As my loyal readership, such as it is, has no doubt noticed, I’ve been blogging more although less about EMS. I’ll work on that part, since this is after all an EMS related blog.
I recently marked five years of retirement from actual EMS work. What I do now, although it may sound conceited, is work with younger providers to improve their skills. By skills I don’t mean their IVs or airway skills, most people are actually proficient at the mechanical skills. What I do is work with them on their diagnostic skills and their documentation skills. Some of that is pretty boring and deathly boring to write about let alone ask you to read.
I might find a way to write about some interesting cases, but I have to be careful since I work for a smaller company and don’t want to expose them to any issues. Other than that, I plan to blog about EMS stories in the news. Much of which isn’t all that positive these days. I’ll probably continue my “Things you can’t do in EMS” stories as I come across them.
I’ll also continue to blog about firearms and Second Amendment issues since they are important. If I can test some newer guns I’ll do that, but I have to work on the mechanics and logistics of that.
If you look over at my list of links, you’ll notice it’s somewhat shorter. I went through my list and deleted the ones that are dead, haven’t been updated in two years or more, or which I just never read any more. I also updated a couple that changed their URL and were dead. I guess you could say I resuscitated them. Part of my blogging resurrection is going to be more reading of blogs, particularly EMS related ones. Which brings me back to my goal of trying to stay current with trends and technologies in EMS. Some of which are good, some of which are bad, some of which are just silly.
Stay tuned and check in frequently.