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  • 00:58

    11/10/2015 First Responder Legislation, HealthString, Savvik, Stretcher CotQuilt

    in Caregiving

    Next live show of EMS Live in Wisconsin podcast is Tuesday, Novemebr 10, 2015, starting at 9:00 a.m. central time.

    Join co-hosts Chris Anderson, Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan and Dan Williams for 60-minutes of conversation about emergency medical servcies and the ambulance industry in Wisconsin.

    Topics Discussed:

    At 5 minutes First Responder Legislation author Representative Jeff Mursau

    At 15 minutes HealthString's innovative approach to patient transport surveys - Buck McAlpin and George Willock

    At 30 minutes Savvik Buying Group contract updates with Executive Director Mickey Schulte

    At 45 minutes EMS stretcher cot quilt blanket to beat cold, harsh Wisconsin winters - Alpha Medical's CEO Jeff Grasto

    Don't miss a beat of Wisconsin EMS action - listen to EMS Live!

  • 00:36

    2/9/2016 EMT License Renewals, Dr. Martens on Federal DEA Legilslation

    in Caregiving

    This webcast of EMS Live in Wisconsin was recorded on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

    Our first guest at 5:00 minutes into the program was EMS Office Licensing Coordinator Helen Pullen with the State of Wisconsin.  We discussed what is required to renew your EMT, paramedic, or emergency medicala responder liccense as all state licenses expire as of June 30, 2016.  The license renewal website is https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/licensing/renewal.htm.

    At 20 minutes into the program State of Wisconsin EMS and Trauma Medical Director Dr. Suzanne Martens joined us to explain House of Representatives bill 4365, Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medication Act.  It has been recognized that EMS technically operates outside of the current DEA rules for controlled substances for pain and seizures.  The DEA has allowed this to continue, but has stated it cannot do so without a change in the actual regulations.  A draft bill to change these regulations has been written and proposed.  The House of Representatives is processing it, and will vote in the near future.  Without this bill change, all administration of controlled substances will require radio/phone contact for an order with medical control; and the ordering and stocking of these medications will be complex and costly, with potentially every ambulance being considered an "office".  Since the majority of requests for paramedic intercepts involves controlled substances, this impacts all levels of care.  >> Click for HR4365 Toolkit and how to contact your local elected federal representative.

    Co-hosts included Joe Covelli and Patrick Ryan, and the program lasted 30 minutes.

    Don't miss a beat of Wisconsin EMS action - listen to EMS Live!

  • 00:31


    in Politics

    Tonight how is the transportation issues to the hospital destructive to the BLACK COMMUNITY. Is there in fact a need for The Black Panther Party's People's Free Ambulance Service which provides free, rapid transportation for sick or injured people without time-consuming checks into the patients' financial status or means. Adequate ambulance service has long been a problem in Black communities 
    across this country. Hospitals either blanketly refuse to send their ambulances into Black communities or charge exorbitant prices if they  do offer the service. 
    The People's Free Ambulance Service operates with at least one ambu­lance on a twenty-four-hour emergency basis, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a nonemergency or convalescent basis. The services provided by this survival program are totally free. People are transported to and from the hospital doctor'so hospital a modern comfortable ambulance by courteous, efficient and knowledgeable attendants.

    The number of ambulances and other necessary equipment will vary with the size ofthe city to be serviced, but at least three to four ambulances should be used in large metropolitan areas with sizable Black communities. 
    Ambulances should contain oxygen equipment for those patients who may need it en route to the hospital; other health supplies such as first-aid kits; and most important, dispatch radio equipment so that the ambulance drivers can be in constant communication with headquarters. 1be radio equipment should be of the highest possible quality so that it will have minimal mechani­cal failures. 
    One or more nonemergency vehicles are used to transport the convales­cent to the doctor; clinic, or hospital. 

  • 00:46

    EspreeNet News - Episode 0211

    in News

    On this program:  U.S. job openings surge, Oil prices slid for a fourth straight session, Cleveland Mayor apologizes and withdraws lawsuit demanding Tamir Rice's family pay unpaid ambulance bill after he was fatally shot by police, Americans quitting jobs as labor market strengthens, Serena Williams helps build school in Jamaica, This week in court and much more.

  • 00:32

    C. Thomas Perry, Christian author Interview W/ Dr. Desiree Evans

    in Religion

    The Testimony of my Guest: C. Thomas Perry

    My distinguished guest on Tuesday, February 9th 2016, will be noted Christian author, Course Leader/Lecturer, and former Media director: Dr. C. Thomas Perry. Dr. Perry  is from Melbourne, Australia, where he presently resides. His phenomenal book; 'Dying to be Alive'? is the first hand account of a near death experience. In 2008 the author suffered a heart attack and found himself in an ambulance, blacking out and in immediate danger of death. Dr. Perry describes the experience of being in the presence of angels, engaged in conversation with Jesus and then being offered the choice to return to life on Earth or to continue to live in Heaven. 

    The book is available at: http://www.bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-001045353/Dying-to-be-Alive.aspx

  • 00:55

    Self-Reliance Approach To Self Aid on 7P's of Survival

    in Education

    Self-Reliance Approach To Self Aid!
    Host: Josh "The 7 P’s of Survival"
    on American Preppers Radio! 
    Tuesdays 9:00pm/Est 8:00pm/Ct 7:00pm/Mt 6:00pm/Pt
    Live Listen and Chat go to: http://prepperbroadcasting.com/listen-chat/

    This week we will be talking about all things first aid or self aid; whichever, you prefer in a woodland environment. I have been a first responder since I was sixteen and have served in a variety of capacities including wilderness First Responder and EMT along with a few levels of Ambulance based certifications. Over the last, well almost 20 years now, I have been presented with a wide variety of challenges, situations, training scenarios and just plain weird situations that have helped me deal with most injuries using a very simple kit which will all easily fit in a haversack with room to spare for your 10 Piece kit.

    Read More→ HERE!

  • 00:37

    1/26/2016 EMS Training: "Flipping the Classroom"

    in Caregiving

    This live webcast of EMS Live in Wisconsin was recorded on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

    Our guests included two individuals with Lifestar EMS in West Bend, WI - Assistant Training Coordinator Tyler Christifulli and Field Training Educator Sam Ireland.  They discussed how they have successfully been using field educators at their base locations, and also sending out to staff pre-training podcasts to encourage education and discussion. They call their program, "Flipping the classroom".

    Lifestar's approach to EMS education included the following:

    Identifying the epidemic of bad teaching practices that surround EMS.

    Using old power points
    Strict outlines
    Crowded slides

    What has Lifestar done to reinvent the way we approach education?

    Field Educators
    White boards
    Flipping the classroom
    Simplified power points and flip chart

    The techniques of running a good simulation.

    You don't need expensive equipment to run a good sim
    Video recording and critique playback
    Always succeed in simulations
    Takes a lot of preparation to run an efficient and dynamic simulation.

    To view and listen to the February 2016 pre-training podcast, "Patterns, Pathways, and Pain", as an example, completed by Lifestar EMS, click here.

    Join co-hosts Chris Anderson, Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan, Dan Williams and call-in guests and live listeners for 40-minutes of conversation about emergency medical services and the ambulance industry in Wisconsin the second and fourth Tuesday every month.

    Don't miss a beat of Wisconsin EMS action - listen to EMS Live!

  • 00:13


    in Christianity

    BIBLEBOOKCLUB: OT: Genesis 26:17-27-46, NT: Matthew 9:1-17, Psalm 10:16-18, Proverbs 3:9-10

    In Matthew 9:1-7, some men brought Jesus a paralyzed boy on a mat. WHEN JESUS SAW THEIR FAITH, He said to the sick boy: Cheer up son! For I have forgiven your sins! The religious people who WITNESSED THIS EVENT said to one another “Blasphemy! This man is saying he is God!” Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked them, “Why are you thinking such evil thoughts? I, the MESSIAH, have the authority on earth to forgive sins. But talk is cheap anybody could say that. So I’ll prove it to you by healing this man.” Then, turning to the paralyzed man, he commanded, “Pick up your stretcher and go on home, for you are healed.” And the man jumped up and left! A chill of fear swept through the crowd as they saw this happen right before their eyes. How they praised God for giving such authority to a man! FRIENDS, JESUS IS THE MESSIAH! HE DECLARED WHO HE WAS AND SOME PEOPLE DOUBTED HIM BUT OTHERS BELIEVED ON HIM AND RECEIVED THEIR HEALING AND RESTORATION! WHO DO YOU SAY JESUS IS?

  • 00:53

    9/8/2015 First Responder as legal ambulance crew member, ICD10 changes, Medicare

    in Caregiving

    This program was dedicated to discussing Wisconsin First Responder legislation currently moving through the State Capitol in Madison.  Bills in the Senate and Assembly would allow a First Responder to be considered a legal ambulance crew member.

    We'll also touch on ICD-10 coding that starts October 1, 2015, and expands what's called "condition codes".  The new takeaway point with moving to ICD-10 is ambulance personnel documentation is more important than ever before to receive appropriate Medicare reimbursement.

    In addition, we'll also discuss with attorney Wendy Arends from Godfrey and Kahn, Madison, Medicare fraud.  Sometimes what you don't know can hurt you - and in this case no one wants to see ambulance servies audited or cited for wrong doing by CMS (Centers for Mecdiare and Medicaid Services) for mistakes or fraudulent billing.

    We also announced our new webcast name change from "Wisconsin EMS Live" to something else to "EMS Live in Wisconsin", and the reason why.

    Co-hosts included Chris Andersen, Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan and Dan Williams.

  • 00:38

    Episode 1051: Firemedically Speaking - Ambulance of the Future

    in Training

    Fire Engineering EMS Editor Mike McEvoy speaks with Joe Bourgaf, CEO of Ferno Washington about the ambulance of the future.  This episode was recorded live at FDIC 2015 and delivers a walkthrough of a Ferno designed prototype ambulance unveiled for the first time on the floor of FDIC.  McEvoy and Bourgaf discuss current problems with ambulance safety, cost, functionality, and design along with solutions exhibited in the prototype ambulance as well as some very impressive designs currently in development.

  • 00:59

    12/8/2015 Community Paramedicine Trials in Milwaukee Co., Working Together Conf.

    in Caregiving

    This webcast of EMS Live in Wisconsin was recorded on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

    Co-hosts included Joe Covelli, Patrick Ryan and Dan Williams.  The conversation was 60-minutes about emergency medical servcies and the ambulance industry in Wisconsin.

    The live show was mostly dedicated to discussing the community paramedicine pilot programs that started this past year throughout Milwaukee County.  What has been realized?  Where do they see things going?  What considerataions need to be made with their continuation?  How have things changed since the start?  How are their programs being funded?  What suggestions can be offered with staff training, operation plans, and more.

    Community paramedicine/MIH guests included:

    Dan Tyk, North Shore Fire

    Dan Weber, Greenfield Fire

    Dave Bandomir, West Allis Fire

    Michael Wright, Milwaukee Fire

    Patti Pagel, Aurora Health System

    Tim Kersten, West Allis Fire

    In addition, we talked with Working Together Conference Director Fred Hornby about the conference lineup and event plans taking place in Milwaukee January 26 to 31, 2016.

    Don't miss a beat of Wisconsin EMS action - listen to EMS Live!