38 episodes

Hosted by paramedic Zach Cantor, "Critical Levels" is a new podcast dedicated to having critical conversations in paramedicine. "Critical Levels" is a podcast for paramedics, by paramedics, with a Canadian and local bias.

Please visit our website - http://www.criticallevels.ca - for more information

Please email us at info@criticallevels.ca for any suggestions/feedback/comments

Follow us on Twitter: @criticalevels

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Hosted by paramedic Zach Cantor, "Critical Levels" is a new podcast dedicated to having critical conversations in paramedicine. "Critical Levels" is a podcast for paramedics, by paramedics, with a Canadian and local bias.

Please visit our website - http://www.criticallevels.ca - for more information

Please email us at info@criticallevels.ca for any suggestions/feedback/comments

Follow us on Twitter: @criticalevels

    Pediatric Cardiac Arrest - Dr. Janice Tijssen

    Pediatric Cardiac Arrest - Dr. Janice Tijssen

    On this month’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Janice Tijssen to discuss pediatric cardiac arrest. During the episode, you’ll hear us cover:
    The importance of our early interventions
    What is cardiac arrest
    incidence/epidemiology etiology  risk factors/past medical history outcomes sociodemographics Differences between adult and pediatric cardiac arrest
    Simplifying our response
    Symptomatic bradycardia
    The importance of scene time
    The importance of CPR/ventilation
    IV vs IO, SGA vs ETT
    Epinephrine  
    PRIME study
    Family presence during arrest 
    Disposition

    • 35 min
    Suboxone - Dr. Louisa Marion-Bellemare

    Suboxone - Dr. Louisa Marion-Bellemare

    On this month’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Louisa Marion-Bellemare to discuss Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) and managing patients who use illicit and controlled drugs. During the episode, you’ll hear us cover:
    history of the drug crisis  lay of the land of the current drug crisis historical treatments opiate pharmacology  healthcare utilization  stigma  suboxone use  patient advocacy

    • 57 min
    Wilderness Medicine - Matt Smith

    Wilderness Medicine - Matt Smith

    On this month's episode, we chat with Matt Smith about wilderness medicine. 
    As we shift from a high resource to a low resource setting, there are 3 main concepts to consider:
    - Ideal to real
    - High risk to low risk
    - Stable to unstable
    These concepts are important as we shift our practice and prepare ourselves. 
    For this patient context, we need to focus on the things we can't replace, and learn to manage that.
    Our approach to these patients need to be algorithmic, and focus on doing the basics well. Two mnemonics (H-E-M-P; A-B-C-D-E) are presented to help with our approach.
    Lastly, hypothermia assessment and management is discussed.

    • 55 min
    Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) - Dr. Jesse McLaren

    Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) - Dr. Jesse McLaren

    On this month’s episode, we discuss acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with Dr. Jess McLaren
    We define ACS, we cover pathophysiology, and some common causes. Importantly we discuss the assessment of this patient population - paying attending to both objective and subjectives signs and symptoms. We spend some time talking about electrocardiograms, and perhaps most importantly, we chat about the management of this patient. 

    • 58 min
    Anaphylaxis - Drs. Hendin & Lanoue

    Anaphylaxis - Drs. Hendin & Lanoue

    • 48 min
    A Dive Into Drowning - Dr. James Gilbertson

    A Dive Into Drowning - Dr. James Gilbertson

    On this episode, we’re joined by Dr. James Gilbertson with the Ottawa Hospital, and Cst. Caroline Gallant with The Ottawa Police Marine, Dive and Trails (MDT) Unit.
    We take a dive into drowning and cover:
    What drowning is The scale of the problem Drowning pathophysiology The medical management of drowning patients Prognostication Lastly, we speak to drowning prevention 

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

ZachGreener ,

Great content. And to the point.

Love listening to this podcast while on downtime at work, or when I’m just studying in my off time. Great job with providing such a variety of content with some pretty interesting medical professionals. I’ve been on the road now going on 4 years, not gonna lie, I’ve gotten complacent with my studies at times and got bad habits but it kind of brought me back to my old self where I’ve renewed my passion for the profession I dreamed of being involved in. Thanks so much!

Lion tamer 058 ,

Fantastic

Poignant, topical with great content and relevant information for paramedic practice in general and Canada/Ontario specifically. Really appreciate it, a regular listen for my commutes, thanks again

BreadBakerTO ,

Great interview

Very informative episode about Coronavirus.

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