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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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 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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The Arm Chair Quarterbacking In EMS | Even A LODD Doesn’t Stop It

During this episode we discuss the recent LODD of an EMT in NYC, the feeding frenzy of EMS websites and blogs, arm chair quarterbacking in EMS and getting along with partners. Take a listen.


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What If Ambulance Service Was Gone….. Overnight

EMS1Think about. What if all of a sudden dozens of shifts and their personnel where no longer responding to emergencies?

Well, in this case it’s an not “if”. It’s more of a “it did” and a “why”.

Why did it happen, why wasn’t there warning and why wasn’t one of the largest providers of EMS to the public, FDNY better prepared.

Take a listen to this weeks podcast as Jim, Josh and Dave discuss the sudden bankruptcy of Transcare in NYC, how it took many by surprise including it’s employees and the FDNY.

 

NYC Private Hospitals Looking At Big Bills To Run 911 EMS. Should They Pay?

In the latest effort to get local government spending down, NYC wants voluntary hospitals to pay up to $1 million a year to have their ambulances respond to 911 calls. Should they consider paying?

This episode of EMS Office Hours talks about this proposal, feedback from the field, potential hazards looming and maybe a bit more. Joined by several guest callers and chat room participants this hot EMS topic is one that has the potential to effect not just NYC EMS providers but the citizens of the city as well.

Take a listen to hear several view points and be sure to post your comments as well below.



Show Links:

The Social Medic – Dave Konig – http://thesocialmedic.net/2010/12/fdny-and-bloomberg-replace-ambulances-providing-911-service-with-extortion-services/

Rogue Medic Blog-  http://roguemedic.com/2010/12/ny-city-decides-to-cut-back-on-ambulances/

WSJ Blog –   http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703493504576007743046682606.html

Save Our Hospital Based 911 Services Facebook Fan Page:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Save-Our-Hospital-Based-911-Ambulance-Services/183373018345212

Contact your local City Council – http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml