Category Archives: #WhatMakesMeHuman

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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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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“…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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“…it is the one instrument you can’t play and not laugh.”

You ever get a song stuck in your head? I used to all the time but lately it’s been much more persistent. You see, back in October, I did a foolish thing while I was in Amsterdam. (Not that kind … 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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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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Can You Hear Me Now? (Part 3)

A reader asked me if my patient from "Can You Hear Me Now (Part 2)" ever recovered. Here’s what I got from the cardiologist (who called our patient a "miracle") the next day: Melvin’s right coronary artery (RCA, or the … Continue reading

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