No One Wants To Work In EMS

EMS personnel shortage. Is there a shortage of people or pay?
Is the answer more education?

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The “I Can’t Breathe” Myth

This episode asks:

When a patient says “I can’t breathe” How can we tell if they are telling the truth? Should that even be part of the assessment?

Plus…

Being eased into 911 or thrown in the deep end. Which is better?

What to do when you’re in a self taught EMS program

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Quitting and failing is easy, EMS classes are not

On episode “this one”:

  • Quitting and failing is easy, EMS classes are not. That’s a good thing.
  • Flipping the classroom
  • The NY EMT having to take full recertifications because paperwork wasn’t in on time?

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Your EMS Mistake May Take You To Jail

Been seeing some news about EMS providers being charged criminally for medication errors. Will providers start thinking twice before giving a treatment if they don’t have too?

This and tips on treating transgender patients. Do we really need them?

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The Time They Laughed At You

I wanted to share this NREMT exam struggle story on passing the NREMT. 

One of my coaching students thought they knew it all. But when his classmates where moving ahead he was stuck behind and feeling like he was being laughed at. 

True of not, it can be very unsettling when you feel your peers are judging you. 

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The Lights Sirens Action Interview

Just did an interview with Lights Cameras Action and we talked about a variety of topics including:

  • The EMS testing environment
  • The importance of call reviews (even lift assists)
  • How to be prepared for potential opportunities when they come up. Not while they happen
  • Jim’s 9/11 experience
  • Plus more, including some inside takes on TM and EMSSEO.

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Where does your EMS duty start and stop?

When you are off duty, what would you respond to? Would you help the “disheveled person lying on the sidewalk?”

What is your off duty story?

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EMS Bathroom Breaks, Instructor Engagement and…

Dave, Jim and Josh talk about a method some instructors use to help their students even though the student probably thinks otherwise. Plus why bathroom breaks in EMS are different.

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EMS Calls That Don’t Go As Planned

You can thank your instructor later.

When your EMS instructor makes that scenario too difficult. They likely aren’t trying to make you look bad. 

More often, they are trying to prepare you for the inevitable. 

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When Is It Too Old To Get Into EMS?

EMS attracts people from many different backgrounds and cultures. It also seems to know no age limit. But when is it too old to get into the EMS field? How about too old to be in or stay in EMS? Like many things in EMS you will get various answers and opinions on this.

So once again we sit in the Office Hours chairs and give ours. I mean everyone has an opinion right? Whats yours on this topic?

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