Stevens Point, Wisconsin (June 3, 2013) — In May 2013 the top EMS podcasts featured news, resources, and commentary for EMS professionals, leaders, and educators. Start your listening tour with an interview from the EMS leadership podcast about the Boston EMS response to the marathon bombing. Chris Cebollero, the show host, digs in deep to draw out lessons for all EMS professionals. Continue with other podcasts about the blurring lines between ALS and BLS, the best practices in airway management training, the overuse of oxygen, and best practices for rural EMS.
EMS Leadership: the Boston Marathon from the EMS Side
Brendan Kearney the Superintendent in Chief of Boston EMS takes listeners through the bombing, the challenges and the lessons from the horrible event at the Boston marathon. This inside story, told exclusively on the EMS Leadership podcast episode 103, has great value for EMS professionals to learn and implement in their own systems.
1-Union-801: Blurring Lines between ALS and BLS
Mike Ward and Chris Kaiser discuss the blurring lines between ALS and BLS on a new episode of 1-Union-801. They talk about how things have changed from solid differences of care to BLS level providers administering more medications and performing more procedures.
1-Union-801: The Webcast, hosted by John Broyles, is the EMS 2.0 webcast that covers everything from Situational Awareness to Basic Airway Management; with other things thrown in the mix just for fun. Listen to all shows and connect with John at http://1union801thewebcast.com or the 1-Union-801 Facebook page
EMSEduCast: Teaching and Maintaining Airway and Ventilation Management Skills
Bill Toon, Battalion Chief for Training, shares best practices for airway management training on episode 171 of the EMSEduCast. Dr. Toon describes how Johnson County Med-Act paramedics practice patient ventilation, insertion of various airway devices, and discuss patients with anesthesiologists every Wednesday in the surgery rooms of a community hospital.
The EMSEdUCast is the podcast by and for EMS educators. Co-hosts, Greg Friese, Bill Toon, and Rob Theriault, interview experts from around the world and discuss tips, techniques, and resources for improving paramedic and EMT education. Listen to all shows at http://emseducast.com and connect with other listeners on the EMSEduCast Facebook page.
EMS Office Hours: Too Much Oxygen, Too Many Backboards
Co-hosts of the EMS Office Hours podcast, Jim Hoffman and Josh Knapp discussed the misuse and overuse of two long time EMS treatments. Tim Noonan, the Rogue Medic blogger, joined the conversation to rant about the misuse and overuse of oxygen and spinal immobilization. Jim and Josh asked listeners, "Should we (EMS) keep doing things that harm patients just because it's the way we've always done it?" The conversation is lively and provocative.
The EMS Office Hours is a live weekly podcast. EMS Professionals can call in toll free or
chat live with each other and the hosts in the interactive chat room..
MedicCast: Rural EMS Excellence and MedicCast Episode 334
In this episode of the MedicCast host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, talks about shaking up Los Angeles fire EMS crews, locking yourself in the ambulance, changing rural CPR guidelines, and another in a series of interviews with EMS 10 Innovators. Jamie talks to paramedic and EMS leader Dave Grovdahl on his views about EMS excellence in rural communities.
The MedicCast is a weekly program for EMS providers at all levels with news, commentary, tips, tricks and interviews on EMS and healthcare topics.