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  • 00:41

    EMS Safety Programs or "Lets Be Careful Out There"

    in Education

    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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  • 00:45

    EMS Patient Handoffs and Safety

    in Education

    During this episode of EMS Office Hours Greg and Jim came off the Boot Camp session on Medical Control Consults and brought up the topic on giving reports to other care providers, particularly during patient handoffs. They also talked about some specific safety awareness issues when riding in the back of the ambulance beyond simple seatbelt use. Take a listen and be sure to leave a comment or two.

  • 00:37

    1/26/2016 EMS Training: "Flipping the Classroom"

    in Caregiving

    This live webcast of EMS Live in Wisconsin was recorded on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.


    Our guests included two individuals with Lifestar EMS in West Bend, WI - Assistant Training Coordinator Tyler Christifulli and Field Training Educator Sam Ireland.  They discussed how they have successfully been using field educators at their base locations, and also sending out to staff pre-training podcasts to encourage education and discussion. They call their program, "Flipping the classroom".


    Lifestar's approach to EMS education included the following:


    Identifying the epidemic of bad teaching practices that surround EMS.



    Using old power points
    Strict outlines
    Crowded slides


    What has Lifestar done to reinvent the way we approach education?



    Field Educators
    White boards
    Flipping the classroom
    Simplified power points and flip chart


    The techniques of running a good simulation.



    You don't need expensive equipment to run a good sim
    Video recording and critique playback
    Always succeed in simulations
    Takes a lot of preparation to run an efficient and dynamic simulation.


    To view and listen to the February 2016 pre-training podcast, "Patterns, Pathways, and Pain", as an example, completed by Lifestar EMS, click here.


    Join co-hosts Chris Anderson, Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan, Dan Williams and call-in guests and live listeners for 40-minutes of conversation about emergency medical services and the ambulance industry in Wisconsin the second and fourth Tuesday every month.


    Don't miss a beat of Wisconsin EMS action - listen to EMS Live!

  • 00:16

    Alabama EMS Conference

    in Training

    The change we've been talking about is here! It's time! Alabama EMS Conference sponsored by the Alabama EMS Association and multiple other partners! 3 days of emergency medicine con ed. 

  • 00:16

    The EMS Lounge Launch podcast

    in Training

    EMS educational podcast covering various topics that we encounter in EMS. 

  • 00:17

    child safety matters

    in Moms and Family

    Education on child safety issues is a matter of life or death.

  • 00:14

    child safety and prevention

    in Moms and Family

    child safety education is our top priority.

  • 00:31

    child safety and prevention

    in Moms and Family

    Top priority is child safety education -become a community child safety advocate.  Join today

  • 00:30

    child safety and prevention

    in Moms and Family

    Education in child safety is our top priority.  Our children lives depend on it.

  • 00:30

    child safety and prevention

    in Moms and Family

    child safety education is top priority.

  • 00:30

    The Good, The Bad and EMS

    in Training

    Time to police our own in our field. Are we advancing and progressing as a field like we should or are we stagnant. Are we going to accept the lower standards and non progressive stagnant providers and leaders we have or will we take control of our trade? Time to eat the weak! Wage War!