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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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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