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  • The EMS Synopsis

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    This week we will be discussing different events in EMS. Call in to listen to the show or to participate in the show.

  • 00:37

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

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    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

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    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

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

  • 00:30

    The Good, The Bad and EMS

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    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! 

  • 00:27

    EMS Compassion Or Criminal Conduct?

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    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.


    http://webogi.com/bhlzBS


     

  • 01:24

    Episode 1218: Professional Volunteer Fire Service

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    When headlines appear featuring stories about volunteer firefighters embezzling funds from their fire department, it definitely hurts the professional reputation we work so hard to earn.


    Today, public safety agencies can no longer financially manage their operations with a checkbook and a pen. State and Federal requirements, in addition to insurance requirements now place more responsibilities on agency leaders to manage their volunteer fire and EMS organizations like a business.


    Tonight’s show will discuss financial reporting requirements and best practices for managing fire and EMS agency financial systems. My guest will be Dr. William William F. Jenaway, Vice President of VFIS Education, Training and Consulting Services; as well as President of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Fire Services Institute. We will focus on preventing theft in our volunteer firehouses and Dr. Jenaway will outline many important steps that should be implemented by the professional volunteer fire department to safeguard the department’s treasury and maintain accountability by department leaders.


    Examining issues and challenges faced by the volunteer firefighter today.  Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment and dedication. Hosted by Tom Merrill.

  • 00:36

    2/9/2016 EMT License Renewals, Dr. Martens on Federal DEA Legilslation

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    This webcast of EMS Live in Wisconsin was recorded on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.


    Our first guest at 5:00 minutes into the program was EMS Office Licensing Coordinator Helen Pullen with the State of Wisconsin.  We discussed what is required to renew your EMT, paramedic, or emergency medicala responder liccense as all state licenses expire as of June 30, 2016.  The license renewal website is https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/licensing/renewal.htm.


    At 20 minutes into the program State of Wisconsin EMS and Trauma Medical Director Dr. Suzanne Martens joined us to explain House of Representatives bill 4365, Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medication Act.  It has been recognized that EMS technically operates outside of the current DEA rules for controlled substances for pain and seizures.  The DEA has allowed this to continue, but has stated it cannot do so without a change in the actual regulations.  A draft bill to change these regulations has been written and proposed.  The House of Representatives is processing it, and will vote in the near future.  Without this bill change, all administration of controlled substances will require radio/phone contact for an order with medical control; and the ordering and stocking of these medications will be complex and costly, with potentially every ambulance being considered an "office".  Since the majority of requests for paramedic intercepts involves controlled substances, this impacts all levels of care.  >> Click for HR4365 Toolkit and how to contact your local elected federal representative.


    Co-hosts included Joe Covelli and Patrick Ryan, and the program lasted 30 minutes.


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

  • 01:04

    EMS-DC

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    EMS-DC - powered by: drakesMEDIA

  • 00:35

    1/12/16 Ambulance Service "Compliance Plan"

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    This webcast of EMS Live in Wisconsin was recorded on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.


    Our guest was attorney Wendy Arends at Godfrey & Kahn in Madison.  We discussed the importance of an ambulance service compliance plan and the elements to include.


    The U.S. Department of Health Office of the Inspector General posted ambulance service compliance plan recommendations at: http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/docs/complianceguidance/032403ambulancecpgfr.pdf


    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!

  • 00:57

    Episode 1190: Firemedically Speaking - EMS and ICD-10

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    FireEMS editor Mike McEvoy speaks with John Lester of MultiMed Billing Services about ICD-10 which is generating shock waves in the medical world.  ICD codes are used for medical billing and the ICD-10 revision promises to have significant impact on EMS once the honeymoon is over.  John talks about effects on billing, documentation, and pearls for the street level provider related to ICD-10.