The paramedic world is like finishing school. You have already achieved so much, but still young and full of potential. The pre-hospital world is a big one. We are just four blokes trying to make sense of it. Free radicals is about sharing our love of this world, through education, ramblings and debate. Join the team and their guests as we look at the present, contemplate the future, and examine the controversy.
Episode 41 - The paramedic education paradigm with Andy, Sandy and Georgina
Aaron sits down with three fantastic academics to delve into the world of tertiary paramedic education.
Andy Bell, Georgina Sanger and Sandy Macquarrie work to design, deliver and develop university curriculum's within Australia.
How do we design a course when we are still searching for our identity?
What would the ideal course look like?
Why it's ok for students to fail.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
Episode 40 - Extended care practice, a model for the future with David Krygger
We had the privilege of sitting down with David Krygger, an extended care clinician from Queensland. David is passionate about this area of paramedic practice, and its potential for growth within our profession. We thoroughly enjoyed this conversation.
Episode 39 - Hyperkalemia, let's get to the heart of it - Clinical Pearls
Today the team take us through hyperkalemia, a tricky and potentially deadly electrolyte imbalance. From physiology to examination and treatment, we summarise the key points that will help you to better manage these patients in your future practice.
Episode 38 - Overcoming adversity with Two Afloat
Scott sits down with Ryan and Nicole Levinson all the way from the tiny island nation of French Polynesia.
Ryan has a rare form of muscular dystropy, but after 10 years as an EMT in California, Ryan and his wife Nicole chose to not let the diagnosis slow them down. Instead they began a new adventure sailing across the pacific.
Today's episode is all about overcoming life's challenges, choosing your attitude and not letting anything get in the way of your dreams.
I can safely say, this is our best podcast yet. What a remarkable duo, Ryan you're our hero
You can check them out on their youtube channel, TwoAfloat.
Episode 37 - Altruism on a napkin, with Sunny Whitfield
Aaron and Scott sit down with a very special guest, Sunny Whitfield.
Sunny shows us how paramedicine can take you to places you never thought possible. From Nepal, to the south pacific and even Mars. Making a difference doesn't mean you have to work for an state ambulance service and that any idea can grow, as long as you have a pen and a napkin.
Episode 36 - Mentoring with Andy Bell - Free Radicals Live
Today's episode comes from our first education night in Ipswich. Nick sits down with Andy Bell to talk all things mentoring. We have all been mentored, will mentor at some stage in our career. How do we do this well?
I am still in my paramedic program in NC (USA) and have been listening to this podcast for the past year! Hyped that you guys put out some new amazing podcasts! listening to the traumatic arrest podcasts this morning. Phenominal. I just finished a paper on the trauma triad yesterday and this hits it along with many other good notes well. Thanks for everything you guys! You provide me with a better outlook on my patients and my treatment plans daily. - Matt
Great podcast for paramedics/EMS providers anywhere.