EMS Doing Away With AHA?

What if EMS decided to no longer use AHA certification for CPR and ACLS? Let’s say they decided to use AHA as a base but implemented their own training and testing based on current research and what they see to be working.

Well there are agencies out there who are trying this.

Check out this weeks episode for the hosts opinion on this and more. Is it a patient care thing, a financial thing or something else?

Here is link to Jim Op-ed article at EMS World

Check out Josh and his one of a kind Oxygen Wrench here.

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Merit Badges Determining Standard Of Care and…

EMS1This weeks episode contained a few hot topics in EMS news, the standard of care and how merit badges play into it all. Plus the EMT and police issue in NYC AND we went off the rails a bit with a discussion on scene positioning and prior planning.

Thanks to Josh and Tim Noonan for joining in the conversation and to John Broyles for keeping the chat room going.


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Click here for the link to Tim’s post on Merit badges and standard of care.

Lessons Learned | Fatigue In EMS

This Office Hours touched on lessons we can learn from the calls we do. Whether it’s that serious call or maybe a treatment method. Each response gives an opportunity for providers to grow and learn as EMS professionals. Jim was joined by the Hybrid Medic Russell Stine and also chatted about fatigue in EMS and it’s dangers. Take a quick listen and be sure to share something you learned recently in the comments below.

Show Links:
The Hybrid Medic Blog – http://hybridmedic.com

EMS Monopoly Game – http://emergencyservicesplayshop.com

EMS Outside Agitator – http://emsoutsideagitator.com

New AHA ALS Guidelines – http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/122/18_suppl_3/S729

EMS Boot Camp – http://emsbootcamp.com