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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.

Inside EMS Podcast: Pain Management Edition

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the current U.S. opioid epidemic, and whether aggressive EMS and ED treatment of pain is a contributing factor. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts.

Giving Thanks

I am not perfect. The life I have crafted for myself is not perfect, but there are beautiful things and people in it. I am thankful for the friends and events that have lit my path in life, and also for the trials and mistakes that shaped the man I was to become. There have...

Where’s Ambulance Driver? Fall 2016 Edition

The MEDIC Training Solutions 2016 World Tour winds down next week, with two final appearances in Atlantic City at the New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMS, and Dallas at the Texas EMS Conference. The nice folks in Montana, Oklahoma, Virginia, South Dakota, and Colorado were nice enough to book us this past month, and Nancy...

Inside EMS Podcast: The Professionalism Edition

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I debate professionalism in EMS. Is it more than your dress and demeanor? How do you cultivate your “brand” as an EMS professional? Give us a listen, and let us know what you think.

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1. Read. Enjoy. Share.

Inside EMS Podcast: Geriatric Edition

On this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I talk all things geriatric in EMS, and no, we’re not talking about ourselves. Give us a listen, and let us know what you think.

Linky Love: Medic Mindset Podcast

Some of you EMS types may follow Texas paramedic and educator Ginger Locke’s nuggets of wisdom on Facebook. Well, she also has a podcast. Follow Medic Mindset here. Good stuff!

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016: Winnah Winnah Chicken Dinnah!

Well, after all eligible entries have been tabulated (we had some outstanding checks that were written before the September 30 deadline that took a few days to get to us), we have a winner of the Dreadnaught Industries AR15! We had 955 eligible entries. Donations were broken into $10 lines and fed into excel, then...

Inside EMS Podcast: EMS World Expo Edition

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss some highlights from EMS World Expo in New Orleans, as well as prehospital ultrasound and rescue task forces. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts.

Inside EMS Podcast: Pediatric Education and EMS Conferences

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the recent Oklahoma University Children’s Hospital Pediatric Conference we spoke at, and my initial impressions of EMS World Expo 2016. Many thanks to Roger Smith, EMS liaison for OU Children’s Hospital, and Nancy Perry and Scott Cravens of EMS World Magazine for...

KTKC 2106: The Winners!

Okay folks, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The final standings of Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016 are: Team Dragon: $4,032 Team Larry and the Limey: $1,292 Team Soul Crusher: $1,225 Team Ambulance Driver: $1,141 Team JBro: $520 Team Happy Medic: $495 Team HBC Concealment: $295 Team Jay G: $125 Team Squidfoo: $95...

KTKC 2016: Week Three Standings

Well, we’re 26 days into the Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016 Fundraising Challenge, and our total is $6,126. Team Dragon (54) $2,621.00 Team Soul Crusher (11) $1,150.00 Team Ambulance Driver (17) $710.00 Team JBro (6) $495.00 Team Happy Medic (3) $420.00 Team HBC Concealment (5) $245.00 Team Larry and the Limey (4) $205.00 Team JayG...

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2016: Week Two Standings

We’re two weeks into KTKC 2016, and Team Dragon is kicking all our butts by a wide margin. Is someone going to step in and give the man a challenge? I know several teams have fundraising events at local pubs and Buffalo Wild Wings, but somebody’s gotta give Team Dragon a challenge!   Team Dragon:...

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