Actually I am not going to ‘Think About It’

April 24, 2016

When any of these phrases lead a Facebook post, Facebook comment or blog post comment, or verbal argument I tune out. Wake up America Wake up people Think about it This didn’t happen when we were kids Sheeple What other lame rhetorical phrases cause you to tune out, turn off or, turn away? Tweet

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EMS Week 5K and 10K #EMSVRC

April 23, 2016

Join me for an EMS Week 5K or 10K virtual run. The organizers  promise “A portion of each registration will go to support the National EMS Memorial Foundation.” Registration is open up to EMS Week, but if you register by April 24 you will get a shirt in time for race week. When you register […]

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Showing Support for Health, Fitness, and Arts

April 23, 2016

In our off time we can share with and support others, especially other EMS providers. Do you have time, talent, and treasure you can share? Treasure Consider joining me in making a contribution the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on behalf of Jeff (@JEFF_EMT) Armstrong. Back the Frequent Flyers and Jakes Firefighters Comic Kickstarter. I […]

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A Crusade Against Stupid Heart Rhythms

April 21, 2016
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Graphics artists and marketers for closely, loosely and totally unrelated to health care products are prone to drawing fanciful heart rhythms. I suspect many paramedics puzzle over what the illustrators had in mind for a jumble of zigs and zags that look nothing like a P-wave, QRS complex or T-Wave. Earlier this week I made the stunning […]

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Alleged Patient Kills Helper and Injures Two Others

April 18, 2016

Are you able to make sense of the tragic death of a Md. firefighter-paramedic who was killed after forcing entry to access a man believed to be unresponsive by his brother? I made an effort to make sense of a tragic death and the disparity between how a Md. man is free without charges after killing […]

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Stop and smell the little purple flowers

April 17, 2016
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As quickly as possible because there is lots to be done. Our Sunday dash, making the most of the good weather: Washing windows and screens Placing rain barrels 5 mile run Several dog walks Cleaning the grill Cooking burgers Laundry Vacuuming All sorts of cleaning A bit of cleaning Watching NHL playoff hockey … Go […]

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Envelope reaches back 40 years

April 10, 2016
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I opened this envelope, addressed to me almost 40 years ago, yesterday afternoon. Inside was a $2 bill and Kennedy half-dollar. The note, written by mom, says they were given to me by my maternal grandparents. If there is significance to August 10 it is escaping me. It is a few months from my birthday. […]

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Cops Slap Here and Other Top News from April 1

April 1, 2016
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RENO, Nev. — When Great Gulch Ambulance fleet manager unveiled a new sticker on the department’s 17 ambulances, he had no idea the level of impact they’d have on everything from interagency communication to protection of property. Great Gulch drivers had long been confused by how to determine when to pull out from an incident, […]

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7 Things We Didn’t Do in Walt Disney World

March 27, 2016
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Part of visiting Walt Disney World is accepting there is more to be done than can humanly be done in a day or a vacation. These are a few of the things we didn’t do during our most recent family vacation to Walt Disney World. Ride Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom Ride Mission Space […]

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Google Search has a Metronome

March 20, 2016
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Have you used the Google Search metronome during a cardiac arrest? Would you use it? Use Google search metronome during high-quality CPR Tweet

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