Moving all fire departments to volunteers, improving your intubation success rates, risks for older asthma patients, and we’ll look at another EMS 10 Innovator Awardee with Chief Wayne Zygowicz and his initiative to improve awareness for our EMS brethren at risk for suicide. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 443

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. In this week’s EMS news items including a look at one city’s initiative to get more funding for EMS by switching it’s paid fire department to volunteer status. That’s riling up some fire departments out there but it makes some sense to me.

Then in this week’s tip segment from EMS Today 2015, I have a segment from our EMS 10 Innovator awards with Chief Wayne Zygowicz from Littleton, Colorado. Wayne has researched and written extensively on the topic of EMS and Fire personnel suicides and how they can be prevented. Can you do more to recognize the warning signs in your colleagues? We’ll find out how you can do that later in the show after the news.

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EMS News

Switching Fire Departments to Volunteer, Paying EMS More

Tips for Improving Your EMS Intubation Success

Older Patients More At Risk From Asthma Meds

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Tip of the Week: EMS Suicide Awareness with Wayne Zygowicz

EMS10_Zygowicz_ScreenshotThis year Chief Wayne Zygowicz, from Littleton, Colorado was recognized with an EMS 10 Innovator Award. He got the award for his significant research, training and writing on EMS provider suicide in EMS and the fire service. We all need to expose and educate our fellow providers to the signs and symptoms of depression in patients and as well as our colleagues. Do you know what Wayne is talking about? Check out this segment from the Physio-Control podcast studio at EMS Today 2015 this year.

A special thanks again to EMS Today and especially to Physio-Control for sponsoring our podcast studio at the EMS Today conference this year.

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EMS Today

Physio-Control site

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