EMS Tips

Posts Outside the Service Area January 2013: Always Opportunities to Learn More

I will be the Wisconsin EMS Association meeting this weekend in the great city of Milwaukee. If you are there look for me at the CentreLearn booth (#110), in the general sessions, or at the Milwaukee Admirals game Friday night. The world famous University of Wisconsin Varsity Band is playing at the Admirals game so wear your red and white…Go Badgers and On Wisconsin!

Exciting News from CentreLearn

As many of you know, my day job is the Director of Education for CentreLearn Solutions, LLC. We have made some exciting announcement this month about new courses.

Mike Ward (aka the Fossil Medic) is leading a series of online classes for the new or aspiring fire officer. A co-hort of students will complete this course together, starting on March 13. Read more about Fire Officer Distance learning course the schedule of classes, Mike’s experience teaching fire officers, and an endorsement from Chief Billy Goldfeder.

Our course on Hazard Communication has been updated to reflect the adoption in the United States of the Globally Harmonized System for labeling and classification of chemicals. All employers are required to provide training on the GHS and pictograms by 12/1/13. EMS agencies and Fire Departments can assign (or Task) this course to their CentreLearn users. Individuals can enroll in this course through

Babies, kids, and infants … Oh My!

Steve Whitehead shares some terrific tips for assessment of the newborn.

Learn about fever in the infant and neonate in this CE article.

Fellowship for EMT and Author Michael Morse

A heart congratulations, hat tip, back slap, and virtual high five to Michael Morse, author of the outstanding EMS books Rescuing Providence and Responding. He was just awarded a MacColl Johnson foundation fellowship that recognizes his writing efforts and will help launch his grander writing ambitions. Congratulations! Also read the press release.

Rudeness and Bullying in the Workplace

Read this Harvard Business Review article about the Price of Incivility. It is really hard to change a toxic company culture or overcome a terrible boss. In many cases it is easier and less stressful to change employers and jobs than try to make a bad place better. This is unfortunate and tragic but if you are in an endless campaign to improve or change your workplace its not likely to happen and the effort is slowly chipping away at your humanity.

Adult Education and Bullying, Part 1 and Part 2, are popular posts in the EMSEduCast archives.

Finally, Mike Ward, asks about the status of EMS2.0 in an column, EMS2.5: Beyond the Buzz. To which I reply:

“Many of us are still toiling away to move EMS forward. My head might be down, but it is down because I am focused on designing and delivering more and better online education, writing more blog posts that focus on what we can be rather than what is wrong, and recording new podcast episodes that bring the best and the brightest to the attention of their colleagues around the world.”

By Greg

Elearning designer, writer, podcaster, blogger, presenter and paramedic. To relax I run and bike as far and as fast as I can. Also like to read a lot and fast.