Brett Schroeder

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Infection control and EMS: On the front lines

EMS providers are exposed to a variety of infectious diseases, on a daily basis. It would make sense that we should treat the back of our ambulances …

Ambulance speeding tickets prompt call for exemption

<b>Emergency vehicles should be exempt from speed cameras, according to the Scottish Conservatives.</b><p>The call comes after figures showed the Scottish Ambulance Service has been issued with more than 2,200 speeding tickets in less than two years.<p>In order to avoid a fine, ambulance staff must fill out a …

Seven Hard Truths About EMS That Will Make You Better

Having worked in EMS for over two decades now, I’ve come to grasp a few hard truths that, once you accept, can improve your job experience …

Underage EMT vs. professionalism

This little story about a young EMS provider taking matters into his own hands and driving a squad unit to a medical call in violation of department …

Failure is effortless — good care is hard

From the stage, Dr. Atul Gawande sits in an armchair in comfortable repose and reads aloud to the mostly silent crowd. With his slight frame and …

Is prehospital advanced life support really necessary?

Is prehospital ALS really necessary? No, not really; field paramedics and advanced life support (ALS) care is actually very new after all, largely …

Manual Gearbox Thwarts Car Thieves In Massachusetts; Suspects Flee

If you're going to steal a car, don't be stupid.<p>Not that we recommend stealing cars, naturally.<p>But it might be a good idea to make sure you know how …

The Best Of The 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Our favorite cars from this year's North American International Auto Show<p>At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, the level of exuberance seemed more amped up than in previous years—automakers are throwing it all against the wall to see what awesomeness sticks. With the …

Watch Chris Harris tell the history of the Quattro system

The inside story of a rally legend.<p>In the days of Group B rally racing in the 1980s, Quattro stood for rally dominance and was usually spoken alongside the names of rally racing aces like Stig Blomqvist and Walter Röhrl. As a result of some unfortunate accidents, Group B rallying was banned in …