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

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

Video Clip: Bystander CPR

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

This weekend a number of friends on Facebook linked a video that was making the rounds of a person presumed to be in cardiac arrest in a car in front of a bus stop.  This scene...

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Video Clip: Bystander CPR

Video Clip: Bystander CPR

Apr 15, 2015

This weekend a number of friends on Facebook linked a video that was making the rounds of a person presumed to be in cardiac arrest in a car in front of a bus stop.  This scene provides with a number of important lessons.  First you see an SUV in the middle of the road with people yelling at the driver asking him if he is okay.  9-1-1 is called and somebody...

The Struggles at Home

The Struggles at Home

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 what it is but so many of us in this field are so self-destructive when it comes to our interpersonal relationships, myself included, and I cannot help but search internally for an...

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...