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Inside EMS
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Inside EMS Podcast: Continuing education importance, physical fitness tips

Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson bring expert perspective to hot topics, clinical issues, operational and leadership lessons to EMS personnel and leaders to be safe and successful

By EMS1 Staff

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In this week's Inside EMS podcast, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss physical fitness tips for EMTs and medics on-the-go in light of a recent article about a New York medic that lost 30 pounds in the Today Show’s 6 Months to a 6-Pack challenge.

They also talk about the importance of continuing education in the clinical issue segment.

“I don’t understand the processes of why when you have the opportunity to sit in front of a physician —who’s giving up two hours of his or her time to teach you something — why we take umbrage to those things,” Chris said. “How do we ensure we make this time the best opportunity we can have?”

Chris and Kelly interview paramedic and lawyer Wes Ogilvie in their guest table segment. They ask for his expert legal advice on the biggest misconceptions of EMTs and medics when it comes to the law and their duties.

If you have any topics or items you would like to hear discussed on Inside EMS, let us know in the comment section below. 

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Pantless man hitches ride on back of Fla. ambulance

NYC mayor rips ambulance delay in deadly fire

200-pound NY medic loses weight on the Today Show

Police beat elderly man who called ambulance for wife with dementia

How I'd change EMS continuing education

5 healthy on-the-go meals for medics

Is it time for a healthier you?

If providers save lives, then the law saves providers

What are the biggest misconceptions about medics?

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Inside EMS, a podcast series that features hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson, brings expert perspective to hot topics, clinical issues, operational and leadership lessons to EMS personnel and leaders to be safe and successful.

Inside EMS is available for download on iTunes, SoundCloud and via RSS feed.
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Phillip Aguet Phillip Aguet Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:59:08 AM Chris, I am going to side with Kelly and offer a counter to your argument. Standards and regulations, though necessary and important pieces of our systems, currently have little if any feedback to loop back to where they originated from. The current system allows for a blind consumption of the material and the notion that no one student in a con-ed class really matters enough to float an opinion back up to the top for review. This lack of a feedback system and the zombie type "sign in and sleep" that occurs, is a direct result of not engaging the audience. The eason they haven't likely has to do with having a captive audience beholden to taking the course and as such will be there anyway. If the original vision Kelly describes is allowed to progress, then you would ultimately see an active, enagaged, and educated audience within the span of a couple years changing EMS providers as we know it. These providers would then develop to be the instructors you describe. But you can't just "oversee" instructors into being effective and engaged.
Chris Cebollero Chris Cebollero Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:53:36 PM Great thought Phillip. It should always be the intent of a course coordinator to grow their instructors. You can use instructor evals, direct observation and if challenges are noted we need to assist in turning those challenges into strengths. Thanks for listening Phillip. Any advice or subjects you'd like to hear?
Phillip Aguet Phillip Aguet Sunday, May 04, 2014 3:42:39 PM Chris Cebollero I would really like to hear an episode dealing with how to digest trends and studies in EMS. I receive the Annals of EM and try to keep up on some of the other journals the Docs use. I also listen to other podcasts like EM basic, and Albany med's EMS lecture series. I even listen to both seasons of Confessions of EMS Newbie because Kelly has so much to say (it needs a few listens :)) Hearing how the docs think and talk gives me some insight on how to better communicate with them. It also gives me some nice ice breakers to use and I have made some great friends by striking up a conversation. I also would not mind an episode discussing the national trends and maybe future of EMS in regards to scopes in different parts of the country or standards, or methods. An international EMS show might be nice as well for general edification. I think a lot of EMS providers might find interesting things in how EMS is handled say in France or Australia. I would also suggest a segment addressing the use of space in the ambulances and the current trend of design for bigger and heavier rigs while the international trend is for smaller ones I believe. Love the show. Keep it up. Any chance for putting it on ITUNEs?
Phillip Aguet Phillip Aguet Monday, May 05, 2014 11:25:45 AM Do a segment on this

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