Kris Kaull

Kris Kaull

Kris is a flight paramedic who serves as Pulsara's Chief Marketing Officer and is the founder of EMS1.com - the largest EMS website on the internet. When he's not promoting Pulsara or saving lives, Kris can be found in the beautiful mountains of Montana or dreaming about the next adventure.

Recent posts by Kris Kaull

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COVID-19 Changed How We View Telemedicine. Here's How to Choose the Right Solution for Your Team

By Kris Kaull on Apr 24, 2020

Why has the healthcare system resisted telemedicine as a solution for so long? 

Telemedicine offers a world of opportunity for innovation and improvement in healthcare communication. Clinicians can use it to assess patients remotely, advise medical care without having to be on-site, and consult with one another to bring patients the highest possible quality in medical care. We rely so heavily on technology in every other area of life, it seems counterintuitive that old, outdated technology dominates the industry where saving time can save lives. 

Up until now, that potential has mostly gone untapped. Why?

Topics: Telemedicine Technology COVID-19
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EMS and Paramedicine: At the Crossroads of Change

By Kris Kaull on Mar 09, 2020

GROWING UP IS HARD.

As a young industry, EMS had its cute years. We were the baby of the family. Our oldest brother, Police, followed Mom and Dad’s orders to a T. Police was a rule-following perfectionist who aimed to please. Then, there was the middle child, Firefighter. She was similar to her brother, following in his footsteps and enjoying the attention of being the baby of the family ... until we came along. Then, she started taking on a new role – differentiating herself from her older brother while at the same time, nurturing us.

Topics: EMS Change Management Community Paramedicine Systems of Care Mobile Integrated Health
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What's the Future of EMS? Ask My Mom [EMS1 2019 Trend Report - Part 4]

By Kris Kaull on Aug 12, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Last month, EMS1, Fitch & Associates, and the National EMS Management Association released their fourth annual EMS Trend Report, proudly sponsored by Pulsara. We invite you to read, ponder, and share the following information brought to you by the most prestigious thought leaders in EMS.

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On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I wandered into Houdini’s Magic Shop and watched as a performer razzle-dazzled each patron and then upsold them on a dream that they, too, could be part of the secret club of illusionists.

A few days later, my magic talent hit me ... I have a (nearly) supernatural ability to see the future of EMS. In essence, you could call me a clairvoyant EMS psychic. My career has positioned me as an expert squarely at the intersection of EMS, technology and the human factor.

Topics: EMS Trend Report
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Creating Calm Within Chaos - Lessons From a Career in Flight Paramedicine

By Kris Kaull on Jun 25, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: This past April, Pulsara's Chief Marketing Officer, Kris Kaull, had the honor of being selected to present a TED talk at TEDxBozeman. A practicing Flight Paramedic, Kris chose to share one of his most memorable calls, and his top three tips for bringing order to chaos -- as learned by a career in emergency medicine:

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It was early October. The fall leaves had turned colors and the air was brisk. Bob and his family finished dinner, watched TV, and scooted off to their own rooms for the night. They were all in bed by 11. A calm normal night, until it wasn’t.

Topics: EMS
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FirstNet 101 — What is it? And, How Does it Affect Healthcare?

By Kris Kaull on Apr 27, 2018

[NOTE: Pulsara recently spent at day at the FirstNet Innovation Lab in Boulder Colorado where Pulsara is now installed. The Lab is a centralized location to showcase the capabilities of FirstNet. Pulsara is collaborating with FirstNet to showcase the importance of real-time team communications that crosses healthcare entities. Thank you @FirstNet for your hospitality. — Shawn Olson & Brandon Means]

Topics: Healthcare Communication Technology
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New Mission: Lifeline Stroke Documents for Prehospital LVO care -- What You Need to Know

By Kris Kaull on Mar 02, 2017

This past week at the International Stroke Conference in Houston, Mission: Lifeline Stroke released two documents related to prehospital LVO care.

Topics: Stroke EMS
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Why the ‘Universal Clock’ is a game changer for EMS

By Kris Kaull on Sep 25, 2015

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally pubilshed on EMS1.com. EMS1 serves as the largest site for paramedics and EMTs to find expert industry-relevant content.

With EMS and hospital professionals looking at different clocks—different timelines—for the same patient, it’s surprising that there aren’t more issues. And that’s not getting into other related information that is transmitted along the line: patient records, ECGs, and other miscellaneous documents. When every second counts, that type of miscommunication can be dangerous, or even fatal.

The future of healthcare is in bridging these gaps and creating a single protocol that encompasses the entire process from first contact to definitive treatment and includes all the stakeholders involved. The idea itself is a simple communication protocol that:

  • can be used regardless of patient location
  • unifies all acute care processes in one common workflow
  • and is available to anyone who has a smart device … i.e. everyone.
Topics: Coordinators' Corner
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Traumatic Brain Injury: 10 Things You Need to Know to Save Lives

By Kris Kaull on Sep 18, 2015

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Special thanks to our guest blogger, Bob Sullivan. Bob Sullivan, MS, NRP, is a paramedic instructor at Delaware Technical Community College. He has been in EMS since 1999, and has worked as a paramedic in private, fire-based, volunteer, and municipal EMS services, and is an ally to Pulsara. Contact info for Bob can be found on his blog, The EMS Patient Perspective.

 Enjoy!

1. There's little room to spare in the cranium.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause inflammation and swelling or bleeding from damage to brain tissue and blood vessels. Bleeding may occur within the brain (an intracranial hemorrhage) or the protective layers that surround it, such as an epidural, subdural or subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Topics: EMS
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5 Ways Mobile Healthcare Coordination Can Change EMS

By Kris Kaull on Sep 15, 2015

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally pubilshed on EMS1.com. EMS1 serves as the largest site for paramedics and EMTs to find expert industry-relevant content.

Medical professionals are always pushing to discover better methods to improve patient outcomes. Nowhere is this more true than in acute care situations, where communication is critical and every second counts.  

But up until now, there hasn’t been a great one-size-fits-all solution to the problem of sharing information—benchmark times, patient information, etc.—between emergency response team members, due to great variation from place to place and organization to organization.

One company looked for a way to put a method to the madness. By pulling together people, alerts, and information in a single platform that’s available to everyone, the days of “who knew what when” can be put firmly in the past.

Here’s how Pulsara works, along with five reasons it is quickly becoming the leading technology for improving patient outcomes.

Topics: EMS