Category Archives: #CoEMS

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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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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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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Misfits

I’m currently taking the 2-week CCEMTP course in the USA. That stands for Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program. It’s a big title for a big jump in knowledge and skill. In these 90 or so hours of training, I’ll … Continue reading

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What have I learned?

One of my favorite blogging folks, ResqEllie, has written a funny post about what she’s learned in our profession. She finishes by asking the rest of us what we’ve learned in ours. I thought I’d answer with a list of … Continue reading

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This call is the most important call of your career, each and every time.

Every year, I return to the USA at least once to attend an EMS conference. In 2013, I attended EMSToday in Washington, DC. As I usually do, I make time to meet up with some of my friends and blogging … Continue reading

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An EMS Today Sit-down with Scott Kier

I sat down with a lot of folks, turned on my recorder and had some amazing conversations. One of them is a fellow projects and I hope to continue to do so in the future. Scott writes EMS In the … Continue reading

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A Sit-Down with Resqellie, the Value of a Good Narrative

Resqellie is a blogger who’s been writing since February of 2005. She’s a dear friend of mine and a fabulous writer. I had a chance to catch up with her at EMSToday 2013 and, after plying her with good food … Continue reading

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