“It’s Not My Emergency”

Part one of a two part series on scene presence. Part two is here. A regular reader of The EMT Spot asked a great question recently. (Thanks Timothy.) "How do I keep my cool and not loose my head in … [Read more...]

L.C.E.S. For EMT’s

Some of you who are familiar with wildland firefighting are already well versed in the safety acronym L.C.E.S. It was developed in 1981 and continues to be taught in wildland firefighting curriculum … [Read more...]

The Ultimate EMS Protocol

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...]

The Normalization of Deviance

In the span of a generation, NASA has lost two spacecraft and 14 pilots in the collective disasters of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia. Can you tell me why? Trust me, it's worth … [Read more...]

The Oklahoma State Trooper vs EMS Mess

This has gone on long enough and gotten big enough that I feel compelled to say something about it. By now I'm sure you've seen and heard all about the Oklahoma State Trooper / EMS roadside … [Read more...]

5 Big Trauma Scene Mistakes You Can Avoid

We all have our good calls and our bad calls. Don't we? Sometimes things just flow. Sometimes the patient, the bystanders, the crew members, everyone just clicks. And it's beautiful. It's like that … [Read more...]