Alexa, What’s the Dose for Bicarb?

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, Chris Cebollero and I welcome EMS1 Editor In Chief Greg Friese to the show to talk about technological advances in EMS. Inside EMS Podcast: Does EMS need voice-activated technology? With things like video laryngoscopy and prehospital point-of-care ultrasound, we think we’re well along the technology curve, but are we really fully integrating technology ...

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Leavin’ On a Jet Plane…

Where’s Ambulance Driver next, you ask? Next stop on the summer leg of Ambulance Driver’s 2017 World Tour is the Connecticut EMS Expo at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, CT. I’ll be giving a few talks, and signing books from 12:00 -2:00 on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 at the Code Green Campaign booth in the ...

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The Virtual Classroom: Lessons Learned

Some dude you know has a new article in the Spring 2017 edition of Paramedic Chief. Check it out online, the article entitled “Virtual EMS Education: Growing Pains and Lessons Learned.” While you’re at it, check out the other excellent articles in there by Greg Friese, Doug Wyllie, Nathan Stanaway, and others.

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Made to Feel Welcome

Just thought I’d give a brief public thank you and shout-out to the two conferences who booked me in March. The Code 1 Conference in Cedar Rapids, IA is run by Kirkwood Community College. KCC runs an excellent EMS education program, and a highly respected hotel/hospitality management program as well. These two dovetail nicely, as the college runs a high-class ...

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Where’s Ambulance Driver? Spring 2017 Edition

Leaving on a jet plane for the Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania on Thursday, for EMS Update 2017. I’ll be giving the keynote address and a couple of clinical lectures. If you plan to attend, hit me up! I’m always down for a few war stories over adult beverages. If you’re not planning to attend, and you’re from Pennsylvania, why ...

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Go Team Me!

I recently had the privilege to be featured on a couple of EMS podcasts. Words Off the Street, a public safety podcast with host B.J. Schneider, features EMS and public safety writers. In this episode, I talk about how I got started writing, and what writing tips work for me. Words Off the Street, Episode 8 In the Medic2Medic Podcast, ...

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For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column up on EMS1. Service is what you can give the vast majority of your patients who are neither emergent nor truly in need of medicine. It’s the way you can make a bad day for someone a little bit better, no matter how trivial the gesture or mundane the task seemed at the time. It’s ...

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Inside EMS Podcast, Shift Work Part 2

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, researcher and EMS1 columnist Catherine Counts joins us at the Guest Table to discuss fatigue in EMS, and the recent BMJ Review on the effects of shift work on sleep duration and quality. Give us a listen, and share your thoughts.

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Inside EMS Podcast: Shift Work, Part 1

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I answer a reader’s question on how to get awake and dressed in 90 seconds or less when you work a 24-hour shift. Got any strategies of your own to share? Check out the podcast, and share ’em in the comments!

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