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Continuing Education

2021 Book Log (Final)

I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I did the same in 2021. Harlem Shuffle – an excellent novel from Colson Whitehead. Nickel Boys is still my favorite book by Whitehead. Falling – debut novel from a career flight attendant about a high-jacked transcontinental flight. Wild Rescues – terrific auto-biography from FF/paramedic Kevin Grange about […]

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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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Health and Wellness

Vaccinated? Thank you!

I’ve tried a lot of approaches to write about vaccination. On the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccines being administered in the United States, I wrote this for EMS1. Gratitude and admiration for the vaccinated

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Health and Wellness

Alternate Posting Location: Study burnout

A few thoughts on burnout after viewing a TikTok from Dr. Glaucomflecken staring Vivek, the surgeon general of the United States. Read the article at EMS1.

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News and Events

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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News and Events

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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Electric Vehicles for Police, Fire and EMS

As world leaders met in Scottland for the COP26 and debated initiatives to combat climate change, I took a look at the slow, but accelerating adoption of electric vehicles in police, fire and EMS. Read now on: EMS1 FireRescue1 Police1

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News and Events

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 […]

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News and Events

The gamble of not getting vaccinated

Many months ago I heard an EMS medical director on a COVID webinar say, “You’ll either get vaccinated or you’ll get COVID.” To me, getting COVID and hoping for the best is a big gamble with bad odds. A couple of days after an LAFD captain self-recorded a video about the “tyranny” of a vaccine […]

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Pinnacle Podcast with Jay Fitch and Rob Lawrence

Rob Lawrence, the host of the EMS One Stop podcast, sat down with Jay Fitch and me on the final day of Pinnacle to discuss the conference, speakers and our top takeaways. Give a listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.