Category Archives: #EMS2.0

A Whirlwind of Innovation

At EMSToday 2014, I had a chance to sit and chat with Dr. Nadine Levick, the founder of the EMS Safety Foundation. She is an Emergency Physician in New York and a tireless promoter of many interesting innovations that directly … Continue reading

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The Hook

I’ve met a lot of people who impress me in the work they do. They all are dedicated, motivated, and committed to the work of improving what we do and how we go about it. Without fail, each and every … Continue reading

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Hot topics from EMS today that are still sizzling.

Maddog was a busy boy at EMSToday this year. I had a chance to talk to a lot of people about a lot of topics and will be putting up final copy after editing, final questions and formatting are completed. … Continue reading

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What’s a “Blog?”

This is the first year I’ve come to EMSToday as “maddogmedic” instead of my own actual name. I wanted to engage the conference and the people in it from my perspective of the storyteller, “maddog.” I also realized that, at … Continue reading

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EMSToday, Day 1: Photos.

Having a fancy new camera, I was excited about pulling it out and snapping some photos as I arrived at the Walter E. Washington Convention center in Washington DC for the 2014 EMSToday conference. As soon as I walked in … Continue reading

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EMSToday, Day 1, Part 2 (+1 for funny)

This is a really funny article by Rob Lawrence of the Richmond Ambulance Authority that I came across by way of Phillydan’s Twitter Feed. I’m ashamed to say, the author has pegged me in part of it: Create a medic-tastic … Continue reading

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Go Sports!

I drop in on America to attend EMSToday in Washington DC. Because my family lives nearby, I’ve added a few days of time on the front and back of the conference time to visit and re-acquaint. My oldest brother and … Continue reading

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Ten Years.

I just realized that January 4th has just slipped by. On that day, 10 years ago, I wrote my first post in this blog. Wow! Ten years ago, I was an EMT-B and a paramedic student. In the past 10 … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Years of Tradition, Uninterrupted by… Wait! WHAT?

Last year, the Mesa, Arizona Fire and Medical Department did a pretty cool thing. They published the results of a study they performed in the field having to do with assisted CPR and survival rates. In short: working with Zoll’s … Continue reading

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“…I Miss the Way the Lights Bounce Off the Buildings…”

I work in EMS but I came to it late in life. As such, I have a cadre of friends and a spouse who are, emphatically, NOT in EMS. This usually means I don’t talk about my day at work … Continue reading

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