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

What is an Emergency?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014

One of the biggest sticking points that most EMS systems have when it comes to being overworked is figuring out what the definition of an emergency is. Right now, that definition...

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For the Field

Ebola Awareness Part 3: EMS Response

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

In the first part of this series, we took a look at the disease of Ebola itself.  In the second installment we looked at the disease’s signs and symptoms, and took at look at how...

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Lessons to Learn

A Reminder About Being a Professional

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

This morning I saw a video come across pretty much all of the major EMS related news sites about a fire crew from Glendale, Arizona who were filmed while restraining a patient.  I...

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A Reminder About Being a Professional

A Reminder About Being a Professional

Oct 30, 2014

This morning I saw a video come across pretty much all of the major EMS related news sites about a fire crew from Glendale, Arizona who were filmed while restraining a patient.  I fired up the video and sat there watching saying to myself over and over “it looks fine to me. . . still looks fine. . .” and then one of the firefighters opened his mouth, and lost...

Anonymity

Anonymity

Oct 29, 2014

Anonymity on the internet is a powerful tool.  Some use it for good, and some use it to put their coworkers, colleagues, and services on blast.  When I started writing almost five years ago, I first started perusing blogs like Kelly Grayson’s and Justin Schorr’s.  Justin had recently gone public with where he worked with the release of Chronicles of...

Ebola Awareness Part 3: EMS Response

Ebola Awareness Part 3: EMS Response

Oct 22, 2014

In the first part of this series, we took a look at the disease of Ebola itself.  In the second installment we looked at the disease’s signs and symptoms, and took at look at how we as prehospital providers could be put at risk.  In this final part we take a look at the role EMS will be paying in the battle against Ebola. The EMS Response to Ebola In a recent...

Ebola Awareness Part 2: What You Need to Know

Ebola Awareness Part 2: What You Need to Know

Oct 21, 2014

In the first of this three part series about the Ebola virus, we talked about the history of the disease, and a little about the pathophysiology of it.  Now that we have a little background about it, let’s look at its signs, symptoms, and talk a little about the treatment of Ebola. How Does a Person Catch Ebola? As we touched on in part 1, Ebola is transmitted...

Ebola Awareness Part 1: History and Facts

Ebola Awareness Part 1: History and Facts

Oct 20, 2014

In light of all of the media attention being made about the most recent Ebola outbreak that has now spread to the United States, I thought it would be beneficial to put together a three part series about the Ebola Virus.  In this first part, we will talk about the history of the disease to help us better understand where it came from, and the impact that it has...