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Foreword for City Life

Michael Morse has long been one of my favorite EMS authors. It was a true honor when he asked me to write the foreword to his book “City Life.” Reprinted here with Morse’s permission: — What kind of paramedic do I want to be? How do I want to treat patients? How do I want my […]

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EMS Blogs I Read

My list of EMS blogs I read has gotten pretty short in the last couple of years. What other blogs should I add to this list? I read … The Happy Medic Ambulance Driver Files Rescuing Providence MedicScribe Flirting with Adrenaline Fire EMS Leader Pro It seems that many of my favorite EMS bloggers post […]

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Medic Mindset Podcast – Subscribe

Paramedics and paramedic students, subscribe to Medic Mindset podcast. You can find the podcast, four episodes and counting, on: iTunes SoundCloud MedicMindset.com After the Ambulance Driver, Kelly Grayson, mentioned the Medic Mindset podcast I give it a listen. The content, flow of conversation and questions are outstanding. Ginger Locke, the show host, facilitates an informative and […]

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Kilted Man in a Cornfield

Perhaps the last thing I expected to see while picking sweet corn in the Whitefeather CSA field was a man in a kilt. Even more unexpected was the shirt this man was wearing … Kilted to Kick Cancer. The kilt wearing man, also a police officer and blogger (and organic sweet corn lover), was showing […]

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EMS Education Tips

EMS Podcasting is alive and well

EMS-themed podcasts are a great way to connect to the larger profession of EMS, stay up-to-date on EMS industry news and pass the time as you drive, exercise or post. I most regularly download and listen to the newest episodes of these two podcasts: Inside EMS hosted by Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson. The weekly […]

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Stethoscope, Smartphone, Trauma Shears, Gloves and Pistol

If I was casting and outfitting an actor to play the role of paramedic on television I would make sure their costume, for the sake of authenticity, included: Stethoscope, casually slung around the neck or half tucked into a cargo pocket Smartphone, holstered on a tactical belt in an Otter Box or other type of […]

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To Have a Long Career in EMS learn from the EMS Pioneers

EMS is supposed to be a career that eats people and spits them out in less than five years. That conventional wisdom doesn’t apply to all. There are paramedics and EMTs that have worked in the field for more than 30 years. In the EMS Pioneers column paramedic and writer Mike Rubin interviews and profiles […]

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Who is our EMS dear and fearless leader?

Last week I imagined a rainbow brightened and unicorn laden future for EMS funded by the enormous Powerball jackpot. $600 million became $700 million which became $800 million and by the time the numbers were drawn Saturday night $900 million was at stake. The Ambulance Driver (aka Kelly Grayson) has proposed an alternative spending plan for […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Book by an EMS Author

Mike Morse posted the Top 10 Reasons to Write an EMS Book on Rescuing Providence. Here are my 10 reasons to buy a book from the Everyday EMS Tips Books Store by authors like Peter Canning, Michael Morse, and Kelly Grayson. 10. Book authors have bills to pay. When you buy their book for yourself […]

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Creating Contrast for your Efforts, Ideas, and Causes

I am reading a reviewers copy of the , a new book from Chris Brogan and Julien Smith that will be available on October 25 (you can pre-order a copy now which I highly recommend). The Impact Equation is about building a platform and ensuring that your ideas, efforts, and causes get the distribution and […]