Failing to Succeed

Failing to Succeed By Chelsea Epling, RN, BSN, MCCN, EMT-P Many times in life we fail. We fail a test, we fail at a relationship, we fail to reach a goal, we fail to lose weight, sometimes we fail to wake up on time for work. What I’ve come to learn, is that the only […]

Hands Down, Our Best Tool

Whether you work in the back of an ambulance, a helicopter, or a hospital, you likely have many tools to assist you in assessing and treating your patient. Tools such as monitors, a stethoscope, dopplers, thermometers, ultrasound units, glucometers and iStat machines, TOCO monitors, and endless imaging devices. Healthcare has created advanced technology for looking […]

Women’s History Month: Women in EMS, Part 3

This month we took a look at Marie Marvingt, a pioneer in HEMS and a woman who helped create pre-hospital medicine in the early 1900s. We also featured Dr. Erica Carney, a bold woman making EMS a better field across the Midwest today. For part three, we will shine a light on the woman who […]

How to Become a Flight Paramedic

How to Become a Flight Paramedic

Welcome to Your Future in Flight Medicine Welcome to IA MED’s Ultimate Guide on “How to Become a Flight Paramedic.” This guide is a roadmap that demystifies the journey to becoming a flight paramedic and is designed to help you achieve your career goals. At the end of this guide, you will be able to: […]

Cause of Death: EGO, Opinion Based Psychoanalytical Approach of Ego in Medicine

Jaren Jarrell | FP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP Twitter is the most raw, emotional, and informational social media platform out there. Most of the time, it’s someone arguing over ketamine doses or what COVID-19 treatment is the best based on their political association or opinion. Providers hide behind a pseudonym and post egotistical comments about others downplaying […]

Earn This

Full disclaimer…I make no claims as an expert.  However, these were my musings that became a sort of “revelation” which I felt compelled to share.   In 1998, the Steven Spielberg film “Saving Private Ryan” was released and quickly assumed its place as one of the most highly regarded war films of all time.  To […]

Federal Opportunities for Professional Development

Anyone who knows me will tell you, I love training and broadening my education. In any given year, you’ll find me going to four to six resident training courses and at least 2 conferences. Recently however, I’ve come to the realization not many people know of opportunities available to them, so I wanted to sit […]

Well-Being is Well-Meaning by Valerie Bestland, FP-C, BS, Certified Life & Weight Loss Coach

Well-Being is Well-Meaning Well-Being Sounds Nice. Evidence shows that employees who participate in Wellness/Well-Being programs have reduced lifestyle diseases, reduced stress, and improved overall well-being [1,2,3]. You might also find Wellness topics on the interwebs, but when you read the advice and suggestions you quickly realize that Well-Being is Well-Meaning but translates poorly to EMS […]

A Day in The Life of a Flight Nurse by Jeremy Singleton, RN, CEN

A Day in The Life of a Flight Nurse My mind wanders as the hum of a far off helicopter waxes and wanes in the distance. The action is hard to make out from where I sit next to the water, a pale blue pool shrouded in snow, but the echo of rotor blades slapping […]

Complacency is a Death Sentence

by Chelsea Epling, BSN, RN, MCCN, EMT-P Scenarios You’re in the ICU, on shift 4 of 4, you’re tired, your patient assignment has been less than ideal this week. Alcohol withdrawals, overdoses, getting kicked at, screamed at and occasionally spit on because the patient doesn’t like being attached to every cord and IV line you’re […]