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  • 01:08

    Paramedic EMS Talk Radio | June 29, 2014

    in Education

    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.


     

  • 01:03

    Paramedic Chronicles Veteran's Day

    in Health

    As we celebrate this Veteran's Day weekend, we're going to have Scott Diel and The Paramedic Chronicles on our show talking about their hilarious web series.
    We also encourage all Veterans to call in and give their stories while they were serving.
    We're brought to you by EMS Manager. Visit emsmanager.net for your FREE trial of this outstanding, easy to use EMS employee scheduling and management software. Let them know you heard about EMS Manager on our show!

  • 01:14

    Paramedic Radio | Trust In EMS

    in Education

    Join us for another fast paced episode of EMS discussion. This week we bring up the topic of trust in EMS. How do we develop trust with our patients, ED staff and our EMS partners? Each has its own approach and it's own value in how we do our jobs and how successful we are as EMS Professionals.


    Listen live, call in toll free or chat with us during the show.


    Don't forget to subscribe to us on Itunes using the tabs here on BTR and be sure to leave us a quick rating while you are there.

  • 00:12

    Interview With Sam Bradley, Author, Paramedic, Board Director

    in Spirituality

     


    Sam Bradley has spent 30+ years as a paramedic. Although still doing firefighter training, disaster work and photography, she is also a multi-published freelance writer for EMS related journals, online publications and textbooks. Sam is doing the final edits on her novel, “Partners, Odyssey of the Phoenix”, and has just published three short stories.


     


    Business Bio


     


    Sam Bradley, BS EMT-P has been in EMS for 30+ years as a Paramedic, Clinical and Educational Services Coordinator, ER technician, regional educator, and ambulance company field supervisor. Her current role is QI consultant, educator and Infection Control Officer for the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and EMS Specialist for Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. She is also a practitioner and trainer in Critical Incident Skills Management.


    Sam has taught Emergency Medical Technician Courses in the State Community College system for 30+ years, and has a part time vocation as a freelance writer for EMS related journals, online publications and textbooks. 


    Sam serves as a Medical Team Leader for the state Wildland Fire Medical Support Program through the California Disaster Medical Services Association. She is the CEO for a non-profit disaster organization, the Interstate Disaster Medical Services Cooperative and volunteers for the annual Urban Shield SWAT training event in Alameda County, California. She is a Board Director and Secretary for the Coalition for Tactical Medicine (CTM) and serves as a member of the Alameda/Contra Costa County Tactical Medical Advisory Committee (TMAC).


    Sam has published a number of non-fiction works and an EMS related novel. She is very involved in social media and blogs, occasionally podcasts, and functions as a producer, director, writer and photographer for the First Responders Network and “Intervention” e-magazine.

  • 00:54

    When Online Paramedic Training Works

    in Education

    Becoming a paramedic can be done via college or technical schools and can range from 6 months to two years. But what about those courses that offer paramedic training online?
    Can this be a viable option? While not the optimal path to becoming a paramedic, there is one situation where this distance learning can be beneficial.
    Join Jim and special guest Evan Feuer from Medic Training International as they discuss how to create paramedics overseas using US based training and standards.
    This episode is sponsored by EMS Manager. Get a free trial of this great employee management software by visiting EMSManager.nethttp://emsmanager.net
     

  • 01:30

    Another Fork in the Road: Juliet Madsen, Brain Injury Survivor, USA Troop

    in Education

    Juliet Madsen has served in the US Army since she was 17-years old. She was involved in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. While serving her country, Juliet suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and at least one stroke, which changed her life forever.


    Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, an IED blast, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slips from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating.


    But as Yogi Berra once said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Life is all about choices!

    To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.

    Survivng Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com

    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 00:30

    Jesse Birkey - Miracle Ministering Paramedic, Author, and DeadRaiser DVD Star

    in Christianity

    Jesse grew up in a Christian home.  His father was a Mennonite Pastor and Mother a nurse.  He grew up with the knowledge of God but denied the power of God to change his life.  This led to a desperate search for worth, which brought hardship as he embraced the comforts of the world.  He completed college at Hesston Mennonite with an associate's degree in business.  At 21 Jesse had been hired as a firefighter/paramedic, married Kara and bought their first house together.  A year later their son was born followed by their daughter two years after that.  Jesse was 26 when the power of God's love finally broke through his hard heart.  Everything in his life began to change as he pursued God with passion and zeal.  God began to direct Jesse through seasons of spiritual change, bringing encouragement and correction as He sought to mature him in the things of His heart.  Jesse began to recognize that God wanted to be a part of his work life and began to see miracles as he ministered the love of God in the back of his ambulance ranging from the dead raised to self-hate being destroyed as the perfect love of God washed through.  God began to show him that God wants to use ordinary people in extraordinary ways.  It was Jesse's passion for others to know this, and the testimonies God had built in and through him, that led him to write Life Resurrected, Extraordinary Miracles through Ordinary People.  Jesse's passion is to be like Jesus and continues to minister as led daily.


    http://www.reflectministry.com/

  • 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.

  • 00:43

    View from a First Responder

    in Health

    The title says it all.....


    Listen and be amazed...

  • 00:43

    Perspective from a ParaMedic for December 11

    in Health

    Today's show brings a product perspective from a First Responder


    An interesting take on preemptive alternatives from a guy who is in the trenches every day...


    This is ONE of the BEST show's EVER.....IMO

  • 01:01

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

    in Caregiving

    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/