Archive for September2017

All the world’s a stage

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And now for something completely different . . . some days you feel like a rock star There is an indescribable rhythm in what we do while attempting to resuscitate a patient, chest compressions, 1,2,3,4, airway in, airway out, breathe, an IV established resembles a bridge to what is next; a shot of epinephrine (adrenaline) […]

Routine, uneventful, extraordinary

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I wrote down a lot of things during my time on the streets, glad I did, some things are worth remembering…   She’s ninety years old, a widow and bleeding uncontrollably from a surgical incision on the right side of her face. She had a “bit of skin cancer” removed earlier in the day. “Are […]

The Foundation Matters Most

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Enjoy the mundane EMS interactions

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  “…Every patient contact has the potential to be one of the memories that you will cherish long after you hang up your neatly pressed uniform for the last time. People are the only reason you are here. Never lose sight of that simple fact. Every time you respond to a call, a person is […]

Screaming Eagles

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Flashback Friday; When is a firefighter no longer? Is it the day he puts in his papers? The last night in the station? Driving away from the station after the final shift? When he says, “I’m home,” and stays there? Or is it when the fire in his heart diminishes and the thrill of responding […]

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