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Actually I am not going to ‘Think About It’

When any of these phrases lead a Facebook post, Facebook comment or blog post comment, or verbal argument I tune out. Wake up America Wake up people Think about it This didn’t happen when we were kids Sheeple What other lame rhetorical phrases cause you to tune out, turn off or, turn away?

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2 More Questions for the EMS Eagles

Friday and Saturday I attended the Gathering of the Eagles, state of the science education program in Dallas. Dozens of medical directors (EMS physicians) from throughout the United States gave five to 10 minute presentations. There were also lightning rounds for audience members to ask short questions (to generate short answers) of the Eagles. Here are two […]

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How catastrophic is an ambulance crash?

A Reddit/EMS thread asked, How catastrophic is an ambulance crash? Like many things…it depends. This was the answer I posted (with a few edits made for this post): A few of my thoughts…from reading lots of news accounts about ambulance crashes  and knowing several ambulance crash survivors. 1. Ambulance crashes happen with distressing frequency. Crashes happen […]

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EMS Books – Continue Your Education

There are lots and lots of books for EMTs and Paramedics to start your education or continue your education. I am looking forward to reading “Handle with Care: The Ferno Story” which I received this week from Ferno and is available on Amazon. Thanks! The Ambulance Driver, Kelly Grayson, recommended 10 books every paramedic should own. […]

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EMS conference presenters and the long wind-up

EMS conference presenters spend too much time winding up and building to their key points. The long wind-up is usually background or foundation information – pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment basics – that is rarely new information to most of the audience. Here are four things to consider as you prepare to deliver a conference presentation, classroom lecture […]

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Capnography and 12-Lead Interpretation

Two of the all-time viewed posts on Everyday EMS Tips. Practice Reading 12-Leads Capnography Resources

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Note from PEPP Course

I took the Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals course in April. This quote struck with me then and continues to resonate with me. When discussing Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) “If we live with our family and people that love us we do better.” Captain Joe Gemza, Stevens Point Fire Department and PEPP […]

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Recap of ISFSI Fall Conference Presentations

Last week I presented two sessions at the ISFSI Fall Instructor Conference. Both groups were engaged and added lots of great information to the sessions. Fortunately I arrived plenty early to set-up and test the projector settings. It took a several attempts to figure out why my slides were not being projected. Then I looked […]

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2014 EMS World Expo Cheating Presentation Slides and Handout

These are the slides I intended to present this afternoon at EMS World Expo in Nashville. Unfortunately, a severe weather winter storm in Minneapolis led to a series of cancelled flights and I was unable to make it to Nashville. The session handout is available for EMS World attendees through the official handout distribution channel. Hope to […]

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Use an Online Training System to Teach EMS Personnel about Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola is dominating the news and there has been a flurry of information, checklists, and resources created for EMS Personnel. Today I created two training videos on how to use an online training system to assign a document to EMS personnel to review the CDC Ebola Virus Disease screening criteria. How to Educate Personnel on the […]