Med Control Monthly Podcast

The mission of the Med Control Monthly podcast is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of the EMS agencies and hospitals of Oakland County, Michigan.

The OCMCA has released episode 8 of the Med Control Monthly Podcast!  Click on the links below to access the episode:
Episode Description:  In this episode of Med Control Monthly, we introduce Mike Mattern, a Lieutenant, paramedic, and I/C with the Dearborn Fire Department. Mike is also a founding member of the Dearborn Professional Firefighters Peer Support team, as well as the Chair of the Michigan Professional Firefighters Union, Behavioral Health Committee. When firefighters are at the scene of a structure fire, a rapid intervention team (R.I.T.) is always present and ready to jump into action if a team member is in danger to prevent them from death or disability. Unfortunately, R.I.T. is not always available when fire fighters are in trouble mentally and/or emotionally. This is why Mike Mattern, and his associates developed the Suicide R.I.T class. The training aims to educate and empower first responders to prevent and intervene when a fellow team member might be suicidal. During the training, students learn to recognize early signs of PTSD and suicide in their friends, family, and co-workers. More importantly, students learn to appropriately approach people that may be suicidal and intervene, if needed. Mike and his crew will be teaching Suicide R.I.T. in Rochester Hills on September 20, 2022, from 0900 to 1200 at the Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum. Suicide R.I.T. is an approved Q class with the State of Michigan Bureau of Fire Services and is free for all firefighters.
To register, go to https://smoke.apps.lara.state.mi.us
This class is an approved Q class with the State of Michigan (Q61S) Course Coordinator: Mike Mattern (313) 600-4947 Max class size 100. SMOKE only allows 35 to register. Call 313-600-4947 to be added if SMOKE registration is full Please email us your feedback and tell us what you think about the show or send us ideas for future episodes to Geoff@ocmca.org.
 
Mission of the MCM Podcast:  The mission of Med Control Monthly is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of Oakland County MCAs’ EMS agencies and hospitals. The Oakland County EMS system is made up of 49 EMS agencies and 15 hospitals that serve about 1.3 million residents with approximately 250,000 calls for service each year. It requires a constant stream of high-quality information to support such a robust and busy system.  
 
Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org
The OCMCA has released episode 7 of the Med Control Monthly Podcast!  Click on the links below to access the episode:
Episode Description:  In this episode, Bonnie Kincaid, the OCMCA Executive Director, and John Theut, OCMCA Quality Improvement Coordinator, provide an update of the OCMCA Road Show, which is a program designed to connect directly with our EMS agencies and providers to educate them on the system. More importantly, it’s a great way for EMS providers to ask questions and speak directly with OCMCA staff. Then, Bonnie and John will discuss protocol 8-38 EMS Provider Criminal Charges and Convictions (implemented on August 1, 2022) protocol 1-12 Citizen Assist/Lift Assist (implemented September 1, 2022). Please email us your feedback and tell us what you think about the show or send us ideas for future episodes to Geoff@ocmca.org.
 
Mission of the MCM Podcast:  The mission of Med Control Monthly is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of Oakland County MCAs’ EMS agencies and hospitals. The Oakland County EMS system is made up of 49 EMS agencies and 15 hospitals that serve about 1.3 million residents with approximately 250,000 calls for service each year. It requires a constant stream of high-quality information to support such a robust and busy system.  
 
Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org
The OCMCA has released a brief clip of Season 1 Episode 7 of the Med Control Monthly Podcast!  Click on the links below to access the episode:
Episode Description:  In this brief segment, Bonnie Kincaid, the OCMCA Executive Director, and John Theut, OCMCA Quality Improvement Coordinator, provide an update of the OCMCA Road Show, which is a program designed to connect directly with our EMS agencies and providers to educate them on the system. More importantly, it’s a great way for EMS providers to ask questions and speak directly with OCMCA staff. This segment appeared in Med Control Monthly Podcast season 1 episode 7. Please email us your feedback and tell us what you think about the show or send us ideas for future episodes to Geoff@ocmca.org.
 
Mission of the MCM Podcast:  The mission of Med Control Monthly is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of Oakland County MCAs’ EMS agencies and hospitals. The Oakland County EMS system is made up of 49 EMS agencies and 15 hospitals that serve about 1.3 million residents with approximately 250,000 calls for service each year. It requires a constant stream of high-quality information to support such a robust and busy system.  
 
Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org
The OCMCA has released a brief clip of Season 1 Episode 7 of the Med Control Monthly Podcast!  Click on the links below to access the episode:
Episode Description:  In this brief segment, Bonnie Kincaid, the OCMCA Executive Director, and John Theut, OCMCA Quality Improvement Coordinator, discuss protocol 8-38 EMS Provider Criminal Charges and Convictions (implemented on August 1, 2022). This segment appeared in Med Control Monthly Podcast season 1 episode 7. Please email us your feedback and tell us what you think about the show or send us ideas for future episodes to Geoff@ocmca.org.
 
Mission of the MCM Podcast:  The mission of Med Control Monthly is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of Oakland County MCAs’ EMS agencies and hospitals. The Oakland County EMS system is made up of 49 EMS agencies and 15 hospitals that serve about 1.3 million residents with approximately 250,000 calls for service each year. It requires a constant stream of high-quality information to support such a robust and busy system.  
 
Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org
The OCMCA has released a brief clip of Season 1 Episode 7 of the Med Control Monthly Podcast!  Click on the links below to access the episode:
Episode Description:  In this brief segment, Bonnie Kincaid, the OCMCA Executive Director, and John Theut, OCMCA Quality Improvement Coordinator, discuss protocol 1-12 Citizen Assist/Lift Assist (implemented September 1, 2022). This segment appeared in Med Control Monthly Podcast season 1 episode 7. Please email us your feedback and tell us what you think about the show or send us ideas for future episodes to Geoff@ocmca.org.
 
Mission of the MCM Podcast:  The mission of Med Control Monthly is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of Oakland County MCAs’ EMS agencies and hospitals. The Oakland County EMS system is made up of 49 EMS agencies and 15 hospitals that serve about 1.3 million residents with approximately 250,000 calls for service each year. It requires a constant stream of high-quality information to support such a robust and busy system.  
 
Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org
The OCMCA has released episode 6 of the Med Control Monthly Podcast!  Click on the links below to access the episode:
Episode Description:  In this episode, we re-introduce you to a small group of dedicated individuals who have volunteered countless hours over the past eight-months towards the development of a two-day training event designed to prepare first responders to save lives at future mass casualty incidents (MCI). During this episode, our guests help the audience appreciate the current magnitude of MCIs in the United States and the impact on our communities and citizens. Then, we will cover the outcome of the full-scale MCI drill that took place on day 2, by discussing key outcomes of the after-action review (AAR). The goal of this episode is to share the experiences and lessons learned to inspire more first responder agencies to plan and execute training in preparation of future MCIs. You can find a direct download link to the AAR in the episode description. Please email us your feedback and tell us what you think about the show or send us ideas for future episodes to Geoff@ocmca.org.
Guests Link to After-Action Review (AAR) of the MCI event: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HAwZRF_rFS_J2O1fmNJv-XK4kCTEmcLV/view
 
Mission of the MCM Podcast:  The mission of Med Control Monthly is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of Oakland County MCAs’ EMS agencies and hospitals. The Oakland County EMS system is made up of 49 EMS agencies and 15 hospitals that serve about 1.3 million residents with approximately 250,000 calls for service each year. It requires a constant stream of high-quality information to support such a robust and busy system.  
 
Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org
The OCMCA has released episode 5 of the Med Control Monthly Podcast!  Click on the links below to access the episode:
Episode Description:  In this episode, we introduce you to a small group of dedicated individuals who have volunteered countless hours over the past seven months towards the development of a two-day training event designed to prepare first responders to save lives at future MCIs. During this episode, our guests will help the audience appreciate the current magnitude of mass casualty incidents (MCI) in the United States and the impact on our communities and citizens. Then, they help us appreciate the value of preparing for MCIs. Finally, our guests list and describe recommendations for first responder agencies regarding preparing for MCIs.
PLEASE join us on June 2 and 3, 2022 in Pontiac, Michigan for this FREE training event and earn EMS CEs for attending! During this event, first responders will receive accredited education and training focused on triaging, treating, and transporting mass casualty incident trauma victims. To register go to Stjoeshealth.org/traumasymposium or email Geoff@ocmca.org. Please email us your feedback and tell us what you think about the show or send us ideas for future episodes to Geoff@ocmca.org.
Guests LT Jim Etzin, Paramedic I/C, EMS Coordinator, Farmington Hills FD Captain Mike Sova, Paramedic I/C, EMS Coordinator, Bloomfield Twp. FD Chris Lopez, Paramedic, nurse practitioner, DNP, Trauma Program Manager, Trinity Health SJMO Hospital LT Jeff Bailey, Paramedic, West Bloomfield FD
 
Mission of the MCM Podcast:  The mission of Med Control Monthly is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of Oakland County MCAs’ EMS agencies and hospitals. The Oakland County EMS system is made up of 49 EMS agencies and 15 hospitals that serve about 1.3 million residents with approximately 250,000 calls for service each year. It requires a constant stream of high-quality information to support such a robust and busy system.  
 
Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org
The OCMCA has released episode 4 of the Med Control Monthly Podcast!  Click on the links below to access the episode:
Episode Description:  This episode was recorded on April 20, 2022. During this episode, Bonnie and John provide an overview of highlights from the recent OCMCA Committees and operational group meetings that took place in March and April 2022. Then, they discuss what’s on the schedule for each of the Committee and group meetings for May 2022, as well as where you can find all the relevant information, including how you can attend. Please visit OCMCA.org/committees for more information about our committee structure and processes. You can even download the meeting minutes from each meeting right from the website. Also, check out the website calendar, which provides all the meeting dates, times and zoom link information for each OCMCA committee and workgroup meeting. Please email us your feedback and tell us what you think about the show or send us ideas for future episodes to Geoff@ocmca.org.  
 
Mission of the MCM Podcast:  The mission of Med Control Monthly is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of Oakland County MCAs’ EMS agencies and hospitals. The Oakland County EMS system is made up of 49 EMS agencies and 15 hospitals that serve about 1.3 million residents with approximately 250,000 calls for service each year. It requires a constant stream of high-quality information to support such a robust and busy system.  
 
Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org
The OCMCA has released episode 3 of the Med Control Monthly Podcast!  Click on the links below to access the episode:
Episode Description:  In this episode, Bonnie, John, and Geoff provide provide you with updates about the OCMCA EMS system. We are also joined by our EMS Medical Director, Dr. Steven McGraw who will address the most recent decision to remove ketamine from ALL OCMCA EMS protocols. Dr. McGraw walks us through the reasons ketamine was introduced to our system in the first place, as well as the process and reasoning that led to the current decision to remove it from our treatment protocols for the time being. 
 
Mission of the MCM Podcast:  The mission of Med Control Monthly is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of Oakland County MCAs’ EMS agencies and hospitals.  The Oakland County EMS system is made up of 49 EMS agencies and 15 hospitals that serve about 1.3 million residents with approximately 250,000 calls for service each year.  It requires a constant stream of high-quality information to support such a robust and busy system.  
 
Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org
The mission of the Med Control Monthly podcast is to provide the latest updates, information, and trends to and on behalf of the EMS agencies and hospitals of Oakland County, Michigan. This episode was recorded on February 16, 2022. During this episode, we dive deeper into the OCMCA Committee, subcommittee, and workgroup structure, discuss what they do, as well as how and when they meet. Then, we provide a nice clean and concise update from each Committee and workgroup that met in January or February 2022. Please visit OCMCA.org/committees for more information about our committee structure and processes. You can even download the meeting minutes from each meeting right from the website. Also, check out the website calendar, which provides all the meeting dates, times, and zoom link information for each OCMCA committee and workgroup meeting. Please email us your feedback and tell us what you think about the show or send us ideas for future episodes to Geoff@ocmca.org.
In this very first episode of Med Control Monthly, we’ll introduce you to a few key staff members of the Oakland County Medical Control Authority. Geoff Lassers is the host of Med Control Monthly, as well as the EMS System Manager of the OCMCA and a firefighter/paramedic with the West Bloomfield Fire Department. Geoff is accompanied by the OCMCA Executive Director, Bonnie Kincaid, as well as John Theut, who is currently the med control Quality Improvement Coordinator, and recently retired as a Captain and Paramedic from the Ferndale Fire Department after 25-years of service.
In this episode, Bonnie, John, and Geoff introduce the Med Control Monthly Podcast to our system of EMS agencies and hospitals and discuss three primary responsibilities of the OCMCA. This is the first of many discussions that we’ll be having about Oakland County’s EMS system, and we hope it gives you a better understanding of what your medical control authority is, what it does, and how it works to assure the highest level of patient care and system-wide support. Visit OCMCA.org for more information and send your comments and episode suggestions to Geoff@ocmca.org.

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