Hi EMS Community,
I wrote a book, Ghetto Medic, about my dad's experiences as an "ambulance man" in Baltimore from the 1960s to the 1990s. Bill was among the first of several thousand Americans who decided to become a paramedic when the "irresistible opportunity" arose. His tales from the battlefield were my bedtime stories (when he wasn't cruising around in a broken down ambo with bloodstained curtains). Ghetto Medic chronicles the history of the service in Baltimore and… Continue
Added by Rachel Hennick on February 11, 2013 at 3:14pm —
Guest host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, got the chance to take one of Bob Page’s infamous Multilead Medics 12-Lead classes this week through CHEP. While there, he pulled Bob aside during one of the breaks to talk about professionalism and approaches to continuing education for the health care professional especially EMS providers.
Bob is a passionate, humorous, and accomplished medical educator but he is also equally passionate about the responsibilities of the medical professional to… Continue
Added by CHEP inc on December 2, 2011 at 8:28am —
Sheka is a TV Show in Philippines was introducing the world leader in Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and CPR training American Heart Association offers the highest-quality courses and training materials available. and the efforts to enhance the ECC within the country also the importance of the EMS integration.
for more info.…
Added by Ahed on July 6, 2011 at 8:16pm —
Like so many others, my first EMS experience was in private EMS. I still work for the company I began my career at. A large--very large--private ambulance company that provides interfacility transports, private EMS, and 911 response for a large midwestern, city. The city in which I work is poverty-stricken and segregated. I travel from my nice suburban home to the city, spend 24 hours responding to calls, then leave for the safety and green lawns of the outskirts.
Private EMS is a… Continue
Added by Todd D. on October 10, 2010 at 11:25pm —
Abuja, Nigeria - I spent most of my 20 days in different cities zipping around to train the local doctors in EMS system.Each individual will be responsible for the management of all medical services in the match venue and host city, including transfer of patients to accredited hospitals..… Continue
Added by Ahed on May 13, 2010 at 1:30pm —
My much belated New Year's resolution is to once again become an EMT. Back in my early twenties, I rode shotgun in Denver for 18 months before I had my first son. Family life took over and I decided to go work for my family. But, I'm getting a little older (heck, the last ambulance I was in looked like a hearse rather than these new warmachines with a laptop mount
and GPS system) and after spending… Continue
Added by Jaime Strickmore on February 3, 2010 at 1:30pm —
What is a Paramedic?
Next To Creating A Life The Finest Thing A Man Can Do Is Save One — Abraham Lincoln.
A paramedic is the closest thing to a doctor the public will ever see outside the hospital. Let’s face it; doctors don’t do house calls anymore. Besides, they don’t teach doctors or nurses to deal with the chaos and limited resources of the streets. Being a paramedic is 25 % rescue work, 25% social worker, 25 % street smarts, 25% medicine, and 100% being quick and… Continue
Added by Ahed on September 1, 2009 at 12:30am —
Here is another one, and i am feeling lazy so will no doubt skip punctuation protocols and just type away. names are changed to protect the guilty from embarassment.
Little richard was my partner for a couple of years. about 5ft 2 and bald, looked like a flesh-colored papa smurf,always seeking smurfette. had a dry sense of humor and the usual short guy attitude. i am 5ft 11. my back hurt the whole time we were partners,because of the heighth difference. i actually like richard,like a good… Continue
Added by LeRoy Ward on June 24, 2009 at 10:12am —
There is a cruise hosted by Southern Charm Travel & Cruises on OCT 19 for a awesome five day cruise on Carnival Inspiration. It is in our EMS budget. 328.00 for an inside cabin total. GOING TO COZMEL AND GRAND CAYMAN ISLANDS. TWO DAYS AT SEA FOR FUN IN THE SUN!!
Please call Melissa Sims at 321-239-3070 or Bret Mc Elroy at 407-702-8021 or Tony at 352-551-6126
We want to book the ship with all EMS and Fire with family and friends.… Continue
Added by Sweet Melissa Sue on April 15, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Hey guys, starting my kick off to raise money for LODD EMS brothers and sisters. Each year there is a Memorial Bike Ride from NYC to Roanoke, VA where on the last day we participate in the actual annual memorial service. I will be riding this May 16th through the 22nd. I will be riding in memorial of K.C. Chessire who lost his life this past December. He was an EMT with our service, Lifeguard Ambulance of Santa Rosa County, on the panhandle of Fl. I haven't seen any other particpants from the… Continue
Added by AJ on February 14, 2009 at 4:34pm —
So I'm roaming around the web, like always, and I decide hey lets go to Facebook. So I click over expecting the usual; gossip, whining, and general friend connecting. Amongst all of this clicking I saw an advertisement for this place called EMS Connect. I thought to myself "hmm...interesting" and clicked the ad. Now this ad could be anything; it could be an awesome undiscovered site or it could range something on the line of a hidden satanic cult or porn site (this is the net after all).… Continue
Added by Kyle on February 2, 2009 at 10:00am —