Do We Lie In EMS?

Do you think we lie in EMS? To our patients, our partners or our bosses. Maybe we do it to avoid uncomfortable questions, to keep the peace or to keep our EMS jobs.

Listen to this episode below and maybe you can answer the question. Have you ever lied as an EMS provider?

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Quick Let’s Get Rid Of The IO Needles

Not so fast. This weeks EMS show focuses on the study suggesting that IO access in cardiac arrest may not be as good as those plain ole boring IV’s.

I had the full show cast on this one and both Dave and Josh provided interesting opinions on this study.

Take a listen below and check out the study and article about it from EMS1 via the links below.

You can read the full study by clicking here. 

Read the article over at EMS1.com on this IO IV debate. 

Is Turnover Hurting EMS?

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. It can be about career movement, job satisfaction and options for the long haul.

Is teaching and supervisory positions the only rungs in the ladder?

Check out this podcast reboot and leave your thoughts below.

 

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What’s Your EMS End Game?

This episode of the show asks “Whats your EMS end game?”. It doesn’t have to be in EMS and if you are just starting out in EMS it is something you should be thinking about.

Take a listen and maybe you will start thinking what yours is if you have not already.

 

 

 

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What’s Your EMS Super Hero Power?

As EMS professionals we have to know a wide range of topics and be proficient at many various skills. However a lot of us have super powers. What I mean by that is we all have certain skills or topics that we are very good at, that we have mastered.

Do you know what your EMS super hero powers are? What about your partners? Knowing each others strengths and weaknesses really can make hard days easier and benefit your patients and even your coworkers.

Take a listen below to see what I mean.

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EMS Is Equal To SNF Staff

This weeks on the show Josh and I talk about some very similar things between EMS and SNF staff. This is post rant I had with my years of abuse by said staff. Josh pointed out some things though that I do think we should all keep in mind when we respond to the Nursing Home call with a report of any one of the following:

This is not my patient
Her Pulse Ox is 74% (but for you its 98% a miracle indeed)
The DNR dementia patient is not acting right
He rolled out of bed and no injury but policy requires an 911 EMS call to the ED.

Yeah the list can go on, but go take a listen to the show and see how these calls can make some sense.

Take a listen below and be sure and visit ITunes and take a few minutes to leave us a rating and review.

 

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EMS and Frozen Orange Concentrate

This weeks episode has Josh Knapp from WANTYNU joining me as we talk about partners in EMS, the right way, wrong way and any way methods in EMS. It can boil down to how you use your frozen orange concentrate.

Take a listen below and be sure and visit ITunes and take a few minutes to leave us a rating and review.

 

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How To Meet 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 EMS 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.

Take a listen to this ITunes reboot below and be sure to leave your thoughts and comments.

 

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Choosing Who Lives, Who Dies and Gets Picked Up In EMS

Do we choose who lives and dies in EMS or are we just following guidelines, made up my people who are out of touch with reality, research and medicine? Policies enforced with a legal eye and no regard for the patient and their outcomes.

There is a lot that goes with this story and others like it. Phrases like DNR, duty to act and more get thrown around. But there is an issue with this call that goes beyond CPR, deciding who gets it, when they get it or IF they get it.

Join us for this episode as we discuss the CPR, DNR, CCRC’s and the bigger underlying issue that we as EMS professionals face everyday with agencies like them.

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Is Any Day Your EMS Everyday?

What perception do people have of you? Have you built negative cache by letting things go and become your everyday?

Not sure what I mean? Take a listen to this weeks podcast to see what I am talking about. It is a short episode but I think it will make sense and hopefully change your everyday.