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Operations

Ambulance Inspection: Is one inspector enough?

It’s not too often that EMS makes it into the local news. In-depth, investigative reporting is more rare. Inspecting Ambulances in Wisconsin is a 1 Man Job Literally, 1 man inspects all of the ambulances in Wisconsin. Only as frequently as one man can. Honestly, I can’t imagine having his job. I could barely maintain […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Training to Use New ERG App

The Emergency Response Guidebook is now available as app for iOS and Android. At EMS1.com I have a two part column on how to train students or personnel to use the ERG app. Part 1: New! Emergency Response Guide is an App Part 2: Training with the New ERG App, Part 2 Other posts about […]

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Health and Wellness

Start Here: Guns Never Kill Children

I am still gutted by what happened last week in Newtown, Connecticut. I get a quiet moment and I begin to think of those children. I lie down in bed and I think about those parents trying to rest in a their empty homes. I wake up in the middle of the night and the […]

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2012 EMS World Expo Session Notes

During EMS World Expo I was able to attend several sessions. Below are my notes and some links for each presentation I attended. Train the Trainer: Designing and Running an Injury Prevention and Wellness Program I was fortunate to sit in on about two hours of Bryan Fass’ pre-conference. I learned and will continue to […]

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Health and Wellness

Everyday EMS Athlete Profile: Tracy Chawgo

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 Fire Chief and Paramedic Tracy Chawgo. […]

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EMS Tips

Posts Outside the Service Area: Morse and Canning Take Aim at EMS and Concealed Carry

Two of my favorite EMS authors, Peter Canning and Michael Morse, have shared their thoughts on the hot topic of EMS and concealed carry. Guns and EMS by Peter Canning on the Medic Scribe Blog Real Protection is Not Carrying a Gun on Duty by Michael Morse at EMS1.com

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Tips for Wilderness Patient Care Experience

A reader wrote, “Any tips on what I can do to gain wilderness patient care experience? What would you want your co-instructors to know or have experienced before teaching WFR?” My Experience as a WMA Instructor I have been a Wilderness Medical Associates lead instructor since 2002. At the time of my application WMA generally […]

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Book Reviews

Book Review: A Never Event

┬áis the chronicle of nearly 100 patients of the Fremont Cancer Center that were infected with hepatitis C through poor infection control practices and what I believe to be criminal actions of the nurses and physician running the clinic. I stumbled upon A Never Event while browsing through the Kindle Owners Lending Library. The cover […]

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News and Events

Conference Recap: Pinnacle EMS 2012

2 weeks ago today I returned from the Pinnacle EMS Leadership conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pinnacle, sponsored by Fitch and Associates, is an annual gather of EMS leaders that represent all EMS service models. Pinnacle prides itself on staying focused on leadership development and fostering the development of agile EMS organizations. Focus on Leadership […]

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July Alternate Posting Locations: Products for EMS

Dr. David Johnson writes about when to use tourniquets on the Wilderness Medical Associates blog. Rogue Medic shares a Facebook thread of fears of litigation and anecdotal experience confused with scientific proof about the use of tourniquets in his post on Facebook medics let imaginary lawyers tell them what to do. Paramedic product innovator and […]