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This week we talk about the part time EMS provider. The volunteer, the person who uses EMS as a part time income or because they enjoy the rush, the change from a desk job. Does this type of workforce help or hurt us as a profession? How does this demographic in EMS effect the supply and demand for employers?
How does this all translate to those of us who depend on EMS for our livelihood? Join us for this discussion and bring your experiences and opinions.
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Last week we talked about EMS being a hobby. This week we steer the conversation a little bit and discuss the sharing of responsibilities.
EMTs doing ALS, firefighters doing EMS and now even law enforcement giving drugs that traditionally only advanced level EMS providers could give.
Do these types of skill set cross overs help EMS as a profession or do they further the perception that ANYONE can do our job at minimal cost.
Join us with your thoughts.
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Do you have a passion for EMS? Seek out training, surround yourself with like minded professionals. Do you read the blogs, the articles the websites? More importantly do you show the passion in your work, with your patients and coworkers?
For some EMS becomes just a job, a place for a paycheck, a pit stop on the way to other careers. This can be frustrating for those who have a passion to see. Then once in awhile you see or hear a story and it makes you realize that most of us in EMS are truly passionate.
Whether paid or volunteer it takes a certain someone to be an EMS professional. Join us as we discuss just who that someone is. It may just be you.
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This week we discuss post traumatic stress disorder in EMS. How do we deal with it, how does it effect us and our performance in the field?
Join us for this dicussion along with other topics of interest.
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The topic of EMS providers being able to demand higher pay is often seen in various blogs, forums and facebook groups.
We have even discussed it here on the show several times and points of view about education, training, nursng etc have all come up.
But what is that sweet spot? What is the "number' that would be fair based on our training and education? Do you have one in your head that you think is fair?
Fueled by the recent JEMS report, this is lining up to be a great episode.
Join us for this episode as we discuss pay in EMS, getting more of it and what should be the starting or end point in EMS salary ranges.
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====== JEMS article can be seen at http://www.jems.com/article/surveys/2013-jems-salary-workplace-survey
Jims favorite episode is here. The monthly Rapid Fire show. Anything goes as always but there will be some 9/11 discussion this week as well.
Bring your EMS stories, comments and opinions.
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We are back live after a two week break and will bring some real and unreal EMS headlines and answer a few complex questions sent in by listeners.
This is set to be a great show, listen in, chat live or call in toll free.
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Do you see EMS as a career? A profession worthy of education and dedication at the individual level?
Or do you view it as a stepping stone.
Recently there been some discussion on two real sections of EMS. The ambulance drivers and the paramedics.
Join us for our take on this along with more discussion on everything EMS.
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In this episode we see "The National Fire Academy: Not Just Fire Anymore" as we talk with Michael Stern, EMS Training Specialist for the National Fire Academy.
Previously the EMS Deputy Chief and Emergency Manager for Grand County Colorado, the Training Director for Summit County Ambulance Service (Colorado), and instructor for EMT and Paramedic programs, Michael was also a Navy Corpsman and a volunteer Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic at Company 18 in Prince George’s County Fire EMS Department (Maryland).
The NFA is known for high level fire service training and education, especially its leadership programs. How and why is the NFA expanding beyond fire programs into EMS, emergency management and other areas? Do you have to be a firefighter to attend? How is an institute like the NFA of benefit to the average EMT or Paramedic on the street? We answer these questions and more on this episode of A Fire Medic Perspective with Rom Duckworth.
You may have seen many times how EMS has an identity crisis. If you take a step back it really is no wonder. It seems we are forever trying to come up with a name, what that name means and what anyone who holds that name can or can't do.
Does it start at EMT and end with Community Paramedic? Ambulance driver or Nurse?
This week we ask the question "How can we decide on a name when we can't decide on the job we want to do?"
Should we be sticking with what we know before trying to look at other things that may be mucking up the gears?
Join us for this episode and share what you think EMS should really be.
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Where do you put yourself working in EMS? I think it can come down to three key self titles.
Provider - the person that does the job, does it well and looks for that paycheck, the job security.
Professional - still does a great a job, expects the paycheck but also goes above the basics. Seeks out training, knowledge and interaction with other EMS folks.
Evangelist - This may be you too. Beating the drum of all that is EMS. Absorbing as much education as you can, taking part in out of work activities. Spreading the good word of EMS where ever you go.
So where do you fit in? Maybe you are a little of all three. Join us as we discuss this topic and bring your drum.
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