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.
||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 all.||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 to||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|
||CleanThe Arming Of EMS | New Top Salaries||This EMS Green Room episode talks about the arming of EMS and recent changes in top pay for EMS providers.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Being Social Becomes Your Agenda||This episode of the podcast Jim, Josh and Dave talk about social media. Specifically how popular EMS educators, magazine contributors and leaders post political and left or right leaning discussions on social media.||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUltrasound In EMS & ED Docs On Patrol?||I’m posting this first quick podcast to hopefully begin a new series. Sort of a supplement to the longer shows and my quick takes and tips in EMS. Not sure what to call it… car cast, EMS daily’s or just a Jim Rant.||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOver 270,000 Listens | A Ten Year History||This episode of the podcast has Jim and Josh looking back at the show. While prepping for this episode I looked back at the stats and tallied up over 270,000 listens to the show over the past 11 years. That a lot.||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Can’t Bill For EMS Experience||This weeks podcast is a discussion on EMS organizations and personnel leaving for other jobs like Fire or Law Enforcement. What do agencies do to try and retain these experienced providers? During the show Dave commented that “You can’t bill for exper||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Leading EMS Organizations Losing Their Way?||This week Josh and Jim talk about leading EMS organizations and ask if they are losing their way when it comes to content they are publishing? In particular Jim mentions a recent blog post that puts JEMS on blast a bit for their seemingly lack of resea...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs The Public Desire For Degrees In EMS Privately Ignored?||If college degree providers are the goal why do leaders and organizations in EMS continue to accept and promote non degree programs and employees? Does it boil down to dollars and cents or is it that there just isn’t enough providers who pursue the deg.||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEMS Education, Distance Learning and Pay||This episode I am joined why Scott McConnell of DistanceCME.com. We discussed EMS education and the challenges of distance learning as well as the value it can bring. Scott gave his best three tips to make the most of learning online and we even squeez...||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great, entertaining, enlightening discussions.
ICU/Critical Care Paramedic
I just listened to 'What's your specialty' and I like a lot of what you had to say. The part about transport medics couldn't be any truer. How are folks charged with taking care of a person's lungs/respirations with a machine and who have extended patient contact times treated (and paid) so poorly?
This Show is real, not fluf
No fluf here, like it.