Rapid Responses to Mass Shootings – EMS is on the front line

December 2, 2015

A few hours ago I posted a rapid response article, which is an immediate response to a developing news situation, about the events unfolding in San Bernardino. This is my fourth rapid response article to a mass killing (two shootings, one stabbing and one hybrid targeted violence attack). My intent is to briefly recap the situation, connect […]

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MedicCast at EMS World Expo 2015

December 1, 2015

Jamie Davis, the podmedic, was kind enough to have me on as a MedicCast guest at EMS World Expo 2015 earlier this year in Las Vegas. We had a great conversation about EMS news and trends. Check out our conversation and the other articles I wrote at EMS World Expo. Tweet

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EMS chiefs, managers and aspiring EMS leaders – November Paramedic Chief Newsletter

November 20, 2015

The article 5 best practices for media appearances by EMS chiefs and field personnel was featured in yesterday’s Paramedic Chief eNewsletter, which is powered by EMS1. Any EMS leader, current or aspiring, is welcome to subscribe to the Paramedic Chief eNews from the new subscription page. Also the Paramedic Chief LinkedIn group is an open […]

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Rapid Response: What the massacre in Paris means for EMS in the U.S.

November 16, 2015

In the early hours after the terrorist massacre in Paris I wrote this rapid response for EMS1. Paris massacre rapid response: EMS leaders must prepare for Hybrid Targeted Violence in the U.S. My best wishes, especially to the medics, to all in Paris as they continue to mourn and recover from this terrible tragedy.   […]

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Happy Halloween and make it a safe day for kids

October 31, 2015

As a parent my number one priority is keeping my kids safe. Halloween has gotten a bit of a bad rap for being dangerous for children. Nick Nudell helped me filter the NEMSIS data (and by help I mean he did all the hard actual work and I just wrote about it) to find out […]

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Capnography and Sepsis webinar – November 5

October 29, 2015

Learn about capnography and sepsis in a free webinar presented by Mike McEvoy. Tuesday, November 5, noon CT. Register! And view more resources on capnography. Tweet

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New Book Announcement: City Life by Michael Morse

October 25, 2015

Michael Morse, author of Rescuing Providence and Responding, published a new book last week, City Life. You can buy City Life as a Kindle book for reading on a Kindle or Kindle app from Amazon. I was honored that Michael asked me to write the book’s foreward. But rest assured that the best writing in […]

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We live in a world of crazy people

October 16, 2015

As a teen and a college student my mom said to me at least 1000 times, “It’s not you that I  worry about, it’s all the crazy people in the world.” I am not sure if there are more crazy people now or if we just know more about the crazy people through their tweets, […]

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Narcan for everyone continues with OTC availability

October 7, 2015

Narcan for everyone was one of my top developments in EMS during 2014. With a growing or worsening opioid overdose epidemic in the U.S. the call for public access naloxone continues. CVS made big news announcing naloxone without a prescription would be available in at least 14 states. I called on EMS to support non-prescription narcan […]

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EMS conference presenters and the long wind-up

September 27, 2015

EMS conference presenters spend too much time winding up and building to their key points. The long wind-up is usually background or foundation information – pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment basics – that is rarely new information to most of the audience. Here are four things to consider as you prepare to deliver a conference presentation, classroom lecture […]

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