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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.
On tonight's show - 11 PM Eastern - Christopher Driscoll and Thomas Baldwin of the Election Boycott Advocates join me to talk about their efforts and address many of the FAQ's.
I know how mentally and emotionally invested many people are in the system but perhaps there is another way forward that doesn't involve rubberstamping one of the two major party candidates each cycle. I am looking forward to hearing their reponses, reasoning and evidence. This will be a very good discussion, especially for all those who keep voting each cycle and keep getting much much less than what was expected.
I think the Election Boycott Advocates are on to something here. We won't be talking about "Electoral Politics" - as in - who is right or wrong or better to lead us - or who is lesser evil or who is bat shit crazy. We will be talking the goals and usefullness of the boycott movement and what things might look like down the road.
Tonight... Tuesday, Sept 30th at 11PM Eastern
Click to play.... or catch the archives posted tomorrow at www.thecommonsprojectnetwork.com
Feel free to share this with your friends and enemies alike. And remember, "A closed mind always says no." Why not open it up for a while and come hear what the Boycott Elections Advocates have to say?
Come and join the Cautious Patient Communities where patients and families learn how to be informed and involved in their healthcare. This leads to better healthcare outcomes, as well as a sense of no longer being an outsider in your own care!
Take control and be part of the solution to learn more about being responsible and effective advocates for yourselves and your loved ones.
Candice Schwager joins us today with GRADE leader Debby Valdez to tell the story of Ruby Peterson, a 93-year old woman being held against her will, falsely imprisoned and illegally chemically restrained at Silverado Senior Living, Sugarland Texas. The cause Let Ruby Go is featured on Facebook at Free Ruby from Silverado, http://www.letrubygo.com
Candice Schwager, President of ElderLaw Advocates "Let Go of Ruby!"
Candice is a 15 year civil litigation attorney and serves as President of 2 nonprofits for the disabled, Attorneys for Special Needs Children and ElderLaw Advocates her website is http//www.elderlawadvocates.org. She practices in Houston, Texas. She's an advocate and attorney and has testified before the Texas Senate on special education issues. Her journey began like many before her, when her son's School District denied him a free appropriate public education in services he required as a result of his 31/2 months premature birth at one pound and retaliated against her personally for her advocacy. Candice is a 4 time recipient of awards by the Texas State Bar for outstanding provision of legal services to low income Texans, included in the Texas Bar Pro Bono College. She has also been featured in the Houston Examiner as an inspiring woman.
Dave deBronkart has a well-earned reputation as an e-Patient. An internationally recognized speaker, author, and health policy advisor, he has words of strength for patients for sure.
In addition, he works with physicians, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies to help them Let Patients Help!
When most manufacturers decide to create a new product, they do market research and conduct focus groups to determine in advance what the consumers want.
In medicine, it's mostly about what the doctors want.
But the doctors are not the end-user consumers in medicine, they are talented and experienced personnel, but the end-user consumers are the patients.
Come hear what Dave believes are the many ways that Patients can help improve healthcare.
See also Dave's new book, Let Patients Help! A patient engagement handbook - how doctors, nurses, patients and caregivers can partner for better health care. http://www.epatientdave.com/let-patients-help/
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Gimme My DaM Data – Maastricht, 2011
Posted by WellApps, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b4li7N_7Ck
Music Video by the Collaborative Agency Group, 2013
Monday night, November 11, meet Jeff. Learn about how he spoke up and his actions of being informed and getting involved changed the course of his care and maybe even saved his life!
About CPC Blog Talk Radio: Join us as we chat about how we became Cautious Patients. Cautious Patient Communities is a group where patients and families learn how to be informed and involved in their healthcare. This leads to better healthcare outcomes, as well as a sense of no longer being an outsider in your own care!
Now we can share what has worked during this 30 minute Blog Talk Radio show!
Early in EMS education we are presented with the idea that "time" is a factor in much of what we do. Golden Hours, Platinum Ten Minutes, Time is Muscle etc.
While some of these can help us with our treatment and transport decisions, have you ever wondered or questioned if they are getting in the way of patient care?
As EMS providers we bring much of the Emergency Department to the patient. Even more so we are expected to provide certain levels of care to our patients prior to delivery to these ED's.
I am sure that you have been questioned or made to feel like less of a provider when you don't provide certain aspects of care. Even when it was due to trying to follow dictated "time" constraints that are expected and may have been in the patients better interest to transport rather than perform a skill prior to arrival at the ED.
So what do you think? Are these time markers valuable to us as providers or helpful?
Do we end up focusing too much on them and not on what is best for the patient?
Join us for this episode as we discuss this and other popular EMS topics. Call in Toll Free or come into the chat room to share your opinion.
Visit Jim at EMSSEO.com
Check out Josh over at WANTYNU.com and be sure to look up his newest EMS Tool - The PALM.
Medication errors happen at home, in the hospital and in the pharmacy.
We will be interviewing Maria L. Franco PharmD, CGP who will share her expertise on some of the most common errors and how they can be avoided. She will be sharing actual stories of how medication misuse and improper use can change the outcome of patient care.
Learn how medication dependency and abuse may be avoided with a Designated Medication Manager and how errors in the hospitals may be prevented with patient and family participation.
Our guest is Dr. Uchenna Onyeachom, Director of Endovascular Researh at Heart and Vascular Outcomes Research Institute in Beverly, Massachusetts, http://www.hvori.org We will be talking with him about the Venous Patient Outcome Registry. We will talk about the kinds of conditions, including peripheral venous disease and varicose veins, about which information is being collected, and why patients and physicians might want to participate.
The Venous Patient Outcome Registry (VPOR), the first-ever patient-centered online registry, was developed to assess patient outcomes and quality of life for the various treatments of venous disease by standardizing the collection and analysis of clinical information, patient trends and practice patterns by specialists nationwide. Since its launch , VPOR is already recruiting sites and patients from all regions of the United States.
VPOR aims to provide clear, impartial evidence on the effectiveness, benefits and harms of available treatment options for both patients and physicians. Align the needs of patients with the performance of physicians, VPOR will help to translate research findings into information that is useful to clinicians, policy makers, payers and regulators for better patient care. http://www.venouspatientregistry.org
The Heart & Vascular Outcomes Research Institute (HVORI) is a non-profit research organization dedicated to the study of heart, vascular and related disorders. HVORI’s mission is to provide excellence in patient-focused outcome research, thereby improving quality of care, advancing clinical outcomes, reducing healthcare costs and driving innovation.
BOB DARBY AND LYNN EAGLE FEATHER, ADVOCATES FOR THE HOMELESS - Thursdays, 3pmEST
Please call to speak on air at (347) 857-3293 for all broadcasts. Darby has been an advocate for the homeless mentally ill for more than twenty years. He has a B.A. in psychology from Emory University. Darby studied in psychology and theology in graduate school. He is a former employee of Georgia Regional Hospital, Boston State Hospital, and New Hampshire's Hanover-Darthmouth Hospital. In 1994, he co-founded Atlanta Food Not Bombs. Lynn Eagle Feather is an elder in the Lakota Nation and a human rights advocate for justice. Darby and Eagle Feather explain that people with serious mental illnesses and drug/alcohol addictions are sometimes deliberately rendered homeless in the USA and deprived of drug/alcohol treatment as well as psychiatric and medical health care services. This is unacceptable. Voters should petition elected officials to improve treatment and subsistence opportunities for mentally ill people and those with substance abuse issues. Use this link to contact your officials
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