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 →
Like No One is Watching
Sometimes you don’t even notice the people watching. I mean, we’re all busy right? So many tasks to complete in a certain number of hours and only a certain number of hours in a day, can leave everything in a little bit of a blur. Constant working and feeling like you never get anywhere can... Continue Reading →
Is Too Much Starch A Bad Thing?
This blog is part of a larger "What-If-We're-Wrong-a-Thon" by several EMS bloggers where we attempt to view the opposite point of view on a topic we have previously taken a stand on. You can find the other articles here. This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Connecticut State EMS Conference (more on that... Continue Reading →
EMS Compass: The Missing Link in EMS
Hardly a week goes by without hearing about providers feeling left out in the planning of the futures of their agencies and the future of EMS in general. It's true, some providers will never be happy, that is the nature of humans at large and it is present in any profession. Yet, not everyone is... Continue Reading →
Gripes Go Up
I recently had the opportunity to attend a lecture called “Why Just Manage When You Can Lead?” by Ray Barishansky. There were many little leadership morsels and treats to delve into a little deeper in future blogs, but today I'd like to focus on one in particular that keeps rearing it's head in my life.... Continue Reading →
Linus Knows Best
Folks, I have something important to say. I'm going to keep the flowery language and gentle guiding you are used to from me to a minimum because what I have to talk about is so obvious and yet so overlooked that perhaps keeping it simple will help. It's winter. It's cold. Put a blanket... Continue Reading →
What Are You “Saying”
While getting my nails done a few weeks ago my manicurist had CNN on the television, Donald Rumsfeld was talking about the United States response to one of the many violent events occurring in the world today. It struck me how eloquent this man was under pressure. I wondered how could this translate into my... Continue Reading →
How many A-holes work at your agency?
I was recently reading a piece by a gentleman named Olivier Blanchard called Brand Management: The Asshole Effect. I was so excited while reading it because in a parallel life to my EMS career, I worked at a popular coffee emporium. I was expected to and enjoyed providing awesome customer service (it's possible that my... Continue Reading →
“Your Face Will Freeze Like That!”
It's funny how days have themes. Usually, a series of awful things happen to us during the day and they just seem to consistently work against us. On blessed occasion it's a stunning, temperate day with perfect clouds and not a care in the world. It seems like you could drive forever and nothing could... Continue Reading →
The True Spirit of Christmas… Every Day.
You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat the disenfranchised. My grandmother used to start collecting socks, hats, and gloves in October and would store them until Christmas. During the week before Christmas she would cook a huge feast with all the traditional dishes and make individual meals for the homeless... Continue Reading →