Ready Glove: Designed For Documentation

Recently a new product called The Ready Glove went relatively viral on Facebook due to its unique utility and design as a place to record a patient’s vital signs: Out of sheer curiosity I ordered...

Somewhat Silly

On July 2, 1937, Aviatrix Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared while trying to fly around the world. That morning there were several radio transmissions to the USCGC Itasca. For reasons that...

EMS As A Profession

I laugh when people tell me that EMS is a profession. Yes, there are professional EMS providers. I was one for pretty much my entire adult life. Still, although I worked in EMS full...

What’s Your EMS Specialty?

This week I talk about specialties in EMS. Not necessarily the types that come with an Alphabet string to add to your last name. See what I mean and let me know what your...

Happy 91st Birthday Mel Brooks

  Mel Brooks is great at using comedy to ridicule our truly ridiculous behaviors.     He also seems to be a fan of the recently deceased John Hurt, using him in Space Balls, History of the World,...

When Drunks Want Out, Who Are We To Stop Them?

Remember the part of EMT and Paramedic class about babysitting? Me neither. Sure we should take care of patients and prevent people from harming themselves. But at what expense? Provider injury to stop someone...

#LivesBeforeLunch Flawed Argument Illustrated

Last week I documented the #LivesBeforeLunch Campaign launched by American Medical Response (AMR) against the EMS Worker Bill of Rights AB-263, and then admonished them for disguising it as a Community Organization when it...

An Ode to the EMS Whacker

You’ve probably seen him wandering the exhibit hall at an EMS conference, or sat next to him in a lecture. He’s wearing a uniform shirt or jumpsuit from his volunteer agency, complete with Minitor...

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1. Ignorance and Apathy in EMS Providers Read, enjoy, comment.

#LivesBeforeLunch Campaign Disguises Corporate Interests As “Community Organization”

Yesterday I detailed the “Lives Before Lunch” online media campaign against the EMS Worker Bill of Rights (AB-263) launched by American Medical Response (AMR). As I mentioned towards the end, it is demoralizing for an...