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EMS World Expo 2023 in New Orleans was buzzing with activity, and the “voice of EMS World” Mike McCabe was at the center of the action as usual. In this episode direct from the exhibit hall floor, McCabe sits down with two esteemed friends—Chief Charlie Coyle and Dr. Peter Antevy from Florida—for a hard-hitting discussion on "wall time" in EMS. What can be done to combat this strain on EMS resources? Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
During EMS World Expo 2023 in New Orleans, keynote presenters Drs. B. Woods Curry and Jason McMullan of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine presented “A Shock Heard Round the World: Important Lessons for EMS Providers in the Wake of the Damar Hamlin Resuscitation” to thousands of attendees. The presenters described lessons learned from the high-profile response to an NFL player’s collapse on the field during a Monday Night Football game. Mike McCabe caught up to Drs. Curry and McMullan later in the day to get their thoughts on the conference, the reaction to their keynote address, and the messages they hoped to convey to their audience. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Leading up to EMS World Expo 2023, we are releasing never-before heard episodes from EMS World Expo 2022 in Orlando. As always, the EMS World podcast team will be busy bringing you the most current conference coverage with key speakers and dignitaries from the 2023 event in New Orleans. If you can’t join us in person, these podcasts are the next best thing to being there! In this episode from 2022, Mike McCabe sits down with Matthew Levy, DO, MSc, FACEP, FAEMS, NRP, associate professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and president of the Stop the Bleed Coalition, to learn more about this campaign that has made a significant impact in training the civilian population on lifesaving techniques related to exsanguination. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Palm Beach County (FL) Fire-Rescue is not hesitant to challenge traditional paradigms, push the envelope and put progressive policy changes into action. But data drives the decisions. In this high-speed, cutting-edge conversation with two of his favorite guests—Chief Charlie Coyle and Dr. Peter Antevy—Mike McCabe learns about Palm Beach County’s process for integrating emerging evidence and the top 5 protocol changes you should consider in your agency today. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
We continue to battle mental health issues in EMS. Is there an angle we aren’t considering? What is the role and responsibility of the manager and the organization in doing the right thing for their staff providers? Aaron Rhone and Duane Nieves are long-tenured leaders in EMS in Pennsylvania. Rhone and Nieves share the leaders’ perspective on mental health in our industry with host Mike McCabe. Sponsored by Columbia Southern University. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
The shortage of new ambulances being produced continues to pose a challenge for EMS agencies nationwide. One option that isn’t new but has been getting renewed attention is ambulance remounts. What exactly does this entail? Mark Van Arnam is president of REV Group and oversees the Horton, AEV, Leader, Wheeled Coach, and Road Rescue lines. Here he speaks with Mike McCabe to demystify the remount process and describe how it can help your service keep its fleet going in challenging times.
Historically, EMS has not been subjected to the levels of violence perpetrated on other first responders such as law enforcement officers. But that’s changing. Attacks and assaults against EMS providers are climbing to alarming levels. What can be done to mitigate the risk? Verbal de-escalation doesn't always work. Is it time to start considering self-defense as a viable strategy? Mathew Giachetti is president of LifeForce USA, a comprehensive training academy that provides a full range of EMS skills and instructor certifications, including self-defense training for first responders. Host Mike McCabe talks with Giachetti about today’s dangerous culture and the controversial subject of self-defense training for EMS personnel. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
In the last month, five EMS providers have been terminated and two of them were charged with murder as a result of treatment provided to patients. EMS is under the microscope and significant changes are coming. In this sobering yet essential podcast, host Mike McCabe speaks with Peter Antevy, MD, pediatric emergency physician and EMS medical director for several Florida fire-rescue services, and Steve Wirth, founding partner of EMS law firm Page Wolfberg & Wirth, to analyze the ramifications of these cases and the crossroads at which EMS stands. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Analgesia has always been a standard component of prehospital care. If you’re in pain, we can take care of it. But times are changing, and so are the mechanisms with which we treat the “5th vital sign.” in our latest episode of “Live From the Expo Floor” recorded at EMS World Expo 2022 in Orlando, host Mike McCabe sits down with two industry all-stars—Casey Patrick, medical director for Harris County ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare in Texas, and Kevin Crocker, chief of quality and process improvement at Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) EMS—to discuss the varied EMS options for pain management at MCHD and specifically the expanding role of IV APAP. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Opioid overdose calls in EMS seem unrelenting. Naloxone can help in resuscitation efforts but it won’t lessen the opioid epidemic without being paired with long-term treatment options. Enter suboxone, which has the ability to relieve withdrawal symptoms while preventing overdoses. It’s a safe and effective drug, though many in EMS are still not aware of what it can do or how it’s administered. David Miramontes, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, NREMT, associate clinical professor at UT Health-San Antonio and medical director for the San Antonio Fire Dept., and Chris Velasquez, MIH manager at San Antonio Fire Dept., talk suboxone with host Mike McCabe in our latest episode of “Live From the Expo Floor” recorded at EMS World Expo 2022 in Orlando. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and visit www.emsworld.com
The year 2022 saw significant research updates that should be refining your EMS protocols—working cardiac arrests on scene, whole blood in the field, neuroprotective CPR and much more. If you missed some of them, don’t worry. In this podcast (which was video-recorded for our inaugural vodcast), Mike McCabe catches up with Peter Antevy to talk over the most important findings of this year. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and visit www.emsworld.com
Politics, social media and public relations all quietly play a crucial role in EMS. When it comes to cultivating your public image, if you’re not at the table, you are on the menu. Rob Lawrence has decades of experience in civilian and military EMS and currently serves as director of strategic implementation at Pro EMS and Prodigy EMS, as well as executive director of the California Ambulance Association. In the newest “Live from Expo” episode recorded at EMS World Expo 2022 in Orlando, Lawrence shares his wisdom on publicity and promotion with host Mike McCabe.
“It’s a supply chain issue.” You hear it everywhere, in all sectors of service, and EMS is no exception. We are in the midst of an ambulance procurement crisis and it’s not likely to improve anytime soon. Are there steps you can take to minimize the disruption? In the newest “Live From Expo” episode recorded at EMS World Expo 2022 in Orlando, EMS veteran and retired EMS chief Brian LaCroix, who currently serves as vice president and chief operations officer at Cambridge Consulting Group, sits down with Mike McCabe to examine steps you can take to minimize the disruption to your fleet. Sponsored by Medix Ambulances. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and visit www.emsworld.com
Podcast host Mike McCabe caught up with EMS all-stars from all areas and specialties on the exhibit hall floor during EMS World Expo 2022 in Orlando. We bring you these critical conversations in our newest “Live From Expo” podcast series. In this episode, McCabe sits down with a roundtable of experts on whole blood in EMS to talk about what’s going on in South Florida: Charlie Coyle, EMS division chief for Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue; Heath Clark, chief of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire-Rescue EMS division, and Mark Piehl, medical director for WakeMed Mobile Critical Care in North Carolina and founder of 410 Medical. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and visit www.emsworld.com
A new video series titled “One for the Road” will soon begin rolling out on EMS World’s website. Sponsored by Hartwell, these short educational videos will take on a wide range of topics in the prehospital ecosystem and provide simple, practical tips you can take with you on your next shift. Firefighter-paramedic Steve Whitehead hosts the videos and discusses the new series and what it will accomplish with EMS World’s podcast host Mike McCabe. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. EMS World Expo is Oct. 10–14, 2022 in Orlando.
"It's not rock bottom, but we're on the ropes," warns Dan Gerard, MS, RN, NRP, president of the International Association of EMS Chiefs, about the current struggles plaguing the EMS industry. The COVID-19 pandemic "took the brakes off," Gerard says, and the next 2–5 years will be essential to determining our future. Hear more about this critical topic as Gerard speaks with host Mike McCabe in our latest EMS World Podcast. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. EMS World Expo is Oct. 10–14, 2022 in Orlando.
Emotional well-being and the damaging effects of cumulative mental stressors on first responders are coming into focus now more than ever, given recent events. CDC data shows that a first responder dies by suicide every four days in the United States. “We are literally killing ourselves,” says James Boomhower, a critical care transport paramedic, peer support coordinator and fierce advocate for the mental well-being of prehospital providers. Boomhower confronts the difficult questions and separates the lip service from actionable strategies with host Mike McCabe in our newest EMS World Podcast. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. EMS World Expo is Oct. 10–14, 2022 in Orlando.
What does the future of FirstNet hold? Imagine intriguing advances like high-powered extended-range equipment and the integration of LTE and LMR. FirstNet's Tommy Smith and the FirstNet Authority's Gary McCarraher talk about some of what's coming in Part 2 of their podcast series with host Mike McCabe. Find the first part here. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. EMS World Expo is Oct. 10–14, 2022 in Orlando.
What is community risk reduction, how can EMS providers become involved in it, and what should they understand about education to do so? These are big questions, but the answers can lead us toward safer and healthier communities. In our latest EMS World original podcast, host Mike McCabe explores with Columbia Southern University's Aaron Rhone, PhD, MPA. Sponsored by CSU. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. EMS World Expo is Oct. 10–14, 2022 in Orlando.
Responders who have answered large-scale acts of violence may be familiar with Lenco's BearCat tactical armored vehicle for military and law enforcement operations. For a more medical slant on such situations, the company also offers the the BearCat Medevac, also known as the MedCat, to meet the combined requirements of SWAT and tactical EMS teams. In this new podcast host Mike McCabe gets a primer from Lenco's Jim Massery. Follow EMS World (EMSWorldOFCL) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. EMS World Expo is Oct. 10–14, 2022 in Orlando.