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I was recently asked a question about my take on interfacility transport EMS as opposed to 911 EMS. I thought it would be a good idea to highlight this topic this week along with another longtime question - Ambulance vs. Fly Car response. Join us for this episode and be sure to post your comments below.
Early in EMS education we are presented with the idea that "time" is a factor in much of what we do. Golden Hours, Platinum Ten Minutes, Time is Muscle etc.
While some of these can help us with our treatment and transport decisions, have you ever wondered or questioned if they are getting in the way of patient care?
As EMS providers we bring much of the Emergency Department to the patient. Even more so we are expected to provide certain levels of care to our patients prior to delivery to these ED's.
I am sure that you have been questioned or made to feel like less of a provider when you don't provide certain aspects of care. Even when it was due to trying to follow dictated "time" constraints that are expected and may have been in the patients better interest to transport rather than perform a skill prior to arrival at the ED.
So what do you think? Are these time markers valuable to us as providers or helpful?
Do we end up focusing too much on them and not on what is best for the patient?
Join us for this episode as we discuss this and other popular EMS topics. Call in Toll Free or come into the chat room to share your opinion.
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This episode we discuss a recent video where EMS providers in NYC are shown with a patient in police custody who ended up dying. More importantly we talk about the all the Monday Morning Quarterbacks that have judged and sentenced these providers with knowing the full story, including local politicians and other EMS governing bodies.
We also talk about the perception in EMS with videos like this one and how that perception is damaged even more with countless FaceBook posts and comments.
This week is the second half of the live show from July 27 with Jim , Josh and Dave Brenner along with guest caller Donald as they try and give their views on the topic.
EMS has a language of it's own. Have you ever tried talking to someone outside of EMS about a call you had, the way you do things at work or even explaining how a protocol works? They usually get confused, don't understand or it's just too much and they don't care.
They may even think you are cold or uncaring based on a story you may tell or frustration you described from a call.
This week we talk about this language and why we do it, how it helps us cope and if we should even bring outsiders into our little inside stories.
We also plan on talking about how easy it is to treat from the sidelines and specifcally a recent EMS/Police issue from NYC that was video taped and is being judged from the sidelines of FaceBook and other social media outlets.
Join Jim, Josh and Dave as they discuss the above and welcome any guest callers and chat room participants live.
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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EMS is tough. Lots of training, stress, patients, families and even supervisors all make a days work in the EMT/Paramedic life. But what about when your very own partner is a total ass. Maybe to you, to patients or even other health care professionals?
How do you handle this type of personality trait? If you have been in EMS for a bit you are sure to have been exposed to some extent a partner like this or may even still are.
Join us for this episode as we talk about ways to deal with these "partners" on a personal and professional level.
We will also be answring some listener questions and maybe even a few hot news topics thrown in for good measure.
Visit Jim at http://emsseo.com and Josh over at http://wantynu.com
Join us for another fast paced episode of EMS discussion. This week we bring up the topic of trust in EMS. How do we develop trust with our patients, ED staff and our EMS partners? Each has its own approach and it's own value in how we do our jobs and how successful we are as EMS Professionals.
Listen live, call in toll free or chat with us during the show.
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EMS Week 2014 has begun. Oh the fun, prizes, days off and benefits of being an EMS provider are finally bestowed upon us all.
Or - it is business as usual and the one week that is named EMS Week is shared with other events, requires us to be on a week long public awareness campaign and often is overlooked by even our management.
Hey we are not looking for too much, but maybe just like during Nurses Week you see posters and ads that say "Thank a nurse" we could have something similar. Instead of lets show the public the ambulance, teach first aid or CPR for free and make sure we get to the ED to maybe get a free meal before the rest of the "EMS" peeps get it all. (rest of EMS meaning ED tech, nurses, docs and housekeeping).
Join us for your EMS week joy installment and start the week off right. Call in or chat live to share all you are getting for EMS Week and what you will be doing to celebate this special week.
Do you think we lie in EMS? To our patients, our partners or our bosses. Perhaps to avoid uncomfortable questions, to keep the peace or to keep our jobs.
Join us for this episode and tell the truth. Have you ever lied as an EMS provider?
Bring us your story, maybe it was a litlle white lie or maybe it was something you didn't want to own up to.
Have you been to Turbo Medic lately? New content is being added all the time. This month is a chest pain assessment video, a trauma and MOI video presentation and we just added a new area that will focus 100% on EKG reading. Get details at http://turbomedic.com
How is your summer going so far? It's early June and time for another EMS Rapid Fire episode where we discuss anything here on the show. EMS news, social media, training and more. We are sure to bring up questions we recieved from the listeners since the last episode and answer them live on the air.
Thoughts for this week.
Have the number of non emergent calls increased since you started EMS?
What are some key con ed training you should have AFTER EMT/Paramedic graduation?
Facebook, Twitter feeds and the general buzz about town.
Join us via live chat or call in toll free with your questions, comments and EMS stories.
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