EMS Office Hours

EMS Office Hours

Jim Hoffman

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The EMS Hobbyist

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This week we talk about the part time EMS provider. The volunteer, the person who uses EMS as a part time income or because they enjoy the rush, the change from a desk job. Does this type of workforce help or hurt us as a profession? How does this demographic in EMS effect the supply and demand for...

What Are Your EMS Talking Points?

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This week we give some teaser content on upcoming episodes and want your feedback, your talking points and your opinions on some popular EMS topics. We hope to get the dialogue started in October with topics like EMS pay, being a hobbyist or professional in the EMS world, cops giving Narcan and resp...

The EMS Identity, Who Are We?

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You may have seen many times how EMS has an identity crisis. If you take a step back, it really is no wonder. It seems we are forever trying to come up with a name, what that name means and what anyone who holds that name can or can't do...

ED EMS Wait Times and DC EMS NYE Sickout

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How long have you waited for a bed at the ED? Did you or should you continue all patient care while you wait? We discussed this on the show along with the NYE DC EMS sick out where more than 100 providers called in sick on New Years Eve, coincidence or deliberate? Take a listen and post your though...

EMS On The Front Lines | Can We Ever Be Ready?

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Sadly, it seems like more tragedies and disasters are becoming a regular occurrence. This forces EMS into the front lines of these events and takes us rapidly from the nursing home patient or sick call to an all out multiple patient scenario involving situations and patients we are not always ready...

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...

The October Rapid Fire Show

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This is a monthly favorite. Join us as we discuss hot topics on the web and the blogosphere. Anything goes and you never know who is going to show up.

This time around we discuss when to slap a patient and why a blanket isn't good for anyone.

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Is EMS One Big Toxic Environment?

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I think we can all agree that EMS is a tough job. Patients, family members, nurses, docs, police, fire, the UPS guy. All the things that can make our jobs easier or harder, depending on many variables...

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...

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...

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