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In the news…

First in the news this week, an EMT in New York City quits after posting to twitter. Oh, yes he is the son of the FDNY fire commissioner. no real big deal, other than a PR black eye on the … Continue reading

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EMT required for paramedic?

Yesterday I was listening to the EMS Educast episode on Mike Ward’s article EMT not needed for paramedic certification on EMS1.com. I use to have very strong opinions regarding prerequisites for a paramedic program. I thought that an EMT certification … Continue reading

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Community Paramedicine News

Community Paramedicine is slowly creeping in to the national discussion about health care, and it’s about time.  Until now, most of the community paramedicine talk and focus has been around rural health care. There are few urban agencies that have … Continue reading

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Reply to the Kaiser

Life Under the Lights, a well known EMS blogger, has posted a quagmire. He is challenging his belief in the current model of EMS in the United States. I started writing a reply, but it turned in to a soap … Continue reading

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We need more answers

The Louisville newspaper, Courier Journal, published a decent article on University of Louisville Hospital’s Emergency Department.  They layout the problems, seventy five percent increase in admissions to the emergency department since 2006, more than half are uninsured.  Have a gander … Continue reading

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Someone wants answers

In a fit of complete boredom, I was looking at my statistics for the rescue monkey blog. One search term used to find my blog was “why did my ambulance have no paramedics?” Sounds like the public wants answers. EMS … Continue reading

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Twitter had the story

This is the story as the operation unfolded, live from an IT consultant in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Sohaib Athar. The story starts at the bottom of the page. He did not know what he was witnessing until later. ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar … Continue reading

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