Tag Archives: paramedic

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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Helicopters are better?

EMS1.com posted an article from the University of Maryland titled: Helicopter beats ambulance for trauma patients. Please take a moment to read the article, then come back for a few questions I have. First, this is a summary of a … 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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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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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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