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.

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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.

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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.

 

EMS Training, Response & Patient Outcomes

We focus a lot on response in EMS. Your response coupled with your paramedic or EMT training can effect patient outcomes. 

Sometimes response is the focus without equal attention to training. Getting there is only part of what we do, yet is often the one marker that is looked at when it comes to a patients outcome.

This week we talk about EMS response, EMS call types, paramedic training and how they all reflect on patient outcomes.

Does an 8-10 minute response have a positive impact or is it better training and equipment?

Take a listen to this episode and be sure to click the Apple Link and leave me a quick rating or review. It only takes about 3 minutes but really helps the show.

 

 

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Social Media In EMS

ems white paperHere is an older podcast I did with Greg Friese of EMS1.com. We talked about social media in EMS how it goes beyond just a simple post and how it can affect your EMS career.

This was a great episode I know you will enjoy.

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The Accidental EMS Lifer

Did you start out in EMS with a five year plan? Now it’s 15 years later and you are still on the ambulance with no end in sight. Looks like you have become an Accidental EMS Lifer.

But all is not lost and you are not alone. In fact it isn’t all that bad.

Take a listen to this weeks podcast and hear my take on being a lifer by accident in EMS.

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Why EMS Providers Resist Knowledge

I was joined by Mike Pertz this week on the show and we discussed a variety of topics. One of them being why EMS providers resist increasing their knowledge base unless it is exam time or mandated by their job or certification.

Mike is a contributor to FireRescue1.com and he has a great tool for EMS providers to help with pediatric patients called SmartSquad and you can get more information on that tool here.

He gave some unique insight into this topic I am sure you will enjoy.

He is also the owner of FireFighterNow.com which helps those who want to become firefighters pass those exams.

This was a great episode so be sure to lean forward and listen below.

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Anticipation Can Be Everything In EMS

Being able to anticipate things in EMS can be helpful. When you think about it, you can actually try and anticipate many things in your EMS day. By doing this you will find yourself better prepared what you find even if you didn’t actually anticipate it.

Take a listen to this weeks episode to see what I mean below.

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