The EMS Office Hours Weekly
By Jim Hoffman
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The weekly EMS audio podcast for paramedics and EMT's. Host Jim Hoffman and invited guests discuss important and hot topics related to the Emergency Medical Services field. Answering emailed and posted questions by paramedic and EMT EMS field providers, giving a voice to the EMS Professional.
||CleanIs Your EMS Boss Complaining About You?||We all complain from time to time on the job. The patients, the calls, the nurses, our agencies and management all find a place on the “gripe vine”. But when you find yourself always complaining and bringing down the moral of your peers.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Making This MC EMS Exam Mistake?||This week I revive my hate for multiple choice EMS exams but I also acknowledge how I must embrace them. Many EMT and Paramedics don’t see that while certain types of MC resources will sidetrack your success in EMS. Others will make all that time,||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To BS Your Way Through EMS School||Lets face it. You can bullsh*t your way through EMT or Paramedic school. Do the bare minimum, skate by the exams, play off your class mates and pass. Its not hard. I’ve seen people do it. Heck I know kids getting college degrees that have bullshitted||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You An EMS Micro Influencer?||What do you do each day in EMS that makes a difference? Not necessarily with a patient, although that is certainly important. I’m talking about doing things that influence. They can be small or big. Perhaps just at the level of influence with that par||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s Hard Advocating For Our EMS Patients||Sometimes it feels like you are going against the current. Even your patients resist when you are trying to advocate for them. Its frustrating but its important to always come full circle and to keep going and doing the right thing.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOnly As Good As Your Next Arrest||Are you only as good as your next cardiac arrest, STEMI or critical call? This may be one of the truest statements in EMS. Take a listen below to see why. Do you want a powerful resource to ensure your next critical call is a success?||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Stuck In The EMS Pipeline?||Life kinda puts you into pipelines. You enter one way and expect to eventually come out the other end another way. Like school for instance. You start high school or college a freshman and expect and work towards the goal of senior and graduation.||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnother reason why patient assessment is key||This weeks episode includes a story why patient assessment is the key to your success and the patients. Plus I talk about EMS exam overwhelm and new vs. Salty EMS provers. Takes a listen and be sure to leave your thoughts below.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Patient Outcomes Are Important To Know||This week on the show I wonder why we don’t get any feedback unless: A – we seek it out or B – it serves some in house agency purpose. Take a listen and think about how knowing more about the patients we transport “afterwards” can help us al||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEMS Butt Hurt And Owning Your Engagement||This episode focuses on some butt hurt I got online and the glaring differences in engagement when it comes to EMS content online. Take a listen Are you engaged in your education and success? You must pass your exams and build your confidence t||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreparing For EMS Opportunity | Being A Leader||This episode of the podcast I talk about the recent EMS agency that was bought out in NY and how as an EMS professional you need to be ready for opportunities. Take a listen to see what I mean and how this also translates to being a leader no matter wh.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Feeling Deflated In EMS?||This weeks podcast talks about having that “why bother” feeling. It’s common in many professions and you are not alone. Listen to this short 11 minute episode to see what I am talking about and my two suggestions to stay out of this mind set.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s Your EMS Specialty?||This week I talk about specialties in EMS. Not necessarily the types that come with an Alphabet string to add to your last name. See what I mean and let me know what your specialty is in the comments below. Click here to subscribe,||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Drunks Want Out, Who Are We To Stop Them?||Remember the part of EMT and Paramedic class about babysitting? Me neither. Sure we should take care of patients and prevent people from harming themselves. But at what expense? Provider injury to stop someone from doing something stupid?||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning From Pain & Long ED Wait Times||How can we benefit from painful experiences? Take a listen to Jim’s thoughts and why a 7 hour ED wait is just plain non sense. Click here to subscribe, review and comment on iTunes. It takes just a few minutes and really helps the show.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGaining Respect In EMS Through A College Degree?||Some in EMS feel that having a college degree will fix so many of the problems we face as a profession. Having that formal education is key, but there is so much more that lends to getting the respect of our healthcare peers.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoing More In 30 Minutes Or Less | Preparing EMS Students||When is it too much? How many responsibilities can EMS take on and not be expected to earn more?How about just being given the time to perform responsibilities and expectations? I talk about this, exam help and the snubbing of Jim. Take a listen.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Alone In This EMS Thing?||Do you ever feel like you are the only one actually caring or doing your job in EMS? I dunno, sometimes I feel like when it comes to doing the right thing and what we have been trained for is becoming the exception and not the rule.||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Arm Chair Quarterbacking In EMS | Even A LODD Doesn’t Stop It||During this episode we discuss the recent LODD of an EMT in NYC, the feeding frenzy of EMS websites and blogs, arm chair quarterbacking in EMS and getting along with partners. Take a listen. Get all your EMS Quick Study Help Tips by downloading this le.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDriverless Ambulances Coming To Your Agency?||This quick episode of Office Hours asks “Do we really need driverless ambulances?” Followed by “Who the hell is gonna pay for them?” Followed by “Are you serious?”. Take a listen. Check out the Chest Pain Differentials mentioned click here.||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Real EMS Pros
I like this podcast because the guys and guests are actual EMS providers who give their opinions based on real life not some textbook. Keep it up.
Love the show
Outstanding job. Very relatable, educational and entertaining