What’s Your EMS Specialty?

This week I talk about specialties in EMS. Not necessarily the types that come with an Alphabet string to add to your last name. See what I mean and let me know what your specialty is in the comments below.


 

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Free Webinar | EMS Exam Success

Study5Join me for a free live webinar on March 16th at 1500 hrs, EST

Everyone has a different method of studying and preparing for exams.

You have probably developed this over the course of your life and it works for you.

The thing is, maybe you are working harder to study and pass exams. In EMS this is definitely when working harder is NOT smarter.

So, I am doing a quick EMS Exam Success workshop that you can come join me in.

In this webinar I am going to show you my method of studying and preparing for an exam and how I coach EMS students when they are struggling.

A method that has worked for them and me time and again.

It’s 100% free and I am giving away a special gift at the end of this event as my way of saying thank
you for joining me. (Hint: It’s a download of EMS study resources that usually sells for $20).

To get details and sign up for this event just click the link below.

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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.


Click here to find out more about Uncovering The Autonomic Nervous System.

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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.

Take a listen to the show and pay attention to find out how you can get a free WANTYNU Oxygen Wrench. 


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Also you can contact us direct with comments on the show by sending an email to contact(at)emsofficehours.com

 

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.

 

The EMS Hobbyist

medicsmalefemaleThis week we talk about the part time EMS provider. The volunteer, the person who uses EMS as a part time income or because they enjoy the rush, the change from a desk job. Does this type of workforce help or hurt us as a profession? How does this demographic in EMS effect the supply and demand for employers?

How does this all translate to those of us who depend on EMS for our livelihood?

Take a listen as we are joined by guest David Brenner and leave your thoughts on our discussion in the comments below.


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What Are Your EMS Talking Points?

EMS This week we give some teaser content on upcoming episodes and want your feedback, your talking points and your opinions on some popular EMS topics. We hope to get the dialogue started in October with topics like EMS pay, being a hobbyist or professional in the EMS world, cops giving Narcan and responsibilities shows and websites have when it comes to the perception of EMS to the masses.

Take a listen and leave your comments below, over on Facebook or send Jim an email. This show is about you the EMS professional and your thoughts, struggles and ideas as much as it is about our own.


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Send it to Jim at  jhoff(at)emsseo.com

OR – Just leave your comments below.

 

The EMS Identity, Who Are We?

medicsmalefemaleYou may have seen many times how EMS has an identity crisis. If you take a step back, it really is no wonder. It seems we are forever trying to come up with a name, what that name means and what anyone who holds that name can or can’t do.

Does it start at EMT and end with Community Paramedic? Ambulance driver or Nurse?

This week we ask the question “How can we decide on a name when we can’t decide on the job we want to do?”

Should we be sticking with what we know before trying to look at other things that may be mucking up the gears? Josh ponders “Maybe we should get under the nursing umbrella”.

Take a listen to this very lively episode and share what you think EMS should really be.


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Check out Josh and his one of kind EMS oxygen wrench by clicking here.

 

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ED EMS Wait Times and DC EMS NYE Sickout

EMS How long have you waited for a bed at the ED? Did you or should you continue all patient care while you wait? We discussed this on the show along with the NYE DC EMS sick out where more than 100 providers called in sick on New Years Eve, coincidence or deliberate? Take a listen and post your thoughts below in the comments.



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Articles from show-

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Blog post by Bob over at EMS Patient Perspective

Thanks to Josh Knapp, Bob Sullivan and John Broyles for joining in the conversation.