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Mike Rubin

Mike Rubin is a paramedic in Nashville and a member of EMS World’s editorial advisory board. Contact him at mgr22@prodigy.net.

Mike Rubin
There are few EMS topics guaranteed to provoke as much disagreement as degrees for paramedics. Will higher education get you hired? Should you pay tuition or pay your dues? Debating those issues has…
If you’re a paramedic or EMT who’s thinking of relocating or would just like to learn more about life across the U.S., EMS World’s State Department is worth a look. We start with data-driven “…
If you’re a rank-and-file paramedic or EMT who’s thinking of getting into management, these aren’t the best reasons to do so: You have decades of street experience; You’re a psych major;…
If you’re a paramedic or EMT who’s thinking of relocating, or you’d just like to learn more about life across the U.S., EMS World’s State Department is worth a look. We start with data-driven “…
To the Madeira Beach McDonald’s burger bagger who refused to serve two Florida paramedics because “we don’t accept officers in here”: Thank you. It’s an honor to be compared to cops. I consider…
Mientras el paramédico Wes Ogilvie respondía a una llamada sobre “hombre diabético” al norte de Houston en 2010 no sintió mucha preocupación por el manejo de la vía aérea. “Asumí que el nivel de…
Arguing the efficacy of long-standing practices has been an EMS pastime since Johnny met Roy. Stop by any 9-1-1 outpost, and you’ll hear plenty of paramedics and EMTs offering cautionary anecdotes…
My first lesson about concussions started with a baseball bat in a Boston backyard. My friend Jeffrey—the only kid on the block who liked golf—decided to channel his inner Arnold Palmer by teeing up…
If you’re a paramedic or EMT who’s thinking of relocating, or you’d just like to learn more about life across the U.S., EMS World’s State Department is worth a look. We start with data-driven “…
The Write Stuff is a series of occasional tutorials on writing for EMS from board member, frequent contributor, and creator of clean prose Mike Rubin.  English—what a horror. Some words are…
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