EMS Study Tips | Spinal Trauma

Wrapping up the head and spinal injuries section of the EMS quick study tips series. This video episode covers spinal injuries and the key elements you will often see on your EMT and paramedic.



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The Response To COVID Effects On EMS

After watching a video news article on the FDNY response to EMS members and their struggles with mental health during the COVID 19 Pandemic. We decided to talk about the lack of support that seems to be offered to EMS professionals after events like COVID.

Is this anything new? The mentality of suck it up and keep going seems to be business as usual. But the environments that EMS are facing these days is anything but.

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When Patients Care About Where You Take Them

This was a Facebook Live version of the show and we talk about patients requesting specific hospitals and sick vs, very sick.

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Lights Sirens Action | Actionable Tips For EMS

On episode # “This One” I am joined by Stacee from the popular Lights Sirens Action on platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

This was an engaging episode and we talked about giving quick actionable tips for EMS professionals, content production for EMS in social media and the goals that social media producers like myself and Stacee strive for.

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EMS Universe | Education, Volunteers and Social Media

This episode I am joined by the creator of the popular EMS instagram group @ems_universe. We talk about variety of topics including volunteers, social media, education and getting EMS back together.

This was a great show I am sure you will enjoy.

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What Is The New Normal For EMS?

As the pandemic curve begins to flatten. We have to consider all that has changed for EMS during the crisis and what will be the new normal for EMS going forward the next few months and beyond.

Will it be back to business as usual or will some elements of change that should have been implemented years ago stay and even elevate EMS to a bigger role in health care.

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When Protocols Get Ignored | FDNY vs. NYS

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, NYS Department of Health EMS put a new protocol out on the triage, treatment and transport of Cardiac Arrest Patients. NYC FDNY then over ruled the protocol.

Why?

The NYS guideline is geared toward EMS provider safety and FDNY has decided what appears to be otherwise.

Take a listen here and you can view the new guideline below as well as the AHA link Dave mentioned during the show.

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COVID and Beyond | Changes To EMS Protocols

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The stress on EMS agencies keeps growing. Especially in hot areas like NY and NJ.

Dr Ken Lavelle who is an Emergency Medicine Clinic Instructor and Medical Director for several agencies in NJ and PA, joins Jim on this episode to discuss changes he made to local EMS protocols to help mitigate response, treatment and transport of EMS calls with potential coronavirus symptoms.

We also discuss common struggles when putting new guidelines into play during something like a pandemic and the potential to take a broader look at these changes and others going forward after the pandemic is over.

Check out Dr Lavelle’s training website at Emergency Training here.

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Adding More EMS To COVID-19 Response

With the healthcare profession under siege from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need more professionals providing care now.

But what is the best way to get providers out into the workforce? The NREMT made an attempt to get new providers out there but maybe just too weak of an attempt.

Are there better ways? Jim and guests talk about ways they think EMT’s and paramedics can be of use during this crisis.

Everything from reactivating retried members to rehiring past employees and perhaps putting providers in non essential areas of ED’s or ambulance departments.

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When EMS Response Overrides COVID-19 Dangers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Dangers to EMS professionals increase, protocols for our response keep changing and the personal decision to potential exposure is becoming a reality some may not be able to ignore.

EMS provider age, previous medical conditions and even family situations are playing a bigger part each day.

This episode talks about provider response. Especially when it comes to age and past medical history. When our desire and passion to help others conflict with potential or obvious dangers, how do we decide what is right and what is safe?

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