Tag Archives: EMS 2.0

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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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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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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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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Truth in Advertising

I keep seeing a lot of “paramedics, get your RN degree” advertisement. I wonder if Nurses see a lot of “RNs get you MD degee” advertisements? I’d guess not. Ever ask an RN why they didn’t just get a MD? … Continue reading

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