EMS Rapid Fire | June Part One

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AUDIO5In the first episode for June Jim and Josh talk about how Jim’s EMS Week was turned around and ask “Have the number of non emergency calls increased since you joined EMS?”.

Take a listen and leave your thoughts below. Have you seen your percentage of non emergency calls increase over the years?

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OMG EMT and Having a Felony In EMS

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ems paramedic questionsThis episode asks “Can you work in EMS of you have a felony?”. Is there a time or circumstance where having a felony does not totally prevent you from working in EMS? We also talk about the new TV show OMG EMT, just how clean your ambulance is and ask you to Guess The Call.

Take a listen and be sure to leave your thoughts below.

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EMS Week Show aka Jim Bitches About It

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EMS Week 2014 has begun. Oh the fun, prizes, days off and benefits of being an EMS provider are finally bestowed upon us all.

Or – it is business as usual and the one week that is named EMS Week is shared with other events, requires us to be on a week long public awareness campaign and often is overlooked by even our management.

Hey we are not looking for too much, but maybe just like during Nurses Week you see posters and ads that say “Thank a nurse”. We could have something similar. Instead of lets show the public the ambulance, teach first aid or CPR for free and make sure we get to the ED to maybe get a free meal before the rest of the “EMS” peeps get it all. (Rest of EMS meaning ED techs, nurses, docs and housekeeping).

Join us for your EMS week joy installment.

Register for the EMS Week Giveaway Event here

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Building Trust As An EMS Professional

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medicsmalefemaleThis week we continue with the second part on building trust in EMS. In this episode we talk about training, skill building and personal abilities when it comes to building rapport with our patients.

Join Jim on FaceBook here and get the 12 lead pocket card here.

Visit Josh at his FaceBook page here

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Be sure to subscribe to EMS Office Hours on Itunes and leave a comment and review by clicking here.

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Trust In EMS | Partners, Patients and Professionals

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EMS1In EMS we have to work on various levels of trust. We have to build trust with our patients in a limited amount of time, we must develop a trusting  relationship with our partners to have a good and productive work environment and having some trust with other health care professionals can help us when delivering and providing patient care.

This week we talk about trust in EMS and begin by asking why it’s important and where our EMS training fits into what is really a skill to be developed much like intubation or IV access and I think equally important.

Take a listen below and leave us your EMS questions or trust building tips in the comments below.


Join Jim on FaceBook here and get the 12 lead pocket card here.

Visit Josh at his FaceBook page here

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Be sure to subscribe to EMS Office Hours on Itunes and leave a comment and review by clicking here.

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EMS Patient Assessment | Getting Useful Responses

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Asking questions during our EMS patient assessment helps us decide and treat patients properly. But how do we get the best response from the patient with the limited time we have with them? This week I focus on a few strategies that may help you when you just aren’t getting the answers you need.

 

Click here for more patient interview help.

 
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Talking Paragods and Perception

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Video5This week we had planned on talking about EMS partners and trust but were joined at the last minute by the producers of Paragods. They gave some insight into the show and talked about the perception the show has in and out of EMS. They also discussed the overall goals of the show and moving forward with the next season.

Take a listen and be sure to go and watch a few episodes over on their FaceBook page here. 


Need some help with your EMS studies? Go find out what Jim is offering over at EMSSEO.com

Get the latest color of a WANTYNU wrench. Don’t know what that is? Find out here. 

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EMS History Taking | Chest Pain

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Depending on a patients chief complaint you may need to change up your history taking format in order to determine the best course of action in a timely manner. This weeks Monday Minutes is a little longer at about 17 minutes but I hope will help you formulate a mental flow chart when gathering history with your patient complaining of chest pain.



 

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Do We Lie In EMS?

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AUDIO4 This week Jim and Josh talk about telling lies in EMS. Mainly being able to navigate the waters between getting ourselves in trouble, our partners or just   trying to stay below the radar. We all want to the right thing. Maybe sometimes telling a lie or omitting the truth helps us survive in EMS. But telling the  truth up front can save us just as much and avoid someone else’s version of the truth from becoming your version.

What do you think? Take a listen and leave your goodie two shoes comments below.

Join Jim at EMSSEO.com here and check out Josh over at WANTYNU.

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SHRIMPCAN | Not So New Shock Tool

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This weeks Monday Minutes I show a tool that a co-worker told me about that I have never heard of. Thanks Stephen for the idea. Take a look and let me know if you have ever heard of this memory tool or share one of your own.

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