100 episodes

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.

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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.

    Informing physical, mental and emotional safety

    Informing physical, mental and emotional safety

    In this episode, Lexipol Editorial Director, Greg Friese, MS, NRP, joins cohosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson to kick off the eighth year of tackling the hot topics in the Inside EMS podcast.


    Friese offers some insight into what EMS1 will be focusing on in the year ahead, from physical, mental and emotional safety and wellness, to continuing to provide timely, accurate, relevant and actionable information relevant to topics like COVID-19, clinical recommendations and legal issues.


    The conversation also includes a discussion on the alarming frequency of ambulance and apparatus crashes resulting in injury or death, and what is needed to keep patients and providers safe. From engineering controls, to fatigue and workload management and continuing education, Friese identifies two main buckets from which to improve ambulance safety:


    Provider mindset: making a commitment to staying seated and belted when in motion

    Safety monitoring: implementing a monitoring and reporting system to measure compliance

    Finally, the group discusses provider burnout, and how the EMS Trend Survey seeks to identify pressure points that are challenging providers, and the actions leaders can take to recruit and retain talent. As Grayson puts it, this is your chance to lend your voice, and your hand to “steer the ship.”


    Coming soon: The EMS Trend Survey, which informs the EMS Trend Report, will be released this month. Check back at www.ems1.com/ems-trend-report/ to help guide future coverage and provide insight into the status of EMS and workforce needs

    • 26 min
    Communicating across 20 deployment areas

    Communicating across 20 deployment areas

    This episode of EMS One Stop is sponsored by Blink; the mobile app helping EMS providers to better communicate with their field staff. Learn more about how Blink's two-way communications features are helping to reduce first responder turnover at www.joinblink.com.


    Communicating is the subject of this edition of the EMS One-Stop podcast. Host Rob Lawrence welcomes UK-based George Monk, from Blink, and Ron Quaranto, a board member of the American Ambulance Association and co-chair of the AAA Workforce Board.


    Quaranto is executive vice president for operations of Cataldo Ambulance, based in Boston. 


    Cataldo is the largest 911 provider in Massachusetts, and the discussion focuses on the challenges of leading a large organization in the pandemic including retention and recruiting, vaccines and mandates, and – above all – communicating with the workforce, in Cataldo’s case, now spread across 20 deployment areas.

    • 35 min
    From the battlefield, to The White House, to the boardroom

    From the battlefield, to The White House, to the boardroom

    This is a special edition of the Inside EMS Podcast – enjoy a crossover post from Chris Cebollero's Ultimate Leadership Podcast.


    In this episode, Cebollero is joined by speaker, author and coach Bo Brabo. Bo stops by to share his leadership expertise regarding the importance of after-action reviews and how they are essential for the growth of a team and organization.


    He discusses how best to cultivate a value-based organization and the keys to use those values to inspire and motivate the workforce. Bo shares his thoughts about his book, "From the battlefield, to the White House, to the boardroom."


    Bo had the opportunity to work at The White House during President Bush's and President Obama's administrations. What was the biggest lesson Bo took from that experience? Join the discussion to find out.

    • 27 min
    2021 hot takes: Counting down the top 5 comment-generating EMS1 articles

    2021 hot takes: Counting down the top 5 comment-generating EMS1 articles

    This episode of Inside EMS is sponsored by Eko. Learn how CORE stethoscope technology helps EMS providers make confident split-second decisions by clicking here.


    In the final episode of Inside EMS for the 2021 season, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson count down the top five stories that generated the most debate and buzz by readers this year. Did you miss any of these high-engagment articles? Listen to the podcast and read for more.


    Okla. FF disciplined for transporting burned child in engine



    Unvaccinated Wash. firefighters will no longer be able to respond to medical calls



    Toxicologist: You can't just touch fentanyl and overdose



    Ambulances held hostage: Can the hospital make you stay?



    A triad of findings: 3 case presentations for Cushing's Triad

    • 26 min
    Trauma treatment: Fluids vs. pressors

    Trauma treatment: Fluids vs. pressors

    This episode of Inside EMS is sponsored by Eko. Learn how CORE stethoscope technology helps EMS providers make confident split-second decisions by clicking here.


    In this week's episode of Inside EMS, Kelly Grayson is joined by guest host Rob Lawrence.


    The subject of the week is trauma, and Rob and Kelly discuss the origins and meaning of the Trimodal Distribution of Death and the advances in trauma treatment. Kelly then answers the key trauma treatment question of fluids versus pressors.

    • 29 min
    Serving to lead

    Serving to lead

    This episode of EMS One Stop is sponsored by Blink; the mobile app helping EMS providers to better communicate with their field staff. Learn more about how Blink's two-way communications features are helping to reduce first responder turnover at www.joinblink.com.


    In the final EMS One-Stop podcast of the year, the tables are turned on host Rob Lawrence as Lexipol/EMS1 Editorial Director Greg Friese, MS, NRP, takes over the mic and welcomes Rob as the guest.


    Rob is about to celebrate 30 years in EMS leading both military and civilian prehospital ambulance services and Greg drills into Rob’s views on leadership.


    Having served in the British army and many deployments in the early ’80s, Rob was selected for officer training and entered Britain’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. On receiving the Queen’s Commission as a second lieutenant, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and the rest – as they say – is history. 


    Rob and Greg discuss the influences of Sandhurst on Rob’s leadership style and how that is carried forward to this day. Topics discussed include pride, integrity, learning, humor, service, courage, communication, trust, training and serving to lead.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Susan Dill ,

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?

Plugginalong ,

EMT skills

Great talk on expanding EMT skills for them to run calls for the service and community. I agree that they can be trained to use advance airway devices and run their own ambulance.

Vegasdeejay310 ,

Great for those interested in getting into the field!

Great personalities and super knowledgeable. I passed my basic EMT class and studying for the NREMT and I like to listen along to this podcast. It’s not over complicated and the vernacular is easy to listen to as a newbie. I expect even those already in the field could enjoy.

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