Paramedic educator David Fifer took to Facebook to ask his network of EMS educators, leaders and field professionals for a pair of boots for a paramedic student. “One of my student’s shoes are falling apart, and he’s too poor to afford new ones. Before I just go buy some, does anybody happen to have an […]
You are not alone. If you need help The Code Green help and resources page has links and numbers for immediate mental health assistance.
This was my 2nd (maybe 3rd) time attending EMS World Expo in Las Vegas. I was glad to be back after missing EMS World Expo 2014 in Nashville because of a blizzard kept me from leaving Wisconsin. Here are some of the numbers from the week: 75 – Things in 75 Minutes The presentation, 75 things […]
Please check-out the great work being done by The Code Green Campaign. (and two recent articles on the topic of suicide in EMS from the Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum and EMS World Expo). Greg Friese, EMS1 editor-in-chief, stopped by today to show his support for #savingpublicsafety and the… Posted by The Code Green Campaign […]
Some of my favorite posts from around the blogosphere from June, 2014. Assessing and treating patients that have had a stroke and are now experiencing a new medical emergency can create a challenging assessment for paramedics. The NeuroEMS blog has a great post on Stroke and the Survivor. Pit Crew CPR – all the details of […]
Some of my top reads from September 2013: 4 Things to Know Before You Needle the Chest 7 Drugs that can Kill Kids in a Single Dose (also find a CE on this topic from Kyle David Bates, called Pediatric Ingestions, at RapidCE.com) The Silent Killer, suicide among EMS profesisonals Collar Only Spine Immobilization Celebrate […]
I compiled this post in March but never posted it because of the transition to the EMS Blogs Network. There is some really great information in these posts. Enjoy. The Unwired Medic shares with readers the EMS blogs that he recommends. Visit his list and add your own recommendations in the post comments. With EMS […]
Today is worldwide suicide prevention day. You can find more information from the CDC’s Suicide Prevention Website. Also check out this post in the Everyday EMS Tips archives about talking to patients in crisis.
[amazon-product text=”A Simple Case of Suicide” type=”text”]0741448815[/amazon-product] is the first book from veteran paramedic Laura Kendall. I describe the book as a mystery/romantic thriller. The heroine of the story, paramedic Kendall Rose, finds herself caught in a suspenseful criminal plot when she goes too far to investigate a drug overdose that has been ruled a simple […]
As a 911 dispatcher my theory on talking to anyone in crisis is simple: if you’re talking, you’re alive. Keep suicidal callers talking. For that moment you know they are alive. I ask questions in these three areas: