Spring Break Reading List

March 30, 2014

To keep pace with my son’s reading I finished the fourth book in the Harry Potter series (he has read all 7 books two times through) and I just finished the first book in the Percy Jackson series. Any book recommendations for my son (and me) of other book series to read?   Tweet Share

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Medical First Responder Pain Management Protocol

March 19, 2014

A reader writes, “Pain management is not part of our medical first responder protocol. What can I do for patients in pain?” Medical first responders can (and should) do a lot. I call it the “mom stuff“  Help the patient  find a position of comfort Apply a splint or other type of stabilization for extremity […]

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Cellcom Green Bay Marathon in 2 Months

March 18, 2014

Two months from today I am running the Green Bay Marathon. The 2014 medal design was unveiled last week. I love the design and realization that this is the 15th anniversary. Tweet Share

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Alternate Posting Location: MedicCast Episode 376 from EMS Today 2014

March 17, 2014

Jamie Davis, the pod medic, was kind enough to let me guest host an EMS education related episode of the MedicCast from the EMS Today 2014 Exhibit hall. The episode starts at the 12:15 mark in the video. I discuss Google Glass, NREMT Testing, and hybrid (online and classroom) education with Gabe Romero and Justin […]

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Colorado 2014 EMS Educator Symposium

March 16, 2014

I am looking forward to presenting at the Colorado 2014 EMS Educator symposium in early May. Let me know if you are attending so we can connect. I am bringing my running shoes for some “altitude” training on Thursday night and Saturday morning. Tweet Share

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2014 Race Schedule

March 6, 2014

The 2014 running season is underway. March 1 – Point Bock Run April – still looking May 18 – Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. I have run the Green Bay half several times and ran my marathon PR in Green Bay in 2011. This year’s course is dramatically different than the 2011 course. June 14 – Bellin […]

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Alternate Posting Location: MedicCast Episode 375 from EMS Today 2014

March 5, 2014

Jamie Davis, the pod medic, was kind enough to let me guest host an EMS education related episode of the MedicCast from the EMS Today 2014 Exhibit hall. Watch and listen to an interview with Captain Jonathan Larsen of the Seattle Fire Department Medic 1. He is an instructor in the west coast resuscitation academy and […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Teaching EMT Cardiac Refresher

March 4, 2014

An Everyday EMS Tips reader wrote, “I have been asked to present cardiac issues to an EMT-Basic refresher. I have not presented before and I wondered if you could steer me in the right direction?” Answer posted at EMS1.com 3 keys to teaching a cardiac refresher class Rather than delivering a lecture that reteaches existing […]

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5 Random Things from the Weekend

March 2, 2014

March…in like a lion? Or out like a lamb? Does bitter cold count as a lamb? 1. Our U8 hockey team played in its first full ice tournament. Let’s just say we learned a lot of life lessons on our way to losing 13-0, 10-0, and 2-1. The final game included an exhilarating penalty shot […]

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Posts Outside the Service: Top EMS Blog Posts for February 2014

February 28, 2014

There are lots of great EMS Bloggers. I use the Feedly RSS Reader app in the Chrome Browser and my Android phone. How do you keep track of your favorite EMS Blogs? At the EMS Patient Perspective Bob Sullivan reminds us to park our complacency and constantly be mindful that any call can be or […]

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