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Alternate Posting Location: Go to Bed

Oversleeping or sleeping through an alarm is not a waking up problem. Oversleeping is a going to bed problem. Read my tips for going to bed and falling asleep on EMS1.

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Overtime: Just Say NO!

Or “No thanks.” Or “Thanks for thinking of me, I am not available.” Or “I am not available.” Explaining the reason you are unable to cover an open EMT or paramedic shift is unnecessary and counter-productive. An open shift is unlikely to be your problem to solve. Visit EMS1.com to read my advice on how […]

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How to Make Applesauce

Here’s a really easy recipe for applesauce that you can make at home, the fire station, ambulance station, hunting camp or office. What you’ll need: Apples, washed Slow cooker Food mill Steps to make applesauce Wash apples Cut up apples (be lazy and don’t peel the apples). Slice and dice in any manner you choose. […]

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5 Million Steps in 12 Months

I made it. Five million steps. I have been on an intentional quest since realizing how close I was in April 2017. Six million … I would really need to up my game, but there is something catchy about being a 6 million step man.  

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Mail Bag: King Cake for Mardi Gras

FedEx brought me a cake yesterday from Gambino’s bakery.┬áBig thanks for a NOLA friend for sending. It’s as good as it looks.

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2 reasons to say NO to a soda machine

This is a guest post from a entering 5th grader on reasons his school should say no to a soda machine. Thanks for the guest post. There are some things we could use and need here at school, but there are also some things we should not have. We should not have a soda machine […]

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Fall Prevention Week Tips

Our patient was on the floor in the hallway and simply could not get himself up. He didn’t think he was hurt and we could not find any injuries. A few minutes later he was back in his chair and refusing transport. Fall calls are common for EMS professionals. They also are risky because they […]

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International Clean Hands Week and Handwashing Tips

Every week should be Clean Hands Week, but this week has been designated International Clean Hands Week by the Clean Hands Coalition. This is a group I would like to be part of. I wonder if they start their meetings with a handshake or if they will do high-fives at the end of the week […]

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6 Tips to Improve your Fitness

Bryan Fass, the Fit Responder, has an excellent article at EMS1.com about improving your own personal fitness. Read his tips and the full article – A Heavy Subject. I would like to add a 7th tip – Work-out with a Buddy. I have benefited immensely from having a regular running and cycling partner. When I […]

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Fit Responder Book on Sale until June 30

The Fit Responder Book from paramedic and licensed athletic trainer Bryan Fass is on sale until June 30, 2009. Visit the Fit Responder website to purchase the book. I first read Fit Responder last fall. As a marathon runner and cyclist I am always looking for tips and techniques to improve my fitness, flexibility, and […]