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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EMS Education, Distance Learning and Pay

dreamstime_1143206This episode I am joined why Scott McConnell of DistanceCME.com. We discussed EMS education and the challenges of distance learning as well as the value it can bring. Scott gave his best three tips to make the most of learning online and we even squeezed in how it all ties into higher pay in EMS.

Take a listen to this great episode and leave your comments below.

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Changing BSI & Scene Safety | Oh yeah… Zombies

EMS1This episode talks about using the zombie apocalypse, changing how EMS does scene safety and BSI training. Plus Jims idea for his on duty Halloween costume.

 

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Meeting EMS Student Expectations

ems transportEMS educators are challenged with meeting student expectations. What do new candidates in EMS expect from the learning experience and what they will see in the field?

So how to we teach new EMS providers what’s real in EMS?

This week I am joined by Thomas Nagel a paramedic, RN and EMS educator in NC, who shares his insights into meeting student expectations. We also talk about some EMS dogma with regards to EMS educators themselves. All this plus tips on helping students of all provider levels and experiences build up their cache of what is normal for patients.

Take a listen below and be sure to leave your thoughts and comments.

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The Foreign Language Of ECG Recognition

Study5When your new in EMS one of the most challenging subjects is ECG recognition. Too often new paramedics and those entering paramedic school want to jump right into 12 lead ECG’s, Axis deviation and all that sexy stuff. They want to bypass the basics and can find themselves struggling with all the entry level understanding of ECG’s.

This week Jim is solo with David Brenner and they talk about the struggles of being a new paramedic and grasping this vital skill of ECG recognition. Take a listen and be sure to leave your tips on understanding ECG’s.

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EMS And PFA Training | Take The Poll

Medic partnersThis week on the podcast the guys talked about the training they received in paramedic and EMT school to prepare for psychological emergencies and emotional patients and family members we encounter in EMS.

How much training on this did you have in EMT or Paramedic school? Was it as much as Jim, Josh and Dave had?

Be sure to leave your thoughts on this one below so we can bring this discussion to the show a little more and offer feedback from you the listener.

 

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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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Building Your EMS Knowledge Base

Study5This week Josh, Jim and David opened the discussion up and talked about various EMS topics. One of them being building your knowledge base in EMS. What is too much information? Nice to know vs. need to know for your patients.

Take a listen and leave your comments below, I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Exploring The Direct To Medic Training

DTMThis week we are joined by Vincent A. Papasodero. He is the Program Manager from the Emergency Medical Institute, North Shore-LIJ Health System. They have started a unique program that is called Direct to Medic. Students with no prior EMS training or experience will enter the DTM Program through a traditional Emergency Medical Technician Course. It is a 20-month program, which will afford candidates the opportunity to become credentialed as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic.

Take a listen as we talk about this unique program, its goals and answer any misconceptions about it.

Stay tuned at the end of the broadcast while we answer our very first listener question!

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When Online Paramedic Training Works

!cid_8D2A46EE-0C88-4D52-8C08-D2E15E23885CBecoming a paramedic can be done via college or technical schools and can range from 6 months to two years. But what about those courses that offer paramedic training online? Can this be a viable option? While not the optimal path to becoming a paramedic, there is one situation where this distance learning can be beneficial.

Josh couldn’t be with us this week but listen in as Jim and special guest Evan Feuer from Medic Training International as they discuss how to create paramedics overseas using US based training and standards.


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