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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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2012 EMS World Expo Session Notes

During EMS World Expo I was able to attend several sessions. Below are my notes and some links for each presentation I attended. Train the Trainer: Designing and Running an Injury Prevention and Wellness Program I was fortunate to sit in on about two hours of Bryan Fass’ pre-conference. I learned and will continue to […]

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EMS World: Podcast Schedule, Activities, and Announcements #EMSWorldExpo

EMS World officially starts today. Many EMTs and Paramedics from around the country have enjoyed fantastic pre-conference NAEMT training courses and other events. Today the EMS World Expo Podcast Studio, sponsored by Physio-Control opens. Check out the schedule of shows featuring your favorite EMS podcasters. I am pretty sure Bryan Fass is going to be […]

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Hydration Tips for Operational Athletes during Hot and Prolonged Operations

I have always like the term “operational athlete” (I believe introduced to me by Bryan Fass) to describe paramedics, firefighters, and police officers. In many situations emergency responders need to rapidly transition from a period of non-activity to either a burst of anaerobic energy, like lifting a patient, or to a sustained aerobic effort, like […]

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Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Bryan Fass

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by Paramedic and founder of the Fit […]

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Fit Responder Book: Free hard copy

I got a note from paramedic and licensed athletic trainer Bryan Fass that he is for a limited time giving a free hard copy of his Fit Responder Book with any ebook purchase. Bryan writes, “Responders, I am sitting on around 75 copies of the FR book. They are the first edition which means the […]

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MedicCast: Conversation about EMS Education from EMS Expo 2009

Jamie Davis, the podmedic, invited me to join him on stage during the EMS Expo in October 2009 to discuss EMS education. We had a lot of fun discussing EMS education trends and highlights of the EMS expo. We also were joined on-stage by: 1. Bryan Fass, the Fit Responder, discussed the importance of fitness […]

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Functional Fitness (#31daysofCE)

This morning health and wellness expert Melissa Cassera contributed an excellent guest post to Everyday EMS Tips about choosing healthy foods while working (living?) on the road. Regular readers know that personal health, fitness, and overall wellness are among my favorite topics for this blog. I thought I would follow-up Melissa’s post with a few […]

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6 Tips to Improve your Fitness

Bryan Fass, the Fit Responder, has an excellent article at EMS1.com about improving your own personal fitness. Read his tips and the full article – A Heavy Subject. I would like to add a 7th tip – Work-out with a Buddy. I have benefited immensely from having a regular running and cycling partner. When I […]