Does Your EMS Safety Program Consist Of A Pamphlet?

spellcheckEver feel like the only time an agency takes EMS safety seriously and acts on it is AFTER injuries or an incident? Why aren’t there more programs on driver safety, situational awareness, lifting and moving? I mean real programs, not some lame video or handout that’s been copied so much you can barely read it.

Join us for this episode as we talk about EMS safety programs and their importance. Be sure to listen close at the half way mark for a special message. Can you make out who it is?

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EMS Situational Awareness and Situation Reality

EMS With recent events in Boston and Texas, the idea of situational awareness for EMS providers is one where we should evaluate and re-evaluate our roles. But while you often hear about situational awareness and may even be keenly aware of it during these calls, the actual situation itself can often have us abandoning training, in favor of saving lives.

Join Josh from WANTYNU and Jim as they discuss this topic and are joined by John Broyles and Tena C. in the chat room

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Arming EMS | Defensive or Simply Offensive?

This week I had a selection of topics lined up for the show but the first one on whether or not to allow EMS providers to carry weapons like firearms, knives, batons etc. took  over and the listeners seemed pretty passionate about it. Take a listen and be sure to leave your story or comment below.

I also posted links to the other topics we didn’t get to below. Hopefully we will cover them in upcoming episodes.

Show Notes:

Josh Knapp Facebook page
Tim Noonan – Rogue Medic – Why Are We So Afraid Of Our Patients?

EMS Museum post at Rescuing Providence

Copy & Paste post on Federal EMS agency at EMS Patient Perspective

Other links

“Small Talk” in EMS article from Thom Dick

Case Study on Frequent Flyers over at