Confessions Of An Ems Newbie

Sinopsis

Confessions of an EMS Newbie is a weekly podcast for beginning EMS providers. As Ron goes through paramedic school he'll sit down and discuss what he's learning with experienced Paramedic and writer Kelly Grayson. Anyone new to being an EMT will enjoy getting the strait scoop and accurate information from someone who has been there over and over. Ron's perspective as knowing next to nothing means we'll keep it understandable and practical.

Episodios

  • Ep 12 Finally

    Ep 12 Finally

    25/08/2010

    [audio:12_Finally.mp3] (29:43) Ron goes through his final skills tests and the Final Exam. In the process almost failed out on traction splint. Kelly tells us how to auscultate a fracture. We discuss “Getting Your Patch” and what comes next. Registering with the State. Registering with National Registry. Waiting for my school work to be certified … Continue reading Ep 12 Finally →

  • Ep 11 – Patient Assessment Failure

    Ep 11 – Patient Assessment Failure

    18/08/2010

    [audio:11_PatientAssFail.mp3] (43:43) Learn how Ron failed and then passed Patient Assessment Medical and how that could be a good thing. Ron also retook his CPR for heathcare provider this weekend, find out why and how that’s important to the newbie. It is coming down to the final week of class and Ron could be an … Continue reading Ep 11 – Patient Assessment Failure →

  • Ep 10 I Don’t Know Nothing Bout Birth’n No Babies

    Ep 10 I Don’t Know Nothing Bout Birth’n No Babies

    11/08/2010

    [audio:10_Babies.mp3] (42:41) This week Ron covered behavioral Emergencies and started talking about delivering babies in class. How many do you think Kelly has delivered? Find out on this episode. Ron also passed my Patient Assessment Trauma skill on Wednesday and will attempt Patient Assessment Medical on Monday. So he asks Kelly for tips on doing … Continue reading Ep 10 I Don’t Know Nothing Bout Birth’n No Babies →

  • Ep 9 I Am A White Cloud

    Ep 9 I Am A White Cloud

    04/08/2010

    [audio:09_IAmAWhiteCloud.mp3] (43:05) Show Notes This week we talk about Ron’s super power, being a white cloud. Another ambulance shift with almost no calls again. We talk about 24 hour shifts and last minute calls. Lots of questions answered in this episode as well. Is a Basic just a paramedic assistant? National and State EMS organizations, … Continue reading Ep 9 I Am A White Cloud →

  • Ep 8 Boring Ambulance and Stupid Skills

    Ep 8 Boring Ambulance and Stupid Skills

    28/07/2010

    [audio:08_BoringAmbulance.mp3] (49:38) Well Ron lost is ambulance virginity on a Friday night and was basically bored. Everybody built it up, but his shift wasn’t that exciting. But after being up all night he got on Skype with Kelly and that is always interesting. They talked about his shift, and about the skills he is learning … Continue reading Ep 8 Boring Ambulance and Stupid Skills →

  • Ep 7 Shock  Scenarios

    Ep 7 Shock & Scenarios

    21/07/2010

    [audio:07_ShockScenarios.mp3] (47:35) This week Ron confesses to making his wife an EMS widow already but at least he got out of doing P90X. Hear the story about how half of Ron’s team got killed during his extraction day scenarios. His scenarios included sucking chest wounds, ejected infants, and belligerent drunk drivers distracting Ron. Kelly also … Continue reading Ep 7 Shock & Scenarios →

  • Ep 6 The Beginnings of Trauma

    Ep 6 The Beginnings of Trauma

    14/07/2010

    [audio:06_BeginningsOfTrauma.mp3] (48:03) In this episode we talk about Trauma, or at least we start talking about it because that’s what Ron is studying. There is a discussion of learning the kinematics of trauma and then bleeding. Kelly gives a discussion on Tourniquets and not cringing at the trauma pictures. Ron spent more time in the … Continue reading Ep 6 The Beginnings of Trauma →

  • Ep 5 – First Hospital Clinical

    Ep 5 – First Hospital Clinical

    07/07/2010

    [audio:05_FirstHospitalClinical.mp3] (53:18) This week we talk about Ron’s first hospital clinical. His fears going in and some of the cool stuff he got to do. We also talk about the fact a 12 line EKG has 10 lines. How Ron got blood on his gloves, but Kelly didn’t like his BSI. And what paramedics do … Continue reading Ep 5 – First Hospital Clinical →

  • Ep 4 – Airways and Reports

    Ep 4 – Airways and Reports

    30/06/2010

    [audio:04_AirwaysAndReports.mp3] (1:05:24) This week we cover Airways and Reports on Confessions of an EMS Newbie. Ron’s class is doing skills labs in securing a patient to a backboard, airway management, oxygen and we discuss them all. Some of Ron’s questions include, “Do paramedics use OPAs and NPAs? Or is intubation just the silver hammer of … Continue reading Ep 4 – Airways and Reports →

  • Ep 3 – DNR, Palpation and Medical Control

    Ep 3 – DNR, Palpation and Medical Control

    22/06/2010

    [audio:03_DNRPalpationMedicalControl.mp3] (39:18) This week we talk about Ron’s first test and getting his shots finished up. Kelly gives some insight into what the National Registry test questions are like as well. Then we go into taking vitals and Kelly gives a really great tip on palpating a pulse. We talk about medical control. How Kelly … Continue reading Ep 3 – DNR, Palpation and Medical Control →

  • Ep 2 – Sex And EMT Pants

    Ep 2 – Sex And EMT Pants

    15/06/2010

    [audio:02_Sex_and_EMT_Pants.mp3] (48:35) This is episode 2 of Confessions of an EMS Newbie where we talk about Love, Sex, Relationships, and the EMT as well as Anatomy, Physiology, and those cool EMT Pants. The show begins with a discussion of Ron getting ready for clinicals and the trials of getting all his shots. We learn how … Continue reading Ep 2 – Sex And EMT Pants →

  • Ep 1 – Newbie EMT Fears

    Ep 1 – Newbie EMT Fears

    10/06/2010

    [audio:01_EMT_Newbie_Fears.mp3] (49:05) Our first episode, recorded the morning before Ron’s first EMT-Basic class. We talk about the fears he has before he ever gets started and Kelly – his Jedi master paramedic – calms those fears with ease. Those fears are: #1 I’ll have too weak a stomach to be an EMT. #2 I’m not … Continue reading Ep 1 – Newbie EMT Fears →

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