Making Mistakes In EMS

Have you ever made a mistake as an EMT or Paramedic? Ever felt burnt out?

This episode of the podcast talks about some of Jim’s and Josh’s mistakes and how Jim avoided burnout many years ago. Plus how mistakes are best handled not if, but when you make them.

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When The Funeral Home Gets The ROSC

This episode of the show talks about the upcoming cuts to EMS by FDNY, the importance of knowing your patients DNA (or not) and the time you pronounced that patient dead but the funeral home got the ROSC credit.

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Why Is Pay In EMS A Surprise?

It seems since COVID started we keep seeing articles and reports by news and social media about how little EMT’s and Paramedics get paid. 

Why is it such a surprise? Looking at NYC and FDNY providers, it was reported that most members have to work 2, 3 or even 4 jobs to pay their bills. 

While the pay in EMS is nothing new to us. This new attention might help with our paychecks. 

But we thought that after 9/11 and it didn’t happen then. 

Check out this episode, we talk about pay but also how we have seen and participated in the multiple job lifestyle. 

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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.

Watch it below

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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.

Take a listen and be sure to follow Lights Sirens Action on your favorite social media platform by clicking the links below.

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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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