Respiratory PH | EMS Quick Study Tips

This installment of the EMS Quick Study Tips talks about respiratory acidosis and alkalosis. Great tips and help for EMS paramedics when taking exams and assessing their patients.

 

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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

 

Why Does EMS Have Such A High Turnover?

EMS1  Is EMS the stepping stone to other professions? Do providers leave EMS to pursue better career options when they find so few in EMS. Sometimes its not about pay. Its can be about career movement, job satisfaction and options for the long haul. Are teaching and supervisory positions the only rungs in the ladder?

This week we had two guests join us from the EMS Flight and RN fields and the discussion went to everything from education and pay to what may be most important of all – action.

Take a listen and let your thoughts on this topic below.

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.

 

EMS Knuckle Draggers & Expectations

Study5This week Jim and Josh talk about having to be willing to get down, dirty and in the mud as an EMS provider. The  topic of education and expectations was discussed as well.

Take a listen and find out why the knuckle dragging term came up. What was your expectation coming into EMS?

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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.

 

Loving EMS vs. Biding Your Time

EMS1Do you see EMS as a career? A profession worthy of education and dedication at the individual level? Or do you view it as a stepping stone.

Recently there been some discussion on two real sections of EMS. The ambulance drivers and the paramedics.

Join us for our take on this along with more discussion on everything EMS.


Thanks to EMS Manager for sponsoring the show. To get your customized free trial of their innovative EMS employee management and scheduling software click here.

Be sure to visit John Broyles on his podcast this Saturday by clicking here and check out Josh and his one of kind EMS oxygen wrench by clicking here.

Join Jim on FaceBook here and get the 12 lead pocket card here.

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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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EMS Week 2013 | Making It More Than A Slogan

ambulance1MMOne Mission One Team. Can this be possible? If you have listened to the show you know we really seem far from one of anything. But perhaps we are closer or can get closer than we think possible.

Join us with your EMS week plans and how you define this years slogan.



This episode is sponsored by EMS Manager. Now is a great time to sign up for a free trial of this EMS employee management software. Click here to get started.

Thanks to Josh for joining me as always and be sure to visit WANTYNU.com and save 15% on your purchase there by using coupon code “ems2013”

Great help by John Broyles and Tena in the chat room as well.