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Medic Minutes is a podcast created by paramedics for paramedics. Intended for paramedics who work within BC Emergency Health Services but applicable to any medic keen to learn and advance their skills.

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Medic Minutes is a podcast created by paramedics for paramedics. Intended for paramedics who work within BC Emergency Health Services but applicable to any medic keen to learn and advance their skills.

    COVID-19: Clinical Practice Summary - April 3rd

    COVID-19: Clinical Practice Summary - April 3rd

    COVID-19: Clinical Practice Summary - April 3rd
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    COVID-19: A Summary of Clinical Practice Changes

    COVID-19: A Summary of Clinical Practice Changes

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    Hosts:
    Gord Minaker - PCP-IV, UBC Medical Student
    Kaela Richardson - Respiratory Therapist, UBC Medical Student

    Date of Episode Release:
    March 26, 2020
     
    Episode Description & Summary:
    In this episode, we summarize and consolidate the clinical practice changes that have occurred at BCEHS as of March 26, 2020.
    We also make a correction to our previous PPE podcast, which can be found here: https://blubrry.com/bcehs/57679523/ppe-precautions-paramedic-safety-covid-19/ (https://blubrry.com/bcehs/57679523/ppe-precautions-paramedic-safety-covid-19/)
    Please see below for links to resources.
    Please refer to the BCEHS Handbook for latest guidelines: https://handbook.bcehs.ca

    Contacts:
    Clinical Questions - clinicalpractice@bcehs.ca
    Podcast feedback & suggestions - podcast@bcehs.ca
     
    References & Links:
    BCEHS Handbook for latest guidelines: https://handbook.bcehs.ca (https://handbook.bcehs.ca/)
    Clinical Practice Summary Page: https://handbook.bcehs.ca/covid-19/covid-19-pratice-updates-summaries/ (https://handbook.bcehs.ca/covid-19/covid-19-pratice-updates-summaries/)
     

    PPE, Precautions & Paramedic Safety: COVID-19

    PPE, Precautions & Paramedic Safety: COVID-19

    PPE, Precautions & Paramedic Safety: COVID-19
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    *** March 26th Update ***  The podcast is now current as of March 26th.  Slight changes were edited and re-recorded near the end of the presentation regarding the cleaning of ambulances and the proper PPE to be worn while doing so.  These changes are consistent with the policies found in the BCEHS Handbook under ‘Cleaning and Disinfection’, and have been validated by Janie Nichols, our infection control specialist. These changes include limiting PPE for routine cleaning of ambulances after COVID transports to using gloves and ACCEL wipes, ventilating ambulances for 20 minutes only after an aerosol-generating medical procedure was performed in the back, and very limited scenarios where N95's and full PPE are required for cleaning.
    Resources for Cleaning & Disinfecting: https://handbook.bcehs.ca/clinical-resources/infection-prevention-and-control/cleaning-and-disinfection/ (https://handbook.bcehs.ca/clinical-resources/infection-prevention-and-control/cleaning-and-disinfection/)
    Hosts:
    Gord Minaker - PCP-IV, UBC Medical Student
    Kaela Richardson - Respiratory Therapist, UBC Medical Student
    Guest:
    Kevin Lambert - Critical Care Paramedic, Paramedic Practice Educator
    Acknowledgements:
    Janie Nichols, Infection Prevention Specialist
     
    Date of Episode Release:
    March 25, 2020
    Episode Description & Summary:
    In this episode, we review best practices regarding personal protective equipment (PPE), precautions to be taken on COVID calls, and paramedic safety in the context of COVID-19.
    Please see below for a timeline of the questions we ask during this episode, and for links to resources.
    Please refer to the BCEHS Handbook for latest guidelines: https://handbook.bcehs.ca
     
    Contacts:
    Clinical Questions - clinicalpractice@bcehs.ca (mailto:clinicalpractice@bcehs.ca)
    Podcast feedback & suggestions - podcast@bcehs.ca
     
    Podcast Timeline:
    1:03 - How is COVID-19 spread?
    2:16 - What can paramedics do on a day-to-day basis?
    4:21 - Are calls still being screened for “Influenza Like Illness” waits?
    6:00 - What calls should we be wearing PPE on?
    7:14 - What should do before we arrive on-scene to prepare?
    9:23 - How should we prepare the ambulance for transport?
    13:14 - Are surgical masks ever acceptable when encountering COVID cases?
    14:59 - What sort of eye protection should we use?
    16:35 - Should we use the buddy system for PPE?
    18:19 - Reviewing Donning and Doffing
    22:00 - Should we be double gloving?
    22:44 - Should we wear boot covers?
    24:08 - Limiting gear exposure in the ambulance during transport
    26:47 - Reverse Isolation for Patients
    27:49 - Who do we need to notify of COVID calls?
    29:19 - Reducing the number of people exposed on calls
    30:33 - When should drivers doff? What PPE should we wear in the cab of the truck?
    32:36 - How should we reduce hospital exposure?
    36:15 - How should we clean the ambulances?
    39:50 - What PPE should we wear to clean?
    44:20 - A final word from Kevin Lambert
     

    Metered Dose Inhalers & COVID-19

    Metered Dose Inhalers & COVID-19

    Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) & COVID-19
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    Hosts
    Gord Minaker - PCP-IV, UBC Medical Student
    Kaela Richardson - Respiratory Therapist, UBC Medical Student
     
    Date of Episode Release:
    March 23, 2020
     
    Episode Description & Summary
    In this episode, Gord & Kaela review best practices for the use of Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) in the prehospital setting. They discuss the benefit of MDIs over nebulizer medications in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Link to BCEHS Education Video on MDIs: (coming soon!)
    Please refer to the BCEHS Handbook for latest guidelines: https://handbook.bcehs.ca
     
    Contacts:
    Clinical Questions - clinicalpractice@bcehs.ca (mailto:clinicalpractice@bcehs.ca)
    Podcast feedback & suggestions - podcast@bcehs.ca
     
     

    Ethics in Paramedicine

    Ethics in Paramedicine

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    Clinical Rounds: Building Resilience to Operational Stress

    Clinical Rounds: Building Resilience to Operational Stress

    In this episode, Leon Baranowski interviews Mike Christian in a follow-up to Dr. Christian’s Clinical Rounds presentation. He discusses his experiences with London HEMS and gives a unique perspective on exposure to trauma, operational stress, and building resilience. Find the original Clinical Rounds Presentation here: https://youtu.be/WcpEGjKxro0 (https://youtu.be/WcpEGjKxro0)


    Host: Leon Baranowski, Paramedic Practice Leader


    Guest: Dr. Mike Christian, Research & Clinical Effectiveness Lead with London’s Air Ambulancetwitter: @DrMikeChristian , michael.christian@utoronto.ca (mailto:michael.christian@utoronto.ca)
     
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    Email: podcast@bcehs.ca

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