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.
Pump the brakes.
How do we let each other know that a fellow medic has died? The guest in this episode, Christa Stedman, is a Public Information Officer (PIO) for Austin-Travis County EMS. Together, we sort through her thought-process about delivering tragic news.
So thrilled to have Dr. Heidi Abraham as a guest in The Thinking Series. She discusses causes of bradycardia and the mindset needed to approach patients who are bradycardic.
In The Water
Dr. Jason Pickett from the Austin-Travis County Office of the Medical Director podcast takes over Medic Mindset. He discusses fear and leadership in the context of COVID-19.
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Get on the train.
Shownotes at medicmindset.com
In reference to how he collaborates with 911-callers to put order to chaos:
"It's like trying to jump on a moving train. You're not trying to stop the train or divert it, because the train has gotta go where the train's gotta go. You are just trying to get on it. And if you can get on the train... If you can get in... If you can insert yourself with them... then you can start exercising your influence on the controls."
Ginger had the honor of sitting down with one of the EMS greats, Mike Taigman. He was in Austin for ESO's Wave 2020 conference. ESO was generous enough to allow Medic Mindset the opportunity to record Mike's session called, "Managing Stress Like A Boss" and gave them a space during a very busy conference to record an interview.
The Mixtape Series features 3 anonymous paramedics who answer the same question. In this episode, Ginger asks, "What do you remember about your first ridealong?" Take a listen to their responses and see how some themes repeat.
medicmindset.com for show notes
@gingerlockeatx and @medicmindset on twitter
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This is the reason I went to PMED school
Started listening when I was going through my EMT class, now I’m in the Mat-Su medic program. It’s mostly down to this podcast.
Unique, entertaining, and refreshing!
This is probably my favorite paramedic podcast. While the podcasts that cover medical topics and in depth pathophysiology are interesting and beneficial they don’t address the medic themselves. I think our mind set in EMS is so important and so much more than just how to address depression. Most all agencies have some form of mental health aid in place but rarely is our mind actually addressed on how to train our mind to prepare for calls, the benefits of visualization, how to aid in decreasing anxiety on certain calls etc. This podcast has been more beneficial to me than any other podcast I have listened to. While I appreciate the learning type podcasts, we as medics need more than just knowledge about disease processes and this wonderful lady addresses the gap that’s missing in our training, our minds.
The best EMS podcast
Whenever students ask for podcast recommendations, Medic mindset is always the first one I list. I look forward to every episode that comes out - Makes my commute to work well worth it! Ginger is awesome.