Federal funding cuts strike rural EMS service, getting stabbed just part of the job, crazy patients might just sue you, and we’ll look at the use of social media as a public education tool for health care. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 344

twitter-birdGood 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’m looking forward to this week’s show and I hope you are, too. I bring you several EMS news items including a look at how injuries on the job from assault are becoming all too commonplace. Then we have another special segment from our podcast studio at NACCHO Annual conference with a look at how public health and EMS can use social media to reach out to the public in times of crisis and emergency conditions. All of that is coming up next here on the MedicCast.

Before we get to that though, please make sure you check out the links and additional information available for you over at the MedicCast blog at MedicCast.com/blog. There’s a show notes link at the top of the page. Click that link and it will take you right to the most recent episode and you can scroll down there to find any previous episode. There’s also a search box there for you on the right if you are looking for something in particular. Take some time and make sure you follow up on the information you get on the show and understand how it applies to your EMS practice and protocols.

If you want to get back in touch with me, make sure you do so. You can email me at podmedic@mac.com. Shoot me an email with your comments and questions on the shows, or you can send me suggestions and interview ideas for future episodes. Either way, I work to respond back to every email that comes in and I’ll get back to you as well so keep those emails coming in. Also, if you’re an android user or iPhone or iPad owner, check out the brand new free MedicCast App. Get the free MedicCast app from the Google play store. Get the free MedicCast EMS app for iOS.

That’s enough contact info. We’ll get into this week’s news coming up next but please remember to support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here on the MedicCast. It helps keep the show coming out to you each week and keeps the lights on here at the MedicCast studios. Take a moment and tell them thanks for supporting the show!

News:

Federal Funding Cuts Affect Rural Ambulance Service

New Jersey EMS Says Stabbing Part of the Job

Mentally Ill Patient Escapes EMS and Sues for Injuries

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Tip of the Week: Social Media for EMS and Public Health

FacebookThis week on the tip of the week, I bring you a segment from our recent trip to NACCHO Annual conference in Dallas, Texas. This is a conference for local health officials from across the country. I sat down and chatted in our podcast studio with Andy Roszak from NACCHO and Jim Garrow from the City of Philadelphia Department of Health. We discussed the use of social media as a way to reach out to our communities and educate them about health issues as well as alert them to emergency situations affecting their health. Check it out!

Tip of the Week Links

Philadelphia Public Health Dept

NACCHO site

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Until next time, Scene safety, BSI!

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One Response to Social Media, EMS and Public Health on Episode 344

  1. Greg Friese says:

    Jamie,

    Share with your listeners the EMS Provider Violence Event Reporting Tool. http://event.clirems.org/ViolenceEvent.aspx

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