Inside EMS Podcast: Why is it that only bad EMS outcomes drive change?
Co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the week's top news stories
In this Inside EMS Podcast episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the week's top news stories.
They talk about tensions flaring over a Calif. city's ambulance response performance to 911 calls and suggest that the culprit may be the hospitals that are holding up ambulances as they wait to offload their patients. What are the solutions to getting hospitals to take your patients faster? Moreover, is this an EMTALA violation?
Chris and Kelly also address Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley's newly signed law requiring all high school students to learn and practice hands-only CPR and how to use an AED prior to graduation. In addition, they talk through the change in practice of sending the closest ambulance to 911 calls in Broward County, Fla.
Kelly also pays tribute to Acadian EMT Josh Wheeler, who was killed off-duty while aiding crash victims.