Podcast Episode 17: The Medicast

Podcast Episode 17: The Medicast

Sep 9, 2014

We took the week off last weeks or Labor Day and this week the podcast is back with a short interview that I did on Jamie Davis’ The Medicast where we talk about the show and what it is all about.  Regular shows will be back next week!  Enjoy! To download the show in MP3 format, follow this link!  Otherwise check the show out below:     Share...

Podcast Episode 16: Tech Talk

Podcast Episode 16: Tech Talk

Aug 25, 2014

What does it take to put a podcast together?  What are some of the important pieces of equipment that you need?  How do you upload a podcast and get it out to the masses?  This week, Scott takes a step away from EMS topics to give you a behind the scenes “listen” into what goes into the production of EMS in the New Decade! Blue Yeti Microphone Call Recorder for Skype Audacity free audio editor and recorder Libsyn Podcast Hosting Services To download the podcast follow this link. Or, use the player below: Share...

Podcast Episode 15: The Website, Nashville, and Nurses

Podcast Episode 15: The Website, Nashville, and Nurses

Aug 18, 2014

This week, Scott takes some time to talk about the changes that have occurred to MedicSBK.com over the past couple of weeks.  He then turns to a couple of hot button topics that have come to head over past week, specifically the incident in Nashville, Tennessee where a group of paramedics were suspended and then reinstated after pronouncing a patient who was still alive.  Scott’s focus then turns to the announcement by a California nurses union that released their statement of opposition to Community Paramedicine.  The topic sparked an interesting debate on Scott’s Facebook page and he shares some of the views with you. Firefighters medics who left dying patient under investigation. An incident where Scott and some of his coworkers made a big mistake.  Full Disclosure. Paramedic vs. Nurse.  The Doctor’s Definitive Edition. To download this week’s podcast, click this link!  Otherwise, use the player below. Share...

Episode 14: Should We Arm Them?

One of the most controversial topics in the world of EMS today is whether or not we should arm EMTs and paramedics or rather, should we allow those who possess conceiled carry permits carry on the job?  And furthermore, in whose hands should this decision rest in?  Lawmakers?  Department leaders?  The individual? This week, Scott turns over the podcast to the Geekymedic Chris Montera and Sean Eddy which allows the pair to engage in a spirited debate on the utlimate question: should we arm them? Also, stay tuned after the closing music for a little nugget from the cutting room floor. . . To download this week’s podcast, follow this link!  Otherwise, use the player below. Share...

Podcast Episode 13: The Generation Gap

On this week’s episode, Scott is joined by RJ Stine and William Random Ward to discuss the existing generation gap in the EMS community.  The trio talk about some of the challenges faced by the new generation of paramedics and how preceptors can help that mentoring process.  While many in the older generation focus on where we were, RJ, Random and Scott talk about where we are, and where we need to be in the future. To download this week’s podcast, follow this link!  Otherwise, use the player below. Share...

Podcast Episode 12: Emergency Money Management

One of the biggest complaints that most EMTs and paramedics have revolves around the pay that they receive.  Instead of living beyond our means or relying on overtime to support ourselves, what if we better managed our money and took better care of our finances?  Joining me this week is Jason Hoschouer, better known on the internet at Motor Cop, and one of his success stories, a well-known voice on EMS in the New Decade, Sean Eddy. If you are just getting started in EMS, or you are worried about your financial future, this one is a must listen for you! Check out Sean’s blog Medic Madness.  Or follow him on twitter at @SeanEddy. Want more information on Jason’s financial coaching check out his spot on the web GPS Financial Coaching. Finally, if you have not read his blog, what are you waiting for?  Motorcop.  Or, just follow Motorcop Facebook. To download this week’s podcast click this link!  Otherwise, use the player below. Share...

Podcast Episode 11: Let’s Talk HIPAA!

Podcast Episode 11: Let’s Talk HIPAA!

Jul 14, 2014

It goes without saying that many medical professionals (not just prehospital providers) really do not understand HIPAA and how it affects their job.  More importantly, many do not realize how it actually does not affect their job.  For this week’s episode, Scott steals Natalie Cavender again on her ride home to talk about HIPAA from her point of view. To download this week’s podcast, click this link!  Otherwise, use the player below. Share...

Podcast Episode 10: Cooks in the Kitchen

How many paramedics should be on an amulance?  Truth is, we really do not know.  With operational concerns, skill dilution, and burnout as chief concerns, Sean Eddy, Russell Stine, and host Scott Kier share their opinions on the topic. Check out Sean’s blog post that started the conversation over at MedicMadness.com To download this week’s podcast, click this link!  Otherwise, use the player below Share...

Podcast Episode 9: Belchertown EMS and Fire / EMS Mergers

For this week’s podcast it is just me.  That’s right, 15 minutes of me rambling (and ranting) a bit about the situation in Belchertown Massachusetts and the direction that I feel that EMS needs to go in the future.  I make some bold statements in regards to departments who are trying to get into EMS. To read more about the four Belchertown paramedics who were laid off, click here. For the Holyoke Fire story, click here. To check out Inside EMS where Rom Duckworth, Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson talk about fire-based vs private EMS, follow this link. As always, I welcome your comments on any of these matters. To download this week’s podcast, click this link!  Otherwise, use the player below. Share...

Podcast Episode 8: Happy Father’s Day!

Podcast Episode 8: Happy Father’s Day!

Jun 16, 2014

This week’s show is something that I am really excited about.  Since it was Father’s Day weekend, my dad Peter Kier came down to visit for the night.  I convinced him to sit down and record a show with me about his experiences as an EMT. Those who know me know how important my family is to me.  Both of my parents are EMTs and they are the main reason that I got into this field so many years ago.  Little do they know, but I am as proud of them for their accomplishments in EMS as they are of me. So check out this week’s show as I sit down and interview my dad! To download this week’s podcast, click this link!  Otherwise, use the player below. Share...