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 […]
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, […]
You are not alone. If you need help The Code Green help and resources page has links and numbers for immediate mental health assistance.
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 […]
In episode 395 of the MedicCast Rom Duckworth and I discuss best practices for live online EMS training. Watch and listen using this video or visit the MedicCast where you can also subscribe to all episodes of the MedicCast.
The first question asked in nearly every EMS course I have ever participated in is, “Will we finish early?” Read how I respond to the question and related attitude towards learning in a recent EMS1.com column. EMS instructor: 3 ways to handle ‘Will we finish early?’
I asked Everyday EMS Tips enewsletter readers for their smartphone app recommendations. Rom’s Rules for Apps and Job Aids Paramedic, firefighter, and expert educator Rom Duckworth of Rescue Digest led the replies with this response: I have three rules for references / apps/ job aides. 1) They must be up to date. 2) They must […]
My good friend Rom Duckworth posted this article recently: 1. How to write an article or create a presentation for emergency services (or just about anything else) Rom offers terrific advice. Two of the most popular all-time Everyday EMS Tips posts are: 2. How to become a published EMS author and 3. How to get an […]
I am moderating two webinars on Thursday (12/12/13). Train Better with LearnEMS LearnEMS is the new online training system powered by CentreLearn. It is an easy to use training system for any EMS or fire organization to begin training online quickly using a built-in catalog of courses or an intuitive course builder. It is also […]
Some of posts, blogs, and articles that caught my attention. NAEMT updates Code of Ethics for EMS Practitioners. Print and share this at your next training meeting. Ask members to describe which each bullet point might look like in practice. Discuss how to handle different ethical dilemmas. Yesterday Rom Duckworth introduced me to Fit for […]