Category Archives: Chronicles of a Culture Changer

Remember Why You Started.

Remember why you started? Thanks to DT4EMS’ EVE, I have met thousands of nurses, medics, and EMTs all across the country. At the start of every EVE class, during introductions, I shake each attendee’s hand, thank them for coming, and ask, “What got you started?” I may joke and say I got into EMS originally […]

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5 Questions you should ask before your next patient restraint situation

For years I have attempted to raise awareness of the dangers involved with patient restraints. Oftentimes my pleas of reason fall upon deaf ears. Now, since the subject of violence is getting some real attention, the bandwagon is replete with new patient restraints classes/courses using police style (custody/control) systems, or martial arts (fighting/submission) techniques. Some are […]

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Carjacked and Stolen Ambulances (Compilation Video)

It took me a while to share my story. I was ashamed it happened to me. Then, when I heard other stories so much worse than mine, the DT4EMS hobby became a passion. Someday… EMS will be safer than it was for us. We will make it better for those who follow. #sywyso Ambulances Stolen […]

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Pressure Points, Paramedics, and Combative Patients

Pressure Points, Paramedics, and Combative Patients   Hook, line, and Sinker! As a young cop, I was introduced to a formalized suspect custody/control program. It was widely taught in law enforcement academies, and touted as amazingly effective. Being the perpetual martial arts white-belt, I jumped at the opportunity to train. I later became an instructor […]

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Compelled Quagmire

Compelled Quagmire   In a moment of true honesty, with no fear of ridicule, take some time to quietly consider the following examples: Example 1: Having finished your meal, you exit the restaurant, with your spouse and child in tow. There is a flash of movement to your right capturing your attention. You notice a […]

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Things that make you go hmm… (Utah Nurse Arrest)

Like Us on Facebook Subscribe on Youtube   After seeing the story in the Washington Post  I couldn’t help wonder why the rare gets all the news, but the epidemic doesn’t. Being a veteran police officer/paramedic, I too was upset about the arrest. However, I still have something that makes me go hmm…  Nurses have […]

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Combative Patient Malpractice?

Like Us on Facebook Subscribe on Youtube Trained healthcare professionals understand: Prescribing a treatment for disease/injury, without a diagnosis, would be considered malpractice. On the job, the recognition for potential litigation is so brow-beaten into  staff psyche, many refuse to utter the words, “You will be alright” to a patient, for fear of litigation. Heck, […]

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Improvised Weapon for EMS: Palm Oxygen Wrench **Product Review**

Josh Knapp with WANTYNU sent me this Palm O2 Wrench to test/review. He did not pay me for this review. In the video I share my opinions on the wrench as far as functionality as a tool, and possible improvised weapon for self-defense. Improvised Weapon: Palm O2 Wrench (Review) from DT4EMS (Kip Teitsort) on Vimeo.

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