National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

There is a bill floating around in the U.S. House of Representatives called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 . The Bill purports to defend the Second Amendment Rights of residents of one...

Are You An EMS Micro Influencer?

What do you each day in EMS that makes a difference? Not necessarily with a patient, although that is certainly important. I’m talking about doing things that influence. They can be small or big. Perhaps...

Addressing Fatigue In EMS

The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) recently released their evidence-based guidelines for Fatigue Risk Management. The distribution of these guidelines and associated materials concludes phase 1 in their Fatigue in EMS project....

Effect and Cause

As opposed to Cause and Effect. I came across this article about guns sold by police departments at auction that were later used by criminals or found at crime scenes. AP Exclusive: Debate simmers over police...

2018 Is Upon Us

A belated Happy New Year to everyone. The holidays ran over me like a train. This was the busiest holiday season I’ve had in several years. We had holiday engagements every weekend in December,...

Community Paramedics and EMS As A Business in 2018

This is a segment from the EMS 2017 End video series I just did where I sit with several EMS leaders to discuss their favorite two things from 2017 and what they want to...

The Top 10 Posts From TheSocialMedic.net In 2017

Welcome to 2018! As we begin the long 365-day march forward, now is also a time to look back to see where we’ve been the past 365-days. These were the Top 10 Posts From...

Full Circle of Simulation

This fall two things happened that ended up being related, though I didn’t know it at the time. One happened in September when I took over as lab coordinator for my school’s paramedic program....

NYC Fast Food Minimum Wage Is Now More Than Most EMTs Starting Rate

Today December 31, 2017 workers in the Fast Food Industry in New York City received a minimum wage increase to $13.50 per hour. Other minimum wage workers, including EMTs, are at $13.00 per hour. Think...

Happy Blogiversary To Me!

On December 23, 2006, I started this blog. I don’t post as much as I used to, but I still write just as much. I’m just more spread out.   Eleven years. 2,469 posts....