Category Archives: Commentary

Hell in a Handbasket

Ever had a run go to hell in a handbasket? The kind of run that makes you sit and stare out the window of the ambulance, with report finished, your …

Up to and Including Death: A Variation on a Theme

Justin nails it. I just wanted to add a few thoughts on the matter. When I first started writing reports, this was a topic that was so glazed over that …

Disappearances and Re-appearances

So The Happy Medic goes on hiatus and I decide to show up again? No, he is not writing under my cover, although if he so chose, I wouldn’t be …

Promises

It seems that I can’t keep a promise. I told you, faithful reader, that I’d be around more often. Well, I have, if you follow Twitter. But hey, I’ve been …

On the Road to Instructor

I’ve taken control of my destiny in this category. After multiple times of being told “I’ll call you when…” I managed to annoy enough people for so long that I …

Methodist Healthcare Neuro Symposium

This week has been a whirlwind of activity. I’ve been working the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule this rotation and in between I’ve been educating myself. Well, refreshing and educating. …

Sweeping up the C.R.U.M.s

Few phrases get my blood going like “we’ve always done it this way.” Seriously, find me at a conference and tell me that something new is a bad idea because …

Budget Strikes Again

With the recent budget crunches (long story short: overtime) we are being faced with, for the first time in our history, firefighting with 3 man engine companies. While most smaller …

In The Mirror

My own personal shortcomings include a massive ego. Yeah, pride comes before the fall, but learning how to jump is important. But all paramedics have egos right? It’s part of …

Rise of the Battalion Trainer

I’ve always been an advocate for EMS education, not necessarily training (or if the new standards are to be considered, then below the level of Paramedic it’s still considered “training” …


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