How To BS Your Way Through EMS School

Lets face it. You can bullsh*t your way through EMT or Paramedic school. Do the bare minimum, skate by the exams, play off your class mates and pass.

Its not hard. I’ve seen people do it. Heck I know kids getting college degrees that have bullshitted their way through. Never taking a note or cracking open a book.

But when does that come back to haunt you? This weeks Office Hours talks all about when that half ass-ary comes back to teach you a valuable lesson.

Take a listen below and be honest. Have you ever BS’d your way through a class, a course or exam? Did it really help you past that moment?

I am confident it most likely did not.

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The Extension Of EMS

EMS1This week Jim, Josh and guest David Brenner talk about sharing EMS responsibilities with Fire, Law Enforcement and even camp counselors. When does it end, are the lines becoming blurred between what EMS does, patient care and who is best suited to perform interventions in the field?

Is it about the patients, budgets or turf?

Take a listen and leave your thoughts below in the comments.


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Expanding The EMT Role | What’s At Stake?

Giving nitro, albuterol treatments, epi pens and now intranasal narcan. While giving or assisting patients with these medications can be beneficial, is proper training and oversight being provided along with these added responsibilities. How many EMT’s want these added responsibilities? Should EMT’s even have these responsibilities?


 

Show notes:

Bob Sullivan – EMS Patient Perspective

Josh Knapp – WANTYNU

Two New Free Resources

Part of the Monday Minutes is providing resources, links, reviews and insights on EMS products and websites. I did this short special video edition of Monday Minutes this week to showcase two new resources that I have just added to the EMS Professional family. Both are free so be sure to tell your EMS buds.

Http://paramedicmentor.com

Http://ems-safety.com/12leadekgcard.htm

What Is Your EMS Success Point?

What is your EMS success point? Join Jim in this episode and talk about levels of success in EMS. Plus, find out if you are a Monday Morning Quarterback. [Read more…]