Podcasts

The EMSARN podcasts series is intended to inform the EMS community and complement our research.  We titled this series "I'm just an ambulance driver" to highlight the fact that EMS is much more complicated than simply driving an ambulance.

I invite everyone to listen and take these discussions back to your organization, station, or firehouse. We hope they are informative and stimulating. Provide feedback anytime!

Thank you,
Charley Warner

EMSARN Project Coordinator

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine:
Department of Emergency Medicine Research

warnercw@upmc.edu

*All podcasts are available for download to your computer or mobile device by clicking on the square icon on the left side of the page. 

EMSARN's Podcast Series:

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#31: Keys to the Kingdom: EMS Providers Fix Teamwork

(Uploaded 05/08/2014)
Length: 04:45

What would you do if you were tasked with improving teamwork at your EMS service? If your recommendation would become organizational policy, what improvement would you make? We asked some EMTs and Paramedics from around the nation just that. Take the chance and use the following prompt to ask the providers at your organization, see what they would recommend.

#30: Partnership: "My greatest fear..."

(Uploaded 01/14/2014)
Length: 07:00

 Teamwork is a necessity in EMS to ensure the safety of patients and providers, but what happens when you have never worked with someone before? We interviewed multiple EMS providers so they could help us complete the sentence: "My greatest fear when working with a new partner is____".

 

#29: Detecting Adverse Events: The Right Tool

 (Uploaded 11/12/2013)
Length: 11:00

"The newly released PittAETool is the result of research into how adverse events are detected in the aeromedical setting. How do EMS physicians review their own EMS services, and would a standardized practice help?"

#28: Stressing the Point, Part 2

 (Uploaded 09/18/2013)
Length: 09:10

"How much sleep in enough sleep? Listen to our interivew with Dr. Shelia Roth, Ph.D, EMT. In part 2 we look at correlations of sleep and stress, and ways to improve your sleep while at home, as well as ways to maintain your family life in the face of stress."

#27: Stressing the Point, Part 1

(Uploaded 08/03/2013)
Length: 11:40

"How does stress affect EMS providers? Listen to our interivew with Dr. Shelia Roth, Ph.D, EMT. In part 1 we look at stress manifestations and coping mechanism in EMS providers  Dr. Roth is a liscensed social worker and Department Chair of Social Work at Carlow University who has long researched public safety providers and their families."

Textbook articles on stress response of public safety providers:

Life Style and Health Research ISBN 978-1-60456-425-9
Editors: M. R. Blakely et al., pp. © 2008 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

The qualitative work is published as an article In: Prehosp Emerg Care. 2009 Oct-Dec;13(4):462-8. doi: 10.1080/10903120903144791.
Work-family fit: the impact of emergency medical services work on the family system. Roth SG, Moore CD.

#26: Provider Injury: They Crew of Two

(Uploaded 06/29/2013)

Length: 7:25

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#25: Sleep & Fatigue: The Legal Side

(Uploaded 03/05/2013)

Length: 16:00

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-Link to Clark Lee's Professional Profile

-Link to National Response Team Technical Assistance Document

-Link to Case Study #1- "Train Company Worker"

-Link to Case Study #2- "Teenage Fast-Food Worker"

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 #24: EVENT: An Interview with Gary Wingrove

(Uploaded 09/30/2012)

Length: 7:30

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-Link to E.V.E.N.T. Reporting

-Link to Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Research in EMS (CLIR)

-Link to Gary Wingrove's profile as member on the EMSARN Advisory Board

#23: Shift Length: An Interview with an Expert

(Uploaded 09/03/2012)

Length: 5:35

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Link to Dr. Geiger-Brown's Biography and Research at UM

#22: Shift Length: The Long and Short from EMS Providers, Part 2

(Uploaded 7/16/2012)

Length: 4:45 mins

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#21: Shift Length: The Long and Short from EMS Providers, Part 1

(Uploaded 6/12/2012)

Length: 7:30 mins

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#20: EMS Provider Teamwork: Stories from Medical Directors, Part 2

(Uploaded 5/14/2012)

Length= 5:30 mins

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#19: EMS Provider Teamwork: Stories from Medical Directors, Part 1

(Uploaded 4/05/2012)

Length= 6:00 mins

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November 2011 Podcast

#18: Teamwork: Physician Expectations of EMS

 (Uploaded 2/07/2012)

Length = 7:50 mins

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 Link to more information about EMSARN's latest paper on the Teamwork of EMS Providers.

November 2011 Podcast

#17: Teamwork: A Discussion with EMS Field Providers

 (Uploaded 12/05/2011)

Length = 7:34 mins

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 Link to more information about EMSARN's latest paper on the Teamwork of EMS Providers.

#16: Teamwork: An Interview with Expert Dr. Eduardo Salas

(Uploaded 10/14/2011)

Length = 7:25 mins

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Link to more information about Dr. Eduardo Salas - leading authority in teamwork measurement.
http://www.psych.ucf.edu/faculty_salas.php

#15: Value of Feedback in Quality & Safety: Field Provider Perspectives

(Uploaded 08/22/2011)

Length = 7:00 mins

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#14: Value of Feedback in Quality & Safety: Agency Director Perspectives

(Uploaded 06/17/2011)

Length = 8:10 mins

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#13: Value of Feedback in Quality & Safety:Medical Director Perspectives

(Uploaded 04/29/2011)

Length = 7:30 mins

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#12: Attitude and Safety: An Interview of Terry Mathis

(Uploaded 03/23/2011)

Length = 6:00 mins

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#11: Perspectives on Vehicle Safety

(Uploaded 02/21/2011)

Length = 7:09 mins

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Publications referenced in podcast:

Custalow and Gravitz, 2004Biggers et al., 1996

#10: Insights on Safety Culture from Field Providers

(Uploaded 01/13/2011)

Length = 6:02 mins

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#9: Workplace Safety from the Provider's Perspective

(Uploaded 12/10/2010)

Length = 6:46 mins

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#8: Working Time in the UK and European Union

(Uploaded 11/1/2010)

Length = 5.5 mins

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Information provided by the European Commission on the Working Time Directive

  1. Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills on the UK
  2. Example Schedules for UK and European Union Working Times (below)

 

#7: Safety Culture in EMS: Revisited

(Uploaded 10/2/2010) 

Length = ~6.5 mins

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#6: New Hires and Organizational Culture

(Uploaded 8/19/2010)

Length = ~8 mins

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Information about interviewee Jennifer Streeter:

  1. Articles Written By Jennifer Streeter 

Information about the newly hired RN (nursing) study mentioned in the podcast. 

  • Link to a related review article not mentioned in the podcast, but quite relevant and interesting: "The Impact of Culture Change on Nurse Retention."
  • Placeholder for future link to EMS Safety Culture Study to be published in Prehospital Emergency Care, October 2010.

#5: Sleep and Fatigue in EMS 2.0

(Uploaded 7/14/2010)

Length= ~5 Minutes

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#4: Sleep and Fatigue in EMS

(Uploaded 6/11/2010)

Length = ~9 mins

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Dr. David Dickinson at Appalachian State University

Sleep study published in Prehospital Emergency Care and mentioned in the podcast

Sleep study led by Dr. Dickinson -- effects of 36 hour sleep deprivation

#3: Turnover & Cost in EMS 2.0

(Uploaded 4/28/2010)

Length = ~13 mins

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#2:  Safety Culture in EMS

(Uploaded 3/10/2010)

Length = ~29 mins

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For more information about our interviewees, please visit the following links:

#1: Turnover & Cost in EMS

(Uploaded 2/10/2010)

Length = ~12 mins

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