Cutting back ambulance coverage, the life of a Sydney paramedic, encouraging EMS careers for teen girls and we revisit Bob Sullivan’s article on evaluating EMS systems in a special interview segment this week. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 348

Paramedic Bob Sullivan

Paramedic Bob Sullivan

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. Coming up this week on the MedicCast is a look at recent EMS news including an inspiring summer outreach program that encourages girls to look at EMS careers. Then, in this week’s special interview segment, I bring you author Bob Sullivan as we discuss his recent article on evaluating EMS systems effectiveness. I think you’ll enjoy that. 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 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.

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EMS Cutbacks and Ambulance Coverage

Sydney Paramedic Q&A Down Under

Encouraging Youth for EMS and Fire Careers


Tip of the Week: Bob Sullivan on EMS System Evaluation

I’m really looking forward to this week’s tip of the week. I get to chat with paramedic Bob Sullivan, educator and author of the EMS Patient Perspectives blog. A few weeks ago I commented on an article he wrote at about evaluating EMS systems. I had criticism for one of his approaches to evaluating systems and some praises for others. Bob reached out to me and asked to come on the show to continue the discussion. Here’s that segment recorded with Bob over Skype.

Tip of the Week Links

MedicCast Original System Eval News Episode

EMS Patient Perspective Blog by Bob Sullivan

EMS World Article on Evaluating EMS Systems (by Bob Sullivan)


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2 Responses to Bob Sullivan, Evaluating EMS Systems and Episode 348

  1. […] the professional side, I had an article published in EMS World, which landed me a spot on the MedicCast.  I also left full-time field EMS to teach with the paramedic program at a community college, […]

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