Mercy EMS Podcast
By Office of the Medical Director
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Emergency Medical Services Education for the prehospital provider delivered by various EMS physicians, specialists, paramedics and educators.
||CleanIs it hyperkalemia?||Dr. Tom Lewis discusses the weak and dizzy patient and one of the possibilities we must consider. Hyperkalemia is often difficult to diagnose in the prehospital setting. Considering the diagnosis in patients with the setting of weakness, syncope, fatigu||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy are you in EMS?||Dr. Tom Lewis and Deputy Director Luke Walker discuss what draws people to EMS. The variable days, helping the community, the excitement and the sense of belonging to something greater than yourself. They include excerpts from various paramedics and EMT||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIV Fluids in EMS||Dr. Tom Lewis MD and Dr. Chuck Sheppard MD discuss the differences of IV fluids and fluid concentrations. They also discuss case examples and reasons to use specific fluids in certain patients for better outcomes. The variety of fluids including Lactate||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpright Intubation||Dr. Lewis and Dr. Sheppard discuss the upright intubation and lessons learned from previous cases as well as the literature behind this innovative technique. Consider upright intubation for your next difficult airway.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelicopter Safety & Landing Zones||Dr. Tom Lewis and Matt Benzen from Life Line discuss HEMS or Air Medical Safety and setting up landing zones for medical helicopters. Most air medical services in the country have similar safety procedures and a general working knowledge of landing zone||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEMS Sterile Cockpit||Dr. Lewis and Matt Benzen discuss the concept of sterile cockpit and how it applies to the EMS world and ground operations. This is the concept of focusing on the mission at hand: great patient care and safe transport for all involved. The idle chit cha||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOxygen in EMS||Dr. Lewis has Dr. Charles Sheppard, Life Line HEMS Medical Director provide some science and current studies in the use of oxygen in the prehospital setting. Are we harming our patients by using oxygen? The answer may be yes in some patients.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRSI Checklists from Mercy Life Line||Dr. Charles Sheppard, Life Line Air Medical Director for Mercy explains the importance and details of the RSI Checklist. Checklists are used throughout industry for complex procedures and decrease errors. EMS and medicine in general have been slow to ad||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBackboards in EMS||Tom Lewis MD and Luke Walker EMT-P discuss the decreasing use of backboards in EMS||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResuscitation Trends||Resuscitation trends in EMS include mechanical CPR devices, team approach, new CPR devices and defibrillation techniques.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
You are probably new at the whole podcast thing. But please slow down and get the information out. If you can’t dedicate at least 30/45 minutes to discuss a topic don’t bother. For example, I listened to the rsi checklist. You FLEW through it. That subject alone is a high impact low frequency skill. Spend the time and do it right. Hopefully the channel will get better.
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