Changing BSI & Scene Safety | Oh yeah… Zombies

EMS1This episode talks about using the zombie apocalypse, changing how EMS does scene safety and BSI training. Plus Jims idea for his on duty Halloween costume.


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It’s All About Scene Safety Until It’s Not

EMS1Ever get to the EMS call and find the door slightly open and no one is answering? What do you do? Does your decision to enter or not depend on the type of call? Does your agency have a written guideline for this scenario?

Lots of questions for what can be a very common occurrence in EMS. While the answers may very black and white on paper, as providers and EMS professionals we can struggle with safety vs. potential patient needs or outcomes.

Listen to this episode and be sure to comment below and what you would do in these situations and what drives your decisions.

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I Don’t Need You To Point To The Patient

This EMS question live video hangout talked about pre-planning in EMS and communication amongst various emergency service agencies.

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How Can I Be So Dumb?

This weeks Monday Minutes offers a confession. I talk a lot about scene safety in EMS and situational awareness, but once in awhile I find myself in not so great a situation. I end up asking myself  “How can I be so dumb?”.  Take a listen to this five minute episode and let me know your thoughts below.

EMS Situational Awareness

Last nights live Office Hours talked about arming EMS. The full episode will be posted here Wednesday, but I wanted to just give a few extra minutes on scene safety and situational awareness. What do you do to maintain your safety on scenes?


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Scene Size Up BSI….. Really?

The terms scene safety/size up & BSI are said during every skills testing station and is usually part of a question in every EMS exam. But is it just a mantra we say over and over for testing purposes or do we really think about it? I mean really. This week I utter a few words on this topic and would love to hear your scene safety/size up tips and ideas that keep you safe and on track.