Should EMT’s Take ACLS?

ems acls educationBased on a discussion I saw on LinkedIn, I give my take on whether EMT’s should be taking an ACLS course. While advancing our education is what we should all strive for, can obtaining EMS education above our scope hurt or help us? What are your thoughts?



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Your Silence Is Your Acknowledgement

EMS membership is lagging. Worse is that participation in changes and popular topics in the industry is almost non existent except for a handful of people all saying the
same thing. Change is needed, wanted and begged for. But without a unified voice, without a bigger push for what EMS needs as an industry to move forward, all that will be heard by the entities that have the option to promote change or just leave things as they are is silence.

Your silence is your agreement to keep things as they are. Not voicing your opinion, talking to your peers and being an active part of the potential changes that face EMS or that can advance the industry is simply allowing it all to stay the same.

What’s the answer? A start could be to promote each others success, look for opportunities to have a voice and as individuals, become unified to take EMS to the next level in patient care, career opportunities and educational success.  Listen to this weeks Office Hours below to find out what I mean by all this and leave your comments or click away to the next page…. it’s your choice.

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EMS Information Overload

With so much information out there and different ways to get it, how do you avoid information overload? Can there be such a thing in EMS? Jim has a quick view on that in this weeks Monday Minutes. What do you think?

How Big Is Your EMS Puzzle Piece?

Education, success and opportunity are all key elements in your growth as an EMS professional. While there are varying levels of each, you have to decide how big a piece education is to your success by understanding why and how success and opportunity tie into it. Take a quick listen to this Monday Minutes to get some insight and find out about Jim’s commitment to these key points.

Teaching & Instructing OR Coaching & Mentoring

Are you an EMS educator or field preceptor? Maybe you’re a student just getting into EMS. The EMS way of learning varies with instructor and student types alike. But do you take the teaching or coaching approach with your students? Do you learn more as a student when instructed or mentored? Listen to this episode for some key insights to the differences and how they affect the learning process. [Read more…]