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EMS Tips – 50 states join FirstNet – Ben Franklin’s Song

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 […]

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App Recommendations from Indiana Primary Instructor Symposium

Last week at the Indiana Primary Instructor Symposium I used Remind101.com to text key points and questions to the audience during the presentations. One of the questions I asked was: What are your favorite apps?  Attendees sent me these favorite apps: Metronome Hazlite Google calendar MyScript Calculator Umano PediStat Dropbox Kindle  YouTube QR scanner Pinterest […]

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2013 Accomplishments

This and so much more.

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Videos: Students Use YouTube to Argue Against Paramedic Program Dismissal

Two videos showed up in one of my YouTube RSS feed searches recently. Both are students explaining or arguing about their unjust removal from their education program. Both are fascinating to watch and I have no idea who is right or wrong.   The 2nd video is not available for embedding, but can be watched […]

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Bystander Videos Angry Captain at Landing Zone: More to this Story?

Have you seen the video yet of the angry captain defending the landing zone from a videographer? The incident is well covered by Statter911.com (includes video) and the Happy Medic has some good thoughts as well. An Ugly Incident  If you can handle it, watch the video. I found it really painful to watch. This is an […]

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Video: Dublin Ireland Fire Brigade and its EMS Functions

In this video, officers from the Dublin Ireland Fire Brigade give a nice slide show about the Brigade and the services it provides for the citizens and visitors of Dublin. It appears that this is a lecture for interested citizens. You can begin watching below … or fast forward to about 17:30. WHAT, did he […]

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Video: 2 Harlem Shake Videos for EMS

I might be the last person to discover the “Harlem Shake” video, but these both causes me to snort blueberry yogurt out of my nose. Warning the visual imagery in these videos might not be suitable for all viewers. February 20, 2013 Update: @FireCritic found 8 EMS Harlem Shake videos … he is either has too […]

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

I just read a really interesting article about Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the Vital Connections newsletter which is a quarterly publication for EMS providers from Ministry Health Care. Unfortunately the Vital Connections articles is not online, but the procedure inserts a bovine valve and metal stent in the aortic valve space through a catheterization process. […]

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Video: Emergency Department Gangnam Style

The wonderful combination of viral video, free time, and self-expression have no boundaries. From New Zealand, I give you ED Gangnam Style:

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Video: Responding to an Incident

Video from YouTube, appears to be taken from the passenger side (officer seat). I think videos like this can be great a training tool: 1. Crew behavior – calling out hazards, repeating and reviewing dispatch information and radio reports, distracting conversation. 2. Reminder of risk – actual and perceived when responding lights and sirens. 3. […]