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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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Jason Cooper is the Director of Special Medical Programs for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is a certified Physician Assistant and a licensed paramedic. He is also the chief clinical officer for MedicOne Response and advises over 400 system EMTs and paramedics across 4 southern states. In 2013 he was appointed by governor Rick Perry to the Texas PA board and in October of 2015 he was selected by Governor Greg Abbot as the presiding officer of the PA board. Mr.Cooper graduated with a Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. He is an Eagle Scout and remains active as a Cub Scout leader with the Boy Scouts of America. Mr.Cooper has had numerous professional roles in Emergency Medicine in both the pre-hospital 911 environments and in the Emergency Department as a PA. He is a former flight paramedic on several helicopter platforms.
I was born on the naval base in Beuford, South Carolina.
I come from a military family. I was unable to serve due to medical issues.
This is important because it has played a huge role in what i do.
I am a animal rescuer and dog trainer.
I love animals and always have. I also have a great respect for our veterans.
I have been able to combine these 2 passions and train rescued dogs to be service dogs for our veterans. This is a fairly new program I have only been doing this for a few years. This service is free but Im a one man show so im limited on what I can do.
In my job I deal with everything from basic training all the way to dervice dogs.
I am also a student instructor for animal behavior college. This means I teach people proper training techniques.
I am truely blessed. I get to do what I love and I the process I get to bless others. I have made alot of great friends and met some amazing people. I hear some crazy stories and get to see some dogs do some amazing things.
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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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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Hour one: Popzara- Nathan Evans, Managing Editor
pop·za·ra [päp-zära] is a bazaar of popular culture covering the worlds of entertainment and technology fronted by an anthropomorphic, peaked cap wearing dinosaur mascot. Throughout Popzara you’ll see and hear views on movies, gaming, technology, cultural icons and movements, even politics. Opinion pieces, debates, reflections, reviews and previews, in-depth analyses, news tidbits, and so much more. A little bit of everything for the discriminating reader and curious listener!
Hour two: The GizWiz is Dick DeBartolo!
Dick is Mad Magazine’s Maddest writer and he joins us on every last Wednesday of the month with exciting and different gadgets and gizmos!
Today’s topics include:
The VOYO can turn your older car into a smart car, the SuperVizor XT is a safety-tool designed by a NYC Paramedic who has been at many major car accident scenes, the new WD-40 Multi-Use Product Can, the Hose Slide designed to keep water hoses from getting caught under your tire, a New Instant Film Camera, in 2015? and so much more!
in Self Help
Tonight's special guest is David J Brown from Fort Collins, Colorado, an abuse survivor and first time author of a novel called "Daddy Had To Say Goodbye." The novel, written in the third person, is based on a true accounting of David's life story. "I was born in Duluth MN in 1948," David writes, "the 2nd born of 4 boys. My dad was a blue color union man. Mother was a stay at home drug addict. I had to repeat the 1st and 2nd grades. The Duluth school district classified me as retarded. My parents placed me in parochial school to avoid the stigma of having a retarded kid." The beatings stopped when David was was ten, when his father got sober. "I could never trust mom or dad even after he stopped drinking. I was always scared that they were going to kill me. I knew that if I told anyone about it I would get beaten even worse and for sure they would kill me. Teachers didn't dare to ask or want to know what happened to my face. "Daddy Had To Say Goodbye" is based on a true story of how a severely broken man hides his mental illness. But he develops PTSD from his work as a Paramedic and a Police Officer. Conjoined with his lifelong depression and Alcoholism, the main character, based on David, faces suicide. He knew what he had to do but feared he didn't have the courage to live sober and face the truths. Gutting himself of his false pride and ego was a tall order. Taking responsibility and not blaming others would be all but impossible. Thinking that the pain of living had to be worse than the pain of dying, was a constant. Surrender was his only hope. David reports he's, "been sober for 24 years thru the grace of God and the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous."
Jerrid Edgington is a Paramedic at Le Flore County EMS in Poteau Oklahoma. Jerrid has been in EMS for over 20 years, and has worked in four different states in both big inner city as well as the rural settings.
Jerrid has aspired to write a book and has recently released his fourth book in the Reaper Series, Revenge of the Reaper, medical thrillers based on paramedics.
You can visit http://www.authorjerridedgington.com for up to date information on future book releases, or e-mail him directly at email@example.com
Amazon 5 Star: Absolutely amazing!! The way the story intertwined the medic, the detective and the criminal was phenomenal!! I can't wait to continue this series!!
Bob Ossler has acquired a wide range of skills over the years. EMT, firefighter, psychology tech, and chaplain are only a few of the positions he has held. Whether meeting the physical or emotional and spiritual needs of hurting people, Bob strives to share God’s love and comfort with hurting people.
Bob has combined his expertise in mortuary science and pathology with his faith and trust in God to provide compassionate comfort in many tragic situations. He served as a chaplain in the aftermath of 9/11, in the midst of the devastating destruction left by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and during the gut wrenching loss of nineteen firefighters in Yarnell, Arizona in 2013.
Join host Patti Shene for this second episode of Step Into the Light on Tuesday, September 22nd at 8:00 AM MDT, where Bob will share how he has seen God’s light shine in the midst of the darkness of intense human tragedy and despair. Bob will share how he reaches out through his writing and speaking engagements.
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