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.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized safety protocols in prehospital care and opened many eyes to the importance of keeping patients and crews safe from infectious disease transmission. Innovative EMS systems are adopting ICU-level attention to detail in their disinfection protocols for vehicles, equipment, and PPE. Host Mike McCabe sits down with Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and executive director of Emory University’s Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, to discuss ambulance decontamination practices during day-to-day EMS operations.
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The new safety measures built into ambulances will positively affect patients, providers and the environment. Listen as Host Mike McCabe interviews safety experts about features like real-time driving coaching that can actually prevent ambulance crashes.
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Michael Bascom, president of the New Jersey EMS Task Force, explains the history, formation and responsibilities of his state's Task Force. Host Mike McCabe interviews Bascom about the group's recent activities such as COVID, Ebola, Superstorm Sandy and the Superbowl.
Ann Hirschman is a founding member of the group of healthcare providers known as street medics. She has a rich history of helping patients in various protests and gatherings, including working at Stonewall and Wounded Knee, beginning in the 1960s. Join host Mike McCabe as Ann details the origins of street medics and their training: "Our job is to be where EMS can't." Read the accompanying article here.
The COVID-19 vaccine is here and EMS is on the frontlines of receiving and administering it. Host Mike McCabe interviews Florida's State EMS Medical Director Ken Scheppke, MD, who addresses all of your coronavirus vaccine questions and concerns.