New message alert. Incoming call alert. Post comment alert. “Hey, can I ask you a quick question … ” Another new text message alert. “Did you watch the …. ” Our work days, whether it’s an 8-, 10-, 12- or 24- hour shift, can become a series of microbursts of work because of the interruptions […]
Next week I am attending EMS Today 2017 in Salt Lake City. The annual education and trade show is hosted by JEMS. Here is what I am looking forward to: Applauding the accomplishments of EMS1o innovation award winners. Learning about the latest innovations in community paramedicine during the pre-conference. Writing articles about other conference sessions for […]
While running this afternoon, 5.6 miles into a stinging combination of ice pellets and snow I remembered that I used to construct a lot of blog posts using the 3 Lists of 3 format … this is what came to mind: 1. Books I have three books in progress at the start of 2017. I am […]
Jamie Davis, the pod medic, was kind enough to let me guest host an EMS education related episode of the MedicCast from the EMS Today 2014 Exhibit hall. The episode starts at the 12:15 mark in the video. I discuss Google Glass, NREMT Testing, and hybrid (online and classroom) education with Gabe Romero and Justin […]
Another EMS1.com column. Resuscitation training ups survival rates More than 150 attendees took part in the half-day Resuscitation Academy presented at EMS Today We also discussed the Resuscitation Academy on a special episode of the MedicCast recorded at EMS Today. I will post that link when it is available.
A few weeks ago at the EMS Today conference I had the good fortune to attend the EMS 10 awards dinner. Congratulations to the 2013 class of EMS innovators. It is a great group. Read the profiles for each award recipient. EMS 10 Innovators in EMS 2013 Awards Program recognizes those who drove the profession […]
New column posted at EMS1.com. 5 things to know when buying EMS education products An educational product is only as good as the hands you put it in, so carefully consider your teaching methods This column came together for me when I attended the Hot Products session at EMS Today. During the session I heard […]
In a new column at EMS1.com I share four tips for EMS Today attendees to make the most of their trip to the annual conference. Hope to see you in DC next week.
I have just added these dates to my calendar for 2014. I hope to attend all three. How about you? EMS Today, February 4-8, 2014 in Washington DC. Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum, July 21-15, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ. NAEMSE Symposium, September 16-21, 2014 in Reno, NV. If you could go to just one national EMS […]
Stephanie Limmer had been posting about her journey through EMT school. In a final post she reminds us that often the most difficult part of EMT or paramedic training is balancing all of the other responsibilities we have outside of class. Sometimes students stay in class way too long, further exacerbating home and work problems, […]