Thursday, February 24, 2011

Upcoming Posts

I've been working on a few posts that I'll (hopefully) be finishing up and putting up over the next few days.

Some of these include topics like the prevalence of EMS Anchors, professional obstacles created by fire-based EMS services and "The Grinder's 5/20 and 20/5 Rule of Attitude".

It should be fun. Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Hi kids. Did you miss me? Yeah, didn't think so.

Anyways, over the past few weeks, I've been thinking about the blog. Everyday, I read many excellent posts from so many amazing writers and it makes me almost feel guilty for some of the things that I have written and have been working on posting.

Alot of the stuff I read is very informative, well thought out and well-researched.

My blog and it's drafts have been me writing knee-jerk reactions to situations I've been in or issues that I've encountered without much thought into how it would be perceived. When I first started this thing, I told a friend of mine (@MsParamedic) that I wanted it to be fun, sarcastic and mildly educational. I wanted people to find what I posted to be somewhat relevant and something that they could relate to.

Guess what? It kinda worked.

The bad part of me accomplishing this is simple... Some people took me the wrong way.

The whole "Apathetic Medic" thing immediately labeled the blog as a "I don't give a damn about my job, my career, my profession or my patients" kind of deal. This is 110% whole-heartedly NOT the case and is also 110% TOTALLY my fault for presenting it to you folks, the readers, as such.


I've beat my head into the wall for a few hours and a not so bad idea fell out. How about "The EMS Grind"? Not so much the "What Really Grinds My Gears" short stint segment that Peter Griffin had on Family Guy, but more of 'post and discuss' kind of forum, speaking about all kinds of different topics that concerns the modern EMS provider.

Hey... I kind of like it.

Regardless, with this kind of style and thinking process, I believe it will enable me to be more open as a writer on subjects and not appear to be so much of a bitter burn-out.

In closing, look for more medically related posts coming in the near future. Don't give up on me just yet.

- Grinder