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Texas EMS Conference, Baby!

EMS Newbie will be there, will you?

Next week, I’ll be at the Texas EMS Conference doing my thing with my EMS partners in crime, Gary Saffer and Jules Scadden, and the EMS Newbie, Ron Davis.

If you’re planning on attending the conference, here’s where you can catch us:

“Pediatric ALS Workshop: All The Stuff You’re Scared Of, Plus What Actually Works” is running all day Monday, November 22. Workshops begin at 9:45, 1:00 and 3:30.

“CPAP For Dummies: So Easy even a Caveman Could Do It” is in Ballroom D from 10:00-11:00 am, Tuesday, November 23.

“Redesigning EMS: Everything We Know is Wrong” is in Ballroom E from 3:15-4:15, Tuesday, November 23.

I’m giving the closing keynote speech, “The Last Lesson: Put Your Heart Into It” on Wednesday, November 24 from 11:00-12:00 in Ballroom D.

While you’re browsing through the conference schedule, draw a red circle around any lectures given by Larry Torrey, Jules Scadden, Wes Ogilvie, or Jeff Brosius. They’re all worth hearing.

Hosts and fans of Confessions of An EMS Newbie are getting together for drinks and outrageous lies war stories wholesome EMS fellowship at Icenhauer’s Pub at 7:30 Sunday night, November 21. If you’d like to attend, RSVP as soon as you can.

Ron Davis and I will be doing a live podcast of Confessions of An EMS Newbie from the conference, time and location to be announced. When I’m not being flogged like a rented mule speaking, I’ll be hanging with Ron Davis and the nice folks at EmCert (Booth #1622) in the exhibit hall, meeting folks and signing DVD’s and tee shirts.

Check at the EmCert booth, the EMS Newbie Facebook page, or follow Ron (@rondavis007) or myself (@AmboDriver) on twitter for the latest info.

We’ll see y’all there!

Questions for Mark Glencorse

Getting ready for Special Interview #2 where we will interview UK Medic Mark Glencorse aka Medic 999. Mark has been a Paramedic Team Leader for over 10 years and before that was a Registered Nurse.

Medic 999 is well known in the EMS Blogosphere for his work with the Chronicles of EMS, a video show where he came to the US and worked with Justin Schorr in San Francisco. He has had a unique opportunity to experience EMS in the US. We’ll get the chance to talk to him about how things are the same and different in the two countries. He also ran into some conflict with his system for his blogging and left the blogosphere for awhile, but is back now.

Once again I ask you the listeners, what should I ask Mark? Give us your answers in the comments.

This interview will have both Kelly and Ron on the interview.

Questions for the Man Who Wrote the Book.

One of the new things I’m going to be doing is interviewing other people than Kelly about what advice they would give new EMTs and students.

The first such interview is going to be with the man who literally wrote the book on Paramedic Care, Dr. Bryan Bledsoe. His five volume opus, Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice Vols 1-5 PKG is the core text book for my whole Paramedic Program. Of course right now we are also using Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology (6th Edition) which he also co-wrote. Oh and he wrote SUCCESS! for the Critical Care Paramedic with some Cajun guy you might know.

As Kelly put it, Dr Bledsoe is as close to being a Rock Star of EMS as you get. A paramedic and now Doctor of Emergency Medicine and instructor at UNLV Medical School. This guys knows his stuff.

Here’s what I need from you dear listeners, What questions do you have for Dr Bledsoe?

Leave them in the comments below. You have until Sept 20 to get your questions in.