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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.

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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.

    PTSD – Ben’s Story & Dr. Tillman

    PTSD – Ben’s Story & Dr. Tillman

    Steve, Holly, and Dan are back with Dr. Brenda Tillman and Ben Wescott in part two of their PTSI series. Dr. Tillman emphasizes how important it is for senior providers to encourage open discussions on mental health. Ben shares his insight on how providers can challenge the stigma of discussing mental health. Ben shares his story and highlights his path to healing. Dr. Tillman and Ben discuss peer support groups and educating departments on PTSI and PTSD symptoms and prevention. Steve, Holly, and Dan field questions to Dr. Tillman and Ben. Dr. Tillman outlines ways departments can implement peer support groups.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    PTSD – Dr. Tillman from Readiness Group

    PTSD – Dr. Tillman from Readiness Group

    Steve, Dan, and Holly introduce Dr. Brenda Tillman and Ben Wescott in their seventh podcast. Dr. Tillman discusses her experience as a clinician, and Ben introduces himself. Dr. Tillman details the difference between PTSD and PTSI, and why those differences are important when diagnosing first responders. Counseling programs for first responders are overviewed, as well as the training process for counselors counseling first responders.

    Dr. Tillman reviews the process of EMDR and why it is effective for improving symptoms of PTSI and PTSD. The physiological effects of PTSD and PTSI are detailed. Steve talks about his experience with EMDR. Coping mechanisms in first responders are debated. Dr. Tillman talks about the importance of normalizing the symptoms of PTSI in first responders, and why peer support group and counseling is so essential.

    • 51 min
    PTSD – Steve’s Story

    PTSD – Steve’s Story

    Steve, Holly, and Dan begin their sixth podcast discussing the difference between PTSD and PTSI. Steve touches on his journey with PTSI. The initial triggering call is reviewed, and Steve details the emotional and physiological symptoms he dealt with. Steve talks about his experience with counseling.

    The trio overview common emotional and physiological symptoms of PTSI, as well as behaviors that can manifest from it. They describe the difference between debriefing and defusing. The importance of emergency medical responders taking care of themselves is highlighted.

    • 52 min
    Airway Management

    Airway Management

    Steve, Dan, and Holly begin their fifth podcast with a case study on a motorcycle accident. Dan describes the logistics of the call and initial patient presentation. Mistakes made during rapid sequence intubation are discussed. The trio talks about the evolution of airway management procedures, such as the process of intubating patients and pre-oxygenation.

    Dan discusses his checklist for successful rapid sequence intubation. Steve reviews his checklist, along with his triggers for backup airway placement and cricothyrotomy. Holly recaps a call where she decided against intubation and describes her thought process.

    • 43 min
    My Craziest Cardiac Call

    My Craziest Cardiac Call

    Steve outlines his “craziest” cardiac call for Holly and Dan, which was dispatched as a person down. He discusses logistical issues affecting patient care, and how those issues were addressed. Steve, Dan, and Holly review the call and talk about lessons learned.

    Dan breaks down his “crazy” cardiac call for Holly and Steve, which was dispatched as a cardiac arrest. The three review patient care rendered prior to arrival and patient care performed by Dan and his team. Lessons learned are discussed.

    • 39 min
    Helicopter EMS

    Helicopter EMS

    Holly talks about her background as a paramedic and flight nurse. Dan discusses certifications he obtained to become a flight paramedic. Holly discusses her path to become a flight nurse. The trio outlines similarities in protocols for flying a critical patient in the field. Holly touches on the importance of flying patients with time-sensitive presentations, be it medical or trauma-related.

    Dan and Holly describe their typical day, and what their crew and individual agencies look like. The two talk logistics when responding to a scene call in the helicopter. The influence of weather on flying is discussed, and Holly goes over the limitations of IFR and VFR aircraft. Ground contact protocol and communication between ground units and the flight team are overviewed. Steve reviews a call from his agency and fields Holly and Dan some questions regarding logistics and patient care.

    • 55 min

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Awesome content and an enjoyable way to receive CE!

Honestly, continuing education is rarely the highlight of the EMS professionals' career. However, this podcast is something I would choose to listen to whether or not I received credit. Interesting stories with amazing educational content and fun hosts.

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