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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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Burnout

Anyone who has been in emergency services for more than six months has encountered burn out. You might not have recognized burn out at first glance, however I am sure you’ve seen this first hand. This edition of The Handover, I asked our participants … Continue reading

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The Handover Ed. 21

Burnout – (bûrnout) 1. cessation of operation usually of a jet or rocket engine 2. exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration The November edition of the Handover is a topic that … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation Part 2

Can you regulate what people do on their off days? I know that many private service ambulance companies have non competition agreements, stating that you cannot work for competing services at the same time. I work three jobs. No that’s … Continue reading

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Where have you been?

Ohai, where did you get here? I’ve been a little out of touch recently. I am actively searching for a new a new full time job and I have been busy with applications & interviews this past week. There has … Continue reading

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The Handover Ed. 17

Scott (@medicSBK) has posted the latest edition of The Handover blog carnival. He picked Crisis Patients as his theme for this month. Go on over to his blog EMS in the New Decade and check out the great stories submitted … Continue reading

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Hold the Damn Phone…

I’m sure all the EMS folk have heard about this debacle in Massachusetts, where the state suspended 211 EMT’s for falsifying documents. Specifically, they are all charged with pencil pushing  training documents for recertification. Now some of the people that have been punished for … Continue reading

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