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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 15 Ratings

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.

    How To Assess Difficult Patients | Scene Safety BSI

    How To Assess Difficult Patients | Scene Safety BSI

    Remember that violent patient manikin in EMT class? Or what about the simulated patient under arrest?Yeah, most EMT courses stick to the basics and rarely present students with a violent patient or patient in custody scenario. It’s hard to do and time is often limited in class. So instructors have to stick with the basics. But then you have that shiny new NREMT card and go on your first violent patient call and find patient assessment is anything but your standard head to toe. This episode of the podcast discusses the violent patients, the ones under arrest and even the ones you think could be violent at any minute. Plus we talk about the need for more situational awareness given the apparent increase in violence against EMS and Fire crews. Talk a listen or watch the video below.

















































































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    Give Me The Guide

    • 42 min
    Putting EMS Out Of Business

    Putting EMS Out Of Business

    With high EMS call volumes, low acuity calls, long ED waits and patient just plain looking to avoid the ED altogether. New mobile urgent care units bring the Dr, nurse, PA or EMT to your home.Offering treatments for asthma, COPD, minor injuries, ECG’s, IV’s, kidney stones and even COVID tests.Will this help or hurt EMS in the future?🚑 Be Better At EMS 🚑





































































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    • 32 min
    Limiting Patient Choices During Call Overload

    Limiting Patient Choices During Call Overload

    When people call 911 and then request transport to a specific hospital. Should EMS honor that request? Or should we transport to the closest appropriate facility based on the patients signs, symptoms and our suspected clinical picture of the patient?In NYC they have attempted to take away the choice of facility for a patient  due to the call volume and hospital overloading from COVIDSpecifically when people are calling for non emergency reasons and just want a trip to the ED for minor issues or are looking for a COVID test to be done.This week on the show Jim and Dave talk about this policy and also discusshow we can be prepared for MCI’s and being the Incident Commander when no one wants  the job.Plus we answer a listener question about being a new paramedic and overcoming stress.Take a listen or watch this episode below

































































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    • 42 min
    Troublesome EMS Partners & Enabling Agencies

    Troublesome EMS Partners & Enabling Agencies

    What do you do when your partner just doesn’t want to follow the rules or when your agency turns a blind eye to it? This episode Dave, Jim and Josh talk about dealing with rule breaking partners agencies that let it happen and the back in the day mindset of EMS.





















































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    • 37 min
    No One Wants To Work In EMS

    No One Wants To Work In EMS

    EMS personnel shortage. Is there a shortage of people or pay?Is the answer more education?Take a listen to this age ole EMS conundrum below.





















































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    • 52 min
    The “I Can’t Breathe” Myth

    The “I Can’t Breathe” Myth

    This episode asks:When a patient says “I can’t breathe” How can we tell if they are telling the truth? Should that even be part of the assessment?Plus…Being eased into 911 or thrown in the deep end. Which is better?What to do when you’re in a self taught EMS programTake a listen:





















































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    Yes, I Want To Be A Member!

    • 56 min

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15 Ratings

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