Happy Friday the 13th – Only Ten Days to the Next End of the...

  I hope that you have been out enjoying the day as much as I have. You have two extra days to procrastinate, before taxes are due this year on the 17th. The End of the...

Hoist on His Own Petard

The saying in the title goes back to medieval times when unfortunate souls who were intending to blow up their enemies blew themselves up instead. A Petard was a small explosive used for breaching doors...

From the Land of Gun and Knife Control

London Mayor Sadiq Khan targets knives as murder rate spikes: ‘There is never a reason to carry a knife’ London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a tough crackdown on knives Sunday as the city reels from...

Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Commentary

I received word earlier this week that I won a Neal Award for Best Commentary (all 2018 winners), based on three submissions from my EMS1 column: What President Trump gets wrong about the opioid epidemic Don’t...

High Tech or Just a Gimmick

An ambulance company in Massachusetts is using Amazon Echo in an attempt to improve the care it’s EMTs and paramedics give to patients. Here is a YouTube video that outlines what they are doing. The idea...

Anticipation Can Be Everything In EMS

Being able to anticipate things in EMS can be helpful. When you think about it, you can actually try and anticipate many things in your EMS day. By doing this you will find yourself...

Geriatric Patients | EMS Quick Study Help Tips

This episode of the Monday Minutes starts off geriatrics. Watch for key elements you will see on your EMS exams. Think about them and build your knowledge base for your patients.   Go visit the main...

Inside EMS Podcast: The Art of Death Notifications

How does your agency handle termination of resuscitation efforts, and death notifications? Chris Cebollero and I discuss it this week on Inside EMS.

Implications for EMS

This story caught my attention the other day. I’ve been thinking about it a bit and decided that there might, well more than might, be implications for EMS providers. Texas teen was beaten, had hot...

Applying Your EMS Knowledge

You have heard the saying “Knowledge is Power”. In EMS you have to be able to apply that knowledge and know when and how. Especially within the pre hospital environment. Anyone can memorize big words...