Meeting 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 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 below and be sure to leave your thoughts and comments.

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Key Steps To Becoming A Flight Paramedic

Flight ParamedicThis episode of EMSOH Jim is joined by Troy Shaffer who is the director of The Flight Safety Network. Troy discusses some key steps to becoming a flight medic. They also talk about some great interview techniques that will help you no matter what EMS job you may be looking to land.

Take a listen below and be sure to leave your comments, Like and Share.

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Get more information about the Flight Safety Network here.

Become a Flight ParamedicWant more details on becoming a Flight Paramedic? Get targeted advice for EMTs & Paramedics interested in air medical careers. An outline of the Flight Safety Network “Earn Your Flight Wings” training program. Troy gives easy-to-follow, actionable steps to your first air medical flight crew job. Click here for details.

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EMS Minimum Wage | Sign The Petition

EMS Jim and Josh discuss the petition for a federally mandated EMS minimum wage. Take a listen, leave some comments and make sure to go and sign the petition.

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Are You A Brain Dump Medic?

man-discuss-01During this weeks episode we discuss what a brain dump medic is, why they exist and how you can avoid becoming one. This along with how to stay motivated in EMS with education… yes education.

Plus Jim’s idea on how he is going to combine EMS training, fun, vacation and his new bikini waxing class.

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Patients Should Not Be Dumped Off Stretchers Onto Floors But…..

EMS If you follow social media on EMS at all you may have seen the video with the paramedic flipping a patient off the stretcher. Have you ever been in the same situation as this paramedic? While using the excuse of “snapping” does not support this medics actions and while he was 100% wrong in doing this to the patient. Isn’t there a “but” someplace in this video?

Take a listen to this weeks episode to see what I mean and be sure to leave your comments below.

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The Post EMS Week Show | EMS Compass

EMS2This week the hosts talk about EMS Week, The EMS Compass project and the difference between the EMS Everyman and those
who decide where the profession is going.

Take a listen to what is most likely the first in a series of discussions and start owning your EMS future.

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Using OTC Sleep Aids in EMS

Motivated by a recent Facebook post, Josh brought a pretty important topic to the show. He was surprised at the number of EMS professionals who use over the counter sleeping aids to fall asleep. We discussed some of the potential issues with this type of facilitated sleep as well as possible causes of sleep issues in the EMS field.

Take a listen and leave your thoughts below. Do you take sleep aids or need stimulants to stay awake when working i.e. coffee, energy drinks etc.?

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The 45M Dollar EMS Volunteers

spam_can_openThis week we talk about volunteers and rather than the usual paid vs volley debate. We decided to talk about how there are counties that actually pay for the volunteer service to operate and it’s funded by the taxpayers. Now there is of course a lot to consider but when a number like 45 million dollars gets thrown around someone needs to raise an eyebrow.

This was a lively episode so pay attention and leave your thoughts below.


Conquering The NREMT CBT Exam

Get key points on the NREMT CBT exam like developing a mindset of success for the NR cognitive exam and learning how the test is administered and scored (Why you’re going to fail). Understanding how National Registry test questions are created. (And what that means to you), dispelling the myths about what the test is really about and how to develop powerful strategies to approaching the question and finding the right answer. This digital e-book is the UNDERGROUND WRITTEN TRANSCRIPT of the live two hour webinar held at EMS Boot Camp. Get all the details by clicking here.

 

 

Taking Risks To Meet Expectations

ems paramedic questionsThis 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 what your optimal EMS salary would be below.

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Calling In Sick In EMS | Another EMS Closing

ems transportThis 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 tax to keep it.

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