Taking Risks To Meet Expectations

This week the guys talk about EMS pay and what is enough pay for the risks involved. Speaking of risks. We also discuss the risks we take in order to meet expectations set by our agencies and even our training. Take a listen and be sure to post … [Continue reading]

Calling In Sick In EMS | Another EMS Closing

This week we got into when we call in sick as an EMS professional, the term mental health day and how small vs. large agencies view sick time. Also discussed was another EMS agency closing where residents voted down a service rather than pay a small … [Continue reading]

EMS Medicolegal P2 | EMS Quick Study

This weeks Monday Minutes focuses on the new EMS Quick Study series. This week is part two of Medicolegal Aspects. Remember, this is designed for quick terms and topic refresher. Great for a last minute exam review. You can get full presentations on … [Continue reading]

Narcan For Everyone | Backboards For No One

On this weeks EMS Office Hours I was joined by Greg Friese and we discussed two popular topics in 2014. We talked about the growing use of Narcan by not just EMS but other first responders like law enforcement and fire departments. Plus the welcomed … [Continue reading]

EMS Medicolegal P1 | EMS Quick Study

This weeks Monday Minutes focuses on the new EMS Quick Study series. This week is part one of Medicolegal Aspects. Remember, this is designed for quick terms and topic refresher. Great for a last minute exam review. You can get full presentations on … [Continue reading]

When Your Patient Uses 10 Codes

I am going to tell a story here. One of those "it happened on the ambulance" stories. So, while on a call of an assault I am treating this patient who was in a fight along with about 5 other people. She said she was jumped and that her assailants … [Continue reading]

What Is Your Non-Emergency Percentage?

During this weeks Office Hours Jim, Josh and Dave talk about the never ending flow of non-emergency calls and how that can numb us as EMS providers. It's important not get complacent and to properly assess each patient. However don't you think that … [Continue reading]

EMS Foundations | EMS Quick Study

This weeks Monday Minutes starts a brand new feature where I am going to focus on nice EMS quick study tips. These early ones may be a bit run of the mill for you but I want to start at the beginning and build this library resource for you and future … [Continue reading]

Do You Know Your Stroke Mimics?

This weeks episode talks about many of the mimics of a CVA/Stroke. Do you keep these differentials in mind when assessing your patient for neurological emergencies? Get the free download mentioned in the video by clicking here. … [Continue reading]

Taking Orthostatic Blood Pressures

This weeks Monday Minutes episode focuses on the procedure for taking orthostatic blood pressures. Now it may seem pretty straight forward for many but I have seen too many EMS providers do it wrong or for the wrong reasons. Take a look and let me … [Continue reading]