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Regionalization: The wave of the future?
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As grant funding becomes more and more scarce throughout all disciplines, many organizations are moving toward regional approaches to emergency services.  Emergency Management is becoming…Continue

Tags: Regionalization, EMS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Kirkwood Oct 20, 2012.

Personality Tests for EMS Employees and students?
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Many of you have probably heard of the Myers-Briggs Personality Types and the corresponding test.  I've taken it a couple times and recently took it again for a graduate class.  As I was reading my…Continue

Tags: Personality, EMS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Bjarköy Jan 26, 2011.

Advanced Degrees and EMS
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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  I've been doing some research and reading lately in the area of Advanced Degrees and EMS.  What's your take on it?  I've been very interested in a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chance Gearheart Jan 5, 2011.

ThePulse: An EMS Podcast

EMS Education: Advanced Degrees and Patient Care: ThePulse Episode 3

This week we are joined by Lenoir Community College Medical Specialties Programs instructor Jeremy Hill, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, A.A.S. and discuss the prospects of advanced degrees in EMS education as well as different outlooks on patient care.

Where Can We Affect Change? - Part 2 of 2: Episode 2

This week we discuss what the LCEMSF is and continue our discussion on ways we can affect change, this week in the realm of EMS administration.

Where Can We Affect Change? - Part 1 of 2: Episode 1

Join us as we discuss the importance of education in directing the future of EMS.
 

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Dec 7, 2013
Skip Kirkwood replied to Justin Tilghman's discussion Regionalization: The wave of the future?
"That's right.  And it surely doesn't have to be rural.  In fact, the economics are probably better in a suburban area, where there were (historically) more local, independent agencies.  Better fodder for merger.  The…"
Oct 20, 2012
dr-exmedic replied to Justin Tilghman's discussion Regionalization: The wave of the future?
"It's pretty much a matter of time in many places, though everyone trying to protect a fiefdom can slow it down some (or a lot, depending on local politics, which is why my county has 1 PSAP, while Cuyahoga Co OH has 47). It doesn't have…"
Oct 20, 2012
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Regionalization: The wave of the future?

As grant funding becomes more and more scarce throughout all disciplines, many organizations are moving toward regional approaches to emergency services.  Emergency Management is becoming regionalized, Public Health is regionalizing their efforts, and even communications centers are regionalizing across counties.  All this is supposedly being done in an effort to increase access to grant funds by providing more "bang for the buck" through the development of regional efforts rather than…See More
Oct 18, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to Justin Tilghman's discussion Regionalization: The wave of the future?
"In the USA, the average ambulance service operates 5 units and exists at the edge of survival.  There are many "general managers" who have to be (and cannot possibly be) experts at all aspects of the business.  There are few…"
Oct 18, 2012
Neil White replied to Justin Tilghman's discussion Regionalization: The wave of the future?
"In the UK, we went from something like 40 EMS agencies to 11, whilst it could be argued that costs are reduced from removing back office systems. It ended up with agencies spanning 200 - 300 miles and therefore having to create a uniformed service…"
Oct 18, 2012
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Regionalization: The wave of the future?

As grant funding becomes more and more scarce throughout all disciplines, many organizations are moving toward regional approaches to emergency services.  Emergency Management is becoming regionalized, Public Health is regionalizing their efforts, and even communications centers are regionalizing across counties.  All this is supposedly being done in an effort to increase access to grant funds by providing more "bang for the buck" through the development of regional efforts rather than…See More
Oct 17, 2012
Justin Tilghman replied to William Charles Cote''s discussion Fake Pot
"I picked up a patient in a similar situation a few months ago.  The product was called "Spice" and was actually sold as potpourri/incense.  He presented much the same way: 17 y/o male, hypertensive ~178/110, SVT at 168,…"
Jun 26, 2011
Justin Tilghman's discussion was featured

Personality Tests for EMS Employees and students?

Many of you have probably heard of the Myers-Briggs Personality Types and the corresponding test.  I've taken it a couple times and recently took it again for a graduate class.  As I was reading my results, and becoming a little unsettled as to how well it described me, I began to think about the different personality types and how they might, or might not, be helpful in determining who would make a successful EMT.  I know some employers in certain industries actually encourage their employees…See More
Feb 3, 2011
Justin Tilghman's blog post was featured

Where Can We Affect Change?: Part 2

Last time I discussed briefly the importance of change in our profession.  The profession that doesn’t change and adapt with the times will soon find itself outdated, inefficient, ineffective, and maybe even replaced.  That’s why it’s so important that we consider how we can move forward and do our best to enact policies and protocols to see that our profession prospers in the coming future of reformed healthcare.  We’ve already looked at the opportunities and possibilities for improvement in…See More
Jan 28, 2011
Justin Tilghman's discussion was featured

Personality Tests for EMS Employees and students?

Many of you have probably heard of the Myers-Briggs Personality Types and the corresponding test.  I've taken it a couple times and recently took it again for a graduate class.  As I was reading my results, and becoming a little unsettled as to how well it described me, I began to think about the different personality types and how they might, or might not, be helpful in determining who would make a successful EMT.  I know some employers in certain industries actually encourage their employees…See More
Jan 28, 2011
Mike Bjarköy replied to Justin Tilghman's discussion Personality Tests for EMS Employees and students?
"I did a couple of"
Jan 26, 2011
Alyssa Woods replied to Justin Tilghman's discussion Personality Tests for EMS Employees and students?
"Here's my problem with using personality tests to determine employment (for EMS, Fire, and the Police Department): it assumes that someone's personality is static.   Unfortunately, the truth is that everyone's personality is…"
Jan 24, 2011
Tom Bouthillet replied to Justin Tilghman's discussion Personality Tests for EMS Employees and students?
"I see the value in an EMS system weeding out an EMT or paramedic candidate who has irrational health fears, and if that's all the MMPI-2 (or the test that NEMSMA is developing) does, then I'm wrong and I don't mind saying so.…"
Jan 21, 2011
dr-exmedic replied to Justin Tilghman's discussion Personality Tests for EMS Employees and students?
"Skip, I don't think anyone's denying that organizations have the right to choose who works for them. The debate is over whether MMPI is a valid way of doing so, or (perhaps more specifically) whether MMPI is more useful than other ways.…"
Jan 21, 2011
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What State do you live in?
NC
Employer/Affiliation
Pres/Dir/CEO/VP/Mgr
Primary Agency/Department Type
Educational Institution
Primary Department/Agency Name
Lenoir Community College
Department/Agency Web Site
http://www.lenoircc.edu
Years in EMS/Public Safety
4
Other Past or Current Departments
Lenoir County Emergency Services
Sand Hill Fire Department
My Training:
Master's Degree in Safety, Security, & Emergency Management
Bachelors Degree in Spanish Language and Culture
NC EMT-P
ACLS
ASLS
ITLS
AMLS
ASERT
PALS
Day Job
Director of Public Safety Education Programs
I Love Being in EMS Because
it affords me the opportunity to help people in their darkest moments and I think it's a great profession that has the potential to become even greater and I would love to be a part of that
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Married

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Where Can We Affect Change?: Part 2

Last time I discussed briefly the importance of change in our profession.  The profession that doesn’t change and adapt with the times will soon find itself outdated, inefficient, ineffective, and maybe even replaced.  That’s why it’s so important that we consider how we can move forward and do our best to enact policies and protocols to see that our profession prospers in the coming future of reformed healthcare.  We’ve already looked at the opportunities and possibilities for improvement…

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Posted on January 17, 2011 at 4:30pm

Where Can We Affect Change? : Part 1



I think we would all agree that EMS is currently at a crossroads.  Much of the nation’s healthcare entities are in the…

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Posted on January 4, 2011 at 4:44pm

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just came bye to say hi & be safe out there
 
 
 
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