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The Most Craziest Run

September 1, 2008
"My partner Tom and I had gotten a call to a patient who was suffering from a stroke..." This ordinary beginning led to a chaotic night! Click below to hear Dave Long share his "most craziest run."
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Distracting Injuries

August 1, 2008
"[T]hey never followed up on why I passed out. I think they either assumed that I fell or tripped or whatever, but it never occurred to them to really look past that." EMS instructor Nanci learned firsthand the importance of looking past distracting injuries when she became a patient herself. Click below to listen to her story.
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Imminent Birth

August 1, 2008
"My partner comes in and says, 'Oh, what happened?' And I said, 'Ah, it looks like we had a baby, huh?'" Click below to hear the whole story, as Robert Linnell describes "the mixed feelings and joy of delivering a baby in the field."
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Lessons Learned on the Way

August 1, 2008
"Probably the first, most important lesson I ever learned was that you can be nice and then rude, but you can't be rude and then nice." Click below to hear Bruce Nepon and Charlie discuss more strategies for lengthening your professional lifespan.
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The Big Picture

August 1, 2008
"When I walked by this guy this time he was a totally different guy. ... [He] looked uncomfortable as compared to being the cool, calm and collected talkative guy that we saw and dropped off twenty minutes earlier ... I said that is not the same guy we saw twenty minutes ago. Something's not right here." In this episode, Bruce Evans talks to Charlie about a call that demonstrates the importance of careful assessment.
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Two New FISDAP FeaturesBy Rachael Rosen

July 23, 2008

New Instructor Permission: Enter Evals

Many of you are using FISDAP Evals, online forms that include everything from NREMT skill sheets to preceptor evalutions. Previously, instructors who wanted to fill out Evals needed permission to "Edit Data." Now you can use the new "Enter Evals" permission to give preceptors and instructors the ability to enter and manage Evals -- even if they are not permitted to edit student data. Instructors who are able to edit data will still be able to enter and manage Evals.

Instructors Can Control Students' Ability to Mark Shifts as "Absent with Permission"

Between Two Vehicles

July 1, 2008
"I was working on the ambulance and we had just run an errand... when we came across a traffic collision that appeared to have just happened." Click below to hear the rest of Dilanga's story!
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History of LA EMS

July 1, 2008
"The history of Los Angeles EMS is really pretty unique ... it started with two cardiologists..." Listen as Baxter Larmon gives a brief history of EMS in Southern California, including an overview of the Daniel Freeman Paramedic school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
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