The paradox of potentially predatory publications

An article on a statewide MIH program in Florida is making the rounds within EMS trade journals.  EMS World and JEMS have both already covered it.  I was asked by EMS1‘s Editor-in-Chief to cover it, but given a variety of misgivings that I had about the integrity of the article it was decided to let sleeping dogs lie. But that’s why I started my own website. Article … Continue reading The paradox of potentially predatory publications

Writing Q & A

Writing is a strangely individualistic sport. As such it requires a certain level of personal reflection on what works and what doesn’t.  In an effort to not utterly bias my recent EMS1 article on the topic, I decided to poll a handful of writers beyond myself (CC) to see what works for them. You can read more about each of them here: Raphael M. Barishansky (RB) Ari … Continue reading Writing Q & A

Dear New Orleans Letter

Dear New Orleans, This is going to seem strange, but today I am grateful for the hurricanes that taught me what recovery means, what rebirth can create, and what resilience truly embodies. No city has overcome the obstacles that you have conquered, and none can say that they have more grit or determination than those that call you home. You became my home in a … Continue reading Dear New Orleans Letter

Sources of Information

I firmly believe that EMS must reach beyond our own boundaries when securing information regrading healthcare and its changing landscape.  These are some of my sources. Other Blogs: The Incidental Economist Skeptical Scalpel Journals: Prehospital Emergency Care  BMJ Emergency Medicine Journal – some open access Health Affairs – open access Health Services Research Journal Milbank Quarterly JAMA NEJM – some open access BMJ Quality & Safety – some open … Continue reading Sources of Information

Recommended Reading

I read a lot. Here are some articles and books that I would recommend. Don Berwick Escape Fire Paper Escape Fire Speech My Right Knee Charles Bosk Forgive and Remember Avedis Donabedian Evaluating the Quality of Medical Care The Quality of Care Anne Fadiman The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Sheri Fink Five Days at Memorial Atul Gawande Being Mortal Better Checklist Manifesto … Continue reading Recommended Reading