Without evidence of benefit, an intervention should not be presumed to be beneficial or safe.

- Rogue Medic

International Paramedic


What if we tried to improve EMS quality from the outside, rather from within?

What if we had an international organization advocating for higher quality EMS?

This might work.

That is the idea behind International Paramedic.

The most recent EMS Garage looks at International Paramedic. International Paramedic: EMS Garage Episode146. Matt Womble is the featured guest representing International Paramedic. Scott Kier is moderating the discussion, Russell Stine, William Random Ward, and I ask Matt questions about how this works and he gives some excellent answers.

Download the Initiation Document for International Paramedic here.

One great comments from Matt Womble –

The US has to get out of the mentality that these are all of the sandboxes and we have to make everybody happy. Quite frankly, making everybody happy is not doing what’s best for the patient.

The original group of people who gathered to start this is below. Some of these people will be familiar to anyone in EMS.

Joe Acker . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bathurst, NSW AUS
Lyle Blumhagen . . . . . . . . . . Drumheller, AB CAN
Mathias “Matt” Duschl . . . . . . . Ziegelbrücke, SUI
Marty Epp . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oshawa, ON CAN
Dia Gainor . . . . . . . . . . . . Boise, ID USA
Neil Kirby . . . . . . . . . . . . Dubai, UAE
Kevin McGinnis . . . . . . . . . . Hallowell, ME USA
Teresa McCallion . . . . . . . . . Bonney Lake, WA USA
Chris Montera . . . . . . . . . . . Eagle, CO USA
Michael Nolan . . . . . . . . . . . Pembroke, ON CAN
Ian Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . Diamond Creek, VIC AUS
Pierre Poirier . . . . . . . . . . Ottawa, ON CAN
Penny Price . . . . . . . . . . . . Calgary, AB CAN
Mike Touchstone . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia, PA USA
“Jay” J. Albert Walker . . . . . . Dartmouth, NS CAN
Gary Wingrove . . . . . . . . . . . Buffalo, MN USA
Matt Womble . . . . . . . . . . . . Hillsborough, NC USA

Go listen to the podcast.

Go read the document.

Go join International Paramedic.

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