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Off-duty: Intervene or Be a Witness? Mass Shootings in a Small Town: What are Your Resources? #TapTapTime: The Latest Trending Topic Police Responsible for Ambulance Bills on College Campus? The Spooktacular Episode “I’m out of ideas” Advanced Airway Seminar HM on Medic 2 Medic Podcast Respond to the Rollover – Tales from the Interwebs Hazards we can most certainly remove Witty Banter with the Unaware – Volume 3324 the Crossover Ep 125 – Who Gives Two Sh*ts Why Giving Two Shits About a Patient is Not a Bad Thing the Crossover Episode 122 – Annual Kilted Show! Things keep getting worse for Cop who likes arresting Nurses My Beautiful Blue Eyes The Seizure Patient 500 – An EMS Race Crossover Podcast – Ep 116 – That’s Not Why we Have Cameras, Gary …for the head injury, PD on scene Crossover Podcast ep 113 – Middletown Ohio or Deathville USA? the Crossover Ep 112 – Are you a good hair boss or a bad hair boss? Stop Responding for Overdoses? Sign Me Up! Yup. Still Barfing I Heard You, She Heard You, the Baby Heard You Is there a Doctor on board? the Crossover Podcast – Ep 111 – Paramedic Perv Reporter Unclear of Aircraft EMS Operations The new rigs are here! the Crossover Show – Ep 110 – Do You Poop Where You Eat? What to do for an allergic reaction…or not The Last Shift of the Lost Cause The Crossover Show – ep 109 – Is that Cocaine or Anthrax? How to respond when your spouse tells you to be safe at work Always, In Service – EMS Week 2017 Lost Cause gets cocky FDIC 2017 – Structural Response to Aviation Incidents: Engine Company Operations I Got Lost Going to a Call – So I made sure everyone knew about it Crossover Podcast Ep 102 Mrs Happy Medic and Mike the Cop Arby’s Roast Beef Ad angers EMTs, not sure why Strippers and Cocaine watch – 2017 Seizures! Seizures Everywhere! Nothing is certain except death and taxes. I can help you with both What to do when the powers that be – just can’t. Episode 99 the Crossover Ep 98 – Off Duty and Fancy Free NO is Never Easy to Hear Ohio Cop vs Ambulance Crew Member on Video – Crossover Show Investigates! An MCI With Wings: Aviation Incidents EMS Today 2017 First in Ambulance MCI at EMS Today 2017 Crossover Show Learns How to Take a Joke To Haul or Not to Haul – Should the Complexity of a Refusal Influence Transport? Crossover Show – Ep 91 – ACLU cameras Tip of the Helmet – Bj’s Brewhouse the Crossover Show – Episode Eighty Eight Eminence Based Medicine If You Don’t Give Him Insulin He’s Going to Die Lost Cause Strikes Again the Crossover Podcast – Ep 85 – Florida Cry Baby “I Can’t Breathe!” you keep using those words… the Crossover Show – 84 – TN Bus Crash Happy 150th Anniversary San Francisco Fire Department! Thank You For Your Service? A Complete Secondary Assessment the Crossover Episode 81 – Let’s Talk Politics! Aircraft skids off runway, rescue task force ill equipped Crossover Show – Ep 79 – Do we need so much active shooter training? How to Ignore Everyone in the Room: Be an Intern Your Meme is Bad and You’re Not One of Us Anymore Goodbye tarps, I never loved you The Crossover Episode 76 – Flashback to the Beginning You found me how? Less CSI, More Columbo EMS Festival Standby – You can’t just park a car there the Crossover Show Ep 72 – Florida EMT photo game A&O vs able to make decisions Kilted to Kick Cancer Cops vs Firemen Writer calls for Medics to risk more in shootings, misses the target What’s with the French? the Crossover – Ep 69 – Twelve Ninety Désolé the Crossover Show – Ep 67 – Traffic Stops and Profiling Actually, Officer, No. It Really isn’t that hard to try When Patients Don’t Play by the Old Rules Letters in the File – Oklaloosa Selfies the Crossover Podcast – Ep 64 – Turning Passion into Retirement Why Pokemon GO is so much like EMS Us Against Us Apathy is worse than absence So Now I’m Back! Changes are a-comin’ The Sounds of Silence I know that feel, Bro TCS – Ep 59 – SHOOT HIM! CISD with OK GO part VI the Crossover – Ep 56 – Rooms for Shooting the Ballad of Big Dave the Crossover Episode 55 – Text me Bro Why vs How and Book vs Street A Mother’s Day Crossover Show Dear Valencia County Fire Chiefs Dear Random Township Fire Department at FDIC

I’m losing it. Back in 2009 I was the #3 google result for “strippers and cocaine” because of this post I wrote bout, you guessed it, strippers and cocaine. But since then I have fallen in the ranks, at first because of the Hangover Movie franchise and now because of some banker who stole $2.1 […]

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I have a magical super power. No, really, I do. I can tell when people are sick and when something else is going on.  I get paid well to do it and am told I’m not horrible at it. When driving lights and sirens to the scene of a reported “Seizure, Active/Multiple” my mind is […]

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Or read.  Or have inferred.  Heck it isn’t even all that great to write about, but this is my therapy experiment so there you go. NO is an answer I’ve heard more than I ever thought.  Especially in my professional career as a Firefighter, Paramedic and even Clinical Supervisor. The first NO I recall impacting […]

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Recently overheard was a conversation between 2 Paramedics, both proactive about their Profession, discussing a complicated patient. It wasn’t the assessment that was complicated. It wasn’t the indicated treatment, or lack thereof, that was complicated. It was how they were going to document their findings and whether simply transporting would eliminate liability. You know me, […]

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Eminence Based Medicine is a phrase I heard on one of my favorite podcasts, Freakonomics, which was talking about “Bad Medicine” and the fact that the more we actually investigate what we’re doing, the more we find out we don’t know what we’re doing. The episode starts by investigating 98.6 and the methods used to […]

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This Thanksgiving it is important to reflect on what we are thankful for and what we take for granted. “Thank you for your service.” We hear this term a lot in recent years as we see more and more soldiers coming home from serving abroad.  It carries with it a sense of honor that someone […]

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That’s what our policies require and it makes perfect sense.  A complete secondary assessment to rule out all known causes of illness or injury to allow providers to make a good faith report of condition to the patient to inform their decision.  We have tools and education to perform this task and it really isn’t […]

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