Paramedics as victims


Presenter: Neal
Guest: Bob Holdsworth
Guest Bio: An active paramedic, speaker and consultant, Bob Holdsworth has spent more than 33 years in emergency medicine, including executive leadership positions in the private sector, volunteer positions in both EMS and Fire agencies, and the role of EMS coordinator, where he developed and ran a hospital-based, regional paramedic service. He is the author of WADING INTO CHAOS: Inside the Life of a Paramedic.

Segment Overview
Bob Holdsworth discusses returning to work after being injured on the job.  Option and considerations are touched upon as they relate to resources available to First Responders.


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Neal: Hello, you’re listening to Health Professional Radio. Thank you so much for listening. I’m your host Neal Howard. In the world of First Responders – the EMTs, the firemen, the people that are on the scene of an accident or some type of tragedy or sometimes a natural emergency – they’re the ones that we’re looking to to give us instant relief. We want them to bring us some comfort. We want them to get us out of danger and to get us safely to the ER where we can be further treated and hopefully recover nicely. But what about when the Paramedic is on the job and they suffered an injury – either by having an accident with an oncoming vehicle losing control of their vehicle or injured as an act of violence when they’re trying to render help to the victim of an accident or some other type of tragedy? Our guest in studio today is Bob Holdsworth. He’s an active Paramedic, he’s also a successful entrepreneur having run several businesses, most of which happen to deal with the healthcare industry and in First Responding in particular. He’s also the author of the “Wading into Chaos: Inside the Life of a First Responder” and also co-author of the book “Secrets of Peak Performers: Volume II.” How are you doing Bob?

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