Added by Markus Gregory on August 9, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments
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Added by Paul Combs on August 8, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments
Several months ago I responded as a paramedic intercept to a rollover accident with entrapment requiring extrication. The responding EMS agency was AEMT level, and I was dispatched automatically based on the rollover element of the call.
I arrived on scene relatively quickly, and found the fire department and EMS working quickly to extricate the patient. Standing at the head of the vehicle was an emergency room physician who I knew well, and who was the medical director of…Continue
Added by Street Level Paramedic on August 1, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments
How impressive is your leadership?
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Added by Paul Combs on July 22, 2016 at 9:55am — No Comments
Make everything you do an opportunity. May no career be a dead end, may no class be a waste of time. Every path you choose leads to hundreds more, if not it is your duty to forge them. Every failure must be a gain in some way, big or small it does not matter, but you must move forward it is your incumbency to yourself.
You must embrace failure as you…Continue
Added by Jared Vickers on July 21, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Alan E Perry on June 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
One must think of their career in EMS (and in life) in distance traveled. The goal is to travel as far as possible. Any movement counts as distance traveled, including places you've already been, because some on the most important lessons in life are the ones we learn over and over again. The worst thing you can do in your career (and life), is not gain distance, to stagnate. Every day you must increase yourself in order to gain. Some days you will travel miles, other days inches. Remember,…Continue
Added by Jared Vickers on June 8, 2016 at 10:33pm — No Comments
EMS “Prevention” Week
Please visit: https://wh.gov/io9hf
I am writing to you to offer a proposal to amend…Continue
Added by Sean Andrew Hannon on May 2, 2016 at 6:10pm — No Comments
Ah, yes, the keyboard know-it-alls are out in force these days with timely social media advice and suggestions about topics they may know very little about. Be skeptical of where you get your EMS news, training, tactics, and opinions from – trust, but always verify.
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Added by Paul Combs on December 23, 2015 at 2:42pm — No Comments
Added by Derrick Eident on November 15, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments
So here's a gem from my past:
While working a routine 24 hour shift, our dispatcher called my partner and me around 1 am on the radio to give out a "10-15" assignment. We worked private EMS in a city with a tiered response system. On an EMS call, we might be dispatched directly to handle the call, or we might be assigned to park a block or two away while the fire department responded to a call. This would make us a convenient distance away if the fire department decided to…Continue
Added by Street Level Paramedic on October 28, 2015 at 12:51am — No Comments
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Added by Paul Combs on October 23, 2015 at 9:03am — No Comments
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Added by Paul Combs on October 23, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments
Let's see how many people I can make angry with this one...
Community paramedicine isn't paramedicine, it's social work. It might be economically advantageous to a department because it reduces the number of repeat, unnecessary calls the department receives. It might bring some relief to EMS workers who immediately recognize the address they were just dispatched to and who know that the person calling simply needs some attention. But it's not paramedicine, and it's not a…Continue
Added by Street Level Paramedic on September 27, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments
From my weekly CME Blog - Medical Mondays www.medicalmonday.com
Every day that we are doing our duty, whether in an ambulance, skiing or providing clinical care we are but mere moments from being broadcast to the world.
A tragic event of a few weeks ago by a deranged individual took the life of a reporter and cameraman on live TV. Beyond the tragedy of this event, he was also wearing a personal…Continue
Added by Jay S. Van Zeeland on September 23, 2015 at 3:47am — No Comments
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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