who allow "buddy bidding" to keep partners and offer incentives for the bid process.  Any help would be appreciated.

Added by Shannon Gollnick on October 30, 2011 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment


I am currently teaching my first EMT refresher and am loving every minute of it. I have no idea why I waited this long to do this. It really helps when you have students that respect what you are doing and seem to be getting something from the information I am delivering.

Added by David Spafford on October 13, 2011 at 11:27pm — No Comments

State Mandated 12 Lead Competency Testing

Last year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) required that all Paramedics in the Commonwealth take a 12 Lead Competency Test every two years and must pass in order to keep working as a Paramedic in the Commonwealth.  According to the Statewide Treatment Protocols, "EMT-Paramedics must be able to acquire and interpret 12-lead…


Added by Jarrod T. MacKenzie on October 10, 2011 at 11:15pm — 8 Comments

Whats New with ACLS

The practice of medicine is constantly evolving, requiring healthcare providers to evolve with it. As guidelines shift and new protocols emerge, keeping your skills sharp and learning the latest tools and techniques are critical priorities in ensuring the best quality patient care.

On this episode of CHEPcast, we bring you a conversation with retired paramedic supervisor and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor Ray Campbell. He shares his thoughts on the importance of ACLS… Continue

Added by chepinc on October 3, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments

what happened to "first impressions"& "patient care"

wow ok  my night was going along ok despite the fact i seem to have picked up a touch of the walking death from the better half. im sittin in the bed under a ton of blankets working away on my mountain of homework for EMT-B class when out of the blue i hear a gods awful crashing noise from outside my house.i jump up and look out the front door  to see the fire department breaking into the neighbors place(they are an elderly-ish couple in their early 60's  and she is special needs and both…


Added by Tamara Butler on October 2, 2011 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

After 39 Years...Retirement

Interesting thing happened yesterday.  After 39 years in the EMS and Fire Rescue worlds I retired.  What a mind blowing event.  A crazy emotionally roller coaster of a day.

I knew this day was coming, but, WOW, what a jolt.  A day of honors and "thank yous", cards and gifts, old stories and old friends, co-workers and managers.  But a…


Added by Duncan Hitchcock on October 1, 2011 at 7:58am — 3 Comments

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