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...

Read More

For Leadership

Don’t Forget Them

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014

Saturday’s cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers has rocked the public safety world.  The best emotion that I can come up with for myself right now is I am...

Read More

For the Field

A Response to Aaron Carroll

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015

About two weeks ago, Dr. Aaron Carroll published an article in the New York Times entitled “Doing More for patients Often Does No Good.”  This weekend, the article...

Read More

Lessons to Learn

The Sixty Cent Question

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015

A couple of years ago I read a great article by Kelly Grayson on EMS 1 that talked about patient refusals and more specifically a person’s ability to refuse.  I liked it so...

Read More

Recent Posts

A Response to Aaron Carroll

A Response to Aaron Carroll

Jan 25, 2015

About two weeks ago, Dr. Aaron Carroll published an article in the New York Times entitled “Doing More for patients Often Does No Good.”  This weekend, the article received a significant push on social media, specifically, Facebook, on a number of EMS related pages.  I know Dr. Carroll’s writings, and I have listened to him frequently on Stand...

Evolving Education

Evolving Education

Jan 16, 2015

What makes somebody qualified to teach an EMT or paramedic class?  I took my first EMT class back in 1995 at night while I went to high school during the day.  I knew every single one of my instructors either personally, or more likely by reputation.  They were sage-like legends in the field of EMS.  They were the old guard.  And it was their job to educate the...

The Sixty Cent Question

The Sixty Cent Question

Jan 7, 2015

A couple of years ago I read a great article by Kelly Grayson on EMS 1 that talked about patient refusals and more specifically a person’s ability to refuse.  I liked it so much that I adapted parts of it into a refresher lecture that I did for a couple of years up in Massachusetts.  Now, almost five years later when I am back on the street, I still use...

Poor Politics in Holyoke

Poor Politics in Holyoke

Dec 24, 2014

Although I have a love for politics, I usually do not share many of my political views on this blog unless they directly relate to the industry.  This matter, however, is close enough to share some comments on.  Four years ago, I would have never even thought to write this post because it would have been too close to home, but looking at things from a distance...

Don’t Forget Them

Don’t Forget Them

Dec 21, 2014

Saturday’s cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers has rocked the public safety world.  The best emotion that I can come up with for myself right now is I am angry.  Extremely angry.  If you connect with me on any form of social media you have probably already seen some of my thoughts about it either reposted in the words of some of those...