This podcast is to the point educational help for busy paramedic students.
The Physics of Trauma Part 1
Having a basic understanding of the physical forces behind trauma will help you to begin to suspect injuries that may not always be obvious. In this first podcast, of a three part series, we will look at how Newton (the scientist, not the fig guy!) is important to the paramedic as well as the role the multiple collisions that take place during trauma can increase the incidence of trauma.
Orthopedic Emergencies-Compartment Syndrome and the Various Types of Fractures
In this episode we will take a look at the signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome. We'll also take a look at the types of fractures and how they might impact your patient.
Shock in the Pediatric Patient Part 2 of 2
In this extended podcast, we take a look at the causes, pathophysiologies and treatments of some of the more common classifications of shock that you might see in your pediatric patient.
Shock in the Pediatric Patient Part 1
The early recognition of shock in the pediatric patient is imperative to the survival of your young patient. It's is important to remember that this condition does not always exhibit itself the same as it would in the adult. In this first of a multi-podcast series, we will take a look at pathophysiology of shock and how to recognize some of the subtle symptoms.
Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient
Watching a child struggle to breath is difficult to deal with. However, what you do in the first few minutes of care could determine the outcome for your patient. In this episode, we take a brief look at the issue of respiratory distress versus respiratory failure.
Responding to the Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
Pediatric cardiac arrests are rare, but can be among the most stressful calls that the paramedic will encounter. In this podcast, we take a look at the PALS algorithm for dealing with such high risk calls.