Driverless Ambulances Coming To Your Agency?

This quick episode of Office Hours asks “Do we really need driverless ambulances?” Followed by “Who the hell is gonna pay for them?” Followed by “Are you serious?”. Take a listen. Check out the Chest...

DC FEMS Looks For Response Reimbursement From Insurance Companies

A recent article in the Washington Post discusses how the mayor of Washington D.C. wants insurance companies to pay for ambulance service whether the patient is transported or not. From the article: The bill —...

Neurological Emergencies | EMS Quick Study Help

This episode of the EMS Quick Study Help finishes up the Neurological Emergencies and gives the key elements to think about during your EMS exams, patient care and documentation.   Get all the EMS Quick...

Nightmare

We took a girl to the hospital today because she had a bad dream. She’s 16. Mom and dad followed in their car. After having grandma come sit with their 14-year old. Patient went to triage. Where she...

I hope your mother reads your article

So, there’s this little article from February 28th in Psychology Today being circulated about the interwebz, authored by one Peter Edelstein, M.D. and it is entitled If You Go to the Hospital, Get Ready to...

Go Team Me!

I recently had the privilege to be featured on a couple of EMS podcasts. Words Off the Street, a public safety podcast with host B.J. Schneider, features EMS and public safety writers. In this...

The Boy Who Cried Terrorist

  This is the latest comment from Frederick Blum in response to what I wrote about his absurd defense of Dr. Tobinick.. As you can see, in labeling appropriate respect for patients as terrorism, Frederick...

Ducks everywhere

Smokey and I saw a sign outside a house today. “Holistic Chiropractic Care” Is that like a double quack? A quack quack? It turns out oils and adjustments won’t stop epilepsy. Whodathunkit?

When Minions Attack

Image credit.   In the comments to Dr. Edward Tobinick Sues Barbara Streisand – or something equally foolish, Frederick Blum (sometimes Frederick S. Blum) states that he does not like my criticism of Dr. Edward Tobinick...

The Arming Of EMS | New Top Salaries

This EMS Green Room episode talks about the arming of EMS and recent changes in top pay for EMS providers.