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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.
Next live show of EMS Live in Wisconsin podcast is Tuesday, Novemebr 10, 2015, starting at 9:00 a.m. central time.
Join co-hosts Chris Anderson, Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan and Dan Williams for 60-minutes of conversation about emergency medical servcies and the ambulance industry in Wisconsin.
At 5 minutes First Responder Legislation author Representative Jeff Mursau
At 15 minutes HealthString's innovative approach to patient transport surveys - Buck McAlpin and George Willock
At 30 minutes Savvik Buying Group contract updates with Executive Director Mickey Schulte
At 45 minutes EMS stretcher cot quilt blanket to beat cold, harsh Wisconsin winters - Alpha Medical's CEO Jeff Grasto
Don't miss a beat of Wisconsin EMS action - listen to 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.!
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.
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.
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