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 […]
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.
I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I will strive to do the same in 2021. If it bleeds – a collection of Stephen King short stories. Prodigal Son – the sixth book in the Orphan X action series. A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance) – legal thriller from John Grisham. The Plague Year – […]
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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 […]
This Police1 article posted after the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Early lessons from the Capitol Building attack
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 […]
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 […]
On December 17, 2020, two Arkansas paramedics were shot on duty. Officials say one of the paramedics returned fire, killing the gunman who shot them after an argument. Read Rapid response: EMS needs to anticipate, prepare for violent attacks on EMS1. While you are there, answer this poll question.
There are only 11 days left in 2020, but many of the issues and challenges related to COVID-19, the pandemic, and economic ruin for many individuals and organizations are sure to persist. Nonetheless, EMS leaders look ahead to the opportunities for growth, service expansion and applying the hard-won lessons of 2020 in a prediction article […]