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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 climate. Join in this special Office Hours to discuss your views and experiences.
Recent two FDNY EMS Paramedics have been accused with faking an ambyulance call report after some confusion with a DNR. We all know that the Call Report is a legal document. But did these medics act on compassion based on the patients and family wishes? Or did they make such a grave error as to cost them their jobs and even jail time?
Join us for a special live show and give your thoughts on the topic.
Here is a link to the article in the Staten Island Advance. It should get your juices flowing for sure.
This broadcast of Wisconsin EMS Live was recorded on Tuesday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. central time. The episode runs 60 minutes.
In this episode we discussed from 9:00 until 9:40 EMS Controlled Narcotics, Chain of Custody, Drug Diversion, and Best Practices. Our guests include Drug Enforcement Agency Wisconsin Supervisor Kathy Federico, Wisconsin Ambulance Inspector Paul Schilling, and Baraboo District Ambulance Chief Dana Sechler and Deputy Chief John Rago.
And then from 9:40 to 10:00 a.m. meet Eric Salzwedel with REACH-A-CHILD. He’s developed a storybook collection with REACH BAG to help kids caught up in an emergency event or incidence – and provide them with some comfort or a short distraction.
Co-hosts included Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan, and Dan Williams.
Don't miss a beat of the action – listen to Wisconsin EMS Live.
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.!
We will be talking about "Arriving Alive" and the importance of developing, implementing and enforcing a well-designed emergency vehicle operations program in our volunteer fire departments.
Our guest will be Michael Wilbur. He is nationally recognized professional when it comes to emergency vehicle operations, apparatus placement, purchasing.
Volunteer firefighter for over 40 years
32 year career in FDNY – retired as Lieutenant in 2013 (Ladder 27 in Bronx)
Served on FDNY apparatus purchasing committee,
Contributing editor for Firehouse magazine and Fire Apparatus Journal; has served on the United States Fire Administrations committee’s on Safe Operation of Fire Tankers and Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative.
CEO of Emergency Vehicle Response - a company dedicated to assisting fire departments and firefighters with their driver training programs
Web site: Emergency Vehicle Response.com
Great web site. Tons of information. Articles on Engine operations, ladder truck operations, apparatus accident reports, all the recent apparatus accidents, close calls, lessons learned, and other pertinent information regarding emergency vehicle operations
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.
EMS Protocol Influences on Patient Care
Live from the show floor at FDIC 2015, EMS Editor Mike McEvoy leads a panel discussion with Drs. Jim Augustine (EMS Medical Director for services in Ohio, Atlanta, and Florida) and Sabina Braithwaite (Associate Medical Director Metro Oklahoma City/Tulsa and EMS Medical Director Wichita/Sedgwick County, KS) on transforming the EMS environment of care. This panel focuses on protocols and clinical aspects of care affecting safe EMS care during transport and potential solutions for the future.
This show was pre-recorded.
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.
Is EMS the stepping stone to other professions? Do providers leave EMS to pursue better career options when they find so few in EMS. Sometimes its not about pay. Its can be about career movement, job satisfaction and options for the long haul.
Is teaching and supervisory positions the only rungs in the ladder?
What do you think has the constant revolving door in EMS spinning?
Join us tonight for the Office Hours opinion and some thoughts on how to keep providers who bring experinece to the field.
This program was dedicated to discussing Wisconsin First Responder legislation currently moving through the State Capitol in Madison. Bills in the Senate and Assembly would allow a First Responder to be considered a legal ambulance crew member.
We'll also touch on ICD-10 coding that starts October 1, 2015, and expands what's called "condition codes". The new takeaway point with moving to ICD-10 is ambulance personnel documentation is more important than ever before to receive appropriate Medicare reimbursement.
In addition, we'll also discuss with attorney Wendy Arends from Godfrey and Kahn, Madison, Medicare fraud. Sometimes what you don't know can hurt you - and in this case no one wants to see ambulance servies audited or cited for wrong doing by CMS (Centers for Mecdiare and Medicaid Services) for mistakes or fraudulent billing.
We also announced our new webcast name change from "Wisconsin EMS Live" to something else to "EMS Live in Wisconsin", and the reason why.
Co-hosts included Chris Andersen, Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan and Dan Williams.
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