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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Tweet it to us @emssafe

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.


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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.



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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.

Merit Badges Determining Standard Of Care and…

EMS1This weeks episode contained a few hot topics in EMS news, the standard of care and how merit badges play into it all. Plus the EMT and police issue in NYC AND we went off the rails a bit with a discussion on scene positioning and prior planning.

Thanks to Josh and Tim Noonan for joining in the conversation and to John Broyles for keeping the chat room going.


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Click here for the link to Tim’s post on Merit badges and standard of care.

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.



Show Notes:

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Articles from show-

EMS1 – DC call out

Blog post by Bob over at EMS Patient Perspective

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

Is The EMT’s Job Safer, Less Demanding? When Should Medics Change Careers?

EMS1The last show of 2012. The year went by fast and the show has gained many new listeners. We end this year with a look at a few popular topics in EMS. Including the new outlook for EMT employment, when a medic should be a PA and a few other hot items in the EMS interwebs.

Take a listen as Jim, Josh, Bob talk about these topics and are joined by John Broyles over in the chat room.


Show notes:

Here are the articles mentioned during the show

Bob Sullivan on when its time to become a PA

The Social Medic post on the miraculous improvement in EMT job outlook.