20 episodes

Weekly EMS podcast for paramedics and EMT's. Jim Hoffman is the host with invited guests from the EMS industry discussing hot EMS topics important to the paramedic and EMT field provider.

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Weekly EMS podcast for paramedics and EMT's. Jim Hoffman is the host with invited guests from the EMS industry discussing hot EMS topics important to the paramedic and EMT field provider.

    Adding More EMS To COVID-19 Response

    Adding More EMS To COVID-19 Response

    With the healthcare profession under siege from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need more professionals providing care now.

    But what is the best way to get providers out into the workforce? The NREMT made an attempt to get new providers out there but maybe just too weak of an attempt.

    Are there better ways? Jim and guests talk about ways they think EMT’s and paramedics can be of use during this crisis.

    Everything from reactivating retried members to rehiring past employees and perhaps putting providers in non essential areas of ED’s or ambulance departments.

    Take a listen and leave your thoughts below

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    Its a FREE download here.

    • 52 min
    When EMS Response Overrides COVID-19 Dangers

    When EMS Response Overrides COVID-19 Dangers

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Dangers to EMS professionals increase, protocols for our response keep changing and the personal decision to potential exposure is becoming a reality some may not be able to ignore.

    EMS provider age, previous medical conditions and even family situations are playing a bigger part each day.

    This episode talks about provider response. Especially when it comes to age and past medical history. When our desire and passion to help others conflict with potential or obvious dangers, how do we decide what is right and what is safe?

    Take a listen

    Be sure to get my new EMS Differential Diagnosis Guide.

    Its a FREE download here.

    • 52 min
    It’s Hard Being A New EMS Professional

    It’s Hard Being A New EMS Professional

    When you are a new EMT or paramedic at an agency its hard. You don’t yet have your own “flow” just yet and you tend to fall back on your textbook type approach to patients.

    While there is nothing wrong with that. You also must start to take cues from your experienced partners and co-workers. Beginning to understand and recognize critical patients more rapidly is key to your success in EMS as well as the outcome of the patients.

    In this episode I am joined by Shannon Bright who is a paramedic at a large agency with a high turnover rate. This can be frustrating for both new providers and experienced ones like Shannon. They are required to rapidly recognize not just patient issues, but issues that are demanded by an agency like scene times, hospital times and responses.

    Take a listen below.





    Be sure to get my new EMS Differential Diagnosis Guide.

    Its a FREE download here.

    • 46 min
    How EMS Gets To Deal With The Coronavirus

    How EMS Gets To Deal With The Coronavirus

    The spread and handling of Coronavirus patients and potential threat to providers is a serious and real. This episode highlights other coronavirus contacts and how EMS sometimes has to deal with this element of the job. This is a story of a patient claiming to have it and the patience and resources needed to handle an otherwise simple call.

     

     

    Be sure to get my new EMS Differential Diagnosis Guide.

    Its a FREE download here.

    • 22 min
    EMT Paramedic Clinical’s | Surviving Your Rotations

    EMT Paramedic Clinical’s | Surviving Your Rotations

    Quick podcast for EMT and paramedic students. Great tips on surviving ambulance rotations. Ideas on how to get the most from your experience.

     

    Be sure to get my new EMS Differential Diagnosis Guide.

    Its a FREE download here.

     

    • 11 min
    The Closing Of An Ambulance Service | MONOC

    The Closing Of An Ambulance Service | MONOC

    After over 40 years of providing EMS services in NJ. MONOC is closing it’s doors. You can read the official reasons behind this here.  

    This episode I am joined by Michael Welsh. Make is a long time employee at MONOC and he gives his take on the closing and the challenges faced by himself and the other 200+ employees at the agency.

    Take a listen here.

    Be sure to get my new EMS Differential Diagnosis Guide.

    Its a FREE download here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Go here for the interview with Vince Robbins mentioned during this episode. 

    • 37 min

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