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Continuing Education

2021 Book Log (Updating)

I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I will strive to do the same in 2021. Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell on what we should know about people we don’t know. I thought you said this would work – an Amazon Prime reading book for the month of April. Cross-country road trip brings two […]

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News and Events

Alternate Posting Location: Increase EMS funding with 3 clicks!

It is EMS on the Hill Day week, the 11th annual event organized by NAEMT, to increase awareness of EMS and advocate for EMS initiatives with federal officials. If you missed your chance to participate in this year’s virtual event, you can still message your Senators and Representative to advocate for EMS with the NAEMT […]

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News and Events

5 health and fitness pandemic purchases worth every penny

In late February 2020 I stockpiled canned foods, staple goods, bleach wipes, toilet paper and a few other supplies before the real rush caused by the World Health Organization declaring a global pandemic and the Trump Administration declaring a national emergency. These purchases gave our family peace of mind and satisfaction that we were a few weeks ahead on flattening the curve. But […]

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EMS Education Tips

Alternative Posting Location: Train for patient lifts and moves

Lifting and moving a patient-loaded stretcher might feel routine for the crew, but it is a novel experience for the patient. Lifting the stretcher into the ambulance should be treated as a high-risk moment for the patient and the crew. Watch this stretcher drop video and then use the Reality Training discussion questions on EMS1 […]

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News and Events

Alternate Posting Location: 50 police grant ideas

Loosely based on the New York City Police Foundation’s solicitation for proposals that promote officer wellness, support community engagement efforts, honor fallen officers or might meet the needs of the precinct and community, here are 50 ideas to fund with a $20,000 grant. Read the full article on PoliceGrantsHelp.com.

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News and Events

2021 EMS Trend Report – Take the Survey

EMS providers, chiefs and medical directors. Please participate in the 2021 EMS Trend Report survey, the only industry-wide survey that examines how the profession is changing. Thanks!  Take the survey now.

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News and Events

What’s the longest you have waited for an ambulance?

An Oklahoma City fire company transported an injured child in the fire engine after deciding they could no longer wait for an ambulance. Read the article, Is fire engine transport ever the best choice for an injured child?, on EMS1. When I was an EMT in far northern Wisconsin sometimes we waited 20 or 30 […]

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News and Events

U.S. Capitol Attack Lessons for Law Enforcement

This Police1 article posted after the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Early lessons from the Capitol Building attack

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Health and Wellness

6 Million Step Challenge (Updating)

In 2020 I walked, ran or hiked at least 6 million steps, as measured by my Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch. Logging at least 500,000 steps a month isn’t a walk in the park (or rather many walks in the park). January. 473,731 steps. February. 450,380 steps. YTD total = 924,111 March. 516,006 steps. YTD total […]

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Book Reviews EMT Book Health and Wellness Products

2020 Book Log (updating)

I kept a book log in 2019 and will strive to do the same in 2020. The Guardians – a John Grisham novel about freeing innocent men and women from prison for crimes they did not commit. Pre-print of a physician written auto-biography – patient cases, poems and self-reflection. Confessions of a Curious Bookseller: A […]