Join Steve, Dan, and Holly as they explore the world of EMS. They discuss content from the field and the classroom with issues facing today’s EMS professionals. The EMTpro Podcast can earn you CAPCE accredited continuing education hours through our partner, EMT-CE.com. Visit their site for more information.
Ketamine Use Part 2 of 2
Steve, Dan, and Holly bring in Dr. Ramsey Selbak to discuss Ketamine use from an ER Physician's perspective. In addition to some case reviews, key aspects of Ketamine dosing, indications, and side effects are discussed.
Ketamine Use Part 1 of 2
Steve, Dan, and Holly discuss the background and use of Ketamine in EMS. The trio interviews their guest, Oregon Firefighter/Paramedic Isaiah Burkhart, an Army Ranger veteran, about his experience with Ketamine personally and professionally. Various calls are discussed outlining what went well and what could have gone better when it comes to chemical restraint. Various doses and indications for the drug are discussed along with what the future of Ketamine use could look like in depression and psychotherapy treatment modalities.
EMS Humor with Dr. Ed Racht
Steve, Dan, and Holly are joined by Dr. Ed Racht to discuss humor and its role in EMS. Gallows humor is discussed as well as the concept of looking at humor as a different language for EMS providers. Dr. Racht reviews when to know you've crossed the line and how to test your humor out with your co-workers, friends, and family if you're unsure if it will be received well.
Human Trafficking Awareness and Education
Steve, Dan, and Holly are joined with their colleague Chad who works full time in human trafficking in the Portland area. Chad describes his work, defines trafficking for listeners, and outlines what EMS providers can do when their "spidey senses" are going off.
Mental health awareness is discussed when it comes to first responders who are constantly faced with gut-wrenching calls and cases. Steve and Dan discuss calls where they felt something was off and took various actions which may have helped get their patients the resources they needed.
Private Ambulance vs. Fire-Based EMS
Steve, Dan, and Holly discuss the fundamental differences and pros and cons between private ambulance EMS and Fire-Based EMS. The trio is joined by two Firefighter Paramedics from Washington State - Eric Chamberlain and Jeff Wright, who have a unique outlook on EMS compared to the average of their peers.
Generational Gaps in EMS
Steve, Dan, and Holly return to discuss the generational gaps in EMS and the workforce in general. The trio talks about the common stereotypes and strengths of Baby Boomers, Gen X, Xennials, Millenials, and Gen Z.
The trio details their own personal experiences working with people across all generations and how those differences can make work fun. The differences between millennials and the other generations in the workplace are examined.
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A vital resource
This is a fantastic resource! Being able to ground knowledge and practice in real experiences is so important in medicine and not always readily available in the classroom setting. This podcast shares, not only the great decisions, but also the mistakes of a diverse set of experienced practitioners in the field of EMS. A invaluable opportunity for new and old practitioners to better prepare themselves for future calls.
Educational and Interesting
A great way to enjoy renewing your CE credit while staying up to date on relevant information in EMS. Steve, Dan, and Holly are fun to listen to, and their years of experience in EMS are reflected in the educational content presented.