Safety. You come first. Your partner comes a very close second. Our concern for personal and partner safety, though, needs to extend from scene safety to off-duty safety from intimate partner violence and domestic abuse. EMT Ashley Scott, allegedly shot to death by her husband — also an EMT, is my most recent reminder of […]
Today’s mass shooting and terrorism incident in Orlando is an immediate and likely an ongoing incident for all EMTs and paramedics to learn from and contemplate. My rapid reaction … What happened: A single gunman with an assault rifle killed 50 people and injured dozens more at Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando early Sunday morning. […]
Recent Amazon Reviews and Recommendations I posted a review of Mr. Wilson Makes It Home, a new book by Michael Morse. This is a great book from the author of Responding and Rescuing Providence. I hope you will check it out. The The Gemini Effect by Chuck Grossart was a recent Kindle First book, which means as a […]
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 […]
In episode 395 of the MedicCast Rom Duckworth and I discuss best practices for live online EMS training. Watch and listen using this video or visit the MedicCast where you can also subscribe to all episodes of the MedicCast.
I am looking forward to presenting at the Colorado 2014 EMS Educator symposium in early May. Let me know if you are attending so we can connect. I am bringing my running shoes for some “altitude” training on Thursday night and Saturday morning.
Drones, boss, drones. The Drones are coming. Visit EMS1.com for my speculation on the use of drones for delivering EMS care. A bit of wild eyed future speculation. What do you think?
How do you fill the “in-between moments” in EMS? Try a simple question to your patient as you pass the time.
I am safe. As many of you know I ran the Boston Marathon today. I finished 20-30 minutes before hearing two loud booms from several blocks away. At the time there was no indication to me or the people around me that it was a bomb explosion. It wasn’t until seeing many emergency vehicles going […]
New column is posted at EMS1.com … tips for making a job change. I am not sure when Part 2 will post, but I will be sure to announce it here. Enjoy and make sure to share your advice. When you’re ready to move on: Changing EMS employers, part 1