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housekeeping on my site

 I’m not sure if I have done any housekeeping on my site in a while, so here are some updates. Concerning appearances, I’ve decided to not advertise when I’m traveling for personal security reasons. I’ll blog on conferences I attend after I have been and gone. The web site has seen continuous growth since its [...]

The following is an unpaid advertisement and an example of shameless self promotion.

As far as I’m concerned if you have any aspirations of a future in emergency services of any sort, seeing my face on a podcast should be in your future.

Chapter 2b. The Cost of a Broken Door

The RA means resident assistant and they are students who have certain responsibilities in the dorms outside of regular business hours. Some cynical students say that the RAs are responsible for staying sober during the weekend. Nonetheless they are the ones who need to know if there has been an injury in the dorm. I [...]

Chapter 2a. The Cost of a Broken Door

Susquehanna University is a small liberal arts university of about 2000 students, in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on 220 acres of reclaimed farmland. It has fields and farms on several sides of it and is a short walk from the Susquehanna River. During the fall, the smell of the harvest wafts in from the fields anywhere on [...]

Chapter 1b. My Career as an Athletic Trainer

Because it was a home game, we had a fairly standard procedure for such things; I called the head trainer and briefed him. It was decided that I was taking her to the hospital for x-rays and the emergency physician would call the team physician for orders after the injury had been assessed. Meanwhile the [...]

Introduction to My Graduate Education:

Introduction to My Graduate Education: Why is “helping people” in quotes? “Helping people” is a cliché. People entering caring professions to “help people” are sadly too often not helpful or do not deal well with people. This is especially true when one is trying to help people who do not want to be helped. I [...]

Intersecting Lives and My Graduate Education

I have been asked multiple times what happened to some of the people I talked about in “My Ambulance Education”. Holly, Bill, My brother, and others are real people and their stories are equally interesting and important. They shaped my life and in many ways, continue to do so. There is a metaphor of two [...]

Medical Practitioners and Ambulance Personnel

Dear EMS practitioners, I apologize in advance if some of this is indelicate, but it is one person’s opinion and is intended to advance the profession. Yours truly, Joe Clark Prehospital care is medical treatment and care that is given by ambulance personnel, often in an ambulance. EMTs and paramedics provide a wide range services [...]

Is denial part of brain pathology?

I wanted to express an opinion to my EMS colleagues. This is not a policy statement or educational mandate, but simply one person’s opinion and an invitation to think about some types of brain pathology seen in the pre-hospital setting. Please recall that my career is concerning the diagnosis, treatment and work towards improving the [...]

Check out the link to EMS responder

http://www.emsresponder.com/readingroom/ Or the direct link: http://www.emsresponder.com/web/online/Reading-Room/QandA-with-Joseph-F-Clark–PhD/55$13359  will take you to EMSresponder.com where My Ambulance Education is featured along with some other EMS books. It includes a full chapter excerpt and an interview with me.