Every EMS Psych Call Needs A Social Worker

… Said no one in EMS ever.

This episode of the show talks about the idea that social workers should be responding to EMS psychiatric calls instead of law enforcement.

Great for LE (we all know they hate those calls anyway). But bad for EMS.

Plus we talk about that age ole topic of EMS pay, provider retention and becoming an EMT or paramedic.

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When Patients Attack, Handling Unexpected Confrontations

One role of the EMS provider is caring for emotionally disturbed patients. Most of these calls go without incident, with little more than some creative writing. But what about when that calm EDP decides he or she wants to rough house? What do you do? Following written guidelines can be tricky in these situations. Listen as Jim and Josh Knapp  discuss what really should be obvious points when dealing with these patients.

What are your agency policies with emotionally disturbed patients? How do you personally handle these situations? Post your thoughts below.



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