Reboot: Geriatrics, Customer Service And A Tale

medicsmalefemaleCheck out this great reboot of an episode with now EMS1.com’s Greg Friese telling a gruesome story (I’ll give you a hint “Q-Tip”).
It all started with a discussion on geriatric patients and being a good customer service EMS provider.

During this episode Ted Setla stopped in with info on the Feb 12th premiere of The Chronicles of EMS as well. This was back in 2010 but very worth watching even today.

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Why Checking The Ambulance Goes Beyond A Check Sheet

EMS1We all have to check the ambulance at the beginning of our shifts. Yes tedious, yes at times it makes you think why you have to look for the ring cutter or occlusive dressing every time. As if someone is moving them around each day playing a little game of EMS Concentration.

Take a listen to this weeks podcast and my take and some tips on the ambulance check off.

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Maintaining Our Health As EMS Professionals

17emsofficeInterview with Dr. Jennifer Milus. Discussion on the health of EMS providers and how we can stay healthy and injury free in our fast paced environment.  This is a reboot from he old AT days and my fledgling podcast days.

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Metabolic PH | EMS Quick Study Help

EMS paramedic study help for metabolic PH. Understanding metabolic acidosis and alkalosis. Key points to pass your EMS exam.

 

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Respiratory PH | EMS Quick Study Tips

This installment of the EMS Quick Study Tips talks about respiratory acidosis and alkalosis. Great tips and help for EMS paramedics when taking exams and assessing their patients.

 

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EMS Quick Study Help | Central Nervous System

EMS paramedic quick study help focusing on the central nervous system and EMS exams.


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What Is Your Non-Emergency Percentage?

medicsmalefemaleDuring this weeks Office Hours Jim, Josh and Dave talk about the never ending flow of non-emergency calls and how that can numb us as EMS providers. It’s important not get complacent and to properly assess each patient. However don’t you think that the crying wolf we deal with in EMS can easily make us fall into just what these patients sometimes perceive us as – A “taxi ride” to the hospital.

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Why Does EMS Have Such A High Turnover?

EMS1  Is EMS the stepping stone to other professions? Do providers leave EMS to pursue better career options when they find so few in EMS. Sometimes its not about pay. Its can be about career movement, job satisfaction and options for the long haul. Are teaching and supervisory positions the only rungs in the ladder?

This week we had two guests join us from the EMS Flight and RN fields and the discussion went to everything from education and pay to what may be most important of all – action.

Take a listen and let your thoughts on this topic below.

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EMS Documentation Pearls | Part One

This weeks episode is part one of two talking about some keys to EMS documentation. This often glossed over topic is also one of the most important aspects of your day to day EMS activities.

 

 

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EMS Airway Assessment | Hours Of Training, Seconds To Act

EMS airway assessment is drilled in to us from EMT school to recert classes like ACLS. But we know it all already so why keep harping on it? While it may take hours of classroom training and skills practice to learn airway assessment. You only have seconds in the field to decide how to manage a patients airway.

Deciding on using a BVM, KING airway or ETI depends on many things. You should be thinking about them as you approach your patients and during your
initial and on going EMS patient assessments.

This video drills home some more key points to think about during your airway assessment. Take a few minutes now to watch the video so you can
act in seconds later when your patient needs it.


Do you have some airway assessment tips? Post them below and be sure to like this video if you found it helpful.

 

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