Patients Define Their Emergencies (Part 2)

True Story... The dispatch information was updated before we had even rolled our rig out onto the pad. Eye injury, no serious symptoms. Jodie shut down the lights and I informed dispatch that we'd be … [Read more...]

How Being Burnt Out Can Ignite A Rebirth

A Guest Post By Jim Hoffman "The EMS Professional," "The Paramedic Mentor," Today's guest author, Jim Hoffman has more nicknames than a retiring prizefighter and he's earned every one of them. From … [Read more...]

What Makes A Good EMT (Part 2)

Still struggling with the good EMT thing. I'm glad to be at your service. Grab a pen and answer these questions for yourself. What's your internal bias toward dealing with patients and their … [Read more...]

What Makes A Good EMT?

I get a bunch of E-mails from people just starting their EMT education who want advice on how to excel in their programs. "How should I prepare? What books do you recommend?" The questions vary but … [Read more...]

Lessons I Learned From My First Cardiac Arrest

It strange to think that it's been almost 20 years since the first time I did CPR. I still remember it so vividly. How the time flies. I was fortunate to have good mentors and teachers in my early … [Read more...]

I Spy

Sometimes it's all just a matter of what you focus on. My children like to play a game called "I Spy" while we're driving around in the car. You probably remember the game as well. One person selects … [Read more...]