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BRENNAN BLACKWELL
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WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
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I have been seeing alot of discussions about EMS being referred to as "ambulance drivers" and noticed that some are getting pretty upset at the idea that they are not viewed as a skilled provider. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by iDriveTheTaxi Oct 28, 2012.

 

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iDriveTheTaxi replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"Responding to the above Obamacare comment. While the argument is made that this may increase the abuse of the 911 system, it could well decrease the abuse. If people have choices and know that these choices will be covered, the they may very well…"
Oct 28, 2012
Paula Miller replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"Ever notice some write "seen and examined" and others just write "seen?"  You know what I'm talking about, Doc.  LOL..."
Oct 22, 2012
dr-exmedic replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"I suppose if I were just supervising a midlevel I could see 10/hour...but then when I said those 10 pts were "seen by a doctor," they would literally have been seen. Glanced at, more like. Interesting."
Oct 21, 2012
Neil White replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"The doc orders and there is a nurse and an auxiliary allocated to him...The model is called See and Treat. The Doctor sees and a nurse practitioner treats.  Docs also use Dictaphones that can scan a barcode of the patient....he records what he…"
Oct 20, 2012
dr-exmedic replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
" Please tell me you just made that number up. Either that, or I'm going to be extremely jealous of how much support your docs over there have that they can see a pt and not have to spend any time on documentation etc. :)"
Oct 20, 2012
Chris Azevedo replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"WOW!!  Thou hast been served! "
Oct 18, 2012
Neil White replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"The difficult contention here is who would take responsibility if something adverse were to happen during the taxi ride to hospital.  Really, the diversion has to start before an ambulance arrives on scene otherwise there is little point.…"
Oct 18, 2012
Justin P replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"A few innovative things that I've seen are bringing a patient who only needs a ride to the hospital to the triage are of the ER, patient is placed in a chair and DOC comes over, looks at EMS report and tells the 'patient' that their…"
Oct 17, 2012
Robert Lanious replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"When more and more people have insurance thanks to Obamacare, we will see the growing use of EMS as is seen in most of the rest of the industrialized world who ensures everyone is covered. I foresee we will be forced financially to make changes. The…"
Oct 17, 2012
Robert Lanious replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"Maybe in your area, Justin, EMS programs are becoming college degreed, but not in Western Pa.. Colleges may still teach the program and though they have to be accredited, they are not college degree programs. We have a B.S. program at my Alma mater…"
Oct 17, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"There are several problems with that, Justin. First, all the research done so far shows that the EMS community "gets it wrong" way too often when we decide who needs to go to the ED and who does not.  Obviously our education and…"
Oct 16, 2012
Justin P replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"I think that we definitely need to address the large number of patients that we see who dont really need the ER, it has always been an EMS standard that if we transport from a 911 call the patient must go to an ER. probably half of our patients…"
Oct 16, 2012
Neil White replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"Another interesting thread steadily heading off course.... If attention can be turned....How can we balance the demands of increased supply of patients, the need to increase education of medics and provide a benefits package that matches the…"
Oct 16, 2012
Paula Miller replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"My sentiments exactly...  "
Oct 16, 2012
Justin P replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"Actually, the trade schools are going by the wayside, and as of January 1st 2013, all paramedic programs must be accredited, and programs must be taught to the new national EMS standards. As far as licensing exams, yes there are different exams in…"
Oct 15, 2012
Geri Jacobson replied to BRENNAN BLACKWELL's discussion WHAT MAKES AN EMS PROVIDER A TAXI DRIVER/AMBULANCE DRIVER, THE TYPE OF CALLS YOU RUN OR YOUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE PATIENT CARE????
"Care to point out where  I have stated "no one wants ems education"? Can you show where I am wrong about EMS having many different levels, different titles and different certifying exams? It seems one the downfalls in…"
Oct 15, 2012

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Bad Habits. We all have them, some of us have many. What kind of things are you seeing in the field that drive you nuts?Are there bad habits specific to new and older providers? How do you handle your own bad habits?

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 3:01pm

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