Even though the 2014 lent season is drawing to a close here are three things you can give up at any time.

1. Tobacco. Of any kind.

If you are already tobacco free…

2013-08-09 17.01.262. Soda. And other foods with lots of added sugar.

3. Prolonged sitting.

A few weeks ago I started wearing a Garmin VivoFit (Amazon link). I consider myself to be a pretty active person, but I am already surprised by two things:

1. How regularly I sit for an hour or more.

2. How difficult it is to get in 10,000 steps on the days I don’t run.

What are you working to give up? 

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When the world around you looks like this at the start of your shift, what operation problems and patient complaints do you anticipate?

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Wet, heavy snow and high winds.

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3 Links Tuesday: Writing an Article for an EMS Publication

April 8, 2014

My good friend Rom Duckworth posted this article recently: 1. How to write an article or create a presentation for emergency services (or just about anything else) Rom offers terrific advice. Two of the most popular all-time Everyday EMS Tips posts are: 2. How to become a published EMS author and 3. How to get an […]

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Spring 2014 Tour Dates

April 7, 2014

I have a busy March, April, May, and June travel schedule. The best part of all this travel is the time with friends and family. My tour dates/ports of call. Milwaukee Arizona – Phoenix, Cave Creek, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon Milwaukee, again Olathe, Kansas Liberty, Missouri Madison, Wisconsin Minnesota – Hinkley, Minneapolis Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania Denver, Colorado Indianapolis, Indiana Wisconsin […]

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Exclusive EMS Offer from Road ID

April 6, 2014

My friends at Road ID are offering a great deal on emergency identification products for EMTs, Paramedics, Firefighters, and Police Officers. I wear my Road ID Slim almost everywhere I go and always when I head out the door to run or bike. Tweet Share

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Event: Retirement Reception for Battalion Chief Bill Toon

April 5, 2014

Yesterday I joined dozens of other friends and colleagues in honoring Bill Toon’s 20 years of service to Johnson County Med-Act. The event was a great tribute to his dedication, service, and passion for EMS. Thanks Bill. View a few photos from the event in the below album from the CentreLearn Facebook page.   Post […]

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Book Announcements: Releases in EMS Management Series

April 4, 2014

Last fall I had the opportunity to read two books in the EMS Management Series and contribute instructional materials. Those books are now available for Kindle purchase and print versions are coming soon. Both books are comprehensive and well-written. I recommend them highly for use in college level EMS manager courses.  (Amazon affiliate link)  (Amazon […]

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The New BLS is the Old ALS

April 3, 2014

I am fascinated by the ongoing trend that moves ALS treatments to lay people … AED, epi-pen, Narcan, etc. There is a continuum that has ICU/Surgery suite on one end and untrained layperson on the other end. ICU/Surgery Flight/Ground Doc (not much in US) Flight/Ground RN Flight/Ground Critical Care Paramedic Paramedic AEMT EMT MFR First […]

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Announcement: Pediatric Resuscitation Webinar from CentreLearn

April 2, 2014

Pre-hospital Pediatric Resuscitation – a paradigm shift Presented by Dr. Peter Antevy Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Visit the CentreLearn blog to learn more and to reserve your seat for this free webinar for EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics. Please share this pediatric CE opportunity widely with your EMS colleagues and […]

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Important News: Medic 420 is on the Road

April 1, 2014

Just found this important news item on EMS1.com. Colo. unveils specialized ‘Medic 420′ transport unit Update: Friend of the blog, the Social Medic has scooped a similar story, Cannabulance Set To Hit Denver Streets Today. You might also enjoy this article from the archives. Prepare for looming oxygen shortage And this important tip on equipment calibration. Stethoscope […]

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