Psychiatric emergencies are on the rise, and how we approach these calls for service continues to evolve. In this episode EMS World Podcasts host Mike McCabe speaks with FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Fred Villani on an interesting and innovative approach being taken in New York City when responding to calls involving emotionally disturbed persons (EDPs). Learn how one of the largest EMS providers in the country is adapting to changing response environments and working to provide the best care for these vulnerable patients.
EMS crews and those who dispatch them carry out two of the most high-intensity jobs around—it's only natural there will be moments of tension between the two. But small gestures, communication styles, and a sense of mutual respect go a long way toward keeping the working relationship as efficient and professional as possible. In this podcast Mike McCabe hosts Mike Taigman, Audrey Fraizer, and Jonathan Bassett, coauthors of the EMS World June 2021 cover story, "Partners in Stress."
Let's get together, live and in person! EMS World Expo is returning to a live format for its 2021 event, Oct. 4–8 in Atlanta, with lots of new and exciting content. In this episode host Mike McCabe talks with HMP Global VP and EMS World boss Josh Hartman, MBA, NRP, about innovating 2020's COVID-driven virtual show, this year's return to a more traditional format, and all that's awaiting attendees. Register and learn more at www.emsworldexpo.com.
As we emerge from a year of COVID, the active-shooter threat has returned in a big way—and tactical EMS expert Michael Wright fears things might get worse. In this latest podcast Wright, a veteran of the Milwaukee Fire Department and U.S. Army, speaks with host Mike McCabe about rescue task forces and EMS preparedness for a threat that's demanding attention again. Sponsored by Graham Medical.
The need for higher learning to drive our professional recognition and respect continues to grow, but given their hectic schedules, it can be difficult for EMS providers to take advantage of educational opportunities. In this special podcast host Mike McCabe speaks with Columbia Southern University's David Becker about flexible learning options and the role of higher education in EMS. Sponsored by Columbia Southern University.
EMS providers often have uneasy relationships with their infusion pumps. How can they be better? In the latest EMS World podcast, host Mike McCabe speaks with L.J. Relle, a veteran paramedic and clinical consultant for Eitan Medical, about the attributes needed in a pump that's truly EMS-friendly. Sponsored by Eitan Medical.
Massachusetts' South Shore Hospital launched its mobile integrated healthcare program in early 2020—just in time for the COVID-19 pandemic to arrive. But the new platform quickly proved ideally suited to delivering the care locals needed. This month Dr. William Tollefson, lead author of a January EMS World article on the program, examines its success with host Mike McCabe.
The back of a moving ambulance remains a dangerous place to make your living. But as awareness of the risks grows, progressive departments and manufacturers are taking proactive steps to help protect their patients and crews. In this latest EMS World podcast host Mike McCabe speaks to Horton Emergency Vehicles VP/GM Lance Randolph and Violet Township (Ohio) Fire and EMS Assistant Chief Jim Paxton about their collaboration and attempts to grow and reinforce the EMS safety culture.
Eventually we face the reality that there is absolutely nothing optional about coping with death. EMS providers will never overcome being uncomfortable with the death notification skill as long as we ignore the need for it. Alexandra Jabr, EMT-P, is the creator of Emergency Resilience, LLC and the course “Death Communication for First Responders: How to Deliver Unfortunate News.” In this month's first podcast she speaks with host Mike McCabe about this neglected portion of our training and its impacts. Don't miss the associated print article, “Death Communication—What We've Failed to Teach.”