The MCHD Paramedic Podcast is a place for prehospital providers to discuss best practices and offer clinical insights relevant to our daily practice. MCHD Medical Directors Dr. Robert Dickson and Dr. Casey Patrick invite you to explore the many aspects of prehospital care. Along the way you can expect guest appearances by some of the brightest minds that influence modern EMS.
Episode 107 - "My Legs Won't Work" - MCHD Case of the Quarter Q2 2021
We’re going to attempt a new recurring podcast series based around the amazing pathology seen on a daily basis by MCHD medics. Cpt. Travis Clay joins the podcast to discuss the current MCHD “Case of the Quarter”. Listen in and learn how to approach the patient with acute, bilateral lower extremity paraplegia and pain.
Episode 106 - Whole Blood Down Under
There may not be any hotter topic in EMS right now than whole blood
administration for patients with hemorrhagic shock. Dr. Patrick is joined on today’s episode by Joe Cuthbertson from St. John Ambulance Service in western Australia. St. John's serves the largest land mass of any EMS service worldwide and they are on the forefront of international prehospital whole-blood administration.
Episode 105 - Should We Delay EKG Post-ROSC? The PEACE Study
There has been significant development and change surrounding which patients are best served by immediate revascularization post-ROSC over the past 12-18 months. On that note, we discussed the COACT study previously on the podcast, but uncertainty still exists. OHCA and post-ROSC patients are wildly heterogenous and one size will never fit all. What if we could simply change the timing of our post-ROSC ECG and better select those with true acute coronary occlusions that warrant emergent catheterization? That’s the topic of our journal review on this episode. A simple, logical idea that has potentially powerful ramifications, listen in for the details…
Episode 104 - EMS Provider Mental Health Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so the podcast crew decided to dedicate an entire episode to discussing EMS provider mental health issues and resources. Dr. Patrick and Sean Simmonds are joined by Justin Farris from Cypress Creek Behavioral Health Hospital. Topics range from recognizing mental health warning signs in your partner, to accessing proper mental health resources through programs such as "Honor Strong" at Cypress Creek Hospital.
Episode 103 - The Artist Formerly Known As Pseudoseizure - An EMS Perspective
We have all been guilty of caring for labeling and judging “pseudoseizures.” First of all, this term is outdated, and this episode looks at a study examining the mortality in psychogenic seizure patients. This is a debilitating disease that needs more attention and improved treatment options. Come, have your prior assumptions shattered, and leave a better and more empathetic provider.
Episode 102 - MCHD Ventilator Roundup - First Do No Harm
This episode was directly drawn from a recent MCHD educational need surrounding ventilator management and a summary of our approach to using the vent in the EMS setting. We've touched on aspects of many of these topics before, but this is our first effort at providing a true "MCHD ventilator overview." Join Dr. Patrick and Dr. Dickson as they discuss a stepwise approach to EMS ventilator management and how to first and foremost prevent patient harm.
I work outside the EM world but enjoy podcasts in this area very much. Just wanted to say your autism episode was top notch!
Serial Killer Series
I have enjoyed and learned something from all of these podcasts. They are first rate, but the 5 serial killer series (beginning with podcast 80) are really excellent. Keep them coming!
So informative and helpful for anybody interested in emergency medicine! Keep it up guys!