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Creating a "culture of safety" in the EMS community

Hate is a strong word.



I HATE hearing about medics getting injured, disabled, killed in the line of duty.



Since I play the bagpipes and I'm a public safety guy, I go to more than my fair share of public safety funerals. It is distressing to see the impact of these mostly-unnecessary, mostly-preventable deaths on friends, families, agencies, and communities. It's hardened me a good bit over the years - to the point where I don't feel at all bad about dropping the… Continue

Added by Skip Kirkwood on February 4, 2009 at 8:16pm — 28 Comments

National Registry

As with many things, this would appear to be a political issue between states exercising their rights to govern their state and a national agency mandating required standards.



Although the differences in demographics may neccessitate additional skills for rural EMS, there is not one reason those skills shouldn't be made into national standards and be required regardless of demographics. Not sure about other states, but as a licensed EMS responder, we practice under the protocols set… Continue

Added by Tina Bowers on January 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

National Certification Should Be Mandated

I've been posting a few blogs while attending the National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting in Jacksonville, FL. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.



I was on a plane to Houston (which felt more like a warmed tube of Colgate than a trustworthy aircraft) and continued to think about one of the best sessions at… Continue

Added by Lisa Bell on January 26, 2009 at 1:30pm — 55 Comments

NAEMSP, Part 1: Care in the UK

Along with the rest of the attendees at the annual meeting of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), I've learned that Jacksonville, Fla., is surprisingly cold this week. But, fortunately, the discussions taking place here aren’t.



After a welcome from NAEMSP President David Cone, MD, and Program Chair Laura Walker, DM, NREMT-P, I enjoyed the first general session of the conference this morning, presented by Drs. David Zideman and Darren Walter on the UK health… Continue

Added by Lisa Bell on January 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Pain Management and Management Pain

I've been posting a few blogs while attending the National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting in Jacksonville, FL. Check out the previous post.



It's been two days since my last post. Don't judge. Internet connectivity has been an elusive friend.



As I sit in the JAX airport, my belly warm with a Quizno's Veggie Sub (no cheese, please), I have time to reflect on the new… Continue

Added by Lisa Bell on January 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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