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.
||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|
||CleanChanging BSI & Scene Safety | Oh yeah… Zombies||This episode talks about using the zombie apocalypse, changing how EMS does scene safety and BSI training. Plus Jims idea for his on duty Halloween costume. Get the download from CDC here. Follow Jim on Instagram click here Join us on Facebook here||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen They Ask For A Doctor and You Show Up||This is a great reboot session with Greg Friese and remember that EMS Boot Camp sessions can now be found at EMSSEO.com. For this episode we ask: “Have you ever helped the man down, stopped at an MVA or even performed CPR while off duty?||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour EMS Experience Means Nothing||This week on the podcast Jim and Josh talk about a few EMS topics including active shooter training. The topic of having a degree in EMS, higher pay and the pie in the sky wishing of it all came up. The idea that a college degree trumps your five,||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReboot: Geriatrics, Customer Service And A Tale||Check out this great reboot of an episode with now EMS1.com’s Greg Friese telling a gruesome story (I’ll give you a hint “Q-Tip”). It all started with a discussion on geriatric patients and being a good customer service EMS provider.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Refusals, Cameras and Perception||In this EMS Office Hours reboot we discussed if being an EMT really is the worst job, how someone’s camera may not put you in the best light and Tim Noonan joined us as we talked about refusals, hypoxia and true patient awareness.||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEMS Active Shooter Training||This week the hosts are joined by guest Thomas Calimano who discusses his experiences with active shooter training and how it relates to EMS. Tom gives some great insight into starting up an active shooter training program and some key elements to focu...||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Checking The Ambulance Goes Beyond A Check Sheet||We all have to check the ambulance at the beginning of our shifts. Yes tedious, yes at times it makes you think why you have to look for the ring cutter or occlusive dressing every time. As if someone is moving them around each day playing a little gam...||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy EMS Dispatchers and Parents Fail Pediatric CPR||This week on the podcast I interviewed Dr. Peter Antevy of Handtevy.com Pediatric Emergency Standards. This was a great session where Peter discussed: Why dispatchers have a hard time rapidly providing CPR instructions for children The power of reviewi...||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaintaining Our Health As EMS Professionals||Interview with Dr. Jennifer Milus. Discussion on the health of EMS providers and how we can stay healthy and injury free in our fast paced environment. This is a reboot from he old AT days and my fledgling podcast days.||3/30/2016||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