Early this week I wrote, “A letter to the American public: The COVID-19 pandemic national emergency is a call to serve” for EMS1. I usually write to the public safety audience so this was a rare departure to address the public. In addition to the suggestions in that article here are other ways to serve […]
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.
We hosted a fun family gathering to eat and exchange chili. We provided chili toppings and attendees each brought a crockpot of chili, along with containers to bring home a couple of bowls.
1. Evidence-based fatigue management guidelines NASEMSO teamed up with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to perform a comprehensive evaluation to provide recommendations on how to fight EMS fatigue, such as napping during shifts and using caffeine. The guidelines recommend five practices: Use of fatigue/sleepiness surveys to measure and monitor EMS personnel fatigue. Limit […]
How are you coming on your New Year’s resolutions? About a month ago you might have proclaimed a stellar goal for 2018 to family or friends or made a silent oath to yourself to make an improvement or accomplish something big. Perhaps you committed to eating healthier, losing 10 pounds, learning more about STEMI treatment […]
1. Opioid public health emergency is nearing expiration President Trump’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency for the opioid overdose epidemic is about to expire. (Politico.com) 90-day emergency: “President Donald Trump in October promised to “liberate” Americans from the “scourge of addiction,” officially declaring a 90-day public health emergency that would urgently mobilize the federal government […]
1. All 50 states opt in to FirstNet All 50 states, two territories and Washington, D.C. opted into the FirstNet network before the 12/31/17 deadline. In the current age of hyper-partisanship and strong belief in local practices this is a remarkable accomplishment and sign of good things to come for FirstNet. “With every state saying […]
A few minutes outside – slowly walking, sitting – is relaxing and restorative.
FedEx brought me a cake yesterday from Gambino’s bakery. Big thanks for a NOLA friend for sending. It’s as good as it looks.
Jump roping has become my new hobby, go to stress reliever, running warm-up or short burst of midday exercise. Because all you need is a rope, a bit of space and intensity can be varied to the user jump roping is a great everyday EMS fitness activity. Watch this video for some quick instructions.