EMS Office Hours

EMS Office Hours

Jim Hoffman

Description: The EMS Office Hours Podcast

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EMS Unit Utilization | Is Data Effecting Patient Care?

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As EMS professionals we do a job. Part of that job is being available to take calls and respond in a timely manner. Utilization of EMS crews and tracking times on scene, in hospitals etc. ensure we are meeting the goals of response. However, when does this metric of time begin to effect patient car...

How Do You Treat Drownings?

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This week Jim, Josh and Dave talk about trauma vs. medical approach in the drowning patient. Most EMS protocols focus on the medical end with a trauma CYA aspect.

How do your guidelines direct you to treat drowning victims? Leave your thoughts below and be sure to share the show on FaceBook to sprea...

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?...

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