The Local Lens

Jimmie Wise - Inside the EMS

June 23, 2021 The Local Lens Season 2 Episode 3
The Local Lens
Jimmie Wise - Inside the EMS
Show Notes

The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.

Jimmie Wise's work deals with people in addiction quite frequently, as the director of the Estill County EMS and also their coroner. In this episode, we take a close look at the experience of the EMS on several topics, including burn-out, scene safety and stress management. There is a significant amount of overlap between these topics and addiction services. 

The further you go inside the EMS, the more you can pull helpful lessons for all of us. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.

Mentioned episodes:
Judge James Anderson - The Financial Burden of Addiction

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