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  • 00:31

    EMS vs. Private Ambulance Service...What's the difference?

    in Family

    Amie Lepsky, Clinical Services Supervisor at Gateway Ambulance Licensed and actively practicing paramedic since 2004. Recipient of the Ombudsman (now Voyce) Caregiver Award. Lynn Potts, Quality Assurance & Customer Relations with Gateway Ambulance since March 2012. Previously in the corporate and medical uniform apparel business. Holds a BS with a degree in Marketing and MBA.
    : Lynn Potts 314-807-0960 or Amie Lepsky 314-956-3666

  • 01:01

    4/14/2015 Community Paramedicine and Physicians Advisory Committee

    in Caregiving

    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.

  • 00:38

    Ambulance Reimbursement

    in Current Events

    Fire Chief Bowers discusses the Ambulance Reimbursement program.

  • 01:42

    Love Liberty & Lip Gloss with Glamour Model Abigail Rich

    in Lifestyle

    Abigail Rich returns to Love Liberty & Lip Gloss on April 23 at 7 p.m. Eastern:


    Abigail was born in Dallas Texas and abandoned by her mother when she was only two months old. She grew up with foster families until she was 17 years old. All through her school years she knew that she wanted to help people. She became a Paramedic right out of high school and quickly moved up to flight medic on a air ambulance helicopter. In the early 2000’s, she was working on the medical helicopter when it crashed. Abigail was critically injured and had to undergo three lifesaving surgeries receiving over 400 stitches and over 200 staples as well as numerous steel plates for her broken bones. The doctors told her family that she would not survive. After 6 weeks in the intensive care unit, Abigail proved them wrong when she woke up. Then after another 3 months she walked out of the Hospital on her own. After her recovery, Abigail concluded that life is too short and she wanted to still help people and show them that they can overcome life’s hurtles. At the same time, she intended to enjoy her precious gift of life.


    Through an odd twist of fate, Abigail became a professional Glamour Model. Abigail has worked as a trade show model, modeled at fashion shows, even as a spokes model promoting products and services, to becoming an Internationally published Glamour Model.


    Call in with your questions at (347) 945-7246.

  • 01:15

    Doctor discusses spirituality and miracles in medicine

    in Spirituality

    Born 10 weeks premature in 1952, Dr. Davin entered the world with a twin, both in profound respiratory distress. His parents were advised to find a funeral home and he and his twin brother were placed in 100% oxygen for 10 weeks. He was baptized "In Periculo Mortis," in danger of death, but, as he likes to say, he and his brother "fooled the bastards" and David went on to admire the pediatrician that frequently cared for him as a young boy, the only person worthy of admiration in the dark, blue collar, white ghetto in which he was raised, most notable for its alcoholism, bigotry, and domestic violence.


    At around the age of ten he came upon a crowd of people three deep standing in the street around what he soon realized was the dying, bleeding victim of a multiple stabbing. People did nothing but wait for an ambulance as the man slowly died. Watching the life leave the man and spill onto the street with every beat of his heart, young Davin tried to work his way through the forest of grown up legs that repeatedly stopped the young boy who had taken off his belt to use as a tourniquet. The grown ups refused to let the child through, even though they just stood around helplessly. The man died before the ambulance arrived. David knew that if they would just get out of his way he could help the man live. Now, some fifty years later, he is still asking the endless crowd to get out of his way so he can do what he knows he must do.

  • 00:55

    Don't Call Me An Ambulance Driver Miss Daisy

    in Education

    Every once in awhile we like to talk about the whole ambulance driver nametag. Should we care and why? Does it matter and the perception that gets us there.
    But don't we own part of the reason we are called Ambulance Drivers? With EMS facebook pages touting Taxi this and shucking that, its no wonder we can't shake the name. Plus the fact that the bulk of the call types we get really don;t leave us with much else to do but drive the ambulance.
    A sensititive topic for sure but not as bad as Volly vs. Paid which we are saving for another episode. Join us for this one with your thoughts and suggestions on how we shed this brand we have made for ourselves once and for all.
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  • 02:11

    Saving Our Youth - Suicide in Indian Country

    in News

    With the hopes of changing the course of history for our people.Our blog talk radio team with producer Claudia Julien and Host Joelle Clark , will be having an in depth discussion , with Guest Arvol Looking Horse,19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and its teachings. Spiritual Leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People, along with Roger Bird one of the Spiritual Leader's, and Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum and other guests regarding the heart breaking outbreak of teenage suicides across Indian Country and how returning to the Spiritual Traditions of Our Nation's may be the only way to save the lives of our children and bring hope instead of despair to our next generations.


    Recent reports from 2 communites in Canada and USA:


    Pine Ridge: In November, the OST ambulance service responded to 17 suicides or attempts. In one 12-month period during 2008-09, there were 97 suicide response calls." Rapid City Journal February 14, 2015


    Northern Manitoba reserve of Shamattawa is mourning the deaths of 4 young people in the past 6 weeks, with concern growing after 4 more suicide attempts since. March 19,2015

  • 00:36

    Podcast 340 – Mobile Podcast Command

    in News

    Introducing Mobile Podcast Command Unit 8. After many delays this month, the Bob Davis Podcasts can finally announce a crowd funded mobile capability in the form of a Ford Diesel Ambulance, refitted for audio recording and travel. Aside from being a long term ambition, and part of the plan for the podcasts from the beginning, […]

    The post Podcast 340 – Mobile Podcast Command appeared first on The Bob Davis Podcasts.

  • 01:01

    Ambulance Driver

    in Friends

    Bonnie and Breda are thrilled to welcome Ambulance Driver to the show for our first ever blogger spotlight. We'll chat with Kelly and take calls from his fans.

  • 00:56

    3/10/2015 EMS Advisory Board, Community Paramedicine, EMS Leadership Academy

    in Caregiving

    This is our debut show for Wisconsin EMS Live!


    The first program is dedicated to community paramedicine and EMS leadership.  Joining the program is EMS Advisory Board Chairman Jerry Biggart, West Allis Fire Department’s Captain Dave Bandomir, and EMS leadership expert John Becknell.


    Your co-hosts will guide and contribute to the conversation, to include.  Chris Anderson, Joe Covelli, and Patrick Ryan.


    Don’t miss a beat of the action – make a point to listen to the live broadcast of Wisconsin EMS Live the second Tuesday each month starting at 9:00 a.m.!

  • 01:06

    Dr. Jorge Chiu - Getting Back On The Road

    in Health

    When we last spoke to Guatemala City firefighter/paramedic/heart surgeon Dr. Jorge Chiu, he was riding off into the sunset in a "new" ambulance. The sorely needed vehicle was made possible by the many people who donated money to a fundraiser that was launched and coordinated by photographer and former Talkupy guest Giles Clark.


    Sadly, that was not to be the beginning of a happy ending. The ambulance has been out of commission months due to an accident in early December. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Jorge to the show on Sunday Feb. 1 at 7 pm ET to tell us what happened, how people can help get him back on the road saving lives, and why it's so important to him and the people he serves.


    For more information on Jorge go to his Facebook page  and check out an excellent short film that Giles shot about Jorge and his fellow "bomberos" for Vice magazine last year. To donate to help repair the ambulance, please go to Paypal and send the donation to jorgechiu@rocketmail.com


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