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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
When you see Jennifer Murphy’s COVID-centric memoir, First Responder, with its classy cover and $29.95 list price, you may wishfully think, Hey, I could have written that. Not likely. Sure, you…
April 2021 marks 45 years since I declared my first financial emergency. I’d been moonlighting for the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders in an administrative role and was enjoying the…
Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19? If not, you have company. According to a University of Miami poll, about 50% of your EMS colleagues have either turned down the shot or aren’t sure what to…
Let’s talk about books, wonderful books. I prefer print, but touchscreens work just as well. At EMS World we highlight the best industry literature whether or not it glows in the dark. Reading books…
My friend Doug Baier has accomplished a lot. He’s a Navy veteran, a college grad, and a retired paramedic-firefighter with 38 years in the essential services. He also likes to read and has a knack…
Many years ago, when I started Peter Canning’s first book, Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine, I was between shifts at a 9-1-1 agency wondering why I’d given up a six-figure salary in the…
Mi primera lección sobre conmociones cerebrales comenzó en Boston, con un bate de béisbol Louisville Slugger, en un patio trasero. Mi amigo Jeffrey, que era el único chico de la cuadra al que le…
Did you hear the one about the pill-popper who puked on the paramedic? If not—meaning, your occupation is something other than EMS—then buy a copy of Molly, Mushrooms, & Mayhem by Jim…
As I was reading pages 22–25 of Super-Charge Your Stress Management in the Age of COVID-19, I thought, Wow, that’s the most EMS-friendly explanation of the brain I’ve ever seen. I also thought, Wow,…
Many of us began our careers by donating time to local volunteer squads. The lessons we learned aided our development while reinforcing the value of helping others. EMS World is proud to publicize…
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