Hello EMS Friends,
On top of getting married inside of 7 weeks, my then new husband and I will be moving to Florida by the middle of august. At the moment my license level is an Intermediate. I'm aware that I'll have to drop back to basic when I get down there but have been wondering what skills will be expected of me as a basic.....or does the license level say it all....lol. If I retest to get the NREMT back in Maine will that make a difference when we move? Guess I'm looking for… Continue
Added by Emily Roberts on May 26, 2010 at 9:09am —
545 miles of bike riding, 63 hours in the saddle, 36,000 feet of climbing later… (and a loss of 40,000 calories)…
117 riders and 14 support people, from 17 states and two countries…
we are, back in Austin, TX. This was our team’s fourth year of doing
the ride but my third. Our first ride was in 2007. In October 2006,
Eric C. Hanson, a fellow classmate from paramedic school, was killed in
a head on collision involving a pick up truck while coming back from… Continue
Added by Tree Marsoobian on May 25, 2010 at 9:00pm —
What do you think one the most important skills a EMT or Paramedic
can have? is it good IV skills? Maybe good airway management? Or how
about a friendly bed side manor? theses are all without argument very
important skills to have, but what about assessment skills?
It is the first treatment every one of our patients receive, and one that should be continued until care is transferred. It is the one skill that no matter what the chief complaint, is always preformed…… Continue
Added by Jeremiah Bush on May 2, 2010 at 11:26am —
Hello everyone out there are there any good sites for the paramedic version of the national registry test. im almost done with didactic and want to get started on it asap. i would like the sites that you can take repeated test on . thanks ev
Added by ev fran on April 28, 2010 at 1:16am —
I found an 8 channel call logger for $695.that records every call and with a USB connection to a dedicated computer will record all calls.
If you want more information give me a call Rick 408-330-5508
Added by Rick Lebherz on April 20, 2010 at 11:54am —
The state of emergency medical services, or any medical service for that matter, is no care free business. But yet much of what we provide ends up being free. Hospitals
around the country lose tens of thousands of dollars a month, often
through the emergency department. EMS services routinely treat and
transport “non paying patients”, and the already huge cost of health
care rises because of it.…
Added by Jeremiah Bush on April 19, 2010 at 1:20am —
Chinese doctor pioneers height surgery in Shanghai
AFP - Sunday, April 11
SHANGHAI (AFP) - – Orthopaedic surgeon Bai Helong hikes up his trousers, places his foot on his desk and marks the spot just below his hairless knee where he cuts into the legs of patients who want to be taller.
Over the past 15 years, Bai has given the gift of height to about 3,000 patients aged 14 to 55 -- Chinese, Americans, Germans, Japanese -- about half of whom went… Continue
Added by Anthony Bataller on April 12, 2010 at 3:00am —
Today I was out and about town. This morning I took my car to the mechanic for some passed due maintenance (Thanks Chronicles of EMS
Then this afternoon was off to the good doctor (and family friend) for
some passed due personal maintenance. Then off to the office supply
store, and a quick phone call to headquarters to enquirer about some
new uniforms. All and all, I’d say it was a… Continue
Added by Jeremiah Bush on April 1, 2010 at 2:40am —
What is a partner? I
s it just someone that happens to sit next to you when your on shift? Or is it something more?
I have worked with a lot of different people, but very few do I call “partner”. To me a partner is someone who at times is a “Part” of you. Who you are comfortable with, who in a strange way is familiar to Continue
you. The kind of partner that gets your jokes, and who gets you.
Someone who you can talk…
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 28, 2010 at 7:35pm —
For some time now, I have exhibited some rather odd behaviors. This has lead me to consider the possibility that I may be a little bit crazy.
Some examples of my possible craziness include:
I guess elderly peoples medical history while in line at the grocery store.
I look at strangers necks, arms and hands and get a happy feeling when they have “good veins”
I yell obscenities at the… Continue
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 23, 2010 at 2:25pm —
Being a passionate provider, as I’m sure many of you are as well. We
are drawn to this line of work because of a sometimes overpowering
drive to do the best and the most we can for others. There are however
times when doing the best for our patients means doing nothing. READ MORE HERE
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 20, 2010 at 5:18pm —
It was late morning on a weekday in August, and It was my second shift
with my new partner Bobby. The day was going rather slow, and we had
only had one call so far. It wasn’t very serious, and after we cleared
the hospital we were sent to post at Lucy’s panadería. The assignment
was not for any pastry purposes but rather district coverage. Lucy’s
was the half way point between our response area, and that of our
sister station to the north. When ever coverage got… Continue
Added by Jeremiah Bush on March 13, 2010 at 5:49am —
Our EMS and Fire Fighting services are facing major cuts as the city is bankrupt. We have even been told we may lose our individual health insurance
but not our jobs. Of course what can we do. It's not like there are lots of communities nearby needing EMS services. We are stuck, like many Americans. It would be nice if congress can bailout our small towns like the bailed out Wallstreet. They need to fix health… Continue
Added by Sam Norwich on March 11, 2010 at 10:19pm —
Hot on the heels of what is sure to be the biggest thing in EMS since MAST pants (I think that came out wrong) is a new interview show from the creative minds behind the Chronicles of EMS.
They call it Chronicles of EMS:A Seat at the Table and it is something the like of which our profession, our industry, our little club we call the EMS community has never seen before.… Continue
Added by the Happy Medic on February 6, 2010 at 7:50pm —
Producer and Paramedic Ted Setla has announced the premiere event for the Chronicles of EMS, the new EMS Reality series.
Mark Glencorse (http://999medic.com
) and myself spent a week living in each other's systems to make a comparison between the North East Ambulance Service in Newcastle upon Tyne and the San Francisco Fire Department.
Ted's cameras followed Mark on his adventures as a documentary at first, then it became something so much… Continue
Added by the Happy Medic on January 6, 2010 at 5:37pm —
Hey all, it was an exciting year for EMS in 2009! not only has our young Profession taken big steps towards acting like a Profession, but we're using social media like EMS United to share ideas in real time. I hope you've been following the updates about the Chronicles of EMS, a new EMS reality series by Ted Setla, a film maker and Paramedic.
The pilot episode follows myself and Paramedic Mark Glencorse as we exchanged ideas across the Atlantic in an International Paramedic… Continue
Added by the Happy Medic on January 2, 2010 at 9:48am —
Responders and readers, I have and continue to put a lot of time and effort into this Blog and the Fit Responder program. However, when you go to school for sports medicine they do not teach internet advertising and marketing. So I need some assistance.
I enjoy speaking/presenting/lecturing/teaching at Conferences, Symposium, CME Sessions, Associations and Meetings. But it is often difficult to get noticed or recommended for these events. So, thank you to those of you who have… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on December 12, 2009 at 2:55pm —
Responders, as I continue to get questions from readers and folks in some of my talks I thought it necessary to give you one of my favorite injury prevention stretches. It is a hip and Pirformis stretch. But I warn you that it’s difficult to do. Find a surface that allows you to lay your leg flat and keep your spine straight and rigid. As always hold the stretch for 60 seconds, remember that a stretch should be moderately uncomfortable and not painful. Do this stretch 2 times a day every day… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on December 11, 2009 at 8:11am —
Another high school football player dies while on the field....
Well, it hasnt happened here in Los Angeles since, uh...October 2009. But it has happened enough times where someone should take a hint.
Years ago teams had doctors or nurses or medics on the field as a precautionary measure. Today all that has stopped due to budget cuts in the city and in the district (LAUSD).
6 out of 8 kids that died this year could have been saved with proper CPR administered… Continue
Added by Health Care for Camps & Rec. on December 4, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Responders, it has dawned upon me that there are still a lot of misconceptions regarding fitness and injury prevention in EMS. I just gave 3 presentations at EMS Expo in Atlanta, GA. It was a great trade show with a group of fantastic speakers and presenters. What stands out from my experience at EMS Expo are the misconceptions surrounding injury prevention and our profession. As I spoke about, at any one time up to 10% of our workforce is out of work, having suffered an injury. But when… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on November 4, 2009 at 2:05pm —