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  • 01:07

    EMS Response, Training and Patient Outcomes

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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.

  • 00:59

    Does Rural EMS Have A Patient Care Advantage?

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    When thinking about rural EMS systems compared to an urban setting. Does the rural setting have certain advantages? What about disadvantages? Issues like available resources, transport times, volunteers, skills frequency and others can play a role in overall patient care.
    So what are your thoughts? Do these two systems differ? Are they similar enough not to matter in the long run?
    Join us for this episode and give your experiences in the chat room or call in toll free.

  • 00:56

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

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    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.!

  • 00:57

    Assessing EMS Patient Assessment

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    Patient assessment in EMS is pointed to as the key ingredient with our patient contacts. Yet how much time is really spent on this in class? Things like the importance of reassessment, differential diagnosis and treatments. We seem to have this pride of ABCDE, DCAP, BTLS and knowing it, sticking to primary and secondary surveys. But what about really knowing what we are looking for and identifying true emergencies instead of fitting patients into protocols? Join us for this episode, share your patient assessment tips and tell us your indoctrination into "patient assessment".
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  • 01:07

    Why One Size Does NOT Fit All in Dementia Care.

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    Join me in welcoming Ellen Belk as my guest on Conversations In Care.  Ellen Belk is the founder of Keep In Mind, Inc. and specializes in Holistic Dementia Care Solutions for both family and professional care partners. Today we will be talking about how One Size Does NOT Fit All in dementia care, and the other dementias that we are seeing more of in the news.


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  • 01:01

    Powerful Patient meets Youth Services

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    Father Donald E. Mowery is the retired leader of Youth Services globally.  He has had a radio show, Talk it Out with Father Don, on WHBQ radio in Memphis, Tennessee, for the past 45 years.  This month Joyce Graff appeared on his show.  Joyce and Father Don have a great conversation about Powerful Patient and its mission, and also about Youth Services and its mission, highlighting many parallels.  In both cases, they work to empower people to work through the issues they cannot change and tackle constructively the things they can change.


    Learn more about Father Don.  A new book, Spiritual Networking, by Darrell B. Uselton and David Yawn, recounts the history of Youth Services in Memphis and worldwide.

  • 01:11

    The Foreign Language Of EMS | Treating From The Sidelines

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    EMS has a language of it's own. Have you ever tried talking to someone outside of EMS about a call you had, the way you do things at work or even explaining how a protocol works? They usually get confused, don't understand or it's just too much and they don't care.


    They may even think you are cold or uncaring based on a story you may tell or frustration you described from a call.


    This week we talk about this language and why we do it, how it helps us cope and if we should even bring outsiders into our little inside stories.


    We also plan on talking about how easy it is to treat from the sidelines and specifcally a recent EMS/Police issue from NYC that was video taped and is being judged from the sidelines of FaceBook and other social media outlets.


    Join Jim, Josh and Dave as they discuss the above and welcome any guest callers and chat room participants live.

  • 00:31

    Empowered Patient Coalition

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    Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers.


    http://empoweredpatientcoalition.org


    About Dr. Hallisy:


    Dr. Julia Hallisy obtained her BS in Biological Science from the University of San Francisco in 1984 and a second Bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Dental Sciences. In 1988, Dr. Hallisy received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry. Since that time, she has been a full-time practicing San Francisco dentist.

    Her second child, Katherine Eileen, was diagnosed at five months of age with bilateral retinoblastoma. Dealing with her daughter’s life-threatening diagnosis, the many recurrences of cancer, and the subsequent treatments for the malignant and aggressive tumors marked the beginning an almost 20-year involvement in our healthcare system. The unique combination of her scientific training, her work as a healthcare provider, and guiding a child through a chronic illness has afforded her invaluable insight as an advocate for patients.
      
    Dr. Hallisy began to research the topic of patient safety in 1998. She has lobbied for health care reform in Washington, DC with Consumer’s Union.

    Dr. Hallisy is committed to and passionate about the subjects of patient safety, health care reform and medical error reduction. She is the founder and president of The Empowered Patient Coalition.

    Dr. Hallisy was born and raised in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband, John Hallisy, and their two sons, Daniel and Kevin. The Hallisy’s ten-year old daughter, Kate, lost her life-long battle with cancer in February 2000.

  • 01:00

    EMS Language | Professional vs. Communication

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    This week we discuss the language of EMS. Using profesional communication as a standard vs communicating amoungst each other with common EMS slang. Is there a place for EMS slang or should we do away with it and focus on a standard of communication that leaves no room for error?


    We also plan on talking about EMS Facebook pages and the culture of negativity as well as answer a few questions sent in by listeners.


    Join us for another live episode and give your opinion via toll free call in or n the chat room.

  • 01:01

    5/12/2015 - HIPAA Compliance, Social Media and Employee Law

    in Caregiving

    From 9:00 to 9:40 a.m. HIPAA Compliance, Social Media and Employee Law.  Guests: attorney Scott LeBlanc and paralegal Carrie Noonan both with Godfrey & Kahn (Madison and Mailwaukee offices).  Questions will be taken during the live show.


    From 9:40 to 10:00 a.m. meet newly sydicated feature writer Crystal Wallin.  She is a Critical Care Paramedic with Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance in La Crosse.  Her work has recently been featured at EMSWorld.com and PAAW.us websites.  She has the ability to put you, as the reader, right in the human experience as an EMT and patient caregiver - and the range of emotions the job and work life deliver.

  • 01:01

    5/4/2015 The evolution of Paramedicine and those responsible for its rise

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    On Monday, May 4 we completed a special live broadcast of Wisconsin EMS Live.  Guests included:  Dr. Eugene Nagel, Randolph Mantooth and Nancy McFarland. 


    The 60 minute program was dedicated to discussing the start of Paramedic systems, those responsible for its rise in the 1960's and 70's, the determination and vision it took, and based on their experiences how they see the industry evolving into Community Paramedicine!


    Eugene Nagel is a retired anesthesiologist. He was an innovative pioneer who served as medical director for the City of Miami Fire Department's rescue operation from 1964 to 1974. During those 10 years, Dr. Nagel developed the first paramedic program utilizing telemetry and voice medical control.  The biophone or “orange box” was a familiar piece of equipment on the TV show EMERENCY!  The TV show’s unit now resides on display at the Smithsonian Institute. 


    Randolph Mantooth is an actor, producer and speaker. Widely known for his role as Paramedic John Gage in the TV series EMERGENCY! -- the show that transformed America's perception and approach to emergency medical care in the 1970s and introduced millions to the word "paramedic" for the first time. Mr. Mantooth is a popular speaker at Fire and EMS events, and an advocate for firefighter health and safety.  His website is www.RandolphMantooth.com.


    Nancy McFarland is a retired LA County Fire Museum board director and Chair of the Pioneers of Paramedicine Committee. Ms. McFarland was instrumental in uniting the four doctors credited with starting the first (fire-based) paramedic programs in the United States in the late 1960s for taped interviews and a Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala in May of 2010.


    The Pioneers of Paramedicine website and video is located at http://pioneersofparamedicine.com/

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