Inside EMS Podcast: Brotherhood, Or Lack Thereof

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the suicide of Fairfax, VA firefighter/paramedic Nicole Mittendorf, and how EMS and the fire service talk a good game about the public safety brotherhood, but many systems do a poor job of practicing it. Give us a listen, and share with us your thoughts. As I said ...

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On Bullying and Slut-Shaming In EMS

The suicide of Fairfax County, VA firefighter/paramedic Nicole Mittendorf has brought to light an ugly, hidden truth in public safety: boorish, even abusive behavior toward women is still alive and well in the firehouses and ambulance stations. A story by Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder of Firefighter Close Calls details some of the filth and innuendo directed at Nicole Mittendorf. Chief ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: EMS Pioneers

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome EMS1 columnist Mike Rubin to the Guest Table to discuss his EMS Pioneers series. Give us a listen, and if you know an EMS pioneer who deserves recognition, tell Mike about it.

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Inside EMS Podcast: A Little Conference Love

On this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome guests Nathan Stanaway and Daniel Mills to the Guest Table, to talk about state and regional EMS conferences. Nate and Daniel share their experiences and perspective about organizing and promoting the Metro Atlanta EMS Conference and the Alabama EMS Conference, respectively. If you’re an aspiring conference speaker, ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Grab Bag Edition

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the merits of the hybrid, flipped EMS classroom, legislation recognizing PTSD as an occupational illness, and ketamine use guidelines. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts.

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Inside EMS Podcast: Prehospital Ultrasound

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In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I spend more time discussing prehospital point-of-care ultrasound with listener and CritMedic Podcast host Dominick Walenczak. Bottom line: ultrasound offers a great many more benefits and potential uses than the most paramedics appreciate, and widespread affordability is not that far off. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts.

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A Primer for Would-Be Conference Presenters, Part 2

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In Part 1, we talked about developing your content and polishing your presentation style. In this post, let’s discuss how you sell yourself to conferences. Beat the bushes. I can assure you that the world is not going to beat a path to your door. When people ask me how to break onto “the speaking circuit,” the answer is truthfully, ...

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A Primer for Would-Be Conference Presenters, Part 1

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I get frequent inquiries from fellow EMTs, all asking some variety of the same question: “How do I break into presenting at EMS conferences?” Despite the overwhelming temptation to reply, “Bribery and sexual favors,” today I’ll play this one straight. What follow are some lessons I’ve learned in close to 18 years standing in front of people with a laser ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Technology Edition

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In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the adaptation of new and emerging technology by EMS providers. In it, we engage in a pretty good discussion on the potential benefits of EMS point-of-care ultrasound. I’m of the opinion that new technology helps us be more accurate in our assessment and diagnosis of patients, and ...

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Conference After Action Report

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Now that I’ve had a few moments to catch my breath, I’d like to give a shout out to the two EMS conferences that hosted me this past weekend. Both were well-run affairs, and EMTs in those areas should really try to attend them next year. The Metro Atlanta EMS Conference had their show at the Riverside EpiCenter in Austell, ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Pediatric Pucker Factor

On this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the two Falmouth Volunteer Fire Dept. EMTs who suffered an epic case of Quadruple P Syndrome*, and discuss pediatric assessment in some detail. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts!       *Pediatric Patient, Panicky Providers

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