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‘Politics won out over EMS being able to do their job’

‘Politics won out over EMS being able to do their job’

September 17, 2021

This episode of Inside EMS is sponsored by Pulsara. Learn more about how you can build a regional system of care for free by clicking here.

In this episode of Inside EMS, cohost Chris Cebollero is joined by NAEMT President, Chief Bruce Evans, MPA, CFO, SEMSO, NRP. Evans is the fire chief for the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, located in Bayfield, Colorado.

The duo discuss the recent indictment of paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Peter Cichuniec, and what the charges mean for EMS.

Public safety leaders reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Public safety leaders reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

September 8, 2021

In this special episode of the Inside EMS podcast, fire, EMS and law enforcement leaders from across the Lexipol media sites come together to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Inside EMS host Chris Cebollero looks back on the industry-altering event with Side Alpha Podcast host Fire Chief Marc Bashoor, EMS One-Stop host Rob Lawrence, and Policing Matters podcast host Jim Dudley.

This special episode of the Inside EMS podcast is sponsored by Verizon.

Legal matters: Chemical restraint

Legal matters: Chemical restraint

September 8, 2021

In today’s episode of EMS One-Stop, host Rob Lawrence sits down with EMS attorneys Stephen R. Wirth, Esq., EMT-P; and Douglas M. Wolfberg, Esq., EMT-B; of Page, Wolfberg and Wirth, to discuss the legal analysis of the charges brought against Colorado firefighter-medics in the Elijah McClain case.

Wolfberg and Wirth discuss their analysis articles as well as wider issues arising from the recent ketamine bill, signed into law governing the appropriate use of chemical restraints on a person (HB21-1251).

Robbie MacCue and Lisa Giruzzi on the EMS Leadership Academy

Robbie MacCue and Lisa Giruzzi on the EMS Leadership Academy

September 3, 2021

In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by Robbie MacCue and Lisa Giruzzi of the EMS Leadership Academy. Robbie and Lisa share an overview of the EMS Leadership Academy, how it got started and the resources associated with the organization. The conversation then transitions to the upcoming EMS Leadership Summit scheduled for next week. This is a free, four-day event that will have over 30 speakers from all over the world sharing their leadership expertise.

Caller‘s questions answered: Leadership, EMS instructor advice

Caller‘s questions answered: Leadership, EMS instructor advice

August 27, 2021

In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by loyal listener Ronnie Hill, who flips the script on the traditional guest dynamic and asks his own questions of the Inside EMS hosts.

Hill questions Cebollero about the leadership path, asking for advice when it comes to a lack of support from upper management, as well as how to be successful and how to grow in their role.

Turning to Grayson, Hill asks questions about EMS classroom management, how an instructor maintains inspiration and how to teach to the best of their abilities. 

Have a question for the Inside EMS hosts? Send us your thoughts to theshow@ems1.com.

Pinnacle 2021 talk: Which areas of EMS need an update?

Pinnacle 2021 talk: Which areas of EMS need an update?

August 20, 2021

In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss EMS1 columnist Rob Lawrence's article covering Dr. Bryan Bledsole's presentation at Pinnacle 2021 on the areas of EMS that need to be changed.

Chris and Kelly share their thoughts on the topics Lawrence touched on his article: the use of lights and sirens in EMS response and transport; the need for ALS response and air ambulance utilization; and, finally, using more BLS responders for care than paramedics.

Fitch, Friese and Lawrence: Pinnacle 2021 highlights

Fitch, Friese and Lawrence: Pinnacle 2021 highlights

August 20, 2021

At the recent Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum, Rob Lawrence sat down with Jay Fitch, PhD, founding partner of Fitch and Associates; and Greg Friese, MS, NRP, Lexipol editorial director. The trio discussed the Pinnacle gathering, its value to EMS leaders, and the key takeaways and memorable moments.

Greg also highlights the Pinnacle Quick take articles he has produced and published during the conference, and Jay identifies his favorite and most memorable sessions.

Kelly Grayson explains: Advanced airway management via the SALAD method

Kelly Grayson explains: Advanced airway management via the SALAD method

August 13, 2021

In this episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss advanced airway management, specifically the SALAD methodology. Grayson breaks down what exactly the SALAD methodology is, how to perform it, and the importance of practicing this skill when dealing with secretions and vomitis in the airway. To end the episode, the duo share their top tips on developing great skills when it comes to airway management.

Pediatric cardiac arrest: It‘s on providers to strengthen skills

Pediatric cardiac arrest: It‘s on providers to strengthen skills

August 6, 2021

This episode of Inside EMS is sponsored by Pulsara. Learn more about how you can build a regional system of care for free by clicking here.

In this episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the topic of pediatric cardiac arrest following two recent articles on EMS1 that tackle the topic from different angles.

Is it time to change the practice of how we handle out-of-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest? According to our hosts, the days of scooping and running are over, and EMS providers need to become more comfortable in staying on scene and delivering care before transport. During the discussion, Cebollero asks listeners, if providers know that pediatric calls are a personal weakness, "What are you doing to turn that into a strength?" He adds that "leaders are cupable if calls go bad" if they are not encouraging and working with providers to strengthen those skills.

Heart matters: What providers need to know about congestive heart failure

Heart matters: What providers need to know about congestive heart failure

July 30, 2021

This episode of Inside EMS is sponsored by Pulsara. Learn more about how you can build a regional system of care for free by clicking here.

In this episode of the Inside EMS Podcast, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss how best to treat patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Our hosts give an overview of the pathophysiology of CHF, and outline some of the causes. The discussion also touches on the medications that CHF patients may be taking, and the standard of care treatment for CHF.

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