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Somebody Somewhere Loves Them

May 1, 2008
"We got called up in the middle of the night one night for a car that had literally wrecked a telephone pole. You hear these things, but I had never seen one." Click below to listen to the rest of this story from Cynthia Bullard about a call that particularly affected her.
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Life of an EMT

May 1, 2008
"We're there not to do any further harm, we're there for them to have a safe trip to the hospital, we're there to help them feel a little better if we can... The ultimate goal is the patient care." In this episode, Karen Bresson and Jack Mangin talk about some of their calls, how to listen to patients, how to deal with difficult partners, and other aspects of EMS life.
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A Master Disaster

April 1, 2008
"We arrived on scene and it was very chaotic. People were running out of the building holding one another up, very similar to the WMD training videos..." Click below to listen to the rest of this story from David Jaslow and Matthew Butler, plus an extra bonus story about a dog.
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The Chain of Survival Worked

April 1, 2008
"One evening while I was teaching advanced cardiovascular life support at the college, we were just ending up class... when one of my old paramedic students came rushing into the room saying, 'Tim, we need you down here in the gym!'" Click below to listen to the rest of this story from Tim Sheehan.
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The Most Humbling Experience

April 1, 2008
"If we really want to exhibit true professionalism...we have to be humble...and say the right thing at the right time, but more importantly sometimes, not say the wrong thing at the wrong time." Click below to listen to the rest of this story from Keith Wesley.
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New TA Role in Class Section FeatureBy Rachael Rosen

March 25, 2008

Instructors can link students and educators using FISDAP's "Class section" feature. Now Teacher's Assistants (TA's) can also be associated with a class section. Any student can be upgraded to TA status. TA's are permitted to confirm online evaluations for students in their class section(s). Instructors, go to the "Admin" section of FISDAP and click the "Class Section" button in the left menu to create a class section.

Semi Truck Accident

February 25, 2008
"One of the cases that I had quite a few years back involved a semi truck that went over a bridge.. onto some railroad tracks lying below. It was one of those cases that just sticks with you forever." Click below to hear the rest of the story from Will Krost.
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Infant Arrest and CISD

February 25, 2008
"At that point in time the social worker attached myself to the family members, so I was the person that was explaining to Mom and Grandma what was going on." Click below to hear the full story from Christine Clemens.
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