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EMS Authors: Top Tips for a Successful Book Launch

This is a guest post by Gail Z. Martin, author of the Thrifty Author’s Guide to Launching Your Book Without Losing Your Mind. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. I asked Gail to write this post because many of the self-published authors I interview on the Medical […]

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Unprepared – a Medical Author Chat with Jim Rush

Unprepared is a cautionary fictional tale from Jim Rush, a long-term emergency planner for healthcare organizations. Jim and his co-author, D.A. Ramsey, have written an account of how several simultaneous incidents devastated a few American cities and overwhelm local, regional, and national capacities to provide healthcare, other community services, and governance. Jim drew on his […]

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Stories from the E.R. Loading Dock – A medical author chat with Eric Liddy Sr.

¬†is a compilation of stories from paramedics around the world that met each other and collaborated on the book through an online forum for paramedics. Eric Liddy Sr. an EMT, firefighter, and rescue technician in southeast Michigan led the effort to collect, organize, and edit stories from fourteen different authors.Eric is a paramedic in the […]

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Book Review: Mass Casualties – a young medic's true story of death deception, and dishonor in Iraq

Paramedics have played a lot of roles in the Iraq war. I primarily thought that paramedics worked “outside the fence” either as part of patrol teams or evacuated wounded personnel from the field to field and combat hospitals. I was expecting another story of heroic rescues, rapid response to MCIs from IEDs, and door busting […]

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Respiratory and Ventilation Books for EMS Professionals

This is a guest post by respiratory therapy and EMT-B student Jared Scott. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. As an EMT student, I have come to realize that we are taught very simple life-saving techniques: ABC’s. Airway, breathing, and circulation.Two of these (airway and breathing) fall […]

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True Survival – Book Review of Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

About the Book In November of 2004 Roy Hallums, a retired US Navy Commander, working as a contractor in Iraq was kidnapped from his office. He spent the next 311 days as a hostage. Buried Alive is Roy’s story of his time in captivity and how he made it through the experience alive. For example, […]

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Silent Alarm: Medical Author Chat with Steven L. Schrader FF/EMT retired

Introduction Retired firefighter/EMS Steven L Schrader is the guest for this episode of the Medical Author Chat. Steven is the author of Silent Alarm: On the Edge With a Deaf EMT (Amazon Link). Steven wrote his book based on his experiences as a firefighter EMT in Atlanta, Georgia. I contacted Steven after Jamie Davis, the […]

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Office Hours: Live Call-In for EMS Students and Professionals

In episode 2 of EMS Office Hours Jim Hoffman and I talk about: EMS Boot Camp – we just completed our newest session on IV insertion tips and tricks right before this call in. You can find the recording of that session and associated premium items as well as all of our other sessions at […]

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Declarations of a Dinosaur: Medical Author Chat with Lucy Hornstein MD

Dr. Lucy Hornstein is author of Declarations of a Dinosaur: 10 Laws I’ve Learned as a Family Doctor (Amazon Link).¬†During this episode of Medical Author Chat Lucy and I have a great chat about why she chose family practice, her path to becoming a blogger, and the 10 laws she has learned in her years […]

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Hero Pants: Medical Author Chat with Jim Haden

Hero Pants, the first book by paramedic Jim Haden, is a compilation of stories from his more than 2o years of experience as an EMS professional in the heartland of the United States. The title, Hero Pants, comes from one of the chapters of the book. If you wear your EMS gear everywhere, even when […]