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A Patient’s family just needed information; even speculation.

Please pardon my question to you about this as I’m sure you get many off the cuff type of neurology questions ……. but my father is dying so I was curious…

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 [...]

Chapter 1a. My Career as an Athletic Trainer

Chapter 1. My Career as an Athletic Trainer. As a child I always wanted to be a medical professional when I grew up. Some of my earliest memories are of being fascinated by biology and medicine. I wanted to be Einstein or a physician. I took my first first-aid course at the age of 13 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Book Review of My Ambulance Education

By writing My Ambulance Education Joe brings the challenges and rewards to a lot of people. EMS professionals toil in relative anonymity. Joe brings the world of EMS to a general audience that is captivating and respectful.

Read This Blog Please

I’m not asking you to read my blog, but please continue. I wanted to share an excellent story from another blogger who hit the EMS Emotions on the head. I tried to do this when writing My Ambulance Education and this is a great example of the reality of real life the EMS folks experience. [...]

The tragedy in Haiti is a tragedy, but…

being prepared for a disaster is a full time job