Category Archives: Chronicles of a Culture Changer

Violence- Duty to Act?

SENSE OF DUTY TO ACT When the NAEMT posted the results of a completed study/survey, I found myself bewildered. The results of the study revealed the number one reason for injury in the field (52%) was due to assault, but only 21% of EMS felt their personal safety was an issue. Yes, I realize more […]

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Safety Tactics: “Stances” and the “Assessment L”

Safety Tactic: Stances We have all heard the quotes regarding prevention, you know, never having to do something like “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” –Ben Franklin and of course Sun Tzu said that “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without even fighting.” But one of my […]

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So very humbled…..to help change a culture.

I am really humbled to be a part of this safety movement to change the culture of EMS and Fire. Being a victim of violence on the job, rather than just bitch about it, I chose to stand up for what is right. As a cop if you touched me in an aggressive way, you […]

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O2 Bottle, Wrestling and Restraints: A Lesson On “Unofficial Training”

Unofficial Training Does it exist and does it have an impact?         RELATED:   JADED  Too Much Wrong Medicine  Fire/EMS/Nursing Welcome to Your New Reality Kip Teitsort, Founder DT4EMS Several officers were sitting in the briefing room getting ready to start their midnight shift. Most of the officers had multiple years of service […]

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Human Kennel Pride

Human Kennel Pride (image from Google Images) In my 20 years plus of EMS I have been a witness to, and a victim of, a phenomenon I call Human Kennel Pride within the medical field. I was first exposed to the term Kennel Pride while training to be a K-9 handler. I was in Oklahoma […]

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Hurt, Hacked-Off….and Fiercely Motivated!

The stories of providers injured due to violence on the job have broke my heart, hacked me off, but most importantly have motivated me. I have personally spoken with hundreds of providers from EMS bases, fire stations and emergency departments across the country. All who have a story that has either happened to them or […]

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