Being A Critical Care Medic | Is CC Training Beneficial?

This episode I talk with Dominick Walenczak who is a Critical Care Paramedic and also runs the CritMedic Podcast.

We talk about the benefits of the advanced training as well as its use in the 911 arena. Honestly I’m a bit on the fence, but Dominick pointed out genuine benefits to the training and it’s application throughout EMS.

 

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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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EMS Training, Response & Patient Outcomes

We focus a lot on response in EMS. Your response coupled with your paramedic or EMT training can effect patient outcomes. 

Sometimes response is the focus without equal attention to training. Getting there is only part of what we do, yet is often the one marker that is looked at when it comes to a patients outcome.

This week we talk about EMS response, EMS call types, paramedic training and how they all reflect on patient outcomes.

Does an 8-10 minute response have a positive impact or is it better training and equipment?

Take a listen to this episode and be sure to click the Apple Link and leave me a quick rating or review. It only takes about 3 minutes but really helps the show.

 

 

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Are You A Brain Dump Medic?

man-discuss-01During this weeks episode we discuss what a brain dump medic is, why they exist and how you can avoid becoming one. This along with how to stay motivated in EMS with education… yes education.

Plus Jim’s idea on how he is going to combine EMS training, fun, vacation and his new bikini waxing class.

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EMS And PFA Training | Take The Poll

Medic partnersThis week on the podcast the guys talked about the training they received in paramedic and EMT school to prepare for psychological emergencies and emotional patients and family members we encounter in EMS.

How much training on this did you have in EMT or Paramedic school? Was it as much as Jim, Josh and Dave had?

Be sure to leave your thoughts on this one below so we can bring this discussion to the show a little more and offer feedback from you the listener.

 

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The Trachea | EMS Study Help

Breaking down some anatomy and focusing on the trachea. A simple yet key structure. Take a look and be sure to “Like” , “Share” and “Tweet” to spread the social media lovin’

 

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EMS MCI Preparation

EMS After a short break for Memorial Day, Josh and Jim are back to discuss a topic that in the past may not have been at the forefront of our EMS list.

Discussing the recent JEMS issue and EMS preparedness, we talk about how it can pay off and why more than ever preparation can be the key to patient survival and provider safety. Guest caller Walter Dusseldorp of the Hudson Valley Paramedic Association made this a very interesting episode.

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Do We Need Better Cross Training?

Skills5Ever think EMS should do more cross training with our law enforcement and fire counterparts or vice versa?

It can be hard to know what is expected of us at fire scenes, crime scenes and accidents. I am sure it is just as frustrating to police and fire when they don’t know what we expect or need from them on our calls.

Better inter agency training can certainly help alleviate confusion and make us appear much more in tune with each other to the public as well.

Thanks to my special guest Rommie Duckworth who is filling in for Josh for this episode and to John Broyles for holding it down in the chat room.



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Should EMS Add Chest Tubes To The Toolbox?

EMS Chest tubes in EMS? Maybe we should stick with what we know here. What do you think? Is your agency doing them or thinking about it?

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Did they tell you about that? EMS surprises

You’re an EMS provider. You’ve listened to your instructor, supervisor, FTO and anyone else who can give you that insight into the world of EMS right?  But did they ever tell you about certain things you will see, be asked to use or be prepared to act on?  At what point does it become your responsibility to know about these surprises? Take a listen as Josh Knapp and I discuss this along with the Chat room.



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