It’s Hard Being A New EMS Professional

When you are a new EMT or paramedic at an agency its hard. You don’t yet have your own “flow” just yet and you tend to fall back on your textbook type approach to patients.

While there is nothing wrong with that. You also must start to take cues from your experienced partners and co-workers. Beginning to understand and recognize critical patients more rapidly is key to your success in EMS as well as the outcome of the patients.

In this episode I am joined by Shannon Bright who is a paramedic at a large agency with a high turnover rate. This can be frustrating for both new providers and experienced ones like Shannon. They are required to rapidly recognize not just patient issues, but issues that are demanded by an agency like scene times, hospital times and responses.

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How EMS Gets To Deal With The Coronavirus

The spread and handling of Coronavirus patients and potential threat to providers is a serious and real. This episode highlights other coronavirus contacts and how EMS sometimes has to deal with this element of the job. This is a story of a patient claiming to have it and the patience and resources needed to handle an otherwise simple call.

 

 

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EMT Paramedic Clinical’s | Surviving Your Rotations

Quick podcast for EMT and paramedic students. Great tips on surviving ambulance rotations. Ideas on how to get the most from your experience.

 

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Who Drives Your Ambulance?

During this lively episode Jim, Dave and Josh discuss EMS staffing with an EMT/Driver, an EMS first as a new EMT and touch on effective CPR compression/depth ratio.

Yeah this one was a little scattered but hey, thats why it’s called Office Hours. Anything goes.

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EMS Firsts | Help By Sharing

This episode is the beginning of a series of shows focused on EMS firsts.
I hope to get more engagement as we go forward and get other EMS professionals on to share their stories of calls, partners, skills and exams.

By sharing we can help recognize our own struggles and pass on the lessons to those listening.

Check out the first episode below and the caller who struggles with the NREMT exam and her first child birth experience

Check out the NREMT interview mentioned in the show here.

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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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CritMedic on Soundcloud

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Driving The Ambulance Like A Maniac

This episode I am joined by Josh and we discuss those crazy ambulance drivers. But more importantly we talk about communication and focus on ways to promote change when faced with co-workers who may not be thinking about the bigger picture, safety and a successful EMS career.

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Sharing Your EMS Secrets

It’s where is really happens right? We discuss the calls on the way there, we discuss them afterwards and we talk about everything EMS in that little space in the ambulance. It is pretty intimate when you think about it. It almost beckons us to tell our true opinions, our life stories and dreams to people we barely know.

But does what we say in that small private area stay there? While many feel it should, often it doesn’t. Depending on the system you work in, it could be a partner issue or lack of one that helps all those private thoughts and comments get shared. Yet we still share.

Do you? Have you found yourself trying not to share and then realize you are when its too late?

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Trauma |Kinetics | EMS Study Help Tips

This week starts the trauma section of the EMS quick study help tips and begins with some basic trauma keys. While we may not always be thinking of all this on that hot trauma call. You will most likely see this on exams, so be ready and don’t give away points to the EMS exam Gods.

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EMS Study Help Tips | Treating Allergic Reactions

This episode of the Monday Minutes finishes up allergic reactions and targets treatment of mild, moderate and severe allergic reactions. Watch for key elements seen on EMS paramedic and EMT exams

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