The Arm Chair Quarterbacking In EMS | Even A LODD Doesn’t Stop It

During this episode we discuss the recent LODD of an EMT in NYC, the feeding frenzy of EMS websites and blogs, arm chair quarterbacking in EMS and getting along with partners. Take a listen.


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What If Ambulance Service Was Gone….. Overnight

EMS1Think about. What if all of a sudden dozens of shifts and their personnel where no longer responding to emergencies?

Well, in this case it’s an not “if”. It’s more of a “it did” and a “why”.

Why did it happen, why wasn’t there warning and why wasn’t one of the largest providers of EMS to the public, FDNY better prepared.

Take a listen to this weeks podcast as Jim, Josh and Dave discuss the sudden bankruptcy of Transcare in NYC, how it took many by surprise including it’s employees and the FDNY.

 

NYC Private Hospitals Looking At Big Bills To Run 911 EMS. Should They Pay?

In the latest effort to get local government spending down, NYC wants voluntary hospitals to pay up to $1 million a year to have their ambulances respond to 911 calls. Should they consider paying?

This episode of EMS Office Hours talks about this proposal, feedback from the field, potential hazards looming and maybe a bit more. Joined by several guest callers and chat room participants this hot EMS topic is one that has the potential to effect not just NYC EMS providers but the citizens of the city as well.

Take a listen to hear several view points and be sure to post your comments as well below.



Show Links:

The Social Medic – Dave Konig – http://thesocialmedic.net/2010/12/fdny-and-bloomberg-replace-ambulances-providing-911-service-with-extortion-services/

Rogue Medic Blog-  http://roguemedic.com/2010/12/ny-city-decides-to-cut-back-on-ambulances/

WSJ Blog –   http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703493504576007743046682606.html

Save Our Hospital Based 911 Services Facebook Fan Page:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Save-Our-Hospital-Based-911-Ambulance-Services/183373018345212

Contact your local City Council – http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml