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Join us for the live EMS Paramedic radio show. Jim, Josh and Dave will bring their own topics and open the back of the ambulance doors so you can add your own to the jump bag.
The bag is as full as ever but we can jam some more in as always. This week:
OMG EMT <- Jim watched a few episodes - pleazzzzzzz.
In hospital time, EMS utilization and it's effects on patient care
Summertime, drownings and July 4th shenanigans.
Plus member questions and more.
As we celebrate this Veteran's Day weekend, we're going to have Scott Diel and The Paramedic Chronicles on our show talking about their hilarious web series.
We also encourage all Veterans to call in and give their stories while they were serving.
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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.
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Sam Bradley has spent 30+ years as a paramedic. Although still doing firefighter training, disaster work and photography, she is also a multi-published freelance writer for EMS related journals, online publications and textbooks. Sam is doing the final edits on her novel, “Partners, Odyssey of the Phoenix”, and has just published three short stories.
Sam Bradley, BS EMT-P has been in EMS for 30+ years as a Paramedic, Clinical and Educational Services Coordinator, ER technician, regional educator, and ambulance company field supervisor. Her current role is QI consultant, educator and Infection Control Officer for the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and EMS Specialist for Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. She is also a practitioner and trainer in Critical Incident Skills Management.
Sam has taught Emergency Medical Technician Courses in the State Community College system for 30+ years, and has a part time vocation as a freelance writer for EMS related journals, online publications and textbooks.
Sam serves as a Medical Team Leader for the state Wildland Fire Medical Support Program through the California Disaster Medical Services Association. She is the CEO for a non-profit disaster organization, the Interstate Disaster Medical Services Cooperative and volunteers for the annual Urban Shield SWAT training event in Alameda County, California. She is a Board Director and Secretary for the Coalition for Tactical Medicine (CTM) and serves as a member of the Alameda/Contra Costa County Tactical Medical Advisory Committee (TMAC).
Sam has published a number of non-fiction works and an EMS related novel. She is very involved in social media and blogs, occasionally podcasts, and functions as a producer, director, writer and photographer for the First Responders Network and “Intervention” e-magazine.
Becoming a paramedic can be done via college or technical schools and can range from 6 months to two years. But what about those courses that offer paramedic training online?
Can this be a viable option? While not the optimal path to becoming a paramedic, there is one situation where this distance learning can be beneficial.
Join Jim and special guest Evan Feuer from Medic Training International as they discuss how to create paramedics overseas using US based training and standards.
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Jesse grew up in a Christian home. His father was a Mennonite Pastor and Mother a nurse. He grew up with the knowledge of God but denied the power of God to change his life. This led to a desperate search for worth, which brought hardship as he embraced the comforts of the world. He completed college at Hesston Mennonite with an associate's degree in business. At 21 Jesse had been hired as a firefighter/paramedic, married Kara and bought their first house together. A year later their son was born followed by their daughter two years after that. Jesse was 26 when the power of God's love finally broke through his hard heart. Everything in his life began to change as he pursued God with passion and zeal. God began to direct Jesse through seasons of spiritual change, bringing encouragement and correction as He sought to mature him in the things of His heart. Jesse began to recognize that God wanted to be a part of his work life and began to see miracles as he ministered the love of God in the back of his ambulance ranging from the dead raised to self-hate being destroyed as the perfect love of God washed through. God began to show him that God wants to use ordinary people in extraordinary ways. It was Jesse's passion for others to know this, and the testimonies God had built in and through him, that led him to write Life Resurrected, Extraordinary Miracles through Ordinary People. Jesse's passion is to be like Jesus and continues to minister as led daily.
As of right now, we have no clue what we're going to be doing. Probably reporting stuff we find on the big EMS news sites, a little more complaining about John's Psych 110 class, more head beating about clinicals, and a little bit of fun in the chatroom.
The Wisconsin EMS Live broadcast on Tuesday, April 14 is dedicated to Community Paramedicine and recent action by the Physicians Advisory Committee.
The CommunityParamedicine conversation will run from 9:00 to 9:40 a.m. Our guests include Minnesota Ambulance Association’s Buck McAlpin, PAAW President Patrick Ryan, and city of Milwaukee Fire Department’s Michael Wright. All three are deeply involved in CP and building the infrastructure to deliver it the right way here in Wisconsin. Like anything new or evolving some education and learning is required to move forward, and there will be many questions to ask and answer.
Community Paramedicine programs have been evolving in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas. An architect in Minnesota’s CP development is Buck McAlpin, director of government affairs for the Minnesota Ambulance Association and North Memorial Medical Transportation in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Given his experience in leading CP concepts in Minnesota, McAlpin’s knowledge and expertise is being sought nationally, to include by the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin.
At 9:40 a.m. we’ll be joined by Dr. Suzanne Martens, Chair of the Physicians Advisory Committee. Her group recently recommended use of nitrous oxide as an option to control pain management at the Advanced EMT level and higher. Another recommendation is allowing one paramedic and one trained airway technician to perform a medication assisted advanced airway procedure that under current situations requires two paramedics.
As always, the live show offers caller questions. Make sure to listen live on your phone or any internet connected device on Tuesday, April 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. central time and lasting 60 minutes.
Peter McKie, an Australian Paramedic and Clinical Educator turned inventor, talks with EMS Editor Mike McEvoy about his experiences as a Medic in Australia, serving on the Australian Resuscitation Council, being a paramedic educator and his recent three month tour of US EMS systems. Peter is the inventor of iSimulate, an emergency ACLS, BLS and critical care iPad based simulation program. You'll be interested and surprised about Peter's perspectives on EMS professionalism.
Tonight! – Wednesday March 25th – 5pm PST / 8pm EST
CryptoLogic Radio – Episode 44 – Back by Popular Demand: Bob and Kathy Strain
Last week we had such a great reception for Bob and Kathy that we decided to invite them back. There were a lot of calls-ins and listeners that didn't get the opportunity to ask their questions so this one’s for you. Please call-in or send you questions over chat tonight, you’ll be first priority. --Tonight our guests will be the husband and wife research team of Bob and Kathy Strain. Bob is a retired firefighter/paramedic who has been researching Bigfoot since 1975 when he had an encounter himself near Challis, Idaho. He is also an avid outdoorsman with many years’ experience hunting, fishing, and hiking. And he hosted his own podcast named Let’s Talk Bigfoot. Kathy is the Heritage Resource and Tribal Relations Programs Manager for the Stanislaus National Forest in Sonora, CA. She holds a M.A. in Anthropology and conducts research on native cultures including their traditional beliefs about Bigfoot. She’s an author as well and covers this subject matter in her book Giants, Cannibals, & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture. They work together with the other members of NAWAC (North American Wood Ape Conservancy) to represent some of the best scientific methodology and evidence collection the world of Bigfooting has to offer.
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