EMS Office Hours

EMS Office Hours

Jim Hoffman

Description: The EMS Office Hours Podcast

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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 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...

EMS Pits Crews | Should A Yellow Flag Be Waved?

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You may have heard of the EMS Pit Crew. The popular model is when this is utilized during cardiac arrest calls and each EMS crew member has assigned role. Can this improve outcomes, avoid scene confusion and be the future of cardiac arrest and even patient management in EMS? Or should we be putting...

The Protocol Effect | Airway Management

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)In this installment of Office Hours we revisit the series "The Protocol Effect" and discuss airway management. Should this be controlled by written guidelines, clinical impressions or current research? Anyone who has been in the fi...

The Protocol Effect | Nitroglycerin

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)One drug that is a staple in EMS is nitroglycerin. Whatever system you work in it is in the protocols. Mostly in ALS guidelines, but you also are seeing it in many BLS protocols as well. This episode will talk about this drug it's...

What Drives EMS Protocol Changes?

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)Joined by Mark Albert, (http://emsmedrx.wordpress.com/) Tim Noonan (http://roguemedic.com)and Josh K (http://wantynu.com), this weeks Office Hours discussed some thought processes behind protocol changes in EMS. Focused at recent...

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