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EMS Criminals, Selling a stolen ambulance, new EMS program for Arkansas and I bring you another special segment from 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 328

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AJ Heightman, JEMS Editor-in-Chief

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. There is a great show this week kicking off with three EMS news items including a quirky story about three guys who try to sell a stolen ambulance, and an EMT who makes us all look bad. Plus, I’m excited bring you a great interview with JEMS Editor-in-Chief A. J. Heightman and Managing Editor Jennifer Berry special segment recorded as part of our finale from EMS Today 2013. All of that coming up soon here on the MedicCast.

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.

If you  want to get back to me with a comment or question, make sure you shoot me an email. I love to hear from you and I respond back to every email that comes in so keep those email’s coming. You can catch up with me by email at podmedic@mac.com. Shoot me an email today! I think that’s enough introduction and contact info. There’ll be some more later on in the show but for now, let’s get on with this episode of the MedicCast and head on in to this week’s news.

News:

Paramedic Charged with Prescription Drug Fraud

We’ll kick off the news this week with a news item and link sent in from a MedicCast audience member about an EMT charged with trying to get prescription drugs with counterfeit prescriptions.

Three Yahoos Steal and Sell Ambulance

In the next news item, we go from bad EMS news to absurd EMS news. Three boneheads in Texas stole an ambulance recently. Now I ask you, what do you do with a stolen ambulance? Go for a ride? Take a friend to the hospital? How about try to sell it to a junk yard for scrap metal?

University of Arkansas Starts EMS Bachelor’s Program

Finally in the news this week is a story out of Arkansas from their University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. They are starting an emergency medical services bachelor’s degree program that is aimed at improving leadership and clinical skills and education of their graduates.

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Tip of the Week: JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman at EMS Today 2013

Jennifer Berry, JEMS Managing Editor

Jennifer Berry, JEMS Managing Editor

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. Here’s a segment we recorded as part of our finale segment with JEMS Editor-in-Chief A. J. Heightman and Managing Editor Jennifer Berry who came on with myself and Chris Montera to chat with us about the conference, it’s new venue for the next few years in Washington, D.C., and what to look forward to in next year’s EMS Today 2014.

Let’s get into that video segment in a second after a special thank you to EMS Today, JEMS.com, Pennwell and Physio-Control for making this possible by allowing our ProMed Podcast Studio to broadcast from the conference floor and record some of the exciting events and speakers there.

Tip of the Week Links

JEMS Magazine

Jennifer Berry’s Blog

EMSGarage.com

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Until next time, Scene safety, BSI!

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