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We focus a lot on response in EMS. Our response allong with our training can effect patient outcomes. But what about when response is the focus without equal attention to training. Getting there is only part of what we do, yet is often the one marker that is looked at when it comes to a patients outcome.
This week we talk about EMS response, call types, training and how they reflect on patient outcomes.
Does the 8-10 minute response have a positive impact or is it better training and equipment?
Join us for this discussion.
Early in EMS education we are presented with the idea that "time" is a factor in much of what we do. Golden Hours, Platinum Ten Minutes, Time is Muscle etc.
While some of these can help us with our treatment and transport decisions, have you ever wondered or questioned if they are getting in the way of patient care?
As EMS providers we bring much of the Emergency Department to the patient. Even more so we are expected to provide certain levels of care to our patients prior to delivery to these ED's.
I am sure that you have been questioned or made to feel like less of a provider when you don't provide certain aspects of care. Even when it was due to trying to follow dictated "time" constraints that are expected and may have been in the patients better interest to transport rather than perform a skill prior to arrival at the ED.
So what do you think? Are these time markers valuable to us as providers or helpful?
Do we end up focusing too much on them and not on what is best for the patient?
Join us for this episode as we discuss this and other popular EMS topics. Call in Toll Free or come into the chat room to share your opinion.
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Our guest is Dr. Uchenna Onyeachom, Director of Endovascular Researh at Heart and Vascular Outcomes Research Institute in Beverly, Massachusetts, http://www.hvori.org We will be talking with him about the Venous Patient Outcome Registry. We will talk about the kinds of conditions, including peripheral venous disease and varicose veins, about which information is being collected, and why patients and physicians might want to participate.
The Venous Patient Outcome Registry (VPOR), the first-ever patient-centered online registry, was developed to assess patient outcomes and quality of life for the various treatments of venous disease by standardizing the collection and analysis of clinical information, patient trends and practice patterns by specialists nationwide. Since its launch , VPOR is already recruiting sites and patients from all regions of the United States.
VPOR aims to provide clear, impartial evidence on the effectiveness, benefits and harms of available treatment options for both patients and physicians. Align the needs of patients with the performance of physicians, VPOR will help to translate research findings into information that is useful to clinicians, policy makers, payers and regulators for better patient care. http://www.venouspatientregistry.org
The Heart & Vascular Outcomes Research Institute (HVORI) is a non-profit research organization dedicated to the study of heart, vascular and related disorders. HVORI’s mission is to provide excellence in patient-focused outcome research, thereby improving quality of care, advancing clinical outcomes, reducing healthcare costs and driving innovation.
Fayton Hollington is an award winning Published Poet with three completed novels, a number of screenplays, and two sitcom pilots. His book Conception of a Dialysis Patient (the untold truths) http://amazon.com/Fayton-Hollington/e/B00M4BIV5Y covers his ordeals starting with Lupus at the age of 12 on through kidney failure and dialysis.
From the Author: "Thrust into the world of dialysis as an adult, it is from my chair, the unspoken truths are bared. The raw emotion of bewilderment generated by this necessity, between loved ones and friends is unnerving. The plights we as patients endure, while fettered to this reality, becomes poignantly thought provoking. It is tantamount to the ambush of a tsunami, with regard to our daily uncertainties. The untold truths surfacing, during this vital and daunting treatment is up-close. Conception of a Dialysis Patient (the untold truths), is beyond compare, certain to strike a chord in anyone who draws breath."
Joyce speaks with Anne Wilson, CEO of Kidney Health Australia (kidney.org.au), an organization dedicated to helping all Australians maintain good kidney health throughout their lifetimes.
While traditionally focused on kidney diseases that reduce kidney function and may lead to dialysis and transplant, several years ago the organization undertook also to support people with kidney cancer. It now works not only for awareness of issues that may degrade kidney function, it works too to raise awareness of the early signs of kidney cancer and connect people diagnosed with any of these issues find the help they need.
In addition to her work with Kidney Health Australia, Anne also serves with Joyce on the Leadership Team of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC.org), an international network of patient support and advocacy organizations established with the mission of improving the quality of life of patients and their families living with kidney cancer. IKCC provides information, support and assistance to national and regional non-profit kidney cancer organizations. All organizations are welcome to participate.
Cassia started as a dialysis assistant in 2007 and in 2008
was promoted to a dialysis technician. Cassia's number one priority is
making sure that each patient that she has in her care is really handled
professionally in every way and the result is her patients appreciate her
so much. She has created a book called Expert Tips on Becoming A Dialysis
Technician. It is designed to give all those interested in becoming a
dialysis technician tips on how to be a real professional in a dialysis
environment, this book is also good for technicians that desire to brush up
on their skills. Her book explores ways to handle a patient in the best way
possible, do's and don'ts, how to listen to the patient and so much more.
Cassia knows this book will give great insight to dialysis patients and
will inspire new or experienced dialysis technicians to be the best
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.
Can the Patriots break out of their funk or will the Chiefs continue to show some spunk?;
See just how badly Bellichick will dress and how good he coaches;
Color commentary and play by play analysis;
insights from Rene "I make the right" Betts;
updates on the rest of the days action in MLB;
review of Sunday results in NFL;
assessment of happenings in NCAA football;
call-ins from the ChabDog pound;
More Howard Cosell and football promo music; and
ChabDognostications for MLB playoffs