Do You Know Your Stroke Mimics?

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This weeks episode talks about many of the mimics of a CVA/Stroke. Do you keep these differentials in mind when assessing your patient for neurological emergencies?

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Taking Orthostatic Blood Pressures

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This weeks Monday Minutes episode focuses on the procedure for taking orthostatic blood pressures. Now it may seem pretty straight forward for many but I have seen too many EMS providers do it wrong or for the wrong reasons. Take a look and let me know your thoughts on this skill.



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Talking About EMS Call Reports, Refusals and Ebola

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ambulance1MMThis weeks episode discusses EMS call reports, omitting details, refusals and CYA. Jim, Josh and Dave also divulge the number of Ebola patients they have come in contact with and Jim was surprised that Dave had 5X as many as Josh. Take a listen and leave your EMS call report thoughts below.

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EMS Documentation Pearls | Part Two

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This episode on EMS Documentation is part two and goes a little more into detail when thinking about what and how to properly document your patient care as a paramedic.

 


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Why Does EMS Have Such A High Turnover?

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EMS1  Is EMS the stepping stone to other professions? Do providers leave EMS to pursue better career options when they find so few in EMS. Sometimes its not about pay. Its can be about career movement, job satisfaction and options for the long haul. Are teaching and supervisory positions the only rungs in the ladder?

This week we had two guests join us from the EMS Flight and RN fields and the discussion went to everything from education and pay to what may be most important of all – action.

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EMS Documentation Pearls | Part One

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This weeks episode is part one of two talking about some keys to EMS documentation. This often glossed over topic is also one of the most important aspects of your day to day EMS activities.

 

 

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Event Motivated Training | Frequent Flyers In The ICU

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AUDIO4For this second part of the live show we talk about how training motivated by events like 9/11 slowly fade into the background. Dave also talks about the frequent flyer and non emergency 911 calls we get that were shown in one private study to be admitted to the ICU 25% of the time.

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Is The 9/11 Memorial Too Commercial?

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911MWith the anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow. Hosts Jim, Dave and Josh had a bit of a discussion about the Memorial itself. Mainly how many feel it is designed to earn revenue more than anything else. That can be hard to argue with the high price of entry, t-shirt sales and offerings of statue of liberty miniatures and jewerly designs.

Have you been to the Memorial? What do you think? Is it too costly and does the sale of tourist items lessen the meaning of this place of remembrance?

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EMS Patient Assessment | Pulses and…

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This episode focuses on a common element in EMS patient assessment. Giving a patients heart rate is great but do we consistently describe a patients pulse quality so that every healthcare professional understands what we mean?

This video will give you an easy and accepted method in pulse quality description.


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Using Time To Guide EMS Patient Care

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goldenhouremsEarly 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 David, Jim, Josh and caller Donald for this episode as we discuss this and other popular EMS topics.

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