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?
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.
Attention Medical Professionals: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, & Jeff Bezos are desperately trying to grasp what you already have! If you ever get down on yourself or your career…then remind yourself today and daily of the incredible opportunity we have to care for others!
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.
Hold a lot of hands…Demonstrate compassion & empathy…Deploy overwhelming kindness. We need less trauma jockeys in EMS…we need more hand-holders.
A follower from Twitter sends me a good question. Before I give my response, I would like to know your thoughts. After watching, I would love for you to comment below with your ideas.
I proved that I am far, very far, from perfect. Get an inside look into my life on a morning when I screwed up and let other people down. I do not enjoy broadcasting my flaws but I want to share with you my strategy for responding to my own mistakes.
Pulse oximetry devices can sometimes be a little finicky. Special guest, medic Jason McCullough, runs us through some troubleshooting considerations to keep in mind. These helpful pearls should get your pulse ox working for you, instead of against you!
Medic Nerd, Mike Stewart, brought his team out to support Florida State University’s Medical Response Unit during their annual “Run For Your Life 5K” fundraiser event.
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!
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 […]
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!