Objectivity and Patient Care

Objectivity and Patient Care

A Guest Post by Sean Fontaine I love posting articles controversial enough to warrant a disclaimer. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you another post by guest author Sean Fontaine. Sean is a … [Read more...]

Coping With Victims Emotions

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Today we have a guest post from Sally Davison. Sally is one of the masterminds behind the website FireScienceDegree.com. If you're looking for a degree in fire science, Sally's site offers what just … [Read more...]

Patients Define Their Emergencies (Part 2)

Stress

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

Fire Based EMS vs. Private EMS

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"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...]

The Illussion of Control

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Part two of a two part series on scene presence. Part one is here. While we're talking about scene presence, I think it's important to bring this one up. I've hesitated to talk about the illusion of … [Read more...]

To Walk or Not To Walk?

Shannon-Davidson for EMS magazine

The Happy Medic (THM)┬árecently posted a fantastic topic on his blog. I love diving into controversial decisions that we have to make every shift. Here's one of those questions that we need to answer … [Read more...]

Credibility and Redundancy

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I'm going to make an important point and I need you to pay attention. That sentence, the one I just wrote. The one about saying something important. That was a redundant statement. And it undermined … [Read more...]

Don’t Be A Jerk

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I didn't draw the graph at right. It was made by a woman named Jessica Hagy over at www.thisisindexed.com. Jessica is not in the medical profession. She draws her observations about the world on index … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget To Ask The Patient

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Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself. ~Giorgio Baglivi It was nearly two decades ago that I knelt on the floor before Sammy in … [Read more...]

The Ultimate EMS Protocol

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I don't handle the card much anymore. It stays inside a plastic sleeve in my planner. The edges are worn and the words are faded. It wasn't printed on kind of paper that travels well in a wallet for … [Read more...]