He’s alert

Some guy had a seizure. Or syncope. Or something like that. A lot was “lost in translation,” as they say. The house smells of strange cooking and there is fancy looking artwork and sculptures all around. This...

Inside EMS Podcast: Shift Work, Part 1

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I answer a reader’s question on how to get awake and dressed in 90 seconds or less when you work a 24-hour shift....

Viral Video: Police Officer Holding EMT By The Neck On The Scene Of A...

A viral Facebook video is depicting the hands of a Portsmouth, Ohio police officer with his hand wrapped around the throat of an EMT on an emergency call is getting quite a bit of...

The FDNY No-Hands Driving EMT On Instagram

The New York Post published an article about FDNY EMT Eric Stone who was recorded operating the ambulance with no hands on the steering wheel by his partner FDNY EMT Sebastian Vazquez. This is...

He’dHave Been Safer In Prison

Michigan Man Whose Drug Sentence Commuted By Obama Is Shot Dead SAGINAW (WWJ/AP) – A man whose drug-related prison sentence was commuted in November by President Barack Obama has been fatally shot at a federal halfway house...

Inside EMS Podcast: What Role Do Hospitals Play in Ambulance Response Times?

Co-host Chris Cebollero and I address that question, among others, in this week’s episode of Inside EMS podcast. Give us a listen, share your opinions.

New EMS Blogger In Town!

EMS1 columnist and volunteer EMS guru Nancy Magee is going to be posting content on the MEDIC Training Solutions blog. Because despite the care and compassion my partner and I provided, I knew that...

I helped a Naturopath kill my son, because I believe in Quackery

  Would you kill this kid? Like clapping for Tinkerbell, killing children for superstition is part of keeping reality at bay. Am I too harsh? 7 year old Ryan Lovett died of strep, meningitis, and pneumonia. His...

Heart Failure and Pneumonia

I wrote two articles on EMS 1 about respiratory conditions that are easily misdiagnosed. Heart failure and pneumonia can both cause respiratory distress, and both may cause crackles and wheezing. They also frequently occur...

A Special Kind Of Stupid

A lot of people seem to have become unhinged since the election of President Donald Trump. Lies, stupid celebrity comments, stupid social media comments, more lies, and a complete ignorance of the American political...