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The Virtual Classroom: Lessons Learned

Some dude you know has a new article in the Spring 2017 edition of Paramedic Chief. Check it out online, the article entitled “Virtual EMS Education: Growing Pains and Lessons Learned.” While you’re at it, check out the other excellent articles in there by Greg Friese, Doug Wyllie, Nathan Stanaway, and others.

Inside EMS Podcast: Co-Host Cage Match Edition!

Inside EMS podcast discusses whether paramedics are capable of accurately triaging patients by phone to non-ED destinations and non-ambulance transport. My esteemed co-host has his head so far up his rectum on this issue that he can literally see his appendix.

Inside EMS Podcast: Confidence, Competence, and Conceit

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss how confidence is developed (and destroyed) for EMS providers. If you’ve worked with an overconfident paragod, or a good EMT paralyzed by self-doubt, give us a listen, and share your thoughts.

Made to Feel Welcome

Just thought I’d give a brief public thank you and shout-out to the two conferences who booked me in March. The Code 1 Conference in Cedar Rapids, IA is run by Kirkwood Community College. KCC runs an excellent EMS education program, and a highly respected hotel/hospitality management program as well. These two dovetail nicely, as...

Where’s Ambulance Driver? Spring 2017 Edition

Leaving on a jet plane for the Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania on Thursday, for EMS Update 2017. I’ll be giving the keynote address and a couple of clinical lectures. If you plan to attend, hit me up! I’m always down for a few war stories over adult beverages. If you’re not planning to attend,...

Go Team Me!

I recently had the privilege to be featured on a couple of EMS podcasts. Words Off the Street, a public safety podcast with host B.J. Schneider, features EMS and public safety writers. In this episode, I talk about how I got started writing, and what writing tips work for me. Words Off the Street, Episode...

Inside EMS Podcast: Pediatric Edition

On this week’s episode of Inside EMS, we welcome pediatric guru Dr. Peter Antevy, inventor of the Handtevy Pediatric Emergency System, to the Guest Table. Check it out, and give us your thoughts.

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1. Stop bragging about your emotional pain, instead be proud of overcoming it. Enjoy, and share with your friends.

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1. Service is what you can give the vast majority of your patients who are neither emergent nor truly in need of medicine. It’s the way you can make a bad day for someone a little bit better, no matter how trivial the gesture or mundane the task...

Inside EMS Podcast, Shift Work Part 2

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, researcher and EMS1 columnist Catherine Counts joins us at the Guest Table to discuss fatigue in EMS, and the recent BMJ Review on the effects of shift work on sleep duration and quality. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts.

Inside EMS Podcast: Shift Work, Part 1

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I answer a reader’s question on how to get awake and dressed in 90 seconds or less when you work a 24-hour shift. Got any strategies of your own to share? Check out the podcast, and share ’em in the comments!

Inside EMS Podcast: What Role Do Hospitals Play in Ambulance Response Times?

Co-host Chris Cebollero and I address that question, among others, in this week’s episode of Inside EMS podcast. Give us a listen, share your opinions.

New EMS Blogger In Town!

EMS1 columnist and volunteer EMS guru Nancy Magee is going to be posting content on the MEDIC Training Solutions blog. Because despite the care and compassion my partner and I provided, I knew that little girl would never forget the words of a paramedic who in that moment failed his patient, his profession, and any...

Inside EMS Podcast: Ketamine Edition

In this episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome Scot Phelps to the Guest Table to discuss EMS use of ketamine.   Give us a listen, and share your thoughts!

For You EMS Types…

Jason Kodat, Gene Gandy and I have a new article in EMS World Magazine. Taking the Fear Out of Surgical Cricothyrotomy Give it a read, let us know what you think, and share with your friends.

Inside EMS Podcast: 2016 Year In Review

Plus, a look at what’s coming up for 2017, from EMS1 Editor-In-Chief, Greg Friese. Give us a listen, and don’t forget to rate us on iTunes.

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

My first blog post was ten years ago today, after being inspired by my blogfather.

Inside EMS Podcast: Changes to NREMT Standards

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome EMS educator extraordinaire Dan Limmer to the show, to discuss changes in NREMT psychomotor and cognitive testing standards, among them updates to spinal motion restriction guidelines. Dan also offers listeners a discount code for his excellent Limmer Creative apps. Give us...

The Re-Release of “En Route” Is Now Available!

And just in time for Christmas! For you loyal readers of my blog, column and first book, I am proud to announce that the re-release of my book, En Route: A Paramedic’s Stories of Life, Death and Everything In Between, is now available through Amazon and major online and brick-and-mortar booksellers, both in paperback and...

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1. Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There. Read, enjoy, share.

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