"Those who work in emergency medical services are essentially the roughnecks of health care. Although their job requires a high level of skill and knowledge, compared with other health-care gigs it is undeniably blue-collar and often treated as less than. But at least roughnecks are paid well, with many banking at least $75,000 a year. The same can’t be said of EMS workers, who on average make less than half that. And yet here they were, EMTs and medics, proving their guts and grit in the heart of nowhere, their work known only to each other—and the people they save."
Thanks to Joe Schmider of DSHS for meeting with the Texas EMS Alliance board on Monday to discuss the next steps regarding the state's new EMS education and recruitment initiative, which the Texas Legislature approved in October.
Also, TEMSA can now be found on Instragram. Search for: TEMSAEMS ... See MoreSee Less
Via @KXAN_News: Paid EMT trainings, job offers coming to Austin amid medical labor shortage https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/paid-emt-trainings-job-offers-coming-to-austin-amid-medical-labor-shortage/
Quick detailed rundown of what Congress will be voting on this week on Medicare:
-Averting 2% sequester cuts for three months, and reduces the cuts to 1% for the next three months
-That is paid for using a budget gimmick to increase Medicare sequester cuts in 2030
The guys I embedded with are some of the most hard-working, foul-mouthed, funny, and passionate people I've met. Their job is dangerous, mentally and physically exhausting, and mostly thankless. They would *never* call themselves "heroes." But I would. 4/