The Fine Line Of EMS Humor

OK, with a recent focus on a “sick & twisted” EMS Facebook page by local news, EMS sites and other pages. I decided to get on with Josh and talk about the dark humor in EMS.

While the Facebook page in question may have gone a bit too far. There is a line I think with this type of gallows humor and where it crosses is often up to the provider.

But there is a line and there is dark humor in EMS. If you don’t think there is or that it will go away, you’re not being honest and may have lost touch with the realities of EMS.

Take a listen to this weeks episode below.

We also talked about this back in 2012 along with some special guests. Check out this episode and see what’s changed if anything. That episode is here. 

Read the local news article on this here. 

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EMS Shortage Or Short On Pay?

After seeing several articles and social media discussions on the claims about EMS provider shortage. Jim and Josh jump on and ask the question “Is it truly a shortage of providers?” or maybe the continued low pay of EMS professionals is forcing qualified professionals who love the job to go into other fields with higher pay.

You can promote higher education as the solution till you’re blue in the face but no one is waiting around for agencies to pay higher for college degrees when that degree can pay the bills now someplace else.

Take a listen as they are also joined by a caller during the show.

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Are We Teaching To Pass The NREMT?

EMS educator and speaker Mike Smith joins Jim for this episode and they talk about difficulties in EMS training like teaching for the NREMT exam vs. teaching for the real world. Mike points out how it can be a good blend if done the right way.

Plus the flipped classroom and potential benefits to students. Listen and share below.

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Being A Critical Care Medic | Is CC Training Beneficial?

This episode I talk with Dominick Walenczak who is a Critical Care Paramedic and also runs the CritMedic Podcast.

We talk about the benefits of the advanced training as well as its use in the 911 arena. Honestly I’m a bit on the fence, but Dominick pointed out genuine benefits to the training and it’s application throughout EMS.

 

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EMS Education And Student Expectations

Joined by Josh Knapp and guest Skye Croom. We discuss EMS education, student expectations and some realities of the process.

We just scratched the surface on this one and hope to have Skye back soon to keep this important conversation going.

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Driving The Ambulance Like A Maniac

This episode I am joined by Josh and we discuss those crazy ambulance drivers. But more importantly we talk about communication and focus on ways to promote change when faced with co-workers who may not be thinking about the bigger picture, safety and a successful EMS career.

Take a listen below

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What Are Your EMS Benefit Goals?

When you think of benefits of EMS employment. Do you focus on pay, vacation, sick time? Or.. do you think about things like available continuing education, the partner you are with, schedules and how busy an organization is? It’s important to think about all these elements and more when applying for a career in EMS and what is most important is actually what you are looking to get out of your employment. Take a listen as Jim and Josh talk about these elements and maybe even bring up some benefits you may not have thought of.

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EMS Pay, Career and Education…. Again

This week Jim is joined by both Josh and Dave. We talk about everyones favorite EMS subject, pay, education and career options. However I don’t think this is your average talk on the subject. Take a listen below and be sure to share, leave a comment or subscribe to the podcast.

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Sharing Your EMS Secrets

It’s where is really happens right? We discuss the calls on the way there, we discuss them afterwards and we talk about everything EMS in that little space in the ambulance. It is pretty intimate when you think about it. It almost beckons us to tell our true opinions, our life stories and dreams to people we barely know.

But does what we say in that small private area stay there? While many feel it should, often it doesn’t. Depending on the system you work in, it could be a partner issue or lack of one that helps all those private thoughts and comments get shared. Yet we still share.

Do you? Have you found yourself trying not to share and then realize you are when its too late?

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First Responders, First Aid First On Scene

This episode gives my take on First Responders and the important role they play in EMS. But how they are often glossed over.

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