EMS Office Hours

EMS Office Hours


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Weekly EMS podcast from Jim Hoffman of EMSSEO.com. Joined by Co-Host Josh Knapp of WANTYNU.com. Join us for live discussions about timely EMS industry topics, useful services and products for paramedics and EMT's and interact with us live via Chat or call in.

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Once again there seems to be a high number of crashes and fatalities in the MEDEVAC section of EMS. Whether or not this means of transport is worth the risks will be the primary topic during this episode. Is it over used, is the... more

We all check the ambulance each day. But putting a check mark on your sheet really goes beyond acknowledging the equipment is there. Jim talks about checking the ambulance, equipment safety, it's use and ways to help make the... more

Is your treatment driven by protocols, current trends or habits? Jim talks about the variations of each, what they mean and how you change your mindset. Plus how to comment on blogs and most importantly, why you should.

Jim is joined this week by April S. The EpiJunky. With just a few weeks left to completing her paramedic training, we talk about her experiences and expectations as a new paramedic. Come see all the show notes at... more

Jim talks about various "end games" for EMS professionals. What's yours? Nursing, education, career paramedic or MD? Listen to Jims thoughts on these options, how you can achieve them along with a short story from Jim about a... more

An on going discussion in the EMS industry is paid vs. volunteer. While at times it leans towards education or perceived professionalism. One key factor is, does the volunteer EMS system model actually work in todays healthcare and EMS... more

This week had a lively discussion in the chat on medical control, EMS education and providers being professional with ED docs. Jim talked about a recent CE class and Medical Control Options vs. preferences, EMS transported non... more

What happens when your medical director goes MIA? Listen to what one agency did and what they might have done better. Jim brings up the topic of Code Three response with all or none policies and Greg Friese joins in on some other... more

During this session Jim gave some quick tips on making the most of your exam study time. He also discussed how getting along should be a priority and not the exception.

This lively episode of Office Hours was joined by Thaddeus Setla and Justin Schorr of the Chronicles of EMS. Greg Friese and I tried to get them to spill the beans on Fridays special announcement, but all they gave us was a little tease.... more