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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Read the AHA article and guidelines here.

 

 

 

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COVID and Beyond | Changes To EMS Protocols

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The stress on EMS agencies keeps growing. Especially in hot areas like NY and NJ.

Dr Ken Lavelle who is an Emergency Medicine Clinic Instructor and Medical Director for several agencies in NJ and PA, joins Jim on this episode to discuss changes he made to local EMS protocols to help mitigate response, treatment and transport of EMS calls with potential coronavirus symptoms.

We also discuss common struggles when putting new guidelines into play during something like a pandemic and the potential to take a broader look at these changes and others going forward after the pandemic is over.

Check out Dr Lavelle’s training website at Emergency Training here.

As EMS professionals continue to respond and show up to work each day during this pandemic. I wanted to create something that would recognize their professional sacrifice. Not some snarky t-shirt or patch. Here is a Challenge Coin that is currently in production and available. You can get details and claim yours here. 

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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