This past week I had nearly finished a new set of writings for the JEMS Web site. The pieces started out describing an evening on a gambling boat and led to a discussion of why both casinos and EMS managers need to think of people as numbers. It seemed a decent concept as it came to life on my computer, and someday it still may be.
We know that training students in clinical procedures is a difficult issue. Even if we ignore the problem of too many students competing for too few procedures, concerns about liability, supervision, reimbursement and technical problems remain.
From time to time, I like to pretend that I'm still in academics. That's why I was excited when my friend Dr. Dennis Vincenzi, assistant professor of human factors and systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, invited me out for a beer a few weeks ago.
Last week in part 1 of this series, I introduced the topic of perception, as discussed by Dr. Edward Racht, EMS medical director for Austin/Travis County, Texas, during the 2004 CHANGES Conference in Augusta, Ga.
In March, I found myself cruising west over the South Carolina Midlands toward the Georgia line. It was a misty day, eerie, with small patches of clear sky only at the peak of the rolling hills. From the CD player, Glen Campbell was wailing in his best Jimmy Webb mode; and as I crossed the Savannah River, I found that Gov. Sonny Perdue was glad I had "Georgia on my Mind."
About two years ago, I started collecting art. Nothing too elaborate, thank you very much, but just enough that I could point to a few pieces on the wall, proclaim their pedigree, and seem very self-important.
Last week, I described how my experience aboard a floating casino started me thinking about the need to get past the prejudice of seeing only individuals in health care and the need to see them, occasionally, as numbers.
Recently, I went on a gambling boat. It wasn't that the student loans had gone into default, or that I owed money and liked having kneecaps. The occasion was the Annual Banquet for the Environmental Health Department at the Volusia County Health Department.
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