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January 2018

Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed)

By |January 18th, 2018|

The recent popularity of Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) has made it so easy to learn, even on the go.  There are so many podcasts, websites, and courses […]

The Continuing Education Cycle

By |January 6th, 2018|

Thoughts from a Clinician:

The Continuing Education Cycle

Klint W. Kloepping, FP-C, NRP, C-NPT, AAS

 

There is always that rush to get the continuing education in and the hours submitted right before […]

December 2017

BED BUGS!

By |December 13th, 2017|

We regularly discuss body substance isolation procedures and the equipment that needs to be worn to protect us from the patient and the patient from us.  And let’s be […]

Have you set your EMS professional goals for 2018?

By |December 12th, 2017|

Nearly everyone makes New Year’s resolutions: save money, buy that new pair of shears, lose weight etc. This year, why not set some professional goals instead?

Setting EMS goals is […]

November 2017

EMS Managers being Certified?

By |November 6th, 2017|

Are we finally moving into an era that requires EMS managers to become certified?  The answer is yes.  Prior to 2016, EMS managers were selected through an interview process and the […]

Protect your Patient TOO

By |November 6th, 2017|

It seems that when we in the healthcare industry are still rather complacent with standard precautions, and good disinfectant measures. Most of us are guilty of at least one […]

October 2017

Reaching millennials through virtual gamification

By |October 24th, 2017|

When I mention EMS Games. What comes to mind? Do you picture yourself in the late 1980s playing ambulance driving games where you scored points by transporting patients to […]

September 2017

Protecting EMS Providers – Are Bullet Proof Vests the Answer?

By |September 29th, 2017|

I have been seeing a lot of chatter on social media and reading quite a bit about EMS services now issuing ballistic vests and providers being allowed to arm […]

Type 3 Diabetes?

By |September 26th, 2017|

Have you ever heard of Type 3 diabetes?  I hadn’t until recently.  Alzheimer’s disease is being referred to as Type 3 diabetes.  Patients who have diabetes deal with issues […]

We don’t need no stinking ballistic vests.  Violence on the job.

By |September 25th, 2017|

EMS is a dangerous thing to do.  Recently in Pennsylvania, an ambulance was dispatched to a behavioral health facility for a man refusing to return to the facility.  EMS […]