Podcast: Interview with Thom Dick author of People Care 2nd Edition

In this episode of the Medical Author Chat I visit with Thom Dick about the 2nd edition of his classic book People Care. Thom and I have a fascinating discussion about his career in EMS from San Diego, California to Colorado. When discussing his interest in quality improvement Thom shared, “Select good people, take of them, and you can measure less.”

Purchase the 2nd edition of People Care from EmergencyStuff.com

People Care is intended for all healthcare providers.  We have very little training on how to care for sick people and how to take care of ourselves. People Care is meant to address both of those shortcomings and includes the ideas from 30 other people.

If you have read the 1st edition of People Care, Thom shared that some of the new topics in the 2nd edition include:

  • Death notification
  • People that are suicidal
  • Violent people
  • Pearls from wise caregivers

Thom reads several passages from the book during our conversation.

We end with Thom sharing his advice for aspiring writers. Thom shares that “every call is story.” He also encourages listeners to keep a scrap book of news clippings and photos about partners, patients, and calls.

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E-Book: Self-Reliance from the Domino Project and Other News

The Domino Project is releasing a new adaptation of the Ralph Waldo Emerson essay, Self-Reliance. This is the third free Kindle release from the Domino Project in the last couple of months. Previously I was able to download Poke the Box and Do the Work.

Other News

With two business trips this month I have been able to get lots of reading done. In addition to Do the Work, I have also finished Moments in the Death of a Flesh Mechanic,  To the Rescue: Stories from Healthcare Workers at the Scenes of Disasters, 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake, and Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss.

These days I am doing about half of my pleasure reading on the Kindle Android app. I actually enjoy reading on the small phone screen and quickly swiping through the pages.

What are your reading now? Share your book recommendations with other readers. Thanks!

Podcast: Interview with Barry Bachenheimer author of Please Don’t Dance in My Ambulance

In this episode of the Medical Author Chat podcast author, EMT, and educator Barry Bachenheimer talks about his book Please Dont Dance in My Ambulance. Barry has been involved in EMS in New Jersey and New York for more than 20 years. He has also been a school teacher and is working on completing his PhD dissertation.

During our conversation we discuss factors that make a good children’s book, Barry’s advice for aspiring writers, and the EMS Week 2011 theme of Everyday EMS heroes.

Show links:

Facebook page for Please Don’t Dance in my Ambulance

Shakespeare is Less Tragic with EMS Care

Lulu.com

Podcast: Interview with Stories from The E.R. Loading Dock author Eric Liddy

Listen to this interview with Eric Liddy about his book The E.R. Loading Dock: Real EMS Stories from Around the World.

This episode was originally broadcast at EveryDayEMSTips.com. Browse to Everyday EMS Tips to read the episode show notes.

Podcast: Interview with Unprepared author Jim Rush

Listen to this interview with Jim Rush about his book Unprepared.

This episode was originally broadcast at EverydayEMSTips.com. Browse to Everyday EMS Tips to read the episode show notes.

Podcast: Interview with Skels author Maggie Dubris

Listen to this interview with Maggie Dubris about her book Skels: A Novel.

This episode was originally broadcast at EverydayEMSTips.com. Browse to Everyday EMS Tips to read the episode show notes.

Podcast: Interview with The EMS Leadership Challenge author Mitchell Waite

Listen to this interview with Mitchell Waite PhD about his books The EMS Leadership Challenge, 400 Days – A Call to Duty and Fire Services Leadership Theories and Practice.

This episode was originally broadcast at EverydayEMSTips.com. Browse to Everyday EMS Tips to read the episode show notes.

Podcast: Interview with The Streets Ran Red author Morgan Lawrence

Listen to this interview with Morgan Lawrence about his book The Streets Ran Red.

This episode was originally broadcast at EverydayEMSTips.com. Browse to Everyday EMS Tips to read the episode show notes.

Podcast: Interview with GIS for Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management’s Ric Skinner

Listen to this interview with Ric Skinner about GIS for Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management.

This episode was originally broadcast at EverydayEMSTips.com. Browse to Everyday EMS Tips to read the episode show notes.

Available as an ebook

Podcast: Interview with Rescuing Providence author Michael Morse

Listen to this interview with Michael Morse author of Rescuing Providence. Michael and I had a great conversation about how he got started in the Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department as a firefighter. When he was detailed to a rescue (ambulance) he realized he had “missed his calling” and stayed full time in EMS. Michael holds a certification as an EMT-Cardiac (similar to EMT Intermediate).

Michael has always had an interest and “knack” for writing. When he started working the Rescue he was bombarded by the stories of the people he served. Rescuing Providence is a study of the people of Providence. The book is based on his notes from a single 34 hour tour and the patients he encountered on that shift.

Michael and I also talked about:

  • His process of writing Rescuing Providence
  • The big risk he took to publish the book
  • Support from his employer and co-workers for the book
  • His love for blogging, www.rescuingprovidence.com
  • Advice for aspiring authors

Michael has already written a second book, Night and Day, and is looking for a publisher.

Connect with Michael at his blog, www.rescuingprovidence.com, or email mmorsepfd@aol.com