Medic2Medic Podcast is for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS Leaders and Medical Directors. The podcast takes a look at the person to see how they got their start in Emergency Medical Services and their dedication to the EMS profession and helping others.
Episode 238 is Elizabeth Marshall. Elizabeth is an internationally published cover model, bodybuilder, entrepreneur, and fitness professional. Elizabeth has teamed up with Brothers N Arms (BNA) (https://www.thebrothersnarms.co) to talk about CBD. BNA is a full-service lifestyle brand/CBD company focused on working with Veterans, Athletes, and First Responders. We were also joined by BNA's Director of Operations Mervin Forero. During the podcast, Elizabeth tells us about her beginnings in the world of modeling, struggles, and how CBD has helped her with her anxiety. We talk about the misconceptions that surround CBD use and the education that is needed.
I want to thank Tim Nowak, CEO of Emergency Medical Solutions for reaching out to his network and for creating a poll on CBD use in the public safety arena. The results are mentioned in the podcast.
Episode 237 is Leigh Goodman. Leigh is the Director of Emergency Medical Services for the Town of Trumbull. Leigh combines her passion for Emergency Medical Services & Education and brings this passion to her leadership as Chief. Previously Chief Goodman has taught elementary school students and children with special needs. Leigh who spent time on four different continents then becomes Chief in the Town of Trumbull, CT is a story within its self that you will hear. Trumbull EMS has gone under a transition over the past year and Leigh talks about how their transition occurred and why. We also discuss Trumbull EMS's successful social media program.
Episode 236 is Michael Diaz. Michael is an EMT for AMR in Los Angles County and was featured in an article titled "The Broken Front Line", by Ava Kofman from ProPublica.The article takes us inside the ambulance during the height of the pandemic and Michael shares his experiences. Michael was in film school before discovering EMS. He is a Lead Training Officer and union president of IAEP R12-077. We discuss his path into EMS, this first encounter with a Covid patient, the article, and being president of the union during the pandemic.
Episode 235 is Keenan Hart. Keenan is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Integrated TeleHealth Solutions (ITS). The use of TeleHealth Services is becoming mainstream in healthcare and starting to enter the world of EMS. Keenan's path into this industry and the start of ITS is unique and he shares his story, his entrepreneurial spirit, and the start of ITS. There is also a connection to the television show The Big Bang Theory that is part of his story.
Episode 234 is Andrew Odgers. We head to New Zealand this week and speak to Andrew Odgers. Andrew is a Paramedic in New Zealand for the Emergency Ambulance Service. Andrew gives us an inside look at the EMS practice in New Zealand as well as the EMS educational structure. Andrew takes us through his first call and what has learned over the years. We learn about "Coffee and Cases" and a mentoring program that Andrew is establishing.
Episode 233 is Melissa Bernstein. Melissa along with her husband Doug is the Co-Founder of the toy company Melissa & Doug, which has created over 5,000 children’s products and sold billions of dollars of toys since its inception. Raised by educators, Melissa and Doug started the business in their garage in 1988. With all the success of Melissa’s remarkable career, she kept secret her lifelong battle with severe depression and anxiety. During our conversation, we talk about the struggles, suicide, and anxiety. We also discuss when they began, and she reveals much more in her book LIfelines. Melissa wrote the book to help others who are also suffering. Melissa’s book heralds the launch of Lifelines.com, an online ecosystem she and Doug are underwriting to support those seeking support, guidance, and community on their mental health journeys.