EMS Active Shooter Training

ambulance1MMThis 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 focus on.

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Why Checking The Ambulance Goes Beyond A Check Sheet

EMS1We 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 game of EMS Concentration.

Take a listen to this weeks podcast and my take and some tips on the ambulance check off.

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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 reviewing all Pediatric (and adult) cardiac arrest audio tapes at your EMS agency
  • Why our brains are wired to become anxious during a pediatric call and how to overcome it.
    • System 1 & System 2 thinking

This episode is sure to shed some light on dealing with pediatrics in the field and how we can do better.

Check out Peters website at Handtevy.com. Great videos on some important pediatric skills and assessments.

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Pediatric Assessment Essentials

This training is focused on the pediatric patient. Discussion on the vital patient assessment techniques that are unique to pediatric patients. Also targeted the EMS role and importance of injury prevention as well as performing procedures.

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Maintaining Our Health As EMS Professionals

17emsofficeInterview with Dr. Jennifer Milus. Discussion on the health of EMS providers and how we can stay healthy and injury free in our fast paced environment.  This is a reboot from he old AT days and my fledgling podcast days.

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EMS Education With Bryan Bledsoe

dreamstime_1143206One of the original EMS interviews where Jim sits down with Dr. Bledsoe to discuss his views on topics like EMS education and it’s relation to the future of the EMS industry.

This is back when the fledging podcast was under a different name and I was very green in my abilities. But still a great session.

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About our guest:

Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, EMT-P

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is an emergency physician and EMS author from Midlothian, Texas.  He entered EMS in 1974 as an EMT and attended one of the first paramedic programs in north Texas. Dr. Bledsoe worked for several years in Fort Worth as a paramedic and went on to become an EMS Instructor and Coordinator.  He is board-certified in emergency medicine.  Dr. Bledsoe is the author of numerous EMS textbooks including: Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Essentials of Paramedic Care, Paramedic Emergency Care, Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency Care, Critical Care Paramedic, and many others.  He is a frequent contributor to EMS magazines and presenter at national and international EMS conferences.  Dr. Bledsoe is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University medical Center in Washington, DC. He co-chairs the Curriculum and Evaluation Board of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at MacDill AFB, Florida.

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What If Ambulance Service Was Gone….. Overnight

EMS1Think about. What if all of a sudden dozens of shifts and their personnel where no longer responding to emergencies?

Well, in this case it’s an not “if”. It’s more of a “it did” and a “why”.

Why did it happen, why wasn’t there warning and why wasn’t one of the largest providers of EMS to the public, FDNY better prepared.

Take a listen to this weeks podcast as Jim, Josh and Dave discuss the sudden bankruptcy of Transcare in NYC, how it took many by surprise including it’s employees and the FDNY.

 

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Meeting EMS Student Expectations

ems transportEMS educators are challenged with meeting student expectations. What do new candidates in EMS expect from the learning experience and what they will see in the field?

So how to we teach new EMS providers what’s real in EMS?

This week I am joined by Thomas Nagel a paramedic, RN and EMS educator in NC, who shares his insights into meeting student expectations. We also talk about some EMS dogma with regards to EMS educators themselves. All this plus tips on helping students of all provider levels and experiences build up their cache of what is normal for patients.

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Check out Thomas’s Facebook page Street Cred Med by clicking here.

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The Right EMS Equipment, The Right Call

EMS2Do you bring in every piece of equipment on every call?

Or do you make judgements based on call types, locations or experience?

This weeks podcast I am joined by EMS educator and blogger Rommie Duckworth and we talked about what is the right equipment to bring in on EMS calls.

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Key Steps To Becoming A Flight Paramedic

Flight ParamedicThis episode of EMSOH Jim is joined by Troy Shaffer who is the director of The Flight Safety Network. Troy discusses some key steps to becoming a flight medic. They also talk about some great interview techniques that will help you no matter what EMS job you may be looking to land.

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EMS Minimum Wage | Sign The Petition

EMS Jim and Josh discuss the petition for a federally mandated EMS minimum wage. Take a listen, leave some comments and make sure to go and sign the petition.

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