Every EMS Psych Call Needs A Social Worker

… Said no one in EMS ever.

This episode of the show talks about the idea that social workers should be responding to EMS psychiatric calls instead of law enforcement.

Great for LE (we all know they hate those calls anyway). But bad for EMS.

Plus we talk about that age ole topic of EMS pay, provider retention and becoming an EMT or paramedic.

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Back An EMS Hero

I jumped on with Thomas Perkins who is part of the Frontline Heroes Project and we talked about Back An EMS Hero.

This effort is geared to help EMS professionals using a simple method of paying it forward.

Thomas talked about the goals and challenges faced as well as the positive effects of the weekly efforts made so far.

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Making Mistakes In EMS

Have you ever made a mistake as an EMT or Paramedic? Ever felt burnt out?

This episode of the podcast talks about some of Jim’s and Josh’s mistakes and how Jim avoided burnout many years ago. Plus how mistakes are best handled not if, but when you make them.

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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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EMS EMT Study Help | Ear Eye & Dental Injuries

EMS study help tips on ear, eye and dental trauma. Key points seen on exams and to help build your knowledge base.

Part Two of the Monday Minutes on Head and Spinal Trauma.

You will often see these key points on exams.


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EMS Universe | Education, Volunteers and Social Media

This episode I am joined by the creator of the popular EMS instagram group @ems_universe. We talk about variety of topics including volunteers, social media, education and getting EMS back together.

This was a great show I am sure you will enjoy.

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EMS Study Help Tips | Chest Trauma & Circulation

This episode of the Monday Minutes focuses on chest injuries that interfere with circulation. These key elements are common to see on exams and are great to for a quick review to help build your knowledge as an EMS professional.


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Adding More EMS To COVID-19 Response

With the healthcare profession under siege from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need more professionals providing care now.

But what is the best way to get providers out into the workforce? The NREMT made an attempt to get new providers out there but maybe just too weak of an attempt.

Are there better ways? Jim and guests talk about ways they think EMT’s and paramedics can be of use during this crisis.

Everything from reactivating retried members to rehiring past employees and perhaps putting providers in non essential areas of ED’s or ambulance departments.

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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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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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