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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EMS Pits Crews | Should A Yellow Flag Be Waved?

You may have heard of the EMS Pit Crew. The popular model is when this is utilized during cardiac arrest calls and each EMS crew member has assigned role. Can this improve outcomes, avoid scene confusion and be the future of cardiac arrest and even patient management in EMS? Or should we be putting up that yellow flag and take a closer look at this model?

Joined by Bob Sullivan and Tim Noonan, we discuss the pros and cons of having these assigned roles. Be sure to comment below and give your take on the EMS Pit Crew.


Show Notes:

Bob Sullivan – EMS Patient Perspective

Tim Noonan – Rogue Medic

Josh Knapp – WANTYNU.com

Thanks also to David Aber from The EMS Difference for helping out in the chat room along with David Blevins.

Read the article mentioned from JEMS here.