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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.
Join us as we talk with Paul Szablowski, the Senior Vice President of Communications and Image at Texas Health Resources, about “Creating a Fascinating Patient Experience.” Paul contends that treating patients should not be limited to prescribing medication and ordering tests. Instead, hospitals should re-examine the entire patient environment starting from the minute patients walk through the door, including lighting in the building and the type of questions that are asked. All these items are important as healthcare organizations find new and exciting ways to engage patients and shift towards value-based, holistic care.
Well, here we are at the midway point of 2014. Have you been assessing your accomplishments for the year so far? Or are you frustrated that you haven't made as much progress with your plans, your ideas or the changes you wanted to make?
Today is a good day to stop and assess where you stand. Did you overcome any obstacles or did they stop you completely in your tracks? Did you make a plan and accomplish any forward steps, or are you still stuck at the starting point?
It's important to make progress, but it all goes back to the two most important things in this process: (1) You must figure out what it is that you really want. No one can do that for you; and (2) You have to keep moving forward; making progress toward your vision.
Join Teresa Beeman this morning for 30 minutes of discussion on a "Mid-Year Assessment: Empowered or Stuck?"
This show is brought to you by the Center for Empowered Women. It can be heard every Monday and Wednesday at 11:00 am Eastern time.
Dave deBronkart has a well-earned reputation as an e-Patient. An internationally recognized speaker, author, and health policy advisor, he has words of strength for patients for sure.
In addition, he works with physicians, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies to help them Let Patients Help!
When most manufacturers decide to create a new product, they do market research and conduct focus groups to determine in advance what the consumers want.
In medicine, it's mostly about what the doctors want.
But the doctors are not the end-user consumers in medicine, they are talented and experienced personnel, but the end-user consumers are the patients.
Come hear what Dave believes are the many ways that Patients can help improve healthcare.
See also Dave's new book, Let Patients Help! A patient engagement handbook - how doctors, nurses, patients and caregivers can partner for better health care. http://www.epatientdave.com/let-patients-help/
Audio clip credits:
Gimme My DaM Data – Maastricht, 2011
Posted by WellApps, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b4li7N_7Ck
Music Video by the Collaborative Agency Group, 2013
The Powerful Patient has recently been granted full membership in the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO), an organization of organizations worldwide,
IAPO is a unique global alliance representing patients of all nationalities across all disease areas and promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world.
IAPO members are patients' organizations working at the international, regional, national and local levels to represent and support patients, their families and carers. A patient is a person with any chronic disease, illness, syndrome, impairment or disability.
Joyce and Mike speak with Rachel Seal-Jones,Senior Policy Officer of IAPO, about the organization's activities. IAPO has recently been granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
IAPO will now actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in a number of ways. This includes:
Attendance at meetings and access to the United Nations
Submission of formal statements and oral presentations to the Council and other UN bodies on relevant topics
Taking part in consultations with ECOSOC and other UN bodies
For additional informaion, please see http://www.patientsorganizations.org
Mike and Joyce speak with Casey Quinlan of Mighty Casey Media, author and blogger about patients’ rights and the value of patient input in medical research.
Some medical institutions are beginning to “get” that the patients need to be involved from the beginning in all aspects of medical process and procedure. The patients are the “customers” and are the essential “stakeholders” in designing buildings, clinical trials, and indeed the business workflow surrounding all interactions between doctor and patient.
Come hear Casey’s thoughts on how patients can and should be involved.
“While some [doctors'] offices are looking at increasing their front desk staff, we should be looking at what banks have done. Limit services to those focusing on new patients and special needs. The days of having your name called out in a crowded doctor’s waiting room should be over – that is, unless you really like being asked at the front desk what you are there for (while a long line of patients eagerly await your answer). It’s time to reinvent your practice’s workflow, and it begins by being creative and tapping into your patient’s experience.” — Pete Rivera, Hayes Management Consultant, HIMSS Health Information Systems
“I have this dream. It’s about how, when I make an appointment to see my doctor – my primary care physician – the process is easy, honors my time as much as it does my doctor’s, and winds up running smoothly for both parties.” — Casey Quinlan – See more at: http://www.disruptivewomen.net/2010/12/24/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-customer-service-at-my-doctor%E2%80%99s-office/#sthash.SGi2n6pa.dpuf
Join NWP radio for a conversation with Terri McAvoy, Prairie Lands Writing Project, and Beth Rimer, Ohio Writing Project, who will explore formative assessment as a way to guide professional development, drawing on their new eBook, Formative Assessment as Compass. They will be joined by Kim Douillard, San Diego Writing Project.
Stephanie Sugars has been moderating an online discussion group for families deaing with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome since 2000. Over the years she has seen lots of changes.
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome is a genetic disease. One tiny change in the STK11 gene, a tumor suppressor gene, removes one level of protection against tumor growth. With this alteration, a person is at increased risk of benign polyps and cancerous tumors of the digestive tract which may cause blockages. It may also lead to tumors of the pancreas, breast, and reproductive tract.
An early sign of the disease can be discolored spots on the iips and mucous membranes.
Its gastric symptoms look a great deal like those of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), which is caused by alterations in different genes. The rate of diagnosis varies widely, and depends on the doctor remembering to think about this rare condition. However a careful diagnosis is very important, as it helps the family and the medical team know what to watch out for.
Joyce and Mike speak with Stephanie about her history with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome.
For more information on Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, see http://peutz-jeghersnews.blogspot.com/
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome & Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome Online Support Group:
Andrea Stamp is the Director of Mass IGNITE, a program of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), an organization of medical device manufacturers, suppliers and associated non-profit groups in Massachusetts and the surrounding region.
Among other things, MassMEDIC offers support to Emerging Companies, including business plan development, supplier and investor introductions, networking opportunities, programs and events. MedTech IGNITE, a MassMEDIC initiative, provides free mentoring to medical device entrepreneurs at the early stages of their companies’ conceptualization, formation and development. Andrea manages the MedTechIGNITE program. The acronym IGNITE stands for Inspiring Growth in New Innovative Technology Enterprises
Joyce and Mike invited Andrea to speak with them about the new medical devices being created that might put more information and thus more power into the hands of the patients.
For more information about MedTechIGNiTE, please see http://www.medtechignite.com/
For more information about MassMEDIC, see their website at http://www.massmedic.com
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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We would like to help the radiologists answer the question: "How many CT's is too many?"
Mike and Joyce talk about Joyce's recent presentation to the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine. We review the findings of our Survey on Radiation Safety which she presented at that meeting.
The attendees were primarily radiation physicists, with another 10% of radiologists and radiographers. They are sympathetic with our concerns, but are just now learning how best to communicate with patients about the procedure, the dosage, and the pros and cons of the procedure.
We need to provide some feedback to the radiologists and radiographers as to what we need to know, and how to phrase it in a way that will be meaningful and factual without being alarming.
Please come brainstorm with us too about how we might ask patients to collect their own radiation exposure histories and help us all answer our questions about radiation exposure in medicine.