EMS Office Hours

EMS Office Hours

Jim Hoffman

Description: The EMS Office Hours Podcast

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EMS Zebra Hunting Or Doing What’s Right?

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This week we revisit a bit the idea of Zebra Hunting in EMS. Do you see more paramedics needing to do interventions than others? Do they have more patients who need saving or are they over reacting or hunting for something that isn't there?

Take a listen to this episode and give your opinion below...

EMS Protocol Deviation

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When do you deviate from your EMS protocols? When is it right  to do so? Many systems leave it vague on how to handle this aspect of EMS and most training and education doesn't cover why, when or where we should be considering it...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – Focus People

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Great things are happening in EMS. New drugs, expanded protocols, high tech equipment. At the same time we deal with drug shortages, out dated and unproven standards of care and almost self sabotage of ourselves in the media, constantly putting up with the lowest common denominator in our ranks...

Should We Lie To Patients?

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/AUDIO5.jpg)When your patient asks if he is having a heart attack, do you tell him, no matter how bad the 12 lead looks? Have you ever avoided these quesions, told white lies or just plain lied in what you thought was the best interest to the patient?...

Whose Patient Is This Anyway?

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)EMS goes beyond just you and your partner. Other EMS agencies, first responders, law enforcement and even doctors all may be a part of your next call. How do you deal with this interaction, decide on patient care and transport? Is...

Communication Failures | Part IV The ED

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)In this final installment on communication and interaction with various elements in EMS. We will discuss the ED. You know -nurses, techs, doctors. How does communication with these fellow healthcare providers help us in patient car...

Look At The Patient, Not Your Watch

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2011/08/goldenhourems.jpg)Should we be concerned about meeting a time line like "The Golden Hour"? What about focusing more on what the patient looks like, what they need and what would be the safest way to provide them appropriate care and transport...

How Big Or Little Should EMS Treatment Go?

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)Ever notice how some EMS providers do everything to it's maximum while others go at a slower, smaller pace? Which is right and which is wrong. Is there a right and wrong? Listen in on this weeks lively discussion on drug dosages, I...

When Patients Attack, Handling Unexpected Confrontations

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)One role of the EMS provider is caring for emotionally disturbed patients. Most of these calls go without incident, with little more than some creative writing. But what about when that calm EDP decides he or she wants to rough hou...

What Are You Doing In That Ambulance?

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)How do you spend your time with patients? Do you re-assess, engage your patient and give a good accurate report to the ED? Or are you finding yourself going through the motions taking calibrated vital signs and thinking about that...

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