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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Where’s Ambulance Driver?

Spring EMS conference season is upon us, and March looks to be a fairly busy month for me. March 4 I’ll be at the Metro Atlanta EMS Conference in Austell, GA. March 5-6 Ill be at the Alabama EMS Conference in Birmingham. March 18-20 I’ll be at the Tidewater EMS Expo in Suffolk, VA. If you’re from one of these ...

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American Hunter: Double Duty Carbines

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Some EMS blowhard and shooting enthusiast you know wrote an article on double-duty carbines for American Hunter magazine. Go give it a read, and show me and American Hunter some love. And while you’re at it, take a hard look at having Alex Wakal at Dreadnaught Industries build you a custom AR15. He’s a good egg, does great work, and ...

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ACE4EMS Last Chance NREMT Refresher!

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    If your NREMT certification expires on March 31 and you haven’t met your Continuing Education requirements for renewal yet, you are likely to be a) a horrible procrastinator, and b) desperate. But worry not, children. Your humble instructor used to wait until the afternoon of March 31 to mail his renewal application, just so I could get a ...

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Shooting Illustrated: Double Duty Shotguns

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Some EMS blowhard and shooting enthusiast you know wrote an article on double duty shotguns for Shooting Illustrated. Go give it a look, and show me and Shooting Illustrated some love. The better my articles do, the easier it is to justify me doing more of them.

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Inside EMS Podcast: EMS Author Michael Morse

In this week’s episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the ongoing stench that is the state of EMS in our nation’s capitol, and interview one of my favorite EMS authors, Michael Morse of Rescuing Providence and Rescue 1 Responding. Give us a listen, and check out Michael’s books if you haven’t already.

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Filed Under “Water Is Wet”: DC FEMS Is Toxic

Well, yet another respected physician has resigned as Medical Director for that miserable semblance of an EMS system, DC FEMS (that’s pronounced “eff EMS”). The EMS landscape is littered with the professional corpses of talented medical directors who have tried, and failed, to polish that turd. Jullette Saussy lasted only seven months, and she pulled no punches as to what ...

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