Category Archives: EMS

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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One parapgraph

My literature assignment this week was to write a paragraph in the style William Faulkner’s “Barn Burning”. Specifically to copy the style of the first paragraph, which you can read here. I offer you my one paragraph in this style. … 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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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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Report on EMS Field Experiments

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (a part of the Center for Public Safety Excellence – CPSE) along with IAFC, IAFF, NIST published a paper exalting the theory that more providers on scene make for faster intervention. The CPSE Mission … Continue reading

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