Ginger Locke is a paramedic and professor of EMS students in the US. She has long been fascinated with the inner-workings of medics' minds. In this podcast, she interviews medics face-to-face, in long, intimate format. She thoughtfully asks her guests to open up about their mindset, routines, mistakes, thought-processes, and lessons hard-learned.
She is on twitter @gingerlockeatx and show notes from each episode can be found at medicmindset.com.
Double Date: Kris & Sara
I don't have favorite episodes but if I did, this would be one of them. With my girlfriend Cassi by my side, I caught up with Kris and Sara Kaull at a conference. It's the first ever double-date on Medic Mindset! Cassi & Kris are both paramedics. Sara and I have the perspective of the significant-other to a paramedic. We swap stories and Cassi and Kris offer up ideas about what medics need from their spouses/partners. This episode is really a gift to the family members of medics. Take a listen and if it resonates with you, consider having your loved-ones listen. Maybe it will spark good conversation about what you need when you get home from shift or how best to connect with you while on shift. Kris and Sara were absolute gold. During a busy conference, where they were both speakers, they took the time to hide away with us in our hotel room for recording. The conversation was so special to me because conferences can be full of small talk, but this was different: we put away our phones and had a rich meaningful conversation that I hope you enjoy!
This is a special cross-post with the brand new pediatric podcast from NAEMSP: The Pediatric EMS Podcast created by Drs. Joelle Donofrio-Odmann and Dr. Joseph Finney. Dr. Donofrio-Odmann has been a guest on the show previously in Thinking: Pediatric Respiratory. Other guests in this episode are Drs. Maia Dorsett, Jeff Jarvis and Jeremiah Escajeda
They've created these show notes. While you are there subscribe to their podcast which is sure to be a hit.
CE for this epsiode
I have your back.
These two guests are partners: a flight medic and a flight nurse. They dig into their relationship in a way that will make the listener think about their own role as a partner. We also have a chance to hear the flight medic reflect on a near-miss with a medication error, what he wished he had learned more about in paramedic school, why he isn't a firefighter and a wide range of other topics. The listener will quickly hear what I heard: These two partners are the perfect yin-yang. She's spirited and animated. He's calm and steady. Together, they have each others' backs.
Thinking: Abdominal Pain
Get CE for listening to this episode at prodigyems.com
White Tiger, Dr. JR Pickett is back! Previously, he has talked to us about Syncope and Shortness of Breath. This time it's all about abdominal pain. He emphasizes the history and physical exam and includes a few ultrasound nuggets. What's the difference between a thoracic aortic dissection and an abdominal aortic aneurysm? Why is abdominal pain so concerning in geriatric patients? How can you adjust your physical exam techniques to gain the trust of pediatric patients? And why does White Tiger only cry one tear when he has appendicitis?
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Ginger Locke speaks to the topic of Feedback. In this recording from University of Washington's Grand Rounds, she explains that paramedics are not getting enough feedback. She outlines theories for why it is scare, what we can do about it, and how feedback might look in the future. Twitter: https://twitter.com/gingerlockeATX
Show notes: https://medicmindset.com/2022/02/08/finding-feedback-uwash-great-rounds-notes/?preview_id=4159&preview_nonce=c7a34bca9e&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=4170
Where is Natalie Zink?
Natalie is a paramedic and friend. We recorded this while she was working for Grady EMS and trying to get into medical school in 2019. Check out this pre-pandemic time capsule episode and find out where she is now. Follow Natalie on Twitter.
Fall in love with this podcast like I did!
I’m currently a paramedic student at UVU and a fellow student sent me an episode a few weeks ago. I have binged through them all and loved every minute of it! I’m going to listen to them all again. Ginger has brilliant guests and chooses such beneficial topics to cover. This podcast has been clutch as I make my way through my learning and understanding what it will be like when I’m in the field. Thank you Ginger! I feel like you’re the mentor I’ve been missing!
Episodes on reading
Love these interviews on the topic of reading with your guests! Thank you for a few new recommendations.
A different path
I appreciated listening to Ginger in the beginning. The discussions she had on medicine, the experiences that were shared and some opinions that differ then my own were enlightening. I respected Ginger’s intelligence and her hard work in reaching out to the EMS community. I continued to listen to the Podcast as new topics were discussed. However, my coworkers who are salty and those who tend to be right leaning have strayed away. I hope Ginger can return to a more middle of the road Podcast.