Communications / Dispatch
FULL LIST OF Communications / Dispatch Videos
Why telephone CPR improves cardiac arrest survival–
Dr. Ben Bobrow discusses telephone CPR, also known as dispatcher assisted CPR, by bystanders or laypeople to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Telephone CPR using specific protocols is an incredible opportunity to engage bystanders in giving care. Learn more about this important step for improving sudden cardiac arrest survival in your community.
Last Call: Paramedic, educator Richard Beebe–
Paramedic, educator, author and EMS advocate Richaed Beebe was remembered at a memorial service on Saturday, June 11. This is Beebe's last call.
911 problems and abuses are no joke to comedian John Oliver–
This video contains explicit language. 'Last Week Tonight' segment confronts the inability of 911 systems to find callers as easily as a pizza delivery app or an Uber driver
911 dispatch audio for Prince–
Hear the 911 dispatch audio for a man down, not breathing, CPR started and then rescue units cancelled
Remember 2 Things: Improving stroke recognition and response by EMS providers–
Stroke recognition is one of the most important roles of paramedics and EMTs. This episode of Remember Two Things reviews the importance of using the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale to identify stroke. Show host Steve Whitehead also discusses early notification of the hospital of a suspected stroke. Alerting the hospital early makes a remarkable difference to the speed of patient care. After watching, share your experience with stroke scales in the comments and read more about stroke scales.
Dispatch short film: Domestic abuse victim calls for 'pizza'–
This is a dramatic reenactment of a woman's call for help "pizza" when she was being attacked. Read more about this incident here.
How an ambulance agency equipped its ambulances with solar panels–
Learn how and why the Richmond Ambulance Authority equipped its 40 ambulances with solar panels to save money and reduce the environmental impact of the ambulance fleet
What Would You Do? Confrontation between police and EMS on scene–
Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss confrontations between police and medics. What would you do if while you are treating a patient a cop demands you move the patient off the road and let traffic pass by or through the incident. How far are you willing to argue or push this officer?
Why to call a sepsis alert to the hospital–
Sepsis is the number one cause of death for hospitalized patients. Timely treatment in sepsis care can improve the mortality rate.
Inappropriate 'emergency' calls–
The West Midlands Ambulance Service shared two examples of inappropriate calls to an emergency service.
What Would You Do? Baby who turned blue is now fine–
In this episode, our experts discuss the condition known as an apparent life-threatening event (or an ALTE) and offer advice how to best handle an ALTE, even if the baby is no longer presenting symptoms that caused the 911 call. Dr. Tan describes the patient presenting symptoms and why it is important to transport an infant that has experienced an ALTE. Learn more about ALTEs in this scenario and solution article.
Arizona fire, EMS dept. launches new dispatch system–
The program integrates an improved dispatch system with a community paramedicine service.
Remember 2 Things: Patients and cell phones–
We all get them the patient who just won't put down the cell phone. In this episode of Remember Two Things, Steve Whitehead gives us a couple tips in dealing with these patients who can't hang up.
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