Added by Paul Combs on August 17, 2015 at 10:21pm — No Comments
Added by Lee Roberts on August 17, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Do this job long enough, and you start to believe in ghosts. I see them all the time.
Sitting in the front of the ambulance, returning from a call, I see the tire marks veering off the highway and ending at a tree where that girl lost control and lost her life.
I see the gas station where the car ended up after an elderly male had a stroke while driving. The accident didn't kill him, but the stroke did.
I watch as a house drifts past my window.…Continue
Added by Street Level Paramedic on August 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
My first supervisory experience came in the hardware department at The Home Depot. Oh, stop rolling your eyes. This is back in the days when the founders, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, still ran the place. Their leadership philosophy was evident in everything that happened in that company. Their philosophy on leadership was simple: Take care of your people. If you do that, your people will take care of the customers, and everything else falls into line.
Added by Street Level Paramedic on August 14, 2015 at 5:53am — No Comments
MY FRIEND DAVID SHUSTERMAN
Added by MADONNA MORRIS on July 14, 2015 at 12:20am — No Comments
If you're like me, you probably have a number of news feeds related to EMS, emergency response, firefighting--all bookmarked in your browser and "liked" on Facebook. You've read the articles about the EMTs and paramedics who have done great things, and others who have done horrible things. You've read about the major incidents, rollovers, hazmat responses, and dash cam videos of crazy emergency driving and other "caught on cam" events.
But have you really read the comments…Continue
Added by Street Level Paramedic on May 25, 2015 at 12:41am — No Comments
Added by Andy Marsh on May 19, 2015 at 1:20am — No Comments
Have you ever regretted calling aero-medical? I have. The death this week of yet another flight crew member leads me to continue to re-evaluate my use of aero medical. I find myself moving toward the end of the spectrum that calling the helicopter based entirely on mechanism of injury doesn't cut it any more (I'm not talking about getting them in the air--just in case--AS YOU RESPOND to a scene, I'm talking about having them CONTINUE in when you've arrived and done your preliminary…Continue
Added by Street Level Paramedic on April 29, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to mentor and develop members of a pioneering EMS system funded through grants from reputable international technology companies, including Google.
Strong Spanish language skills and 6 months required. Adventure guaranteed.Continue
Added by Trek Medics Intl on April 16, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Note to farkles: I owned a scanner long before I became a paramedic. I listened to the police and fire departments do their work, and I enjoyed having a first-person sense of what was happening in the community. I learned a lot about law enforcement and emergency services, and I considered myself a supporter of all emergency services.
I also knew where the line is. I never put flashing lights in my personal vehicle. I didn't wear uniform-like apparel in the hopes that people would…Continue
Added by Street Level Paramedic on March 26, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments
It was 8:45 on a Friday night and the best eateries in San Diego were entertaining lively crowds by churning out food by the ton. One of the liveliest, most expensive steak houses around was a place called the Oak Creek Cattle Company, nestled in a nook of woods out on Sweetwater Road. The array of fine sports cars in the parking lot was mute testimony that plenty of folks were willing to spend…Continue
Added by K Patrick McDonald on March 4, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I am interested in sending a change to our state protocols here in New Jersey.
I would like to see BLS providers be able to check and monitior blood glucose levels.
I have been doing some research on this topic and I have seem to hit a brick wall, there does not seem to be alot of information out in cyber world on this topic.
So I would like to…Continue
Added by Fred I Ostry on March 4, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments
I wasn’t always a heretic, of course. In my salad days I was as blissfully ignorant as interns tend to be, cheerfully willing to chomp onto the shiny, enticing fishhook called ‘rescue’ with no fear of consequence. Newbie’s to most professions are sodden with more limerence than common sense, and those of us who fairly leap into the quicksand of the emergency disciplines can be as…Continue
Added by K Patrick McDonald on February 19, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Contrary to popular belief, I’m not dead. It was apparently very close, as there was a long discussion about what to do with my organs. I’m going to tell my story as accurately as I can. There are large gaps in my memory, so I will indicate what I have been told for events I don’t remember.
First, I could have sworn that I went to hospital on 12/22/14 but apparently it was 12/26/14. I didn’t feel well for about 2 days prior. You know how you feel when you are getting a cold, you just…Continue
Added by Brendan Oliver on February 12, 2015 at 5:59pm — No Comments
Like so many others, my first EMS experience was in private EMS. I began my career at a large--very large--private ambulance company that provides interfacility transports, private EMS, and 911 response for a large midwestern, city. The city in which I worked is poverty-stricken and segregated. I travelled from my nice suburban home to the city, spend 24 hours responding to calls, then leave for the safety and green lawns of the outskirts.
Private EMS is a unique amalgam of low…
Added by Street Level Paramedic on January 14, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments
I originally began this blog post with an explanation of my education and training with regard to research. It began to sound like a rooster crowing, so I moved it to the end in favor of beginning with the most important part of my message.
And here it is:
If good science isn't used in conducting research, the results are meaningless.
There is a corollary to this rule:
Conclusions aren't more…Continue
Added by Street Level Paramedic on December 4, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments
That's right! You heard it correct - We buy, you fly!Continue
We're super excited to let everyone on JEMS Connect know that Trek Medics now has new volunteer positions open for field programs in…
Added by Trek Medics Intl on December 3, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Is diversity a good thing in public safety?
December 2, 2014
Diversity is defined as “The fact or quality of being diverse; difference; a point or respect in which things differ; variety or multiformity” according to The American…Continue
Added by Alan E Perry on December 2, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments
Thanksgiving 2014 passed uneventfully (well, there was a house fire last night and the usual rush of medical calls, but basically uneventful). I can't say the same for Thanksgiving 2007, the day I went into cardiac arrest twice.
Thanksgiving 2007 was a day that began quietly. No work needed to be done. Nothing was on the schedule except the Green Bay Packer's football game and a ridiculously large meal surrounded by my family in Madison, Wisconsin. I missed both the game and…Continue
Added by Street Level Paramedic on November 28, 2014 at 1:58pm — No Comments
This time last week I realized how lucky we were that two providers were not seriously injured or killed in an accident. On Monday the 17th our service sustained an accident involving a unit on a call. We were responding to a possible injury accident in the early morning on a snow covered interstate. The call no administrator or supervisor ever wants is that you have a crash involving personnel. I was notified that we rolled a unit three times and that the crew was…Continue
Added by Dave Sloane on November 25, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments