The Podcast

Podcast Episode 17: The Medicast

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014

We took the week off last weeks or Labor Day and this week the podcast is back with a short interview that I did on Jamie Davis’ The Medicast where we talk about the show and...

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For Leadership

The Struggles at Home

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015

In almost fifteen years in this field I have seen a lot of people come and go, and that does not just go for coworkers but also spouses and significant others.  I don’t know...

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For the Field

Hey, What’s New?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

Some of you might have noticed a little bit of a slowdown through the month of April.  There are pluses and minuses to this sort of thing.  The minus, of course, is me putting out...

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Lessons to Learn

Becoming Comfortable

Posted by on May 18, 2015

With EMS week upon us, I wanted to talk about what this journey through EMS has meant to me, and what it has taken to take some of the steps that I have in my career and there is...

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Doctor Summeroff

Doctor Summeroff

Jun 12, 2015

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a week or so.  It’s a tough decision to make, but I feel that its something that I need to do. I started this blog about five and a half years ago on a whim to see if I could get myself back into writing which is something that I have always enjoyed since childhood.  Now, here I am almost 400 posts...

Becoming Comfortable

Becoming Comfortable

May 18, 2015

With EMS week upon us, I wanted to talk about what this journey through EMS has meant to me, and what it has taken to take some of the steps that I have in my career and there is no better place to start than that first leap. One of the most common questions that I have been asked by new and prospective EMTs and paramedics is “when will I feel...

The EMS Compass

The EMS Compass

May 11, 2015

What determines “success” in EMS?  How do we know that we are doing a good job?  Is it measured by our department’s ROSC rate?  Or maybe it’s response time compliance (but I hope it’s not).  What makes a good paramedic a good paramedic?  Do we determine it by looking at how successful they are at starting IV’s or intubating patients?  Is it something simpler...

Why I Support Police

Why I Support Police

Apr 30, 2015

I am a vocal supporter of the police in the world of social media and in my every day life.  My stance has gotten me called many different names such as asshole, racist, conformist, and even boot licker by some.  Much of the support that I express for them is derived from my life experiences with people in law enforcement.  I grew up in a small town where every...

Hey, What’s New?

Hey, What’s New?

Apr 27, 2015

Some of you might have noticed a little bit of a slowdown through the month of April.  There are pluses and minuses to this sort of thing.  The minus, of course, is me putting out less content for those of you who read this blog regularly and for that I apologize.  The plus side though is that with the additional projects that I have recently taken on, I am...