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.

On-Demand Episodes

With some recent headlines about certain drug shortages, you have to ask yourself. Do the drugs in question really impact EMS or is it more of an inconvenience? Join Jim with his opinion on this topic and decide of you should... more

Are you an EMS educator or field preceptor? Maybe you're a student just getting into EMS. The EMS way of learning varies with instructor and student types alike. But do you take the teaching or coaching approach with your students? Do... more

Do you immobilize all patients due to MOI? Does it depend on chief complaint, patient age or just your protocols? Come take a listen and discuss this topic with Jim.

What is your EMS success point? Join Jim in this episode and talk about levels of success in EMS. Plus, find out if you are a Monday Morning Quarterback. Show notes: http://www.emsresponder.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=5&id=10484

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