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For You EMS Types…

… this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the latest EMS news and events, including the inspiring story of Noah Filer, a paramedic student who woke up from a month long coma after a motorcycle accident to find out he was a double amputee… and then went on to finish his paramedic training. I believe ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: Autism Education Edition

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome autism educator Kimberly Stanford to the Guest Table. Kim is the mother of a son with Asperger’s and a mental health professional, and developer of an autism training course and EMS autism sensory kit. Give it a listen. Lots of interesting stuff there.

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For You EMS Types…

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… co-host Chris Cebollero and I welcome Lenwood Brown III to the Guest Table on Inside EMS. Lenny’s a former graphic artist who found his calling as a firefighter EMT, and managed to combine both his loves in the cartoon Frequent Fliers. Check out the podcast, and be sure to check out Frequent Fliers on EMS1.

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For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new issue of the Paramedic Chief newsletter out, with great content from folks like Rommie Duckworth, Bob Sullivan, Robert Avsec, Dan Limmer, and some blowhard from Louisiana who wrote an article about teaching EMS Dinosaurs to Evolve. Go read, and get your EMS leadership groove on.

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Happy Nurses Week!

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Go show some love to those caring professionals on the other side of the Emergency Department doors. EMS could learn a great deal from the nursing profession, if we’d simply listen. I love nurses. They provide the care, and make the hospital world go ’round. Nursing advocacy organizations, on the other hand, I’m not so fond of. And those organizations ...

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Inside EMS Podcast: My First EMS Job

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I answer a listener question about where he should apply for his first EMS job. We talk about agencies large and small, toxic partners and toxic cultures, and what to focus on as you begin your EMS career. Tune into the podcast, and share your thoughts with us.

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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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