Do We Need Better Cross Training?

Skills5Ever think EMS should do more cross training with our law enforcement and fire counterparts or vice versa?

It can be hard to know what is expected of us at fire scenes, crime scenes and accidents. I am sure it is just as frustrating to police and fire when they don’t know what we expect or need from them on our calls.

Better inter agency training can certainly help alleviate confusion and make us appear much more in tune with each other to the public as well.

Thanks to my special guest Rommie Duckworth who is filling in for Josh for this episode and to John Broyles for holding it down in the chat room.



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Did they tell you about that? EMS surprises

You’re an EMS provider. You’ve listened to your instructor, supervisor, FTO and anyone else who can give you that insight into the world of EMS right?  But did they ever tell you about certain things you will see, be asked to use or be prepared to act on?  At what point does it become your responsibility to know about these surprises? Take a listen as Josh Knapp and I discuss this along with the Chat room.



Show notes:

Free webinar replay of  “In The Field: Patients With Implanted Pacers and ICD’s”

 

 

EMS Partners – Good Bad or Ugly

Having a good partner in EMS can mean the difference between having a good tour or being tortured. What’s your definition of a good partner? Is it personality, professionalism, knowledge, skills or some combination of all. Listen in to hear Josh from WANTYNU give his opinion, Russell the Hybrid Medic talk about his positive experience when management tries to help and Jim teases EMT’s a little.




Show Notes:

Guests:

Josh K. of WANTYNU.com

Russell Stine the Hybridmedic

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EMS Equipment. Use, Care and Operation

We all check the ambulance each day. But putting a check mark on your sheet really goes beyond acknowledging the equipment is there. Jim talks about checking the ambulance, equipment safety, it’s use and ways to help make the most of your equipment resources. [Read more…]