Category Archives: Well Being

Happy EMS Week!

Congratulations for your decision to help others! Each of us has taken the step to become educated and increase our service to others. The world is a better place because you selflessly help others. The theme for this year is “EMS … Continue reading

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The (Often) Forgotten: EMS in America

Occasionally I come across blog posts by others that so accurately describe medical care that I begin to do research to add to the topic. This article was so well thought out that I am doing something new. . . Posting … Continue reading

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Will You Be Successful?

Years ago I had watched a presentation on success in business and life. The crux of the presentation came to success is determined by who you know more than what you know. Being smart, working hard and reliability are very important … Continue reading

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Who’s the Most Important Person at a Scene?

As we began our medical training, we were taught that scene safety was paramount. Protecting ourselves and our partners from harm superseded the importance of care for our patient. The premise is valid; if we become injured, we cannot properly … Continue reading

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He has Risen

When I teach classes, I often ask students “What does CPR Stand for?” the common answer (and in reality the correct one) is Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. I continue to tell them that it really stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resurrection. The heart is … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday’s & Thank YOU!

I am trying to spend some time skiing this week and therefore will be keeping this very short. First, Happy Holiday’s to everyone who reads these articles. I hope that you were able to spend some time with loved ones … Continue reading

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Let’s Have Some Fun!

Here in the Midwest we are experiencing a wonderful spring. The weather yesterday was a balmy 58* with lots of rain. Unfortunately it’s December and we should be experiencing snow and winter. Most of the ski resorts are having great … Continue reading

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“Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!”

A few weeks ago, I had written about our ability to only pay lip service to “Is the scene safe?” Over 4500 vehicle crashes involve and ambulance every year in the United states. Our most dangerous time in EMS in … Continue reading

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Be Safe Out There!

When we took our initial training, Scene Safety, BSI were drilled into our heads. We entered every scenario parroting these words, but beyond lip-service do we put these into real life practice? When we enter a scene, how often do … Continue reading

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Stretching

August 18, 2014 Years ago, when I started Karate, I found that the only way that I could touch my toes involved a very nicely written letter and a postage stamp. I’d send an “I Love You toes” note through … Continue reading

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