Category Archives: Humor

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column on EMS1. It seems that Detroit Fire Department EMS is starting a community paramedicine program. Enjoy.

The White Cloud Is Powerful With This One

From the comments section of a shift report I just completed, precepting a newly-hired medic: Employee appears to be a pleasant, well-groomed individual who projects a professional and calm demeanor. Due to the slowness of the shift, I was unable to evaluate employee on his clinical skills, but we did enjoy a scenic tour of […]

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new column on EMS1. The Stupid EMS Cliché Usage Guide Drop by, comment, and get your cliché on.

Now That’s A Partner!

Chatting on the phone with my sweetheart last night, about fifteen minutes into the call, I absentmindedly picked up a folded piece of paper on the ambulance dashboard. It was one of our old refusal of care forms, with a patient’s demographic information jotted on it. On the other side, printed in 3-inch block letters, […]

Overheard On The Bolance

Patient: “So I was sleeping on the couch, and I just woke up, and my pants were on fire!” AD: “Uh huh. And how did the rest of the garage catch on fire?” Patient: “I, um, might have turned over some paint thinner and stuff while I was trying to put my pants out.” Skinny: […]

They Say The Best Satire Is Difficult To Distinguish From Truth

That’s why this is so good. Word.

Overheard at Casa de Ambulance Driver

Text conversation from a few minutes ago: Epijunky:“A simple nasal cannula at 15 lpm applied by your partner in addition…” AD: “Heh, you’re reading my apneic oxygenation article on EMS1?” Epijunky: “Actually, the one in EMS World Magazine about how an EMT can save the medic’s ass.” AD: “Either one is a wise choice. Consider […]

For You EMS Types…

… a new story on EMS1. DC Fire EMS finds a way to upgrade its ambulance fleet.

No Longer Cool

I should have seen it coming, really. At home, I'm still Dad. I'm the guy she comes to when she needs help, the guy she likes to hang out with, the guy whose approval she craves. As long as it's just us, watching Princess Bride or going shooting or playing out on the lake, it's […]

Overheard On The Bolance

AD (reading directly from dispatch notes on our data terminal): “Patient is a 34-year-old female who swallowed a handful of Flintstones vitamins, and now feels as if some of them are stuck in her throat.” Partner: “How ironic it would be to choke to death on vitamins…” AD (continuing): “Patient states she is no longer […]

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