Inside EMS Podcast: Dogma in EMS, how to escape violent encounters

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

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In this week's Inside EMS podcast, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the proper way to educate and train students in active shooter scenarios after an instructor teaching a basic EMT class set off an explosive device that blew out a student's ear drum.

Chris and Kelly talk about what the term "dogma" in EMS means in their clinical issue segment. Their discussion takes the path of challenging what you learn in class, how to develop great instructors and how to develop confidence with our medical directors.

"The people we attract to EMS — the Type A personalities, ADHD, adrenaline junkies — predisposes us to be accepters of dogma because our students don't want to think real hard," Kelly said. 

They also interview Kip Teitsort about DT4EMS and his Escaping Violent Encounters program. Kip discusses his program, how it was developed and how to identify volatile situations.

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:

Instructor sets off grenade in drill; blows eardrum of EMT student

‘Realistic’ EMS training must avoid real danger

Responders seek bone marrow match for fellow EMT

Active shooter opens fire at Ga. FedEx; 6 hurt

AMR: Vegas transport changes causing long delays

Faith in EMS: My karma ran over your dogma

Escaping violent encounters: How to break a 2-handed choke hold

Escaping Violent Encounters: Where you stand could save your life

Escaping Violent Encounters: What one simple technique can keep you safe?

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