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 2: What You Need to Know

Posted by on 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...

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Lessons to Learn

Paramedics and Firearm Safety

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

It is no secret that I am not in favor of arming paramedics and EMTs.  I let Chris Montera and Sean Eddy debate the issue a few months back and found the arguments from both sides...

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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...

What is an Emergency?

What is an Emergency?

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 is subjective, much like a pain scale. Just watch any social media outlet, and you will find some provider complaining about responding to some level of nonsense.  We forget that the...

Paramedics and Higher Education

Paramedics and Higher Education

Oct 14, 2014

Once again, the topic of “should we strive for higher education?” has come up, and once again I need to come out in support of this. And it has nothing to do with the fact that I currently possess a degree. Many wonder what it will do for our bank accounts. They ask for evidence of how increasing education will result in increased income at the street level. To...

Paramedics and Firearm Safety

Paramedics and Firearm Safety

Oct 9, 2014

It is no secret that I am not in favor of arming paramedics and EMTs.  I let Chris Montera and Sean Eddy debate the issue a few months back and found the arguments from both sides very interesting but still, my position was not swayed. I have a tough time justifying putting a gun on the hip of anyone who gets into an ambulance intent on providing care to the...