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EMS Tips – Opioid Declaration Renewed – Pain Assessment

1. Opioid Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed FierceHealthcare reports “The Trump administration has renewed the declaration that officially categorized the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency shortly before it was set to expire.” Since declaring the the public health emergency in October there has been little to no action from the Trump administration. “Although […]

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State Champs

A week ago today my son and his hockey teammates won the Wisconsin Peewee B Hockey championship. It was a great group of kids and we had a lot of fun this season. It was an honor to help coach this group and this puck is prominently displayed in my office. Go Icehawks!

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Fire Truck Zamboni

The Appleton ice arena Zamboni is skinned to look like a fire truck (or engine) and sponsored by Pierce Manufacturing. These are photos I took after my son’s team won two games against Appleton. My web search for an “Ambulance Zamboni” or a “Zamboni Ambulance” only returned this result. A Zamboni with a Patriot Ambulance […]

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My Amazon Prime Day Shopping List

With guarded optimism and a predisposition for disappointment here are the items I will be looking for impossibly, amazing pricing on Amazon Prime Day 2016. Standing desk, preferably electrically adjustable. Kindle Fire HD to replace my¬†first generation Kindle Fire. Complete Calvin and Hobbes collection (for my kid!). Twenty to 50 hockey pucks. We need more […]

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De Pere Wisconsin Fire Station #1

Chief Dennis Rubin and his firefighter/paramedics at De Pere Wisconsin Fire Station #1 were kind enough to give my son and me a tour Friday afternoon. We had a nice visit and chance to discuss hockey, big city vs. small city department leadership, medical protocols, and community paramedicine.  

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Health and Wellness

Stop and smell the little purple flowers

As quickly as possible because there is lots to be done. Our Sunday dash, making the most of the good weather: Washing windows and screens Placing rain barrels 5 mile run Several dog walks Cleaning the grill Cooking burgers Laundry Vacuuming All sorts of cleaning A bit of cleaning Watching NHL playoff hockey … Go […]

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5 Random Things from the Weekend

March…in like a lion? Or out like a lamb? Does bitter cold count as a lamb? 1. Our U8 hockey team played in its first full ice tournament. Let’s just say we learned a lot of life lessons on our way to losing 13-0, 10-0, and 2-1. The final game included an exhilarating penalty shot […]

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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Bob Sullivan

EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by Paramedic Bob Sullivan. Q: What is […]