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Recipe: Continuing Education for ANY Topic

This is the recipe for a continuing education lesson plan on any topic: 1. Introduce the problem. 2. Frame the problem with statistics about frequency, morbidity,...

Posts Outside the Service Area: Continuing Education

Two weeks ago I wrote about continuing education and EMT recertification. Some other top EMS bloggers have also been writing about EMT training, continuing...

Last Place … I am OK with It

I went out for track my junior year of high school. In two indoor races - the mile - I finished in last place...

Writing Patient Assessment Notes in the Field

How do you write notes in the field? Do you use scraps of paper, a smartphone app, or a tablet PCR? A new EMT asked...

It's Traumatic! Play the EMS1 Quiz Game

Play this month's Quiz Game - It's Traumatic.

3 EMS Phrases I Detest

I detest the use of these three EMS phrases: 1) Stay and play 2) Load and go 3) Scoop and run Usage is 10x worse if said with...

Tucson Mass Shooting – some More thoughts on MCI Response

Last week I wrote a post on my thoughts about the MCI response to the Tucson Mass Shooting. I continue to think about this...

Voting is Open: Black Diamond Boots Fire & EMS Blog of...

Voting is now open for the Black Diamond Boots Fire & EMS Blog of the Year 2010-2011 Contest. Visit the voting page at

Book Review: Rescuing Providence

158160629X is an outstanding book about working on Rescue 1 in Providence, Rhode Island. Readers follow Lt. Michael Morse on a 36 hour shift...

Cancer, F#&* You!

Pardon my language. In the last two weeks my world has been rocked by news of friends and family suffering from the impacts of cancer. A...

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