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Posts Outside the Service Area: Reminders and Resources from our Friends

Stephanie Limmer had been posting about her journey through EMT school. In a final post she reminds us that often the most difficult part of EMT or paramedic training is balancing all of the other responsibilities we have outside of class. Sometimes students stay in class way too long, further exacerbating home and work problems, […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: February 2013 Mid Winter Edition

Does winter still have an icy grip on your service area? These are articles, podcasts, and more that caught my eye this month. What caught your attention? EMS Research Priorities Steve Whitehead asks, “What are the most pressing questions for EMS research?” I just recently renewed my lapsed subscription to the Journal of Prehospital Emergency […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area January 2013: Always Opportunities to Learn More

I will be the Wisconsin EMS Association meeting this weekend in the great city of Milwaukee. If you are there look for me at the CentreLearn booth (#110), in the general sessions, or at the Milwaukee Admirals game Friday night. The world famous University of Wisconsin Varsity Band is playing at the Admirals game so […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Books, Apps, and Blogs for November 2012

Books Paramedic and Mortician Matthew Sias published a memoir and collection of experiences,  Apps At the start of the month EMS1.com and Limmer Creative launched two new apps: 101 Last Minute Study Tips. There are two versions – EMT and Paramedic – and both are available for the iPhone and Android. I met Blanton Marchese at […]

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Hi My Name is …

Brandon Oto has written a fine post, Missing your manners, about the importance of introducing yourself to your patient with a simple, “Hi my name is Greg. I am a paramedic. Can I help?” Go read Brandon’s post. Good morning Doctor Not long ago I had an appointment with a new cardiologist to discuss my […]

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Lifting and Moving Resources for EMS Patients

Lifting and moving is a component of nearly every EMS patient encounter. Finding quality resources on lifting, moving, and stabilization techniques is almost as difficult as finding good training and equipment for patient lifting and moving. Here are a few of my favorite resources: Video: Remember 2 Things about Lifting and Moving Patients from Steve […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Learn Something New

I love receiving emails from EMS World, EMS1.com, JEMS, and subscribing to lots of blogs so I can always be learning something new about the art and science of EMS. Here are a couple of articles that caught my eye in the month of June. Apneic Oxygenation – everything you know is wrong by Kelly […]

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Video: Remember 2 Things for Special Events and 1 More Thing

From Steve Whitehead’s ongoing series at EMS1.com ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.comAfter the band-aid the 2nd most popular request at many special events and mass gatherings is an ice pack. At your first aid area, right next to the display on hands-only CPR, fill small sandwich size bags with ice for bumps and bruises. What […]

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Keynote Speaker Ideas for an EMS Conference

I was asked for ideas for an EMS Conference keynote speaker. My suggestions are in these categories: Popular and Regular Conference Speakers that deliver a fantastic presentation: Dr Bledsoe Dr Wesley Steve Berry Mike McEvoy Baxter Larmon Chris LeBradour Lesser known, but still high quality speakers: Steve Whitehead Kyle Bates Steve Kanarian Tim Hillier Tim […]

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EMS Web Summit Speakers | Today, May 17, 2012

Today is the long awaited and first ever EMS Web Summit, an online conference for EMS professionals. The line-up of speakers is outstanding and as good as you would find at any big regional or national EMS conference. Check out this line-up and then go register, it’s not too late. 1000-1015am – Jim Hoffman will […]