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Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP

Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP, is the Chief for Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough EMS in Wasilla, Alaska. Her adventures started on the East Coast, where she spent the last 27 years serving as a paramedic, educator, and supervisor in Newark, N.J. She is also a member of the EMS World editorial advisory board. Contact her at taloscar@gmail.com or www.taloscar.com.

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The interventionalist sat on a chair in the corner of the room, holding my test results in his hand, long legs crossed and foot swinging. He was high-speed, low-drag—you know the type, short on…
En enero, una de las ambulancias de mi turno sufrió una colisión vehicular mientras transportaba a un paciente hacia el hospital (sin luces, ni sirena). Este no es el primer caso de accidente…
The call was for a “woman in labor.” The Mat-Su Valley has the highest number of out-of-hospital deliveries in Alaska, and allegedly per capita in the United States.  The night was sharp and…
La arrugada criatura se sienta en el banquillo del restaurante. Nos ve entrar con ojos brillantes y hundidos, con rasgos amarillentos. Sus capas de ropa, probablemente representando la mayor parte de…
Over the last three months we’ve shared the incredible story of EMS World Expo keynote speaker Anne Montera. Her tale concludes here. For earlier installments: Part 1: How Women…
Over the last two months we’ve shared the incredible story of EMS World Expo keynote speaker Anne Montera. Her tale continues here. “When an uninstructed multitude attempts to see with its eyes, it…
Last month we explored how women experience pain differently and began sharing the unusual journey of nurse Anne Montera. Her story continues here. Catch Anne as the featured keynote speaker at EMS…
Anne Montera is the featured keynote speaker at EMS World Expo, Oct. 29–Nov. 2 in Nashville. This three-part series follows her journey, building to its unexpected conclusion. You are called for a…
This month we’re going to move away from the subjective observatory deck and dive into an important concept—one that will directly impact your long-term success in your field or organization. I’m…
“Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”   —Steve Irwin Not long ago I went to a house for a lift-assist…
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