EMS Office Hours

EMS Office Hours

Jim Hoffman

Description: Weekly podcast discussing current EMS related topics, services and products for paramedics and emts.

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How Many Shots Did You Hear? | NOLA

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This episode I am joined by Brett Schneider the author of "Welcome to New Orleans... How Many Shots Did You Hear?"

In this emotional collection of short stories, B.J. Schneider recounts one hundred of the most remarkable events in his career. You will take a ride with him and his partners experienci...

Managing Life Outside EMS & Code Green Campaign

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This episode we talk about the new network, living your life outside of EMS, your personality color and the Code Green Campaign.



Discover the all in one EMS study and training resource. Members only!...

The Foreign Language Of ECG Recognition

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When your new in EMS one of the most challenging subjects is ECG recognition. Too often new paramedics and those entering paramedic school want to jump right into 12 lead ECG's, Axis deviation and all that sexy stuff. They want to bypass the basics and can find themselves struggling with all the ent...

A Quick Spinal Immobilization Session

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This latest on the podcast has Jim, Josh and Dave talking about specific changes to protocols and the elimination of spinal immobilization. This was a quick session and we will most likely revisit this one soon...

Tips For EMS Pros | Name Calling and Noting Trends

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 In this installment of my Top Tips for EMS Professionals I highlight;

The #1 EMS Tip (or it should be).

What's in a name and..

Noting your trends not the machines.



Have some tips that go along with these? Or some EMS professional tips of your own? Post them below in the comments...

Patients Should Not Be Dumped Off Stretchers Onto Floors But…..

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If you follow social media on EMS at all you may have seen the video with the paramedic flipping a patient off the stretcher. Have you ever been in the same situation as this paramedic? While using the excuse of "snapping" does not support this medics actions and while he was 100% wrong in doing thi...

Being Brutally Honest With Your Patients

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On this recent episode Josh and Dave took the reins to discuss when or if EMS providers should be telling patients they are having

a stroke, a heart attack or even if they are going to die.

Sparked by a podcast on Ted Talks it got Josh asking who should be speaking for the industry on this topic?...

The Post EMS Week Show | EMS Compass

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This week the hosts talk about EMS Week, The EMS Compass project and the difference between the EMS Everyman and those

who decide where the profession is going.

Take a listen to what is most likely the first in a series of discussions and start owning your EMS future.



Check out EMS Compass here...

When The EMS Patient’s Story Changes

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This is part three of a recent episode where the panel talks about the patients story or how the story seems to change. Jim mentions some pet peeves he received via email and the one that stood out was how a patients gives you one story in the ambulance and then once at the ED does a switcheroo on y...

A Focus On Raising The TXT Generation

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In this episode of Office Hours Jim sits down with Thaddeus Setla to talk about his project "Raising The TXT Generation". While this may not be a direct EMS related topic, both Ted and Jim feel it does reflect in public safety and results from social media and children mixed together can bring EMS i...
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