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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
Streetsense, Kate Dernocoeur’s updated volume of all things EMS, made me smile—not because of its comprehensive coverage of prehospital practices or its real-world recommendations for caregivers of…
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 “…
When I was a kid, I collected baseball cards—cardboard photos of major leaguers with up to 20 rows of year-by-year statistics on the back. That’s more than enough for most players. Baseball’s mental…
How important is volunteering to EMS? In some parts of the U.S., you don’t have one without the other. Even in the presence of paid providers, volunteers often augment prehospital care for their…
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 “…
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…
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