If you don't have anything nice to say, make pens? While sitting at post today waiting for our next assignment I was scrolling through Facebook and happened upon a dark humor page I hadn't seen before. Honestly, I have unfollowed or ignored a lot of these pages because I lose my mind, get sucked into... Continue Reading →
What goes through a medic’s mind?
Ginger Locke is infatuated with the minds of medics. She is a paramedic educator, researcher, author, blogger, and social media maven (please see awesome memes below). She has recently transformed her written word blog into a multimedia paradise featuring her new podcast, Medic Mindset, where she interviews medics delving into what makes them tick. She... Continue Reading →
Normal vs Abnormal
This week was a week of firsts. My first infant code and consequently my first Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). For 18 years I was able to dodge the bullet of having to respond to dead or severely sick or injured babies. One time, there were too many new EMTs that just graduated so... Continue Reading →
The Silent Killer
There is a great hypocrisy in the world of Emergency Services. Our job is to help people in any circumstance, at any time, at any place usually where unimaginable scenarios present themselves. These are the worst days of peoples' lives, but they shouldn't affect responders...at least that is the popular conception within our circles. This... Continue Reading →