Remember Two Things: Sepsis

My latest Remember Two Things video is up over at EMS1. At EMS World last year I gave a 90 minute presentation about sepsis for EMS providers. This video answers the most essential question from that … [Read more...]

What Are K2 and Spice Anyway?

Chances are, you've probably heard about the new trend in synthetic cannabis products either from your local news media or from your ongoing EMS education. Over the past few years, these products have … [Read more...]

The September EMS Roundup

w w The breezes taste of apple peel. The air is full of smells to feel - Ripe fruit, old footballs, burning brush, new books, erasers, chalk and stuff. Like Plates washed clean with suds, the … [Read more...]

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...]

Fire Based EMS vs. Private EMS

"In Germany they first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the … [Read more...]

Behind Every Great EMT…

Call it a curiosity. I wanted to know how the EMT Spot readers would finish the sentence, "Behind every great EMT..." So I asked. I asked on twitter. I asked on Facebook. I even asked right here at … [Read more...]

8 Tragic EMS Behavior Flaws to Avoid

In Greek tragedies, the hero typically displays some form of hamarita, also known as a "tragic flaw." Hamlet was brooding, Othello was jealous, Macbeth was ambitious. For the most part, it is their … [Read more...]

The June EMS Roundup

"In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them." -Aldo Leopold So many anniversaries. So many … [Read more...]


Our department recently offered an early retirement buy-out option.¬† I understand a half-dozen or so people took it. So next month, 6 or so of my colleagues will run their last call and close the door … [Read more...]

Where Do You Put The Fear?

I once thought that part of the goal of being a competent paramedic was getting to the point where I no longer felt any fear or anxiety about running calls. After all, most of the folks I worked with … [Read more...]