The MaineCrit Team:


Chip Getchell, P.E., CCEMT-P

Chip is a Critical Care Paramedic and Field Training Officer with a leading Maine-based ambulance service, and teaches monthly CEU courses for area First Responders. Chip is also a Maine licensed Professional Engineer (Civil / Structural), and he and his wife Beth have three adult children and five grandchildren. He enjoys

playing acoustic guitar and spending time with his family’s horses and ponies.



Nicholas Jackson, NRP

Nicholas is a wannabe ED intensivist, but is currently 20ish years from that goal. At this point He is an active Paramedic. He loves emergency medicine, #FOAM, and the technology making both those things better. He is generally never more than arms reach from a computer of some sort and likes it that way. He will be performing most of the background work for this site and it will hopefully prepare him to make learning, teaching, and FOAM a beautiful circle in his life.


By reading this blog, you agree not to use this blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast or blog. Under no circumstances shall this blog or any contributors to the blog be responsible for damages arising from the use of the blog.

Furthermore, this blog should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the blog.

This blog is our own opinions and does not represent the views or opinions of any organization.

Blog Comments

We hope the conversations that take place on Paramedic's Guide to the Galaxy/MaineCrit will be educational, thought-provoking, and constructive. To ensure discussion quality, our team will review all comments and may edit them for clarity, length, and relevance. Comments that are overly promotional, mean-spirited, or off-topic may be deleted per the team’s judgment. Also, comments made on this blog are considered to be public comments, and may be used in other online or print media in the future.

Privacy Notice

This blog is HIPAA compliant. Case reviews are modified to protect the privacy of the patient as well as the integrity of any service or provider. We will never share your email address or contact information with any third parties without your explicit permission