We had an opportunity to sit down with Mel House, the Executive Director of the Ohio Dept. of EMS. Director House wanted to share with our listeners what their responsibilities are and how they go about fulfilling those responsibilites.
Director House also took time to give some facts about certifications, the recertification process, and to also dispelled some rumors.
We also took this opportunity to discuss the new legistlation passed by the Ohio House of Representatives that allows paramedics to practice in “non-emergency” situations. This new legislation opens the door for community paramedicine in Ohio. Check out the “ORC 4765.361 Information Sheet” released by the Ohio Department of EMS for more information.
We want to apologize for the recent delay in “airing” new episodes. Thank you for all of your patience and support!!! We will have another episode ready for you in the next week or so.
In this episode Dr. Dietrich discusses pediatric abdominal trauma.
Meigs County EMS will be hosting a Post Traumatic Stress Workshop this Saturday June 6 @ 10am. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from PTSD experts. The workshop will be held at Meigs High School.
Thank you for listening and stay safe.
Would you like the ability to request a helicopter for your patient using a mobile app? In this episode we discuss how to use MedFlight’s Metro Alert App. Amanda explains what happens “behind the scenes” and also discusses some of the do’s and don’ts when utilizing the app.
Also Dr. Dietrich will be discussing pediatric seizures.
Make sure you check out the Convene First Responder website. This endeavour being developed by Matthew Currin, is a social media site meant specifically for first reponders/critical care staff. Additionally there is a Convene First Responder mobile app that is currently in development.
MedFlight Radio will be working with Convene, so stay tuned for more info in the near future!!!
Take 45 minutes from your day to listen to this powerful testimony from DavePaul Lane…. a paramedic who became a patient himself, and almost lost his life, when he treated his shift and equipment as “routine”. This broadcast was recorded at the 2015 Tri-State Fire/EMS Conference in Portsmouth, OH, on March 28th. No one left the conference without being affected by his story.
DavePaul has turned a tragic day into a learning experience for us all, and focuses on impacting firefighters, EMS, and other public safety workers & healthcare professionals by reminding them that shift complacency and the “this is just another routine shift” mindset can be deadly. This is a great episode for your entire department or team to listen to, and we urge you to take time to listen to his story in its entirety.
DavePaul Lane is available for questions and comments by emailing him at email@example.com. We thank him for allowing MedFlight Radio to share his story with our listeners.
In this episode we discuss an article published in the winter 2015 Edition of Vertical 911 magazine. The authors (Iain Holmes and Debra Milliner) discuss the importance of a thorough pre flight. This article is the first of a series aimed at those looking to make a move into helicopter emergency medical services. However, this information has an application in any public safety discipline.
Please check out this video which gives the viewer a glimpse of the Commlab at the Helicopter Flight Training Center. This training facility is one of its kind and provides an unprecedented training experience. You can find out more about the Helicopter Flight Training Center in this interview with Terry Palmer.
It this episode we are bringing you another journal club discussion from Dr. Ann Dietrich. For this discussion we are looking at three studies released in 2014.
- Paramedics Accurately Apply the Pediatric Assessment Triangle
- Understanding Safety in Prehospital Emergency Medical Services for Children
- Pediatric Traumatic Arrest Due to Blunt Trauma
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In this episode we review why we use Atropine and how it works. Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. Stay Safe!!
In this episode we introduce you to a new member of the MedFlight family. Maggie Standley recently joined the HR department as an intern. Welcome Maggie!!
Additionally, we are bringing you a discussion Amanda had with representatives of the Ohio EMS Chiefs Association.
She was joined by:
- Chief Mike Schulling – Delaware County EMS
- Chief Rich Callebs – Athens County EMS
- Chief Anita Stechschulte – Putnam County EMS
They discussed how EMS is unique in Ohio and the purpose of the OEMSCA. If you have questions about the organization, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and thanks for listening!!!