EMS World Podcasts
An Industry in Peril—Where Does EMS Go From Here?

An Industry in Peril—Where Does EMS Go From Here?

August 5, 2022

"It's not rock bottom, but we're on the ropes," warns Dan Gerard, MS, RN, NRP, president of the International Association of EMS Chiefs, about the current struggles plaguing the EMS industry. The COVID-19 pandemic "took the brakes off," Gerard says, and the next 2–5 years will be essential to determining our future.

Hear more about this critical topic as Gerard speaks with host Mike McCabe in our latest EMS World Podcast. 

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‘We Are Literally Killing Ourselves’: The Mental Stressors of EMS Work

‘We Are Literally Killing Ourselves’: The Mental Stressors of EMS Work

July 11, 2022

Emotional well-being and the damaging effects of cumulative mental stressors on first responders are coming into focus now more than ever, given recent events. CDC data shows that a first responder dies by suicide every four days in the United States. “We are literally killing ourselves,” says James Boomhower, a critical care transport paramedic, peer support coordinator and fierce advocate for the mental well-being of prehospital providers.

Boomhower confronts the difficult questions and separates the lip service from actionable strategies with host Mike McCabe in our newest EMS World Podcast.

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FirstNet Part 2: Comms of the Future

FirstNet Part 2: Comms of the Future

May 18, 2022

What does the future of FirstNet hold? Imagine intriguing advances like high-powered extended-range equipment and the integration of LTE and LMR. FirstNet's Tommy Smith and the FirstNet Authority's Gary McCarraher talk about some of what's coming in Part 2 of their podcast series with host Mike McCabe. Find the first part here

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An EMS Approach to Community Risk Reduction

An EMS Approach to Community Risk Reduction

May 16, 2022

What is community risk reduction, how can EMS providers become involved in it, and what should they understand about education to do so? These are big questions, but the answers can lead us toward safer and healthier communities. In our latest EMS World original podcast, host Mike McCabe explores with Columbia Southern University's Aaron Rhone, PhD, MPA. Sponsored by CSU. 

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The Extra Mile: Lenco Gets Lifesaving Care Where It’s Needed

The Extra Mile: Lenco Gets Lifesaving Care Where It’s Needed

May 3, 2022

Responders who have answered large-scale acts of violence may be familiar with Lenco's BearCat tactical armored vehicle for military and law enforcement operations. For a more medical slant on such situations, the company also offers the the BearCat Medevac, also known as the MedCat, to meet the combined requirements of SWAT and tactical EMS teams. In this new podcast host Mike McCabe gets a primer from Lenco's Jim Massery. 

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A Cleaner Patient Compartment

A Cleaner Patient Compartment

April 26, 2022

Deadly fires helped lead to fire codes. Drug tampering led to sealed bottles. What new safeguards will the long tail of COVID-19 bring? One possible answer is increased attention to cleaning and disinfecting EMS work environments, such as the backs of ambulances. In this new podcast host Mike McCabe and guest Sean Fay, national emergency response director at Halosil International, explore keeping our spaces sterile. Sponsored by Halosil International

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A User’s Guide to FirstNet

A User’s Guide to FirstNet

April 18, 2022

American emergency services are now closer than ever to full communications interoperability thanks to FirstNet, the nationwide broadband wireless network conceived a decade ago and operational since 2017. In this new podcast host Mike McCabe speaks with FirstNet's Tommy Smith and the FirstNet Authority's Gary McCarraher about the network and its growing range of capabilities. 

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Telehealth and Telemedicine: What the Future Will Hold

Telehealth and Telemedicine: What the Future Will Hold

March 3, 2022

It's been more than 15 years since General Devices' initial demonstration of streaming live video from the back of an ambulance to EMS physicians at the Gathering of Eagles conference. Telehealth and telemedicine have come a long way since, yet still pose enormous untapped potential. In this latest podcast host Mike McCabe talks to GD's Curt Bashford about the past, present, and future of this care platform. Sponsored by General Devices. 

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EMS and the PD: Optimize the Interface

EMS and the PD: Optimize the Interface

February 28, 2022

With EMS facing personnel shortages, units going out of service, and climbing response times, the ability of our law enforcement partners to absorb key segments of the medical mission is more important than ever. How can EMS and their PDs work together and help each other most optimally? Building on February's cover report, "Making the Most of Police Partners," host Mike McCabe and emergency physician and police veteran David McArdle, MD, FACEP, explore the interface between medicine and law in the field. Read the associated article here

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Interoperability: The Struggle Is Real

Interoperability: The Struggle Is Real

February 9, 2022

Interoperability: Everyone says they want it, yet true interconnectedness among agencies and providers remains elusive. What's really preventing it? In this third podcast in a series sponsored by Verizon, host Mike McCabe speaks with Tony Dolezal, ENP, who leads the company's National Public Safety Strategy and Business Development Group, about the challenges of getting full interoperable capabilities into the hands of EMS personnel. 

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