This week I started out by sharing an incident that occurred a couple weeks ago regarding a dilemma I was faced with in what to do when my husband (who has both an SCI & has suffered a stroke) needed to be taken to the hospital to be checked out due to increased difficulty breathing brought on by a bout with a bad cold. You can listen tot he show here. I briefly (or maybe not so briefly) painted a picture of a ladder with the rungs being reasons for calling 9-1-1 (the top being the more obvious – in your face – reasons and the bottom being what might stereotypically be called the B.S. calls – not to be confused with BLS (Basic Life Support)….. I’ll leave it to your imagination of the other meaning). The dilemma I spoke about was related to the fact that while my husband certainly didn’t meet the criteria of the top rung (or even 2nd really), he certainly wasn’t down at the bottom either….. I wasn’t looking for a “free ride” (infact we have transportation, but hubby was unable to transfer himself to said vehicle nor could he do it with my help, and I certainly couldn’t do it on my own)…. I was faced with the proverbial “What do I do now?” The kind of situation where you you feel like you’ve got no options and you don’t know what to do….. The “Food For Thought” (for lack of a better word) that I put out there was – What is the answer? What do we do? One thought I put out there was one that (as I understand) was what is written about in Peter Cannings book EMT: Life on The Streets – where a BLS unit is dispatched to calls such as these (and then, if needed, intercept with a Paramedic unit)…. Infact Ralph Herrera (@TCLifeSaver) will be speaking on the very idea I was speaking of on 1-Union-801: The Webcast with John Broyles Next Saturday on Blog Talk Radio (Mobile Integrated Health Care/Community Paramedicine)
Just before running out of time I quickly managed to get out my “Firefghter/Paramedic Safety Series” message – E is for EGH (Of course the show did go into a bit of overtime – hey gotta have that “overtime”
I am thankful to have Rommie Duckworth, Ralph Hererra, and Pete Lamb stop by and listen in. And to John Broyles for calling in (even if he wasn’t expecting to end up on the actual aired show :-P)
Join me most Sundays at 3pm PST / 6pm EST on Blog Talk Radio. My next show will be scheduled for Sunday Sept 29, 2013.
Stay Tuned as we have John Broyles of 1-Union-801: The Webcast as an actual guest (and not just a caller) talking about his book “The Cavalry is Coming” and about his blog/blog-show 1-Union-801…… (he just doesn’t know it yet – :-P) We’ll find out what’s behind the name, How long has he been doing this, What is the “Pro-Med Network, and other interesting tidbits.
Also looking forward to having Jerrid Edgington Paramedic/Author on the show in (hopefully) the very near future, talking about his 2nd release of the Racing The Reaper Series (Racing The Reaper Resuscitation) as well as a teaser on his 3rd book (out in 2014).
Going to try and get Dr. Rich Gasaway of SA Matters on the show at some point (when his busy schedule allows) to talk about his book “Situational Awareness for Emergency Response” and why (as well as how) he came about writing the book.
Hoping to get some others guests on the show as well…. Hey wouldn’t it be cool if I could get Randy Mantooth as a guest on my show (OK well maybe we’ll file that under “Wishful”. But still, have to admit, it’d be pretty darned awesome to have him on talking about his work with the Fire/EMS Service and how he’s continued to be involved after “Emergency!”