Stressful EMS Calls | The Pucker Factor

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medicsmalefemaleMany calls we run in EMS are pretty basic. Easy assessments, uneventful transports. However we do actually run emergency calls. The critical pediatric, major trauma, police officer down, firefight down etc.

These call types can rapidly increase our anxiety levels and give us the “pucker factor” no one wants to experience.

If you really think about though, these are not always the calls that give us that anxiety and increase our performance as EMS professionals.

Take a listen to this episode to see what I mean. This is the second half of the live show recorded August 10th. Be sure to Like and Share this one and to leave us some feedback and comments on ITunes at http://emsseo.com/itunes

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EMS Unit Utilization | Is Data Effecting Patient Care?

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As EMS professionals we do a job. Part of that job is being available to take calls and respond in a timely manner. Utilization of EMSmedicsmalefemale crews and tracking times on scene, in hospitals etc. ensure we are meeting the goals of response. However, when does this metric of time begin to effect patient care, documentation and even response?

Take a listen to this episode and share your thoughts below. I have a feeling we will be re-visiting this topic soon and hope to add your feedback to the discussion.

 

 

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EMS In The “War”m Zone?

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EMS This week Jim and Josh were joined by Dave Brenner. They talked a bit about EMS training, vehicle responsibilities and found their way into a recent article in the NY Times about sending EMS providers into active shooter warm zones on a more frequent basis. Is this a good idea? Take a listen to the panels ideas and leave your own below.


 

Read the NY Times article here.

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EMS Situational Awareness and Situation Reality

EMS With recent events in Boston and Texas, the idea of situational awareness for EMS providers is one where we should evaluate and re-evaluate our roles. But while you often hear about situational awareness and may even be keenly aware of it during these calls, the actual situation itself can often have us abandoning training, in favor of saving lives.

Join Josh from WANTYNU and Jim as they discuss this topic and are joined by John Broyles and Tena C. in the chat room



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This episode is sponsored by EMS Manager. Get a free trial of their innovative employee scheduling and management software. Go here for details.

 

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Preparing New EMS Providers | Beyond The Textbook

!cid_1A4117EE-C2FC-40DA-8ED5-4309CD462105As an EMS professional you have sat in class, studied the content, taken the exams and have even continued your education in CEU’s. But with all this book learnin’ how can you translate the textbook into the field?
The calls we go on don’t adhere to the textbook and the patients have not read them either. So, the balancing act is ever present between the text and the reality of EMS.

Listen as Jim, Josh and guest Bob Sullivan discuss the disconnect and some of the issues new EMS providers face.

Thanks to Joe P, John Broyles and Tom Bouthillet and others for joining in the chat room.


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Ambulance Operations | EMS Questions | WWJD 11/08/12

So you are responding lights and sirens and the vehicle in front of you won’t pull to the right and you can’t get around them. What do you do? Check out my ambulance response tips on Youtube also.

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Interfacility Transport vs. 911 EMS

I was recently asked a question about my take on inter-facility transport EMS as opposed to 911 EMS. I thought it would be a good idea to highlight this topic this week. Great discussion with callers and live chat. Take a listen and be sure to post your comments below.


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Josh Knapp over at WANTYNU for the best Oxygen Wrench You’ll ever own.

Be sure to check out WWJD (What Would Jim Do?) to get answers to your EMS questions.

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