Mike Rubin, BS, NREMT-P, is a paramedic in Nashville, TN, and a member of EMS World’s editorial advisory board. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should we discuss prices with patients?
In EMS, who’s got your back?
What I miss, and don’t, about EMS.
For many people, EMS providers are objects of curiosity.
Code Black goes inside the ED at Los Angeles County Hospital.
The importance of exercising judgment.
A system of 100 distinct volunteer fire departments and ambulance corps make up Suffolk County EMS.
The performance art of EMS.
How do you quantify good EMS?
Comprehensive care requires a smile.
Sirens is unique among EMS-themed sitcoms—engaging and subtly funny, without underlying sensationalism or pathos.
In work and love, you need a partner who understands
What can EMS learn from how hospitals treat patients?
What happens when patients don’t speak English?
Time to step away from a fascinating, rewarding field
Your pee is clean…right?
When a colleague is hurting, don’t sit idly by
Think about questions, not just answers.
Serving people vs. the other way around.
Career advancement shortcuts aren’t right for everyone
Firefighters have plenty of culture—do we?
Criticism can help us improve—if we let it
The value of routines in EMS.
Hurt on duty…and off.