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Since it is SuperBowl Sunday Jim and Josh teamed up early in the day and gave some opinion and experiences working EMS interfacility. Some may say thats a job for those who can't hack 911. What about you? Take a listen and leave your comments below.
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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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This is our debut show for Wisconsin EMS Live!
The first program is dedicated to community paramedicine and EMS leadership. Joining the program is EMS Advisory Board Chairman Jerry Biggart, West Allis Fire Department’s Captain Dave Bandomir, and EMS leadership expert John Becknell.
Your co-hosts will guide and contribute to the conversation, to include. Chris Anderson, Joe Covelli, and Patrick Ryan.
Don’t miss a beat of the action – make a point to listen to the live broadcast of Wisconsin EMS Live the second Tuesday each month starting at 9:00 a.m.!
This week we discuss the language of EMS. Using profesional communication as a standard vs communicating amoungst each other with common EMS slang. Is there a place for EMS slang or should we do away with it and focus on a standard of communication that leaves no room for error?
We also plan on talking about EMS Facebook pages and the culture of negativity as well as answer a few questions sent in by listeners.
Join us for another live episode and give your opinion via toll free call in or n the chat room.
Fire Engineering EMS editor Mike McEvoy talks with John Sponholtz, RN, CHPN, AEMT (Tisch Mills FD, Wisconsin) who is a hospice case manager and author of an upcoming article on EMS response to hospice patients. This prerecorded episode will enlighten you on the various kinds of hospice and palliative care, hospice meds, POSLT and Do Not Resuscitate orders as well as why you should be communicating with hospice any time you respond to one of their patients.
The Wisconsin EMS Live broadcast on Tuesday, April 14 is dedicated to Community Paramedicine and recent action by the Physicians Advisory Committee.
The CommunityParamedicine conversation will run from 9:00 to 9:40 a.m. Our guests include Minnesota Ambulance Association’s Buck McAlpin, PAAW President Patrick Ryan, and city of Milwaukee Fire Department’s Michael Wright. All three are deeply involved in CP and building the infrastructure to deliver it the right way here in Wisconsin. Like anything new or evolving some education and learning is required to move forward, and there will be many questions to ask and answer.
Community Paramedicine programs have been evolving in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas. An architect in Minnesota’s CP development is Buck McAlpin, director of government affairs for the Minnesota Ambulance Association and North Memorial Medical Transportation in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Given his experience in leading CP concepts in Minnesota, McAlpin’s knowledge and expertise is being sought nationally, to include by the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin.
At 9:40 a.m. we’ll be joined by Dr. Suzanne Martens, Chair of the Physicians Advisory Committee. Her group recently recommended use of nitrous oxide as an option to control pain management at the Advanced EMT level and higher. Another recommendation is allowing one paramedic and one trained airway technician to perform a medication assisted advanced airway procedure that under current situations requires two paramedics.
As always, the live show offers caller questions. Make sure to listen live on your phone or any internet connected device on Tuesday, April 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. central time and lasting 60 minutes.
Get ready for another rapid fire episode where anything goes. EMS is a great professional with lots of topics to discus and many opinions to be heard. Come listen to the latest in EMS culture and join in the conversation via phone or chat, or just listen in as Jim, Josh and Dave give their take on the latest in EMS.
As EMS providers we get a lot of training on many topics. Cardiac, pharmacology, IV skills, airway management etc.
But what about training on keeping us safe and preventing injuries. I mean beyond a handbook, OSHA video or a gentle, "Be safe out there".
Should EMS agencies offer their paramedics and EMTs real formal training on driving the ambulance, lifting patients and situational awareness?
Wouldn't training like this not only prevent injuries, but also save on the financial end in lost wages, ambulance repairs and insurance. Maybe even prevent the ending of an EMS career too early.
Join us for some thoughts on this and bring us how your agency trains or doesn't train you in safety.
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On a brand new episode of Hashtag Sports, the Crew continues with their Buffalo Breakdown 10 Part Series with the Safety Position. When the questions of the offensive line and the quarterback subside, the next question will be the back end of Dennis Thurman's defense. Da'Norris Searcy is a Titan, so waht will the Bills do to address this need? The Crew has their take, but what do the fans think about the safety position?
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A report and comments on events and a rally supporting Prineville PD and safe parks in Prineville, Oregon. Join us as we explore what can be done to keep our parks safe for the families and children they are intended for.
Survey's of the parks in recent days indicate that many people use our parks and that there are many different experiences and interactions at these parks. A great community effort is in the process of assuring the best possible experience for all park users.
It was also very clear that our County Park and Recreation Department work had to provide clean facilities and beautiful areas for our use.
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