EMS Office Hours

EMS Office Hours

Jim Hoffman

Description: The EMS Office Hours Podcast

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EMS MCI Preparation

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After a short break for Memorial Day, Josh and Jim are back to discuss a topic that in the past may not have been at the forefront of our EMS list.

Discussing the recent JEMS issue and EMS preparedness, we talk about how it can pay off and why more than ever preparation can be the key to patient sur...

Do We Need Better Cross Training?

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Ever think EMS should do more cross training with our law enforcement and fire counterparts or vice versa?

It can be hard to know what is expected of us at fire scenes, crime scenes and accidents. I am sure it is just as frustrating to police and fire when they don't know what we expect or need from...

Should EMS Add Chest Tubes To The Toolbox?

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Chest tubes in EMS? Maybe we should stick with what we know here. What do you think? Is your agency doing them or thinking about it?



EMS Manager - If you have more than five employees at your agency then you could use some employee scheduling and management software. With pricing based on agency si...

Did they tell you about that? EMS surprises

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You're an EMS provider. You've listened to your instructor, supervisor, FTO and anyone else who can give you that insight into the world of EMS right?  But did they ever tell you about certain things you will see, be asked to use or be prepared to act on?  At what point does it become your respons...

National Curriculum, EMS Titles and Hurdles

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New titles and changes in EMS levels present some challenges to EMS. Some states are leaving certain level names as is, some are adding another level. These changes also present a challenge to the volunteers in EMS and funding available...

The Reality Of Geriatrics In EMS

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Ahh yes, the drive to be an EMT. The car wrecks, shootings, heart attacks and cardiac arrests. But once you have that nice EMT card you quickly realize that most of what you are doing are geriatric patients. All with a wide variation of illnesses, history and medication lists long enough to fill way...

Assessing EMS Patient Assessment

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)Patient assessment in EMS is pointed to as the key ingredient with our patient contacts. Yet how much time is really spent on this in class? Things like the importance of reassessment, differential diagnosis and treatments. We seem...

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...

Getting Paid For What You Do In EMS

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)It's a common complaint right? EMS doesn't get paid enough. Arguments on education, training levels, license vs. certification. All trying to justify higher pay or why we don't deserve it. Yet, where is the incentive if we don't ge...

Been There, Got The T-Shirt. Now What?

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(http://emsblogs.com/emsofficehours/files/2010/09/Podcasting03n2.jpg)So, you have your HAZMAT training, your tactical training or maybe some cool high angle rescue training. Now what? How many EMS systems and providers utilize EMS for these tasks as a primary response entity? Wouldn't awareness or p...
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