Category Archives: EMS 2.0

EMS 2.0

NREMT Transition

While compiling my NREMT re-certification paperwork today, I found a few interesting items. First, and most important, Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS)  has opened the transition web course applications for paramedics who will re-certify NREMT in March 2013. … Continue reading

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Time to walk

As EMS week continues, more bloggers are talking about the problems in EMS. The direction we are going (or not going), the educational standards, and the salary we are paid.   Rescuing Providence posted “EMS Week, ‘Take it, It’s There‘”, … Continue reading

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National EMS week 2012

It’s that time of year again, where everyone thanks EMS professionals for the service they provide. The one week a year you get when not every nurse greets you with a scowl. Not all is well in EMS though, some … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap

Health care in the United States has been the subject of many debates. While most debates revolve around mandates and issues of personal beliefs, the real problem remains out of the spot light. There is a crisis in the health … Continue reading

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Education, and other dirty words

Have you been following the recent articles on EMS1.com regarding degrees for paramedics? Dr. David Ross wrote A college degree requirement for paramedics: Is it just B.S.? based around an episode of EMS Garage where the panel discussed degree requirements … Continue reading

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EMS as a Profession

A blog post on The EMS Patient Perspective about physicians specializing in emergency medical services, has piqued my interest. In 2010, the American Board of Medical Specialties formally recognized EMS as a subspecialty – for physicians. Officially, the specialty of EMS is … Continue reading

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Safety, the four letter word

Kentucky remains in the spot light with the recent dismissal of an EMT. Louisville Metro EMS dismissed the EMT after she spoke with the media about sleep deprivation concerns in EMS. She had been on suspension for falling asleep in … Continue reading

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