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

Overworked and Under Appreciated in Baltimore

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015

Every day you go to work seems to start the same way.  You clock in on time to the sound of your truck backing in to you station.  Your scope goes on the dash, coffee in your cup...

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For the Field

Financial Health

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015

Find me a paramedic who feels that they are adequately financially compensated for the job that they do and I will be shocked.  Pay in this field has always been an issue.  We...

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Lessons to Learn

Words of Wisdom

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

Throughout the years, I have received a lot of advice from a lot of people.  I thought now would be a good time to share some of those quotes with you so that you might have the...

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Recent Posts

Overworked and Under Appreciated in Baltimore

Overworked and Under Appreciated in Baltimore

Mar 25, 2015

Every day you go to work seems to start the same way.  You clock in on time to the sound of your truck backing in to you station.  Your scope goes on the dash, coffee in your cup holder, and gear in the cabinet.  You pull the bag out of the curbside door and start checking through as the loud speaker overhead crackles to life: “Medic 3 respond. . . “ and you’re...

Stand Alone EMS

Stand Alone EMS

Mar 16, 2015

With the season finale of Nightwatch coming up this week, I got thinking about the value of EMS based EMS.  This thinking was also fueled by yet another series of perceived response failures in fire-based EMS services on different sides of the country, specifically in San Francisco and Washington, DC.  While I stand by the argument that response times do not...

Financial Health

Financial Health

Mar 13, 2015

Find me a paramedic who feels that they are adequately financially compensated for the job that they do and I will be shocked.  Pay in this field has always been an issue.  We blame it for a lot of our recruitment and retention problems.  People constantly cite it as a stressor that makes our lives more difficult.  Maybe though, just maybe, we are putting too...

To Stage or Not to Stage

To Stage or Not to Stage

Mar 9, 2015

While watching an episode of Nightwatch the other night, I got thinking about the concept of staging.  In the call that was presented on the show, the crew of Dan and Titus was sent for a possible stabbing victim.  They responded as normal but shut down and parked a few blocks away from the call to wait for an overburdened New Orleans Police Department to get...

The Response Time Debate

The Response Time Debate

Mar 5, 2015

Read Justin Schorr’s post by following this link! Everybody loves a good internet debate, right?  This afternoon I engaged in one of those with my good friend and Chronicles of EMS star Justin Schorr about response times and their impact on EMS.  Sparking the debate was an article that Justin shared that discusses the impact of response time compliance on...