EMS Training, Response & Patient Outcomes

We focus a lot on response in EMS. Your response coupled with your paramedic or EMT training can effect patient outcomes. 

Sometimes response is the focus without equal attention to training. Getting there is only part of what we do, yet is often the one marker that is looked at when it comes to a patients outcome.

This week we talk about EMS response, EMS call types, paramedic training and how they all reflect on patient outcomes.

Does an 8-10 minute response have a positive impact or is it better training and equipment?

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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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EMS And PFA Training | Take The Poll

Medic partnersThis week on the podcast the guys talked about the training they received in paramedic and EMT school to prepare for psychological emergencies and emotional patients and family members we encounter in EMS.

How much training on this did you have in EMT or Paramedic school? Was it as much as Jim, Josh and Dave had?

Be sure to leave your thoughts on this one below so we can bring this discussion to the show a little more and offer feedback from you the listener.

 

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The Trachea | EMS Study Help

Breaking down some anatomy and focusing on the trachea. A simple yet key structure. Take a look and be sure to “Like” , “Share” and “Tweet” to spread the social media lovin’

 

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EMS MCI Preparation

EMS After a short break for Memorial Day, Josh and Jim are back to discuss a topic that in the past may not have been at the forefront of our EMS list.

Discussing the recent JEMS issue and EMS preparedness, we talk about how it can pay off and why more than ever preparation can be the key to patient survival and provider safety. Guest caller Walter Dusseldorp of the Hudson Valley Paramedic Association made this a very interesting episode.

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See the JEMS articles mentioned here.

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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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Should EMS Add Chest Tubes To The Toolbox?

EMS Chest tubes in EMS? Maybe we should stick with what we know here. What do you think? Is your agency doing them or thinking about it?

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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”

 

 

National Curriculum, EMS Titles and Hurdles

New titles and changes in EMS levels present some challenges to EMS. Some states are leaving certain level names as is, some are adding another level. These changes also present a challenge to the volunteers in EMS and funding available.

Shouldn’t every state adopt what the National Curriculum has presented? Is this a death knoll to the volunteer system or a chance for them to embrace and meet the changes that look to improve the EMS profession?

Take a listen to this session an give your point of view on the EMS transitions.


Show Notes

Thanks to Tim and Bob for joining us and lending their insight.

Tim Noonan at Rogue Medic

Bob Sullivan at EMS Patient Perspective

Josh Knapp over at WANTYNU

Article mention at The Happy Medic is here

Check out the blog post mentioned during the show by Kelly Grayson here

Thanks to John Br for joining in the chat. Check out his podcast over at 1-Union-801

Your Thoughts On Arming EMS?

This week there was no live podcast.  I did want to highlight one post we did back in February that I think is worth revisiting a little. The link is below. Be sure to post your comments and or tips.

Click here to listen to Arming of EMS.