Bryan Bledsoe doesn't mince words. His articles and presentations on CISD and air medical issues certainly didn't gain him any friends. His column in this month's JEMS will strike a similar chord with some EMS programs and systems.
I posted on this last month in my report from the EMS Education Standards Stakeholder's Meeting. I was surprised more people didn't balk at the requirement for accreditation of paramedic programs. My belief was that stakeholders didn't bring it up at the meeting because they planned on fighting it by other means.
While painful for some systems and a serious reality check for others, it is good for EMS and we did get 5 years advance notice.
Read Bryan's column. As usual, whether you agree or not, it is well written and brings up interesting points.
There is one other thing that is good business and drives us closer to being a profession: intelligent, reasonable, public discussion. Make your "robust yet succinct" comments (as we learned at the stakeholder's meeting) constructively and in a proper forum.
This is another way we become a profession.
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