Clean Your Stuff

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...]

Two Good Habits for Safe Patient Interactions

In my latest Remember Two Things episode, I talk about two habits you can develop to remain safe around hostile patients. ParamedicTV is powered by    … [Read more...]

Mass Casualty Incident Reality

I've been to a few mass casualty incidents over the years. They have ranged in severity and acuity from a large group of bored teenagers with chemical eye irritation to an active shooter in a crowded … [Read more...]

10 Things You Should Know About Aphasia

Aphasia is a catch-all word that describes difficulty in speaking. Aphasia can range from mild difficulty in finding and expressing words or completing sentences to a complete inability to speak.. It … [Read more...]

Remember Two Things: After Decon

These two tips come from my good friend James Babylon of Covenant All Risk Consulting. Thanks James. ParamedicTV is powered by  … [Read more...]

Six Patient Statements That Should Concern You

As we develop our experience in EMS, we encounter certain statements that make us sit up and take notice. Sometimes we take notice because we remember a call where things started going down hill right … [Read more...]

Dealing With Cell Phone Talkers

In this months installment of Remember Two Things I discuss the frustrating issue of patients who won't hang up their cell phones. What do you do? ParamedicTV is powered by … [Read more...]

Back to School

Sometimes I forget that not everyone who is a part of The EMT Spot community has been a part of that community from day one. Along the way, you may have missed some stuff. In fact, you may have just … [Read more...]

Special Events

In this months Remember Two Things, I talk about the importance of preplaning and the simplicity of carrying band-aids at your next special event. ParamedicTV is powered by … [Read more...]

EMS Myth: We Can Accidentally “Kidnap” People

You've heard the claim before. A well meaning partner or supervisor may have warned you. Or perhaps a field instructor or even an EMT instructor made the dubious claim. It sounded something like this, … [Read more...]