Inside EMS, a podcast series that features hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson, brings expert perspective to hot topics, clinical issues, operational and leadership lessons to EMS personnel and leaders to be safe and successful.
'We should know better'
In this episode of the Inside EMS podcast, our host, Chris Cebollero, is joined by EMS1 Columnist and Editorial Advisory Board Member, Rob Lawrence. Topic of discussion is the Iowa EMTs that were cited by the state for starting an IV off duty. The discussion then turns to the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in EMS and how best to return to work. Rob then shares a little bit about his podcast, EMS One-Stop.
Remember to treat the patient, not the monitor
On this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the adage of treating the patient, not the monitor. While the numbers are a vital piece of the puzzle, it's important to look at the information in context of what's going on with the patient as a whole, the duo reminds listeners.
During the discussion, Grayson touches on the concept of defensive medicine, which happens when a provider or ER physician does myriad tests to see what will "stick" regarding a patient's symptoms. Grayson also offers tips for providers who are working to use monitor numbers as a starting point to treating the whole patient.
The future of triage with Conrad Fivaz, MD
In this podcast, host Rob Lawrence pays homage to our heroes in headsets in recognition of the recent National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and he also looks to the future of triage with guest Conrad Fivaz, MD.
Dr. Fivaz chairs the Council of Standards for Emergency Nurse Triage within the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch, the body responsible for the clinical governance of the nurse triage protocols. He fulfills the role of clinical director for Priority Solutions Inc. He is also a member of the IAED CBRN committee.
The future of ketamine in EMS and how it could change
On this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss a new piece of legislation proposed in Colorado that would limit the use of ketamine by EMS providers, as well as similar laws being considered in other states.
The conversation also delves into how to treat excited delirium, as well as the implications of legislators creating laws governing EMS and how that will affect providers in the future.
Dan Phillips urges first responders to take care of themselves, too
On this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by Dan Phillips, national director of Responder Health, who speaks with the co-hosts about first responder mental health and how to make a difference.
As most are aware, 2020 was an immensely difficult year for many people, particularly first responders, who were on the frontlines and exposed to the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. From risking exposure to the disease to responding to crisis situations exacerbated by nearly a year of isolation, first responders are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and trauma. And, unfortunately, many don’t have the tools to deal with these extreme emotions in a healthy way.
“After 28 years as a first responder, and as someone who battled PTSD, the one thing I believe that all first responders have in common is that they are more focused on helping others rather than taking care of themselves,” Phillips said. “In the midst of this pandemic, our first responders need to be making sure that they are taking care of themselves and the other first responders around them. If they aren’t, they cannot effectively help those they are serving.”
Phillips says intervention from a colleague led to him finally seeking treatment after experiencing severe PTSD stemming from his response as a first responder to the Pentagon after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Now, Phillips hopes to pay it forward and serve as a mentor for others, as his colleague did for him.
From public safety to print: Jennifer Murphy shares the inspiration behind her EMS memoir
On this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by New York EMT Jennifer Murphy, whose book "First Responder: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Love on New York City's Front Lines" was recently published.
While on the podcast, Murphy shares the inspiration for her book, describes her favorite sections and explains how she determined which stories to include with our hosts.
Feel free to use my EMS songs for your Inside EMS
Feel free to use my EMS songs for your Inside EMS podcast. You can find "Paramedic Rescue 101" and also "Full Speed 911" on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, or YouTube. Also if needed I can send you the digital file for your Inside EMS podcast. Please if you can, mention Ken Krupnik as the singer/songwriter.
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Ken Krupnik Singer/Songwriter & LAFD EMS Battalion Capt. (LAFD retired)
Please, I’m begging you, equalize the volume
Decent content but they don't equalize the volume between different segments so it’ll blow out your speakers. Yet another case of Big Ambulance trying to ensure a steady stream of patients, who will stop these villains?
I truly enjoy listening to the podcasts on a variety of subjects and EMS news, etc. As a practicing paramedic I like hearing the different views, thoughts and ideas on these topics!
Thank you Chris and Kelly!