Can EMS Stop Using O2 As The Go To?

Finally! EMS can stop using oxygen on patients…. Well not just yet.

Ever think that maybe patients would be just fine at a 94% Sp02 reading. Even when having a stroke or MI.?

A study on the benefits of oxygen and how an Spo2 reading as low as 93% or even 90% is just fine for patients.

This week on the show Jim is joined by Josh and Dave and they discuss this report and how even recent suggestions per the AHA has made using oxygen much different than it has been.

Take a listen below and be sure to read the report via the link below the audio.

The web based version of this report is on this page here.

You can check out Josh’s famous one of a kind Oxygen Wrench by clicking here.

 

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The Patient With The 105 Degree Fever

Happy New Year! The very first episode of the podcast for 2019 is live. I wanted to make it quick but also wanted to get you in the right mindset for the new year.

So, I talk about my latest call and the 105.3 degree fever I had. But most important is how I got the call and how you can benefit from my initial frustrations.

Take a listen below

 

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Don’t Settle For One EMS Option

As 2018 comes to an end I wanted to get one more episode of the podcast in and answer a question I get a lot from members and those I coach on a one to one basis.

The question? “Jim, why do you recommend other peoples products, websites and services?”

Yeah, you might think doing that hurts me as a small business owner. The thing is, I don’t have all the answers or even the best answers. But the one answer I do have is that “I know what is best for people to succeed”.

If that means I send them someplace else then so be it. However, many times it means my members and clients get the best of all worlds.

Take a listen and I think you will see what I mean and how this all applies to you as an EMS professional.

I know you will enjoy this quick 20 min episode and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.

 


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Treat The Patient Not The Monitor | Or Something Like That

This week on the podcast I talk about the age old saying “Treat the patient, not the monitor”. Maybe it should be “Treat the patient AND the monitor”.

Plus I highlight an up and coming ECG monitor that looks great but I think way to many bells and whistles – translation – too expensive for most agencies in equipment and training.

Take a listen below and be sure to rate and review on iTunes and leave me your feedback below should you so desire. Stay safe.

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Here is a link to the monitor I mention in the podcast.

Leaning In | Taking Stock In EMS

This weeks podcast is from a FaceBook Live I did. I talk about filtering content for EMS and how that can benefit you and your patients more. I also talk about the idea of “leaning in”.  I was listening a mentor of mine who is not in EMS actually but he was talking about this idea of Leaning In and I immediately knew how close it applies to EMS.

Take a listen below

Are You Biding Your Time In EMS?

Do 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 has 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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How EMS1 Chooses Content

This weeks podcast is joined by EMS1.com’s Greg Friese. Greg took some time with Jim to discuss just how a big EMS site like EMS1.com chooses content to show it’s readers.

This was a very interesting episode and will give you a behind the scenes peek at where all that content and subject matter comes from when you click on that EMS1 link.

Plus Greg and Jim talk about click bait headlines and the idea of when a subject is “too soon”.

Take a listen below

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Giving Patients An Unfair Advantage

When you prepare beyond your basic training and knowledge you are giving your patients an unfair advantage. This is good for them of course but great for you as well.

It’s unfair unfortunately because many EMS providers just do the minimum to get certified and get a job. But as you know, EMS is more than just a job. There are so many moving parts and you should be understanding them all thoroughly.

Doing that will give your patients that advantage they need. Take a listen to this weeks episode and see what I mean.

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Forgetful Partners and Seeing The Big Picture

This podcast reboot with EMS1.com’s Greg Friese talks about people who forget things during a shift. Whether it is restocking, checking an ambulance or even on scene awareness. It may be that understanding the bigger picture as partners and professionals is key to both patient care and harmony in the workplace.

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Improving EMS Study Habits

This week I pulled a great segment that goes over some ways you can better focus and improve your study habits in EMS.

I believe that this can help you not just for exams but also when it comes to simply retaining the information that is vital to us as clinicians in the field.

Take a listen and be sure to jump over to iTunes when you are done and give a quick review.


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