Produced by the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW), this podcast is your source for EMS news, leadership & staff development topics, and coverage of the Midwest EMS Expo.
Dr. Jeff Jarvis joins EMS in Wisconsin to share his thoughts on research in EMS - why it matters, and how to stop doing what we're doing just because we've always done it, and start doing what we know (through research) makes a difference.
S3E8_Cost Data Collection Update with the American Ambulance Association
Rebecca Williamson, Subject Matter Expert and Project Director for the American Ambulance Association's Ambulance Cost Data Education team updates us on everything cost data related now that CMS published the proposed rule earlier this month. Was the AAA close in what they predicted? Is CMS listening to what EMS is telling them? Click play to find out...
S3E7_Dementia Crisis Care Task Force of Sheboygan County
In this episode, Dan Althouse from member organization Orange Cross Ambulance, Mary Pitsch, CEO of Embrace Care Management, and Chuck Buttler, Assistant Fire Chief of Sheboygan Fire Department share how they’ve approached dementia care throughout their communities. What started as a volunteer lead effort is now a grant-funded program improving the lives of those with dementia throughout Sheboygan County, and better equipping those who care for them through education and awareness. You can learn more by visiting their Facebook page or look for their session at the November WEMSA conference.
S3E6_WI EMS Updates
In this episode, we talk with PAAW President Dana Sechler and Vice President Chris Anderson about legislative items impacting EMS in Wisconsin. Dana & Chris share the updates and provide perspective on topics such as DHS 110 opening up, Medicaid reimbursement, PTSD and the importance of advocacy at all levels of EMS.
Guests: Scott Moore, Esq. HR/ Operations Consultant for the American Ambulance Association and Mike Tornstrom, Director of Caledonia Ambulance (MN)
Scott & Mike join the podcast to discuss how body cameras, whether worn by police, fire, or EMS integrate with or impact EMS. We discuss patient privacy, field provider behavior, and when and how organizational policies and staff training should come into play.
S3E4 I-41 Incident Management
Chuck & Katie share their experiences with the largest traffic accident in Wisconsin history that occurred on I41 on February 24th, 2019. They go beyond the logistics of incident management and discuss what they learned, what they carry with them, and what they want to pay forward as their careers in EMS continue.