Tips For EMS Pros | Name Calling and Noting Trends

AUDIO5 In this installment of my Top Tips for EMS Professionals I highlight;

The #1 EMS Tip (or it should be).

What’s in a name and..

Noting your trends not the machines.

Have some tips that go along with these? Or some EMS professional tips of your own? Post them below in the comments.

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Patients Should Not Be Dumped Off Stretchers Onto Floors But…..

EMS If you follow social media on EMS at all you may have seen the video with the paramedic flipping a patient off the stretcher. Have you ever been in the same situation as this paramedic? While using the excuse of “snapping” does not support this medics actions and while he was 100% wrong in doing this to the patient. Isn’t there a “but” someplace in this video?

Take a listen to this weeks episode to see what I mean and be sure to leave your comments below.

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Being Brutally Honest With Your Patients

EMS On this recent episode Josh and Dave took the reins to discuss when or if EMS providers should be telling patients they are having
a stroke, a heart attack or even if they are going to die.

Sparked by a podcast on Ted Talks it got Josh asking who should be speaking for the industry on this topic?

Take a listen and be sure to leave your thoughts and how you handle these situations.

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The Post EMS Week Show | EMS Compass

EMS2This week the hosts talk about EMS Week, The EMS Compass project and the difference between the EMS Everyman and those
who decide where the profession is going.

Take a listen to what is most likely the first in a series of discussions and start owning your EMS future.

Check out EMS Compass here

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When The EMS Patient’s Story Changes

This is part three of a recent episode where the panel talks about the patients story or how the story seems to change. Jim mentions some pet peeves he received via email and the one that stood out was how a patients gives you one story in the ambulance and then once at the ED does a switcheroo on you.

Take a listen to why we think this happens and some ideas on how to mitigate this from happening.

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A Focus On Raising The TXT Generation

txtgenIn this episode of Office Hours Jim sits down with Thaddeus Setla to talk about his project “Raising The TXT Generation”. While this may not be a direct EMS related topic, both Ted and Jim feel it does reflect in public safety and results from social media and children mixed together can bring EMS in contact with this issue.

Whether you are an EMS professional or a parent, get behind this project and show your support by clicking the link below and following the project.

Click here for complete details and short video on the Raising The TXT Generation project.

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EMS Doing Away With AHA?

What if EMS decided to no longer use AHA certification for CPR and ACLS? Let’s say they decided to use AHA as a base but implemented their own training and testing based on current research and what they see to be working.

Well there are agencies out there who are trying this.

Check out this weeks episode for the hosts opinion on this and more. Is it a patient care thing, a financial thing or something else?

Here is link to Jim Op-ed article at EMS World

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EMS And PFA Training | Take The Poll

Medic partnersThis week on the podcast the guys talked about the training they received in paramedic and EMT school to prepare for psychological emergencies and emotional patients and family members we encounter in EMS.

How much training on this did you have in EMT or Paramedic school? Was it as much as Jim, Josh and Dave had?

Be sure to leave your thoughts on this one below so we can bring this discussion to the show a little more and offer feedback from you the listener.

 

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Using OTC Sleep Aids in EMS

Motivated by a recent Facebook post, Josh brought a pretty important topic to the show. He was surprised at the number of EMS professionals who use over the counter sleeping aids to fall asleep. We discussed some of the potential issues with this type of facilitated sleep as well as possible causes of sleep issues in the EMS field.

Take a listen and leave your thoughts below. Do you take sleep aids or need stimulants to stay awake when working i.e. coffee, energy drinks etc.?

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Treating Intoxicated Patients in EMS or Babysitting 101

EMS1With some recent news about a paramedic and ED Doc refusing treatment of an intoxicated patient. The cast at Office Hours thought it would be a great time to discuss the treatment and transport of intoxicated patients. What qualifies at intoxicated vs. having a few too many? Is it an actual ETOH amount or when EMS arrives on scene?

Thinking about your last ETOH abuse call, was the transport for CYA or did the patient need ED evaluation?

Take a listen to this episode and leave your comments below. We would love to hear your last intoxicated patient story.

Read the article mentioned in the episode here.

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