Hospice and DNR care, handling patient refusals responsibly, and rural teen pregnancy rates explode plus there is more to see from the special segments recorded at EMS Today 2013. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.
MedicCast Episode 325
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 you to this week’s show. I’ve got a great episode coming up for you this week with several news items to catch your attention including a look at some key thoughts on EMS DNR and hospice patient care. Plus, in this episode, I’ll bring you another special interview and discussion recorded at EMS Today 2013. That will come up after this week’s news segments.
First, though, please follow up on all of the information in this episode over at the MedicCast blog at MedicCast.com/blog. You’ll find a show notes link right at the top of the page that will take you right to the most recent episode and then you can scroll down to find other episode from previous weeks. There are links to everything we talk about in every episode there so you can follow up on all of the tips, news items and special segments.
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EMS and Hospice and DNR Care
Kicking off the news this week is a look at an article I found over at EMSWorld.com looking at education around EMS Do Not Resuscitate orders and hospice patients. It’s a continuing education article co-written by our good friend and fellow ProMed Network podcaster, Greg Friese.
Changing the EMS Paradigm
So have you ever heard the phrase, “You call, we haul?” That comes with a certain mindset and one that I think has seen its time pass in EMS. All too often, however, I think that our providers and services focus on us as a transportation service and not a health care service.
Teen Pregnancy and Rural America
Finally in the news this week is an article on teen pregnancy and childbirth rates in different parts of the country. Does where you work mean you are more likely to have that emergency maternity call where a child is having a child? Apparently it does.
Tip of the Week: Finding a New Job In EMS
Let’s get in to this week’s tip segment with a special video segment recorded in the podcast studio at EMS Today 2013 in Washington, D.C. A special thank you to EMS Today, JEMS.com and Physio-Control for making this possible. Stay tuned here for all of these segments featured here in episodes on the MedicCast.
In this segment, I sit down with Scott Kier from the “EMS in the New Decade Blog” and talk about his recent shift to a new EMS job. Scott offers some good tips for the MedicCast audience on how to approach seeking out a new job, good questions to ask, and where to find the job opportunities that match what you’re looking for.
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