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Fire Engineering EMS editor Mike McEvoy talks with John Sponholtz, RN, CHPN, AEMT (Tisch Mills FD, Wisconsin) who is a hospice case manager and author of an upcoming article on EMS response to hospice patients. This prerecorded episode will enlighten you on the various kinds of hospice and palliative care, hospice meds, POSLT and Do Not Resuscitate orders as well as why you should be communicating with hospice any time you respond to one of their patients.
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.
As of right now, we have no clue what we're going to be doing. Probably reporting stuff we find on the big EMS news sites, a little more complaining about John's Psych 110 class, more head beating about clinicals, and a little bit of fun in the chatroom.
Dianna Torscher Benson is a 2014 Selah Award Winner, a 2011 Genesis Winner, a 2011 Genesis double Semi-Finalist, a 2010 Daphne de Maurier Finalist, and a 2007 Golden Palm Finalist. In 2012, she signed a nine-book contract with Ellechor Publishing House. She’s the author ofThe Hidden Son, her debut novel. Final Trimester is her second release.
After majoring in communications and a ten-year career as a travel agent, Dianna left the travel industry to earn her EMS degree. An EMT and a Haz-Mat and FEMA Operative since 2005, she loves the adrenaline rush of responding to medical emergencies and helping people in need.
Dianna lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children.
After taking damn near a year off, we're coming back to have us a little fun.
We'll go over A semester and a half of AEMT class--to include my clinicals so far.
We'll thumb through JEMS and EMSWorld and find some good articles
We'll have your calls
We'll also make sure Dee is up to give her a ration of hell.
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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.!
When a routine 911 call turns deadly, Paramedic Sara Dyer finds herself held at gunpoint by Jason Keegan, an injured psych-ward patient charged with murder. The situation spirals out of Sara’s control when the confrontation becomes a tense standoff between Keegan and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
As Keegan’s hostage, Sara fights to save them both before he blows them up. She realizes his warning to the Cayman police is no empty threat since he’d rather die than spend the rest of his life in a prison cell. Sara soon discovers Keegan is just as determined to survive as she is - provided he can escape Grand Cayman and disappear forever. As she struggles to trust in God’s protection, help from an atheist turns her struggle into a lure away from her faith.
Dianna Torscher Benson is a 2011 Genesis winner, a 2011 Genesis double semi-finalist, a 2010 Daphne finalist, and a 2007 Golden Palm finalist. In 2012, she signed a nine-book contract with Ellechor Publishing House. The Hidden Son (March 2013) is her debut novel. Her upcoming releases include Persephone's Fugitive (March 2015), which is the sequel to The Hidden Son, and Final Trimester (May 2014), Book 1 in The Quigley Triplets Series.
After majoring in communications and a ten-year career as a travel agent, Benson left the travel industry to earn her EMS degree. An EMT since 2005, she loves the adrenaline rush of responding to medical emergencies and helping people in need. Her suspense novels about adventurous characters thrown into tremendous circumstances provide readers with a similar kind of rush.
Benson lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three athletic children.
This week we discuss boxing's return to free television, UFC 185 and a full slate of boxing and combat sports events coming up this weekend. We pay particular attention to a pro-am boxing card taking place at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The event is a fundraiser put on by the FDNY Boxing Team, who will be facing the Irish National Police team. Last week we featured pro boxer and FDNY member Will Rosinsky on the broadcast, and he will be fighting in the event on Saturday. Tom, Tony and Rich will also discuss the week's news and major developments in combat sports.
Guests: Steve Quayle & Greg Evensen
No police. No EMS. No utilities. You're on your own. What are you going to do when the system collapses?
There's always someone who has long been wearing on you, constantly blabbing about “being prepared for the worst.” You’ve had just about all you can take of their constant yammering about hyper-inflation and bank closures, conspiracy nonsense about false flag attacks, and whatever this persistent bearer of incessant warnings is talking about. After all, your money is insured by the FDIC, the supermarket is full of fresh produce and aisles of food, gas prices are lower than they’ve been in years, employment is up according to the nightly news, and things are as normal as they’ve always been.
That guy needs help, you think. Is he trying to sell me precious metals? He keeps telling me to prepare and protect my money, get food, water, and even a gun. What would I do with a gun? Why carry money – my debit card works fine. Food? The store is 3 minutes away, and it’s open 24 hours a day. What an idiot, you think, and as you look around, you actually begin to chuckle at his doomsday musings. Damn fool, just like on those “prepper” shows. He can’t scare me, these things won’t happen here, and even in the off chance they did, there would be plenty of notice.
Or will there be?
Listen as Steve Quayle and Gregg Evensen talk about "when systems collapse."
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