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No…Enough…Good Bye

I am learning this lesson after years of stubborn laboring. My career enthusiasm has experienced some slumps because of it. But more regretfully, my loved ones, my relationships, and my internal joy have also paid prices as I neglected them…for the sake of relentless work. I am truly sorry.

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“People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.” - Blaise Pascal

Give Them Space!

It can be tempting to hover a little too closely, micromanaging the thoughts, reasoning, and therefore, the conclusions of our students. It comes from good intentions: We want them to come to the right conclusions…Is it not our duty to pass our knowledge and understanding on to the newbies?

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My Classroom Teaching Philosophy

I insist that students meet high standards with their medical knowledge, skill competencies, & scene management; while being careful not to crush their excitement & passion. I maintain my own passion for these students by reminding myself that they will be the ones to respond when my loved ones or I have a medical emergency.

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Whatever Is…

You bear sole responsibility & have absolute control over how you perceive the world, life, & every event you experience. Make a choice to deploy determination, gratitude, & optimism.

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Ice Water Treatment for Tachycardia

Can applying cold water to a person’s face really drop their heart rate? I have special guest, paramedic Andaew Lau, join me in this video as we test it out. Watch to find out if this trick really works! Medical/Duty Tools I use: Littmann Cardiology Stethoscope https://amzn.to/32OyGcP Leatherman Raptor Trauma Shears https://amzn.to/2LXqGzC Pulse Ox & […]

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Simple Trick to Starting IV’s

  An essential step in consistently establishing IV’s, especially when your patient has those dreaded “rolling” veins, is stabilizing the target vein. (To have a little fun, can you spot the two scenes in which we used rubber arms??) Mike Stewart invites back a favorite guest, paramedic Stacey Crump, to demonstrate a little trick that […]

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Simple Ring Removal Trick

Save the finger without having to damage the patient’s ring! Mike has a chat with Stacey Crump, a fellow paramedic, to try out a neat trick for getting a stuck ring off of a swollen finger without the need to cut the ring or use special tools! You can buy the same Littmann Cardiology Stethoscope […]

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Self Defense Class for Medics by DT4EMS

Physical assault on medics is a growing problem. Medic Nerd attended a self defense class by DT4EMS that teaches emergency responders how to escape violent encounters. The guys of DT4EMS, owner Kip Teitsort & instructor Matt Lopez, were kind enough to let our cameras roll during the class and then to talk to us on […]

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3 Ways to Use an Airway Bougie

I am a big fan of using a bougie when intubating patients. Do not wait until you run into a difficult airway before finally reaching for this life-saving device…Practice with it now and often so that you are comfortable with it when you really need it. Let’s quickly review three different techniques using the bougie.

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Flashcards: Common Medication Suffixes

MedicNerd.com now offers you the time-tested technique of flashcards. Despite their name, flashcards are not flashy, but they accomplish two vital things: Flashcards weed out the fluff & help you focus strictly on essential information Flashcards repetitively force your brain to recall that information when questioned Learning these common medication suffixes will help you quickly classify a […]

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Critical Care Paramedic Review Flashcards

Preparing for your Critical Care Paramedic certification exam? MedicNerd.com now offers you the time-tested technique of flashcards. Despite their name, flashcards are not flashy, but they accomplish two vital things: Flashcards weed out the fluff & help you focus strictly on essential information Flashcards repetitively force your brain to recall that information when questioned These are the very […]

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