Category Archives: #Professionalism

Discussion on what makes a professional so.

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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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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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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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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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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Handcuffs

A slow night shift and gorgeous winter weather finds me outside in the ambulance bay taking in the night air when a small pickup truck comes screeching into the ER entrance, urgently beeping its horn. This is quite common. The … Continue reading

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I’m no artist but …

Please understand that I am no artist by any definition or discipline. All of the things in which I excel are scientific, and rooted in such. However, as much as I love my work and the brilliant science that makes … Continue reading

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