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Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Mark Merlin Chair of the NJ EMS Council. He is the Founder of the of the New Jersey EMS Fellowship. He is the Medical Director of Medway Air Ambulance which has 10 fixed wing planes transporting hundreds of medical patients each month
throughout the world. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts in Emergency Medicine and EMS. Dr. Merlin is the CEO of MD1 which provides Emergency Medical Services in a mobile Emergency Department/Operating Room at no charge to citizens of New Jersey.

 

https://md1program.org/

 

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May 23, 2020

Perseverance, or more simply stated, Grit, is a common trait amongst EMS providers.  It grants us the ability to endure in the face of hardship when others may consider quitting or failing.  In regards to COVID 19, we are all playing the long game, it is a marathon (unfortunately) rather than a sprint.  We must stay united as a group and stay true to our mission of supporting and protecting our communities despite the pandemic.  That is not to say that we are not human ourselves.  While perseverance is one of the characteristics I value most in EMS providers, another virtue I’d care to juxtapose it to is vulnerability. In any situation that presents a threat — be it physical or emotional — our natural instinct is to protect ourselves. That's just basic survival. We try to defend, hide or deny our own insecurities and weaknesses. Being vulnerable involves letting yourself feel all things — the good, the bad and the not-so-pretty — and then also letting someone else see it all. Trying to be invulnerable can be exhausting, as much as we’d like to be super heroes protecting the population from medical maladies we must also acknowledge our own humanity.  This is not easy and it’s okay to express that and seek support.  When we numb feelings like fear, embarrassment and pain, we also numb excitement, hope, gratitude and happiness. Allowing vulnerability into our lives can rejuvenate our senses and actually foster, build and restore our community and make us more connected. I’m including the link to Brene Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability that has nearly 50 million views. Thank you all again for always being in service and a very happy EMS Week.

 

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability

 

Today’s episode brings us 2 EMS physicians from Stanford on the topic, “Where have all the STEMIs gone?” where we dive into the literature and statistics on cardiac arrest, dying at home, emergency department volume and numerous other items related to COVID19. Interestingly both domestically and abroad there has been a dramatic reduction in heart attacks, strokes and traumas that have been presenting via EMS to the ED.  We discuss potential hypotheses into this phenomenon and also explore other salient details related to COVID. 

 

Bryan David Sloane, MD – Is the current EMS fellow at Stanford University.  He did his residency at Harbor UCLA where he lived out his EMERGENCY! Dreams.  He was an EMT in LA for 6 years before medical school and considers himself an EMT first and a physician second.  He hopes to take an attending position at Kaiser South Sacramento where he will also be working on many local EMS initiatives.

 

Gregory H. Gilbert, MD - Clinical associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. Medical Director of San Mateo County and EMS Fellowship Director at Stanford University. He grew up in New York State and received his MD, from SUNY Downstate with distinction for investigative scholarship. He completed his emergency medicine training in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University and is dual boarded in EM and EMS. 

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Checkout the blog at EMSNation.org and say hello to Dr. Faizan H. Arshad on Twitter and Instagram @emscritcare.

Wishing everyone a safe tour and a "happy" EMS Week! 

 

 

May 19, 2020

Unfortunately due to the current situation and ongoing pandemic, it's difficult for us to wish you a "Happy" EMS Week, nevertheless, thank you to all the pre-hospital professionals for always being in service.  Today's episode is with EMS Chief Juan Cardona, from the Coral Springs - Parkland Fire Department in Florida.  

He explores the operational and logistical challenges in responding to an out of hospital cardiac arrest during the age of COVID19 starting from issues related to dispatch, PPE, the ideal location of BLS/ACLS, How to interact with the family, Infection control maneuvers and also the psychological impact on families and providers to have their loved ones pass during the pandemic.

Please leave us your thoughts and comments, we'd love to dig further into this topic.  Make sure to leave @EMS_Nation a 5 star review wherever you listen to podcasts and to share the episode with friends and colleagues to pass along this #FOAMed resource. 

Checkout the blog at EMSNation.org and say hello to Dr. Faizan H. Arshad on Twitter and Instagram @emscritcare.

Wishing everyone a safe tour and a "happy" EMS Week! 

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