Call to arms. →
I have a dream…..and while it may not be as altruistic as Martin Luther King Jr.s, it is a dream I want to work towards. I firmly believe that we can all be the bearers of change. We can create change out of pure will, hard work, perseverance and focus. I have a dream that we can become more than what we are, we are a profession. We are vital. Let me explain: I have two dreams. Every man...
Top 10 ways to celebrate the last EMS Week ever →
I recently came upon an article from EMS1.com that posed the question if the end of the world was coming in December, what would be the best ways to celebrate EMS week for the last time? I especially liked their suggestion: Hold a mass oxygen therapy seminar for nursing home nurses. It works just like a mass CPR training event but is much simpler. Divide your nurses into teams of two, and...
Journalism. Your supposed to be professional. →
I understand journalists have to sell. They get paid to write articles that people are going to read. They should at least provide the actual news and not sensationalize it. Case in point an article on EMS from an ABC affiliate about the medics in North Carolina where they make a blatant attack on the providers there. ABC EMS story In the story they make it sensational that they discovered...
Bertrand Russell Three things he lived for →
What I Have Lived For Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings...
Jaded, maybe. Burned out no. →
I had a late call last shift, believe me I didn’t want the call. I have children and they had already called me asking when I would get home. My little girl can stop the world for me with just saying, “I want you to come home daddy!” I still went out to the call and took care of my patient. I transported her to the er and upon arrival was told to take her to the triage area....
Edward Jenner, saved more lives than any other... →
Sometimes I find that we don’t just celebrate the wrong people (singers who beat women, actors who are better at using drugs than acting, reality stars who really do nothing) sometimes I find we don’t even remember people that have done great things for us all. I will be posting a little information on different people of note that I think should be remembered. Edward Jenner was...
I saw a link to this poem on another site and even though I’ve read it in the past it always touches a piece of my heart. I’m going to link to it here as well as to the article that reminded me of it. Definitely worth the time to visit both. EMS POEM Lookingthroughapairofpinkhandledtraumashears Blog Why God made Paramedics When God made paramedics, He was into His sixth day...