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Seth's Blog: The cycle of customers who care

Seth's Blog: The cycle of customers who care | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

Remember when most EMS organizations were staffed by underpaid, highly motivated people - who just cared!

 

How do you think this is being affected by mega-national corporations who care more about their shareholders than the patients receiving care?

 

"And the third step, so difficult to avoid, is that the growing organization starts hiring people, not necessarily people who care, to grow their ever-industrializing company. And since they are servicing customers who don't care, those employees who don't care can get away with it (for a while)."

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Tips to Survive Being Married to a Paramedic

Tips to Survive Being Married to a Paramedic | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
It's an honor to be married to a paramedic but it's also not easy. The 911 line will never stop ringing so how do you cope when your spouse spends more time with strangers than with you?
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The Animated Woman: 911.

The Animated Woman: 911. | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

 ran. As soon as I turned the corner I could see the flashing lights. Note to self: start exercising cuz you can’t even run 4 blocks without needing a defibrillator. As I approached the group of people crowded around my son lying flat on the park wood chips, my heart sank. I could hear him gasping for breath and crying out in pain.

The Huz caught up with me just as the paramedics were putting a brace around our son’s neck and head.

"Am - I - gonna - die...?" Tears leaked out of the corners of his eyes.

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Emergency Medical Services Reviews

Emergency Medical Services Reviews | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Emergency Medical Services reviews. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees.
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Actually overheard on scene

Actually overheard on scene | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
“His blood pressure is eighty-over-palp, but I couldn't find a radial pulse.” Never mind the fact that the patient had a very palpable radial pulse, and
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Licensing update: New national education standards | Winter 2012

Licensing update: New national education standards | Winter 2012 | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it

The winds of national change blew into Oregon this year, which brought new EMS titles, added the AEMT level and transformed old curricula into educational standards. The Oregon re-licensure requirements were also modified in order to transition current EMS providers to the new education standards. For First Responders and Emergency Medical Responders, the transition starts now. The transition for EMTs, AEMTs, EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics will occur during the 2013–2015 re-licensure cycle

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Seth's Blog: But which is the sideshow?

Seth's Blog: But which is the sideshow? | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
What's the most urgent, important, celebrated element of your organization's work? If it involves the status quo, the thing that got you here, it means the new stuff is going to be treated as a little bit of a sideshow...
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Wow - great implications for staid organizations like Fire & EMS.

"150 years of tradition, unimpeeded by progress."

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Wow - this has great implications for staid institutions like, "The Church."

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Empathy takes effort

Empathy takes effort | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
When we extend our heart, our soul and our feelings to another, when we imagine what it must be like to be them, we expose ourselves to risk.
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Young paramedics are full of energy and a desire to save the world. Old paramedics often grow cynical and burned out. Somewhere in the middle, I remember feeling empathy - how do we keep that going?

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At least 26 dead in shooting at Connecticut elementary school

At least 26 dead in shooting at Connecticut elementary school | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
URGENT: State police say they are assisting local police with a situation in Newtown amid reports of a school shooting.
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Terrible - prayers go out.

 

A former coworker is an EMS chief in the area.

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Ultimate 5-in-1 Geek Pen | Best Geek Gifts

Ultimate 5-in-1 Geek Pen | Best Geek Gifts | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Lowest price on Science and Education Instruments at SPACE.com Store. Ultimate 5-in-1 Geek Pen on Sale Now only $9.99!
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It Can Wait

It Can Wait | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash. Take the pledge to never text and drive now at itcanwait.com or share this message to spread the word about the dangers of texting & driving.
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Clackamas Mall Shooting

Clackamas Mall Shooting | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
CLACKAMAS, OREGON -- December 11, 2012 -- Gary Laurent, AMR Supervisor. Shooting at Clackamas Town Center. Bruce Ely/The Oregonian
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Why You're Not A Leader - Forbes

Why You're Not A Leader - Forbes | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Everybody thinks they’re a leader – most are far from it. The harsh reality is that we live in a world awash with wannabe leaders. As much as some don’t want to admit it, not everyone can or should become a leader (my take on the born vs.
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60% of Employees Haven’t Gotten Useful Feedback From Boss in 6 Months

60% of Employees Haven’t Gotten Useful Feedback From Boss in 6 Months | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
share Surviving Work Since 2008 and the recession, employees have gone into survival mode.  They are surviving work.  This means doing what it takes to make a buck and stay afloat.

Via Roger Francis, David Hain
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plerudulier's comment, January 13, 2013 5:48 AM
Thanks, I feel less lonely now ^_^
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It is amazing to see how the economy has not only affected the employment rates but also the management/leadership's attitudes towards their employees. The sad trends highlighted in this article have become common in today's organizations for the past 5 years. But leaders and managers, beware that these attitudes are short-sighted and going to become your own trap once the economy swings up again...

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Kaiser Permanente Reviews

Kaiser Permanente Reviews | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
800 Kaiser Permanente reviews. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees.
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Acadian Ambulance Service Reviews

Acadian Ambulance Service Reviews | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Acadian Ambulance Service reviews. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees.
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American Medical Response Reviews

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66 American Medical Response reviews. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees.
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Passion, Purpose, and Pressure

Passion, Purpose, and Pressure | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Learning what doesn't work, is the work of a lifetime, but often we approach it by trying to figure out what does work for us. It's a trial and error process for most - often discouraging, and occasionally rewarding.
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We have inherited a health system that is broken beyond repair

We have inherited a health system that is broken beyond repair | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
What healthcare system makes people feel they need to stay home suffering than seek the care they need?
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Officials In Newtown Follow A Well-Worn Media Script : NPR

Officials In Newtown Follow A Well-Worn Media Script : NPR | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Controlling the flow of verifiable information, and trying to keep the news media in one place by holding regular news conferences, is a strategy that law enforcement has used in past major stories.
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How Cellphones Are Changing School Emergency Plans - Mashable

How Cellphones Are Changing School Emergency Plans - Mashable | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
In the past, schools and cellphones didn't mix. Teachers saw them as a distraction, and many schools banned their use in the classroom.
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Why Executives Are So Bad At The Behavioral Side Of Management

Why Executives Are So Bad At The Behavioral Side Of Management | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
For too long, we’ve thought of “hard skills” and “soft skills” as mutually exclusive. Hard skills are supposed to provide the value, and soft skills supposed to be subordinate, inferior, and all about feelings. Some frameworks of leadership reinforce this myth by encouraging positioning leaders as above the group and magically removed from doubt and anxiety.
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He makes a great point - the interpersonal skills are often hardest and we overcompensate through our technical skills.

 

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Bullets to Visuals

Bullets to Visuals | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
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If you are an instructor, and you use Powerpoint, you should probably download this free tutorial.

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Gary Walter's curator insight, December 13, 2012 11:46 AM

If you use Powerpoint - and it's boring - you may benefit from this. If you think your slides contain vital information - you should take a peak at this.

Gary Walter's curator insight, December 13, 2012 11:59 AM

If you're a pastor using Powerpoint (or equivelant) regularly, you should probably pay attention to this free download.

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Clackamas Mall Shooting

Clackamas Mall Shooting | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, OREGON - December 11, 2012 - Two people were killed and at least one other was shot at Clackamas Town Center by a man brandishing a semiautomatic rifle, according to police reports.
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How to Safely Spend a Night in Your Car in Winter

How to Safely Spend a Night in Your Car in Winter | EMS 2.0 | Scoop.it
Winter driving presents many situations where you may be forced to spend the night in your car—breaking down, getting stuck, running out of fuel, or just being the victim of unexpected bad weather.
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