Tag Archives: Medic

6 Tips For Newly Promoted Officers

Buddy to Boss

6 Tips For Newly Promoted Officers Perhaps no other time in your career in emergency services more challenging than the transition from “Buddy to Boss” EXCEPT maybe when you are an experienced officer moving to a new group.

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Are You A One Dimensional Leader?

RescueDigest Rules of Three: Blame, Sympathize, or Fix The RescueDigest Rules of Three are simple, easy to use rules through which emergency responders can improve themselves, the people they teach or mentor, and the organizations in which they work.   Today’s topic is for current or aspiring leaders in emergency services: What do you become when a problem arises? BLAMER, SYMPATHIZER, ...

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What to Wear at a Firefighter or EMS Conference

Fire EMS Conferences

Emergency service providers are proud bunch and they like to show their colors. It shows you’re proud of where you come from and let’s other people know little bit about who you are. Still, there are a couple of rules that you want to keep in mind about how you represent yourself, your agency, and your profession in what you ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Suspension Trauma

Resources

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, Suspension Trauma and Rhabdomyolysis Resources Pinned in a car for two hours, trapped in a building collapse for 12, fallen on the floor for 24. Each of these patients may be experiencing different, but deadly aspects of crush injury, compartment syndrome, suspension trauma, and rhabdomyolysis. Why are some victims okay under ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Classroom Activities for Critical Thinking, Teamwork, and Soft Skills

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. “Teamwork makes the difference between 'three musketeers' and 'three stooges!'" As a profession, emergency services is nearly unique in it’s demands for providers to be able to act as both coordinated team members and independent operators. Critical concepts such as group dynamics, teambuilding, leadership, followership, and interpersonal communications can be ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Myth Busting and Innovations In Trauma Care

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. “We used to do WHAT?!?" Much of what we’ve been taught in trauma care from the “ABC’s”, to “raising patients legs”, to “giving oxygen can’t hurt” we now know to be wrong. As providers we’re left with the questions “Why?”, “When did this happen?”, and “What should we do now?” ...

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IS IT PERSERVERENCE OR STUBBORNESS?

Modern Fire Tactics romduck

  Perseverance vs Stubbornness Whether we’re talking about leadership, career development, or education a word that I’ve noticed keeps coming up is “perseverance”. It’s a great word However, I’ve always been troubled by the thin line that separates perseverance from flat out stubbornness. I’ve heard many great teachers repeat “Never give up” quotes to the effect of “Great works are ...

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