EMS Office Hours

EMS Office Hours

Jim Hoffman

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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...

Does Rural EMS Have A Patient Care Advantage?

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When thinking about rural EMS systems compared to an urban setting. Does the rural setting have certain advantages? What about disadvantages? Issues like available resources, transport times, volunteers, skills frequency and others can play a role in overall patient care...

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?...

EMS Pediatric Shock Tips

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/10/AUDIO4.jpg)Understanding key tips for pediatric shock can help EMS providers stay ahead of the curve and treat pediatric patients during compensated shock. Helping to prevent progression to decompensated or irreversible shock. Listen to this Monday M...

If One Paramedic Is Good, Two Is Better Right? Not So Fast.

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)EMS systems vary across the US. Some run one medic one EMT crews, some run double medic crews. There are even those that have 3-5 medics show up on a call. Beyond cost, many are gearing towards the one medic one EMT model and tout...

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...

The Last Monday Minutes

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/AUDIO5.jpg)Here it is. The last Monday Minutes. Well, for 2011 anyways. This week I point out how other peoples New Years Resolutions can trickle into EMS. What do you look out for or have experienced in early January?...

Does EMS Need All These Certification Levels?

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)EMS seems to be always trying to find an identity. New guidelines on certification levels are out and some things have been removed, added etc. Wouldn't it be easier and make more sense to just do away with all these levels and mak...

EMS Transportation Decisions

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)In EMS, transportation of our patients can mean many or few options. Patient condition, requests and appropriateness all play a part in deciding how, when and why we transport them. What about special considerations and a patients...


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