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News and Events

Alternate Posting Locations: App and Event Reviews Posted at EMS1.com

For maximum exposure and page views EMS1.com was kind enough to post both of my April submissions today. I look forward to your comments and wide sharing of these columns, two of my best ever. Could ‘Livin’ the Dream’ be the best EMS smartphone app in history?     New ambulance design sparks riot at […]

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Operations

Ambulance Inspection: Is one inspector enough?

It’s not too often that EMS makes it into the local news. In-depth, investigative reporting is more rare. Inspecting Ambulances in Wisconsin is a 1 Man Job Literally, 1 man inspects all of the ambulances in Wisconsin. Only as frequently as one man can. Honestly, I can’t imagine having his job. I could barely maintain […]

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Operations

More Driving Lessons Unlearned

This guest post was submitted by FF/EMT Ed Mund. If you would like to submit a guest post review the submission guidelines.  Recent motor vehicle-related deaths of EMS crews, firefighters, and passengers, while tragic, are reminders of the same lessons unlearned yet again. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of on-the-job deaths of EMS […]

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News and Events

They Didn’t Need to Die

Two news stories from the past week make me sick to my stomach each time I read or think about them. Spouse of a patient was killed on Monday when ambulance stops abruptly. News article 1. News article 2. The NIOSH fire investigation into the death of a Wisconsin firefighter was released on Thursday. News […]

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EMS Tips

Posts Outside the Service Area: Books, Apps, and Blogs for November 2012

Books Paramedic and Mortician Matthew Sias published a memoir and collection of experiences,  Apps At the start of the month EMS1.com and Limmer Creative launched two new apps: 101 Last Minute Study Tips. There are two versions – EMT and Paramedic – and both are available for the iPhone and Android. I met Blanton Marchese at […]

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EMS Education Tips

Video: Coaching the Ambulance Driver

Things that probably are not helpful: Being very far away from the pupil Snarky comments Ridicule Sharing the poor performance and poor coaching with the world

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Health and Wellness

Spectator Report: Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

Last Sunday my wife made her marathon debut at the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon. Her training was great and she ran a smart race that exceeded all expectations. At the finish line she simply said, “That was great.” You don’t hear to many marathon runners describe running 26.2 miles as great with a toothy smile from […]

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Tips for Wilderness Patient Care Experience

A reader wrote, “Any tips on what I can do to gain wilderness patient care experience? What would you want your co-instructors to know or have experienced before teaching WFR?” My Experience as a WMA Instructor I have been a Wilderness Medical Associates lead instructor since 2002. At the time of my application WMA generally […]

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EMS Tips

Lead with your Very Best Menu Item

This week I am at the National Association of EMS Educators symposium at Walt Disney World. I love it here. On this trip, like many of my trips, I will be eating out. On the road when I can eat a sit-down meal I like to try local restaurants rather than a chain restaurant. I […]

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News and Events

American Ambulance Association 2011 Tradeshow and Conference Day 1

Today was my first day at the American Ambulance Association Conference and Tradeshow in Las Vegas. Travelling to the Pacific time zone is always a challenge because of the two hour time change. Of course I was wide awake at 0400 local time. Running the Strip As I like to do during any Las Vegas […]