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September 2017

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 […]

Halloween 911

By |September 22nd, 2017|

And so it begins, Halloween.  In an era of cell phones and self-importance the 911 phone calls about someone being dead and needing help have started.  This week a […]

The Value of Diversity

By |September 18th, 2017|

Everyone knows that in order to get hired in the healthcare industry you need to have experience and have a good background knowledge. This has been the case since […]

A Day of Rememberance

By |September 11th, 2017|

Today we remember the 2,896 people that were killed on 9/11, the worst terrorist attack ever conducted on American soil. I remember being awakened by the phone early […]

August 2017

The White Helmet Medic Modern Leadership for Progressive Times

By |August 22nd, 2017|

In this installment, I want to address those of you that either haven’t promoted yet or who have chosen not to promote. One of my biggest pet peeves is […]

Fentanyl Resistant Narcan?

By |August 22nd, 2017|

As if we don’t have enough to deal with in regard to the opioid epidemic ranging from government officials proposing regulations that prevent first responders coming to render aid […]

Thoughts from a Clinician: EMS Vision 20/20

By |August 22nd, 2017|

 

It is 2017 and we are on the brink of big things in the field of Emergency Medical Services.  The care is arguably more advanced and better than it […]

A Blurb from Bruce – Let it Go – One Way to Have a Better Day

By |August 4th, 2017|

I recently had an experience with a co-worker who seemed “off”; distracted; consumed by something other than what he was supposed to be doing.  In typical fashion, I bit, […]

July 2017

Children Dying of Hyperthermia After Being Left in Hot Cars

By |July 31st, 2017|

Here we go again, another summer comes with another round of kids being left in cars by themselves and dying.  Just this past weekend two kids, in separate incidents […]

A Blurb from Bruce – Do What You Say and Say What You Do

By |July 11th, 2017|

I don’t know that there is anything that gives me an insta-aneurysm more than the casual educational cliché “yea – that’s the way we teach it in here, but […]