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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 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 […]

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How to learn EMS acronyms

For EMT, paramedic students and new EMS providers learning the jargon of EMS is an important step in the progression from zero to hero. There are lots of ways to learn acronyms: Create your own flashcards or use online flashcards. Hand write acronyms and abbreviations with their meaning. Complete online quizzes which include terms, acronyms […]

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Urban Shield 2016 Top EMS Takeaways

Urban Shield is a series of comprehensive, full-scale preparedness exercises to test the capabilities of SWAT, USAR, EMS, explosive ordinance disposal, field hospitals and other supporting agencies. During the Sept.¬†10-12, 2016 48-hour operational period, teams rotated through a series of exercises in and around Oakland which are planned and coordinated by the Bay Area Urban […]

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EMS Podcasting is alive and well

EMS-themed podcasts are a great way to connect to the larger profession of EMS, stay up-to-date on EMS industry news and pass the time as you drive, exercise or post. I most regularly download and listen to the newest episodes of these two podcasts: Inside EMS hosted by Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson. The weekly […]

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Stethoscope, Smartphone, Trauma Shears, Gloves and Pistol

If I was casting and outfitting an actor to play the role of paramedic on television I would make sure their costume, for the sake of authenticity, included: Stethoscope, casually slung around the neck or half tucked into a cargo pocket Smartphone, holstered on a tactical belt in an Otter Box or other type of […]

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Yes, Read More Blogs

Seth Godin wrote, “reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on.” I use and recommend the Feedly RSS reader to keep up to date on my favorite EMS (and non-EMS blogs).   Where to find blogs and RSS feeds: EMSBlogs.com FireEMSBlogs.com EMS1 […]

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EpiPen photos made me Flickr famous

For more than 10 years I have been writing for online trade publications (EMS1 and EMS World), posting to this blog, heavily tweeting and posting publicly to Facebook, podcasting hundreds of episodes, uploading presentations to SlideShare and just generally being an open book on the internet. But no post, Tweet, podcast, slide deck, article, YouTube […]