What Makes You An EMT?

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This poor kid has been getting a lot of grief on social media.* Apparently he passed his EMT exams and he's been doing a bunch of ride-alongs as well as collecting a pretty impressive vest full of … [Read more...]

I Need Your Questions and Scenarios

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Would you be willing to help me with my new web series? Later this month I will be filming a web series for EMS1 entitled, "What would you do?" I'd like challenging, real world situations drawn … [Read more...]

Treatment vs Care

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It's important to distinguish between good treatment and good care. Doing a proper patient assessment is good treatment. Telling the patient what you are doing before you do it is good … [Read more...]

The Brilliance of EMS Workforce Management Software

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Your attention is valuable. I appreciate every minute you spend here reading this blog. Every time I press the publish button on a new post I consider that one important fact. Your time is precious … [Read more...]

A Letter From Your E.R. Doctor

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Earlier this month, Dr. Rose Owens penned an open letter to EMT's and paramedics across the country. She posted it in the Facebook forum "Paramedics on Facebook". As a paramedic, Dr. Rose sees … [Read more...]

The Artist in The Ambulance

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I found this fun little tribute video on YouTube today. With the accessibility of digital media, why aren't we all making more of these?   Thanks for that ABEMTShayna. If you make … [Read more...]

How to Become a Firefighter (An Unconventional Step-By-Step Guide)

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Each cycle of our EMT class here at South Metro, I tend to have the same conversation. It usually happens sometime toward the end of the second week, but sometimes sooner. It is almost always after … [Read more...]

Clean Your Stuff

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Alan starts each shift with a ritual of cleaning. I should be clear that I don't use the word ritual as a literary device. Alan's morning ambulance cleaning is as systematic and well thought out as … [Read more...]

The Greatest Error of Omission

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Errors of omission are errors we commit through inaction. They are the things we left out. They are the should-have-but-didn't moments in our patient care as well as our lives. Administering an … [Read more...]

The Hierarchy of EMS Job Priorities

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Do you want to feel more satisfied in your job? Perhaps you need to flip your list. You've met satisfied EMS employees in the past. You've also, no doubt,┬ámet some dissatisfied EMS employees along … [Read more...]