Medic Materials Podcast
Summary: Want to get in the heads of four current EMS providers? The Medic Materials Podcast is a twice monthly podcast that was created to give educational opportunities in the most relaxed fashion we can. EMS is a stressful business and many discussions happen between providers in the Ambulance or in the station. This podcast reflects those internal conversations. We review actual EMS calls as well as have open table discussions on some of the most interesting topics in the EMS world.
Listener inspired! We dedicate an entire show to a great discussion spurred on by one of our listeners emails. What exactly is an ALS flycar system? We answer that question and MUCH MORE about an EMS system we all in some capacity have our hands in.
Heads are scratched with the 12 Lead obtained on a patient that is surely having a STEMI, until they aren't...or are they? That is the dilemma this crew faces as they attempt to sort out signs and symptoms consistent with what they should be seeing on the cardiac monitor.
Today is the 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Medic Materials Podcast and we are going to celebrate but emptying our skeletons from the closet! We take a more relaxed look into our lives and answer a mix of questions from ems to our personal favorites.
Congrats! You have passed paramedic school. Your card is new and shiny but now you must face being a brand new practicing paramedic. This episode answers many questions a new provider might be thinking of right now. How do you enter your first job, how might you handle the pressure, what should your attitude be like and so much more!
Thinking about, or starting Paramedic School soon? Feeling nervous & apprehensive? Got questions? Kelsey is feeling all of that & poses many of her questions as well as listeners question on what to expect in paramedic school, tips for success & how to exit school & land your first Medic job. All this and more in this INFORMATION PACKED episode.
Psych calls are typically routine. However every once in a blue moon you come across a pysch patient that will change your life forever. The encounter this EMS crew has changes their lives from rosy to red in an instant.
Ever go to a routine call and the next thing you know you're tangled with half of every terrible diagnosis imaginable? This BLS crew encounters a benign call on the surface but when they dig deeper they unravel a major twist which completely changes their diagnosis and treatment plan.
An old nemesis rears its head in today's call review. The secret to this patients Altered Mental Status lies within a secret bandage found on her body. The panel breaks down the neurological symptoms and fabulous patient care rendered by this crew in a call review with a SURPRISE ending no one saw coming!
Ever wonder why so many First Responders suffer Post Traumatic Stress? We uncovered amazing science to prove that the culture of EMS is to blame for creating the ideal conditions to cause Post Traumatic Stress. Listen, Learn and Break the Stigma!
Joni Bonilla of Operation At Ease is a professional dog trainer, who is fighting to help treat 1st responder Post Traumatic Stress and the stigma within EMS with the use of specialized service dogs. We sit down with her in a Skype interview and discuss her program and how she has helped the lives of many first responders and veterans with her cutting edge service dog program. This is a must listen episode for May, National Mental Health month.
What do you get when you combine a croissant, a zipper & and a timid medic....well you get one hell of a badass EMT. In today's call review we showcase another EMT who stepped up and shows that experience does weigh in on our profession and sometimes that experience can be just what a timid paramedic needs.
Gerard makes his long awaited return in today's episode! We review a call in which a female patient is confused, covered in blood and has no idea what happened to her. It is up to a very savvy EMT to put all of the pieces together and formulate a treatment plan without the help of a Paramedic.
An RMA (Refusal of Medical Attention) is a document that every EMS provider must learn and utilize however many EMS providers are not comfortable with them. This episode is dedicated to answering many questions surrounding the RMA and the calls that should and should not be an RMA.
Two syncope calls, One RMA, and One heart that continues to make trouble for a young fairly healthy patient. We review two EMS calls and then one podcast host gives you an in depth glimpse into their personal life, like you haven't heard before on our show!
A medic battles three different protocols, BiPAP, an Urgent Care and a Train attempting to help this believed COPD patient. Are the EMS gods smiting this medic or will the medic prevail in identifying the true underlying cause of this respiratory distress?