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Has the iPhone made EMS better?

Today is the 15th birthday of the iPhone, a device which I use daily and is hardly ever more than an arm’s reach away. But today I take a contrarian view about the impact of the iPhone on EMS. 7 ways the iPhone ruined EMS

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Alternate Posting Location: EMS needs big laws not little changes

New article on EMS1 Unnecessary and impractical: The laws EMS gets vs. the laws EMS needs Make sure you are participating in the EMS legislative process. Your experience and voice are important.

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Alternate Posting Location: The Big Issues in EMS

New on EMS1 … Issue: Red lights and sirens Case study: How to use EMS Trend Report data Issue: Recruitment and retention Do something different: Why it’s time to question everything about recruitment Issue: Hospital bed delays 7 things we’ve learned from the Wolfberg and Wirth ‘Ambulances held hostage’ series

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Alternate Posting Location: Ambulances Held Hostage

There is a lot to learn from the Page, Wolfberg and Wirth examination of hospital bed delays and the rights of EMS to return to service. Read the seven things I learned from the three-article series on EMS1. 7 things we’ve learned from the ‘Ambulances held hostage’ series After you read, sign-up for a live […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Thriving vs. Living Wage

Paramedics: don’t settle for a living wage. Instead, be audacious and demand a thriving wage for your lifesaving career of community service Read the full article on EMS1. Pay paramedics a thriving wage to end the retention crisis

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Alternate Posting Location: Less congested streets should mean quicker EMS response, right?

My first EMS1 article of 2022 is posted. Has less traffic, congestion impacted EMS response time during the pandemic? Enjoy and drive safe.

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Alternate Listening Location: Serving to Lead

On a special edition of the EMS One-Stop podcast I turned the table to interview Rob Lawrence (@UKRobL), the show host, about his Sandhurst military leadership training and his second career as an EMS leader in the United Kingdom and United States. Give a listen below or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

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Alternate Posting Location: Grieving and Giving Thanks

Posted to EMS1 earlier this week after the deadly vehicle attack at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. Even after Waukesha, say thanks, find joy and recognize goodwill freely given

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How many paramedics have been certified in 2021?

Social media: NOT MANY! Social media: this is the final nail in the coffin of EMS NREMT: Wait, those are just the numbers through January. Social media: Yeah, we knew that. My take on this week’s viral conversation about how many new EMTs and paramedics have been certified in 2021 is here … Viral NREMT […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Ketamine suggestions for EMS leaders

It seems likely to me that plaintiff attorneys representing families grieving the in-custody death of a loved one are examining police case reports, prehospital care records and hospital medical records to see if ketamine was administered. And if ketamine was administered, determining if there are grounds for legal action based on the patient assessment, ketamine dosing and administration, and ongoing […]