Poisoning Routes of Absorption | EMS Study Help

Episode II of Overdose and Poisonings training for EMS and paramedics discusses routes of absorption and geographical specific poisoning related exposures.

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Your EMS Experience Means Nothing

This week on the podcast Jim and Josh talk about a few EMS topics including active shooter training. The topic of having a degree in EMS, higher pay and the pie in the sky wishing of it all came up.

The idea that a college degree trumps your five, ten or more years of experience and how that is going to bring EMS from making $12, $13 or $14 dollars an hour to a pay scale matching the job we do with or without a degree is as always a hot topic.

Sure you won’t get rich in EMS and you shouldn’t expect too. But you should expect to pay your bills as much as you are expected to undergo continuous education, skills assessments, new equipment training, new drugs and protocols. All in the name of superior patient care and competent providers. But no so competent that we can tell people they don’t need an ambulance based on our assessments. Fair?

Heck EMT’s are being expected to perform 12 leads, give drugs, use advanced airways and that list is growing. Yet they have not earned a cent more an hour and most are making at or below minimum wage. Fair?

Spin the wheel as we go round again on this topic and take a listen below

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Poisonings and Overdose | EMS Quick Study Help

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This weeks Monday Minutes starts part 26 of the EMS Quick Study Help series and Part One of Poisonings and Overdose in EMS.     Get more information about the EMS Quick Study Guide mentioned in the video and my "Study Formula" by … [Continue reading]

Reboot: Geriatrics, Customer Service And A Tale

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Check out this great reboot of an episode with now EMS1.com's Greg Friese telling a gruesome story (I'll give you a hint "Q-Tip"). It all started with a discussion on geriatric patients and being a good customer service EMS provider. During this … [Continue reading]

IV Therapy Complications | EMS Study Help

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In this last installment on IV therapy in the EMS quick study help series. I discuss potential complications. When you know these key elements of EMS paramedic care it will help you on your EMS exams, paramedic patient care and … [Continue reading]

Getting Refusals, Cameras and Perception

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In this EMS Office Hours reboot we discussed if being an EMT really is the worst job, how someone’s camera may not put you in the best light and Tim Noonan joined us as we talked about refusals, hypoxia and true patient awareness. Be sure to … [Continue reading]

EMS Active Shooter Training

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This week the hosts are joined by guest Thomas Calimano who discusses his experiences with active shooter training and how it relates to EMS. Tom gives some great insight into starting up an active shooter training program and some key elements to … [Continue reading]

IV Flow Rates | EMS Quick Study Tips

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EMS study guide for setting IV flow rates and how to discover and adjust flow rate complications. The EMS Quick Study Guide is waiting for you on the main site. Go and get your copy right now by clicking here. … [Continue reading]

Why Checking The Ambulance Goes Beyond A Check Sheet

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We all have to check the ambulance at the beginning of our shifts. Yes tedious, yes at times it makes you think why you have to look for the ring cutter or occlusive dressing every time. As if someone is moving them around each day playing a little … [Continue reading]

Why EMS Dispatchers and Parents Fail Pediatric CPR

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This week on the podcast I interviewed Dr. Peter Antevy of Handtevy.com Pediatric Emergency Standards. This was a great session where Peter discussed: Why dispatchers have a hard time rapidly providing CPR instructions for children The power of … [Continue reading]