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Are you moving forward in 2018?

How are you coming on your New Year’s resolutions? About a month ago you might have proclaimed a stellar goal for 2018 to family or friends or made a silent oath to yourself to make an improvement or accomplish something big. Perhaps you committed to eating healthier, losing 10 pounds, learning more about STEMI treatment […]

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EMS Tips – Executive Time – 9-1-1 TV Show

1. Executive Time is for Learning  Axios reported that a large portion of President Trump’s schedule is devoted to “Executive Time” and alleges this mostly means Trump is watching television, tweeting and phoning pals. The White House counters that Trump is important meetings and calling legislators. Regardless of how Trump uses his executive time there […]

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Get Smart about Opioid Exposure Risks

A panel of law enforcement and EMS experts discussed the risks of opioid exposure to police, fire and EMS in a panel discussion at EMS World Expo. To learn from the panel you can read this article What EMS providers need to know to protect themselves from fentanyl exposure and take a course from the EMS1Academy, Free […]

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EMS Education Tips

How to Pass the NREMT

Passing the NREMT starts with taking responsibility for your own learning. Choose success. To achieve success, do the work throughout the course: Go to class and sit in the front row Ask your teacher questions, but never ask “Do we need to know this for the test?” Read the textbook before class Take notes Review […]

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Make the Kids Responsible

Like many things it’s much easier to require kids to do the work. Michigan is the latest state to pass legislation requiring high schools to teach hands-only CPR to students. More than half the states, including California, Kentucky and Illinois have a similar graduation requirement. I am not a fan of the “make the kids do […]

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Medic Mindset Podcast – Subscribe

Paramedics and paramedic students, subscribe to Medic Mindset podcast. You can find the podcast, four episodes and counting, on: iTunes SoundCloud MedicMindset.com After the Ambulance Driver, Kelly Grayson, mentioned the Medic Mindset podcast I give it a listen. The content, flow of conversation and questions are outstanding. Ginger Locke, the show host, facilitates an informative and […]

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EMS World Expo 2016 Day 3 Coverage

On the final morning of EMS World Expo 2016 in New Orleans I covered two more sessions for the EMS1 special coverage. How body-worn cameras improve EMS documentation Why chronic pain is a neurodegenerative disease My final hours at EMS World Expo were spent exploring the exhibit hall, talking to members of the EMS1 Advisory […]

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EMS Education Tips

EMS World Expo 2016 Day 2 Coverage Ultrasound

Ultrasound. Prehospital Ultrasound. Point of Care Ultrasound. POCUS. Oh my … If any term, product or procedure emerged as a dominant theme at EMS World Expo 2016 it was ultrasound. On the second full day of the conference in New Orleans I attended a workshop by Dr. Howie Mell on the implementation and use of ultrasound in […]

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EMS World Expo 2016 Day 1 Coverage

EMS World Expo 2016 formally opened on Wednesday, October 5 with a full schedule of education sessions, three keynote speakers and the largest-ever EMS conference exhibit hall. I wrote two articles for the EMS1 special coverage of EMS World Expo. I started the day by sitting in on a co-presented session about evidence based hiring […]

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EMS Career Success Recipe

EMS career success takes a combination of: Certifications Field experiences Educational attainments Professional speaking and writing Networking and mentoring Goal setting Planning Listen to Ray Barishansky, Deputy Secretary for Health Planning and Assessment. of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, discuss this recipe on the Inside EMS podcast. Also read a Paramedic Chief interview with Barishansky. Inside […]