EMS Universe | Education, Volunteers and Social Media

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This episode I am joined by the creator of the popular EMS instagram group @ems_universe. We talk about variety of topics including volunteers, social media, education and getting EMS back together. This was a great...

Alternate Posting Location: Shift Tactics When ‘Resisting Arrest’ Becomes ‘Man Down’

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Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday afternoon by Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo for their actions or inactions in the May 25 arrest and death of George Floyd, 46. It is reported that officers were...

EMS Study Help Tips | Chest Trauma & Circulation

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This episode of the Monday Minutes focuses on chest injuries that interfere with circulation. These key elements are common to see on exams and are great to for a quick review to help build...

Dreaming at 1.5x

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To fit in listening to my favorite podcasts I recently made the switch to listening at 1.5x speed. For news, sports and interview shows I don’t mind the cadence change. It’s not quite as...

Video: Gratitude for EMS Providers

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A few thoughts for EMS Week 2020. Thank you EMRs, EMTs and Paramedics. (Full post on EMS1)  

Hydroxychloroquine – The More You Know, The Worse It Looks

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Do you want to use a drug that was never based on any good evidence, but only a hunch? Try hydroxychloroquine. The president says, What have you got to lose? Kitchen sink medicine is a...

Call Me an Uber

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Me (running ~7:15 pace) Man driving in truck “call me an Uber” Me “huh” Man “can I get an Uber Me (stopped running) Man “how do I get to Hoover Ave.?” Me (gives man directions) Man “have a good jog” Me (that...

Alternate Posting Location: Face mask is part of your uniform

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With unscrupulous manufacturers selling defective masks and citizens donating ‘homemade’ efforts, public safety agencies must establish face mask guidelines. Read seven considerations for purchasing face masks or allowing the use of donated face masks at...

6 Million Step Challenge (Updating)

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In 2020 I am attempting to walk, run or hike at least 6 million steps, as measured by my Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch. Logging at least 500,000 steps a month isn’t a walk in...