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.┬áJodie shut down the lights and I informed dispatch that we'd be … [Read more...]

To Walk or Not To Walk?

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

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 Forget To Ask The Patient

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...]

Get Anyone to Go With You to The Hospital

I'm going to share with you a very powerful technique to convince just about anyone to go with you to the hospital, and I'm going to ask a favor of you. Please only use this technique in the patient's … [Read more...]

Before We Met

A letter from your patient. Dear emergency medical technician, I know we didn't get along so great the other day when we met each other. I want to apologize for that. It was partially my fault. I … [Read more...]