How Many Shots Did You Hear? | NOLA

nolashotsThis episode I am joined by Brett Schneider the author of “Welcome to New Orleans… How Many Shots Did You Hear?”

In this emotional collection of short stories, B.J. Schneider recounts one hundred of the most remarkable events in his career. You will take a ride with him and his partners experiencing the highs of life saving action, the lows of losing friends on the job as well some of the most hilarious moments experienced by the men and women in EMS.

Take a listen and be sure to visit his website below for samples of his stories and claim your copy on Kindle, Nook or Smashwords below.

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bschneiderB.J. Schneider has been a medic for 26 years working in and around the city of New Orleans. He was a Policeman for 15 years and currently lives in Gretna, La with his wife and children and works full time as a paramedic and safety manager for a local Oil and Gas firm.

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Managing Life Outside EMS & Code Green Campaign

medicsmalefemaleThis episode we talk about the new network, living your life outside of EMS, your personality color and the Code Green Campaign.

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The Foreign Language Of ECG Recognition

Study5When your new in EMS one of the most challenging subjects is ECG recognition. Too often new paramedics and those entering paramedic school want to jump right into 12 lead ECG’s, Axis deviation and all that sexy stuff. They want to bypass the basics and can find themselves struggling with all the entry level understanding of ECG’s.

This week Jim is solo with David Brenner and they talk about the struggles of being a new paramedic and grasping this vital skill of ECG recognition. Take a listen and be sure to leave your tips on understanding ECG’s.

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A Quick Spinal Immobilization Session

EMS1This latest on the podcast has Jim, Josh and Dave talking about specific changes to protocols and the elimination of spinal immobilization. This was a quick session and we will most likely revisit this one soon.

Does your agency still use long boards for spinal immobilization? While I see many doing away with them, I also see others being stead fast in keeping them around.

Take a listen and be sure to leave some comments below.


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.


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.

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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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