Added by Jeremiah Bush on May 6, 2010 at 4:22pm —
As an EMS professional, you've got plenty of stories to tell. We want to hear about the call that best exemplifies the theme of this year's EMS Week: "Anytime. Anywhere. We'll be there." Tell or show us your craziest, Continue
scariest, funniest or otherwise most interesting call that required a little extra effort to get "there". Enter our "I Was There" contest below, and put yourself in the running for one of several cool prizes. Here's how:…
Added by Erin Hicks on May 3, 2010 at 6:00pm —
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 10:29am —
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 12:21am —
Hello BIGGEST Losers,
It’s time to start shedding weight, one pound at a time. I am proud of each you for participating and desiring to get healthy!!
The following is a breakdown of the participants competing in the BIGGEST Loser challenge (If your name is BOLD you have chosen to participate in the gym):…
Added by Palmetto Ambulance Service on April 13, 2010 at 6:49am —
Well BIGGEST Losers,
Are you sore? If not, get off that couch and walk! It’s time to get healthy! Tonight should have been the first night of the boot camp at the gym. Just think we actually pay these people to cause us pain! Monday night at the Omni in Augusta, Ga. they were dishing out soreness like the Pope passes out blessings or Tiger seeks mistresses. There wasn’t a participant not encouraging each other, it was TEAMWORK at its finest and I thank you! Who knew the… Continue
Added by Palmetto Ambulance Service on April 13, 2010 at 6:48am —
I want to thank the powers that be and all of you here on the EMS1 page for featuring me!
EMS has been my life since I remember sneaking out of bed to watch Rescue 911 at midnight when I was five years old. Now its my full time job. At first I couldn't believe that I could actually
to do what I had began doing as a volunteer and now I complain that we aren't paid enough... funny how that works,… Continue
Added by Jennifer H on April 1, 2010 at 7:30pm —
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 1:42am —
Hello my name is Andrew Church I am blogging any one who can give me helpful advice about becoming an emt. I am currently a volunteer firefighter in small town in Arkansas, my goal was to gain education through th FD to find a career in firefighting. Unfortunately I am to old to become a full time fireman I am 38 yrs old. I still enjoy being a volunteer, so anyway what i want to do is focus on becoming a future paramedic. What i am not sure of is the best route to take, the FD is suppose to be… Continue
Added by andrew scott church on March 31, 2010 at 5:55pm —
EMS as a field tends to hire young, inexperienced people. It's a fact of life. Many EMT-B's are young people working toward other goals, e.g., paramedic, med school, nursing, PA, full-time firefighter. So it's no surprising that many of the people that I'm surrounded by are eighteen to twenty-five years old, filling their first--or one of their first--real position of responsibility.
The end-result of such youth and inexperience is the inevitable bouts of unprofessional behavior like… Continue
Added by Todd D. on March 30, 2010 at 2:09pm —
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 6:37pm —
I recently started a new weekly column on my blog called "Celebrity Medics". Each week I pick a new character, fictional or real, and discuss what kind of paramedic they would be. Recent celebrity medics include Batman, Chuck Norris and Barack Obama. Stop by the blog every week to see who the next celebrity medic is going to to be!
I'm always looking for suggestions or comments. Feel free to contact me!…
Added by Sean Eddy on March 27, 2010 at 10:44pm —
Responders, this week I feel it appropriate to include one of my
favorite exercises. I qualify it as an ‘everything’ exercise. This
movement conditions the body as a whole and teaches the ‘core’ and spine
to stiffen. This will allow us to resist the forces that cause injury
while maintaining a stable posture.
If a kettle bell
is not available use a dumbbell or simply the floor. Hold for… Continue
Added by Bryan Fass on March 24, 2010 at 12:05pm —
My sister and I shared my first real, walk-out-of-the-hospital-alive save here in Ohio. It was quite an experience, really. We were called out around 1:30 AM for chest pains, told by dispatch that the man would be sitting in his truck at the end of his driveway, waiting for us with his lights on, (since he had quite a lengthy driveway). We were blessed (?) with a driver that cold, rainy night. He got us there in record time, slowing down when we got in the vicinity of the numerics of our call.… Continue
Added by Mary Griffin on March 24, 2010 at 2:57am —
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 1:29pm —
I am searching for volunteer EMS, stand alone, or as part of a volunteer fire service. What I seek are EMS that responds Code 3 to the scene with only the driver, attendants etc meet the ambulance at the scene. Particularly interested in any which function as an independent auxilliary to a regular FD in a large city. Thanks
Added by Bruce Bloom on March 15, 2010 at 9:21pm —
Deadline to register is June 14, 2010…
Added by Bill J. Hufford on March 14, 2010 at 1:00pm —
After reading Jeramedic's Blog Post, I was inspired to tell my story about my first field save. It really makes us realize why we do this job. I would encourage everyone to read our stories and tell us about your "first time".
Check out Jeramedic's story here
Added by Sean Eddy on March 13, 2010 at 8:58am —
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 4:46am —
Hey Guys,I'm doing the whole stay at home mom thing right now. I was hoping to start my schooling in the fall. I found out about online schools offering EMT BASIC or EMT I course. I'm on the west cost right out side Portland Oregon. I was thinking taking the course online would spare me daycare cost and travel time.… Continue
Added by Morayo Sandhagen on March 8, 2010 at 8:42am —