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Alternate Posting Location: Advocating for the Field EMS Bill

In this EMSWorld.com article I share my recent experience advocating for the Field EMS Bill which included meeting with my congressional representative. Advocating for the Field EMS Bill

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Alternate Posting Location: Book Review of People Care, 2nd Edition

My review of People Care, 2nd Edition, by Thom Dick is posted at EMSWorld.com. People Care is the book that Bob Sullivan calls “career changing.” How would you describe People Care? In the review I suggest uses of People Care for educators, supervisors, and preceptors.s Listen to Thom talk about People Care on the Medical […]

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EMS Education Tips

Alternate Posting Location: Tailoring Learning to the Learner

In Tailoring Learning to the Learner, from the February 2013 issue of EMS World magazine, I challenge the system and process for continuing education and suggest three pillars for continuous learning: Data-driven education Development of expertise Assigned education This article builds off of ideas I presented in EMS Professionals are Fed Up with CE and […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area January 2013: Always Opportunities to Learn More

I will be the Wisconsin EMS Association meeting this weekend in the great city of Milwaukee. If you are there look for me at the CentreLearn booth (#110), in the general sessions, or at the Milwaukee Admirals game Friday night. The world famous University of Wisconsin Varsity Band is playing at the Admirals game so […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Books, Apps, and Blogs for November 2012

Books Paramedic and Mortician Matthew Sias published a memoir and collection of experiences,  Apps At the start of the month EMS1.com and Limmer Creative launched two new apps: 101 Last Minute Study Tips. There are two versions – EMT and Paramedic – and both are available for the iPhone and Android. I met Blanton Marchese at […]

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Trivial Pursuit: EMS Edition

Last night I visited the Town of Hull Fire Department to play . (amazon affiliate link) We had a lot of fun playing the game, reviewing assessment and treatment principles, and identifying topics for follow-up training. Thanks to the first responders, EMTs, and paramedics for having me for an evening of training. Check out this […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Patient Transfer Delays

In late October on my way to New York City for the marathon I had a long ground hold at the end of the runway at the Detroit Airport. After kindly loading us on the plan and taxing to the end of the runway the pilot announced that due to traffic in Newark we had […]

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Severe Sepsis Training and Resources for EMS Professionals

This statistic really caught my attention – “Severe sepsis is fatal in 1 of four cases and will kill more than a million American’s this year.” A disease, or results of the disease, kills as many people as breast and lung cancer combined yet we hardly know anything about. Most of what I recall learning […]

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Tips for Mass Casualty Incident Training

Mass casualty incidents are infrequent for most EMS professionals. We have few opportunities to practice and improve our MCI response skills. Lectures can help us become familiar with concepts, but regular hands on practice through table top exercises, drills, and full-scale simulations is needed to achieve competency. Here are some Everyday EMS Tips for MCI […]