Ultrasound In EMS & ED Docs On Patrol?

AUDIO5I’m posting this first quick podcast to hopefully begin a new series. Sort of a supplement to the longer shows and my quick takes and tips in EMS. Not sure what to call it… car cast, EMS daily’s or just a Jim Rant.

Take a listen and let me know what you think about the show, topics and suggest a title for me.

If your agency ever strikes it rich and begins using ultrasound how will you know where and what to look for? Knowing A&P is a great start and IMO (humble yet accurate) vital “know how” in EMS, ultrasound or not.

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Over 270,000 Listens | A Ten Year History

handiphone1This episode of the podcast has Jim and Josh looking back at the show. While prepping for this episode I looked back at the stats and tallied up over 270,000 listens to the show over the past 11 years. That a lot.

We talked about Josh and WANTYNU and how a once small idea began so much bigger. How Jim and Josh met and have been on a journey every since even before the podcast itself.

This was a nice fun and relaxed show. Take a listen and I hope if you have a dream beyond EMS it gives you the knowledge that it can be done.

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You Can’t Bill For EMS Experience

EMS This weeks podcast is a discussion on EMS organizations and personnel leaving for other jobs like Fire or Law Enforcement. What do agencies do to try and retain these experienced providers? During the show Dave commented that “You can’t bill for experience”.

Is the bottom line how agencies bill? Does the experience their providers bring to the community not count for anything?

Take a listen and be sure to leave your comments, Like and Share.

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Are Leading EMS Organizations Losing Their Way?

EMS1This week Josh and Jim talk about leading EMS organizations and ask if they are losing their way when it comes to content they are publishing?

In particular Jim mentions a recent blog post that puts JEMS on blast a bit for their seemingly lack of research and simple formatted articles.

Has this leading EMS magazine lost its way and can it find its way back?

Take a listen

You can read the article mentioned in this episode at the link below

Open Letter To JEMS

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Is The Public Desire For Degrees In EMS Privately Ignored?

ems paramedic questionsIf college degree providers are the goal why do leaders and organizations in EMS continue to accept and promote non degree programs and employees? Does it boil down to dollars and cents or is it that there just isn’t enough providers who pursue the degree path?

What are your thoughts on this? Have you noticed the public push for degree providers but the private acceptance of the status quo?

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EMS Education, Distance Learning and Pay

dreamstime_1143206This episode I am joined why Scott McConnell of DistanceCME.com. We discussed EMS education and the challenges of distance learning as well as the value it can bring. Scott gave his best three tips to make the most of learning online and we even squeezed in how it all ties into higher pay in EMS.

Take a listen to this great episode and leave your comments below.

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Changing BSI & Scene Safety | Oh yeah… Zombies

EMS1This episode talks about using the zombie apocalypse, changing how EMS does scene safety and BSI training. Plus Jims idea for his on duty Halloween costume.

 

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When They Ask For A Doctor and You Show Up

EMS This is a great reboot session with Greg Friese and remember that EMS Boot Camp sessions can now be found at EMSSEO.com.
For this episode we ask: “Have you ever helped the man down, stopped at an MVA or even performed CPR while off duty?”

As EMS professionals we sometimes find ourselves in a position to act while off duty.
For this Office Hours Greg and Jim talked a little about doing just that. You never know when someone may call out “Is there a doctor in the house?”. You would probably be surprised that they would prefer an EMT anyway.

I would love to hear your off duty story. Share it below in the comments.

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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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Reboot: Geriatrics, Customer Service And A Tale

medicsmalefemaleCheck 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 episode Ted Setla stopped in with info on the Feb 12th premiere of The Chronicles of EMS as well. This was back in 2010 but very worth watching even today.

This was a fast 30 minutes. Be sure to leave your comments below.


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