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Continuing Education

2021 Book Log (Updating)

I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I will strive to do the same in 2021. Under Color of Law – an LAPD detective investigates the homicide of an LAPD academy recruit. IQ – LA neighborhood man solves crimes with brain not braun. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital – […]

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News and Events

Pinnacle Podcast with Jay Fitch and Rob Lawrence

Rob Lawrence, the host of the EMS One Stop podcast, sat down with Jay Fitch and me on the final day of Pinnacle to discuss the conference, speakers and our top takeaways. Give a listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

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Uncategorized

Dreaming at 1.5x

To fit in listening to my favorite podcasts I recently made the switch to listening at 1.5x speed. For news, sports and interview shows I don’t mind the cadence change. It’s not quite as easy for comedy shows as it messes with the timing. Nonetheless, it helps me get through the shows I want to […]

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EMS Tips

EMS Tips – The Cost of Interruptions – Med Errors – Compression Fraction

New message alert. Incoming call alert. Post comment alert. “Hey, can I ask you a quick question … ” Another new text message alert. “Did you watch the …. ” Our work days, whether it’s an 8-, 10-, 12- or 24- hour shift, can become a series of microbursts of work because of the interruptions […]

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EMS Tips

EMS Tips – On Duty Carry – Motor Bike Ambulance – Airway Evangelism

1. Lawful on-duty firearm carry for W. Va. responders (EMS1.com) W. Va. HB 2916 would allow supervisors to give first responders permission to carry guns if they have successfully completed training and attend annual qualification classes. Fire Chief Dave Caudill said he fully supports the bill as it helps keep first responders safe. “On more than one […]

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EMS Tips

EMS Tips – FD Harassment – Learn Leadership – Emotional Support Animals

1. There was supposed to be change at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue  Investigations, reports and training programs were supposed to change and improve the culture at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department after the suicide death of FF/Paramedic Nicole Mittendorff. Instead a Female battalion chief in charge of gender issues resigns in protest. Chief Kathleen Stanley was […]

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EMS Tips

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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Health and Wellness

Are you moving forward in 2018?

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 […]

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EMS Tips

EMS Tips – 2017 Top News – 2018 Predictions

1. Driverless ambulances and other thoughts on EMS Safety Jim Hoffman conducted a series of year-end interviews about EMS education, wellness and safety. Listen and watch interviews with Rom Duckworth, Chris Cebollero, Bryan Fass, Tim Nowak and myself. 2. Top 2017 EMS news and 2018 predictions On the Medic2Medic podcast host Steve Cohen, Carey EMS, […]

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EMS Tips

EMS Tips – Be a Conference Speaker – Top 2017 EMS News

1. Submit to Speak at EMS World Expo Applications to speak at EMS World Expo 2018 are due January 15. Here are three reasons to apply to expo or other conferences. You do work that matters. Share it with others. The best way to test out your ideas is to present them to your peers. […]