Walking away from a heart attack, implantable full-time heart monitor, and going full circle from EMT to medical director, plus were going to pick up with part two of our special segment on narrative writing and documentation. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it right here on the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 306

Well good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host Jamie Davis the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome all of you to the program this week. We have some good stuff coming up for you including some interesting news items about things going on in the EMS world and we’ll take a look at that coming up in just a bit. We’re also going to pick up with part two of a segment we started last week on narrative writing and documentation with Chris Kaiser from LifeUnderTheLights.com EMS blog. All that will be coming up later on in this episode.

Before we get to all that, I do want to remind you to follow up on all of the resources and information here on the MedicCast. It can be found in the shownotes for each episode over MedicCast.com/blog. While you’re over there I urge you to check out the link for the shownotes right at the top of the page. You can find most recent episode listed first there and scroll down and find all the episode. You’ll find links to the news items and all of the additional resources that go with each week’s Tip of the Week. It is your job to follow up on that information and figure out how it applies directly to your protocols and scope of practice.

If you’d like to get back in touch with me, I’d love to hear from you. Send those e-mails into podmedic@Mac.com and I will get back to you. I respond back to every single e-mail that I come comes in here the MedicCast and I hope you will go ahead and send those e-mails and comments, corrections and suggestions in here to the show.

EMS World Expo on the Way

If you’re watching or listening to this episode around Monday, October 29, I am almost to New Orleans for EMS World Expo. If you got this early in the morning, I left yesterday driving down with a carload of equipment for the podcast studio at the conference. We will be arriving sometime in New Orleans later today and getting set up Tuesday for EMS World Expo. If you’re in the area I urge you to make it down to New Orleans for the expo this coming week. It’s going to be a fabulous event with lots of amazing things going on and great opportunities to be had.

Physio-ControlGet more information on the show at EMSworldExpo.com. The show starts officially on the 31st and runs through the first and second of November. and I’m going to be down there with the podcast studio sponsored by Physio-Control with all of your favorite ProMed Network EMS podcasters so please come on down to EMS World Expo. And I do want to thank Physio-Control for sponsoring our ProMed Network podcast studio at this event.

News: Walking to 50% Fewer Heart Attacks

Starting off in this week’s first news item we look at a study I found over MedicalNewsToday.com. It is a study by scientists following the health of 10,000 people for the last 10 years. Now they are looking at what their risk factors are for different diseases they develop. Have they developed diabetes or heart disease? Have they had a stroke or heart attack?

Full Time Implanted Heart Monitor

You all know I’m always on the lookout for interesting tech gadgets and items that are on the horizon for healthcare technology. I found another great item over Medgadget.com. It’s an implantable cardiac device. But wait a minute, we already have those. We already have implantable defibrillators, pacemakers and combination systems.

Full Circle from EMT to Medical Director

Our final story in the news this week is a look at Dr. Mark Escott who has gone full circle in his career from EMT to medical director. By full circle I mean that he has returned to San Jacinto College as their medical director for their emergency medical services program. He was trained there in 1993 as an EMT and went on to go to college and eventually become a physician. He’s now back there helping out with the education of another round of EMT students.


EMS Narrative and Documentation, Part 2

Time now for this week’s tip of the week. We’re going to pick up where we left off from last week’s segment with Chris Kaiser from LifeUnderTheLights.com and the discussion I had with him on narrative writing. This is part two of that series.

I think we should all, including myself, revisit narrative writing skills. We could all use some input and advice on our narrative and documentation skills and this is just a part of that process.

Documentation and Narrative Links

Six Tricks You Can Use Today to Improve Your EMS Narrative Report

EMS Documentation – EMS Narrative Reporting – Paramedic – EMT – ReportPage

More on EMS Narrative Reporting


Contact the MedicCast

Take a look at these articles. You can find these links at the MedicCast site (MedicCast.com/blog) in the shownotes for this episode. Get back to me. Let me know what you think about these news items by email at Podmedic@Mac.com or sending a message via Facebook(Facebook.com/podmedic) or Twitter (twitter.com/podmedic).

EMS World Expo Promo Code

EMS World ExpoI do want to remind you to get together with your colleagues and figure out how you can get the EMS World Expo in October. We’re going to be there again broadcasting live in the podcast studio recorded right there on the show floor. You can come by, sit in the social media lounge right next-door. We have comfortable chairs and free Wi-Fi. Listen to the shows while they’re going on and get a chance to meet me and the other EMS podcasters like Chris Montera Greg Friese and they’ll all be there. You also want to get into the exhibit hall and check out all of the amazing devices, tools, and new inventions for EMS.

Use Promo Code FP50 for Free Exhibit Hall Passes.

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