EMS World Expo 2019

I am home from an action-packed visit to EMS World Expo 2019 in New Orleans. The EMS1 team visited with members in the exhibit hall. https://twitter.com/EMS1/status/1184852625214324736 And wrote about some of the top presentations as part of our annual EMS World Expo coverage. The two articles I wrote: How to care for lay responders who perform CPR How big data is used...

2019 Book Log

Reading, I suppose, is a hobby. I don't think to add it as an interest on social profiles or applications, but reading for pleasure it is something I do daily. Since a large amount of my work day is reading and editing non-fiction my pleasure reading is mostly non-fiction. Here's a partial list of the books I...

EMT, Paramedic and EMS Leader Scholarships

Freight transportation company CSX has partnered with the First Responders Children’s Foundation to provide scholarships to children in first responder families. The...

Response to historic landmarks, churches, schools and other mass gatherings

Your jurisdiction likely does not have a building as old or as historic as the Notre Dame cathedral, but it is sure...

Overtime: Just Say NO!

Or "No thanks." Or "Thanks for thinking of me, I am not available." Or...

How to protect mass gathering from a vehicle attack

The use of dump trucks and garbage trucks to harden the start/finish area of the April 6, 2019 Milwaukee Marathon caught my...

Listen: Traits of an Outstanding EMS Professional in 2019

On the 250th episode and fifth anniversary of the Inside EMS podcast I joined co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson to discuss...

NAEMSP Articles and Notes – 3 Lists of 3

Three things I learned about NAEMSP 25 percent of members are professional members (not physicians) The 2019 meeting was the highest ever attendance NAEMSP...

What questions need to be answered when purchasing EMS drugs?

EMTs and paramedics administer numerous drugs, like epinephrine for anaphylaxis, albuterol for asthma, and nitroglycerine for chest pain, to treat life-threatening medical conditions and...

Active Shooter Survival

Nearly 20 years since Columbine I am distraught that we aren't better prepared to survive an active shooter incident at a school. The Parkland...

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