Medic2Medic Podcast is for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS Leaders and Medical Directors. The podcast takes a look at the person to see how they got their start in Emergency Medical Services and their dedication to the EMS profession and helping others.
Episode 232 is Cali Estes. Dr. Estes has over 20 years of experience working with drug, alcohol, and food addictions. Her deep understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, including the behaviors and ramifications that are
associated with it, place her at the top in the field of addiction therapy. Cali has a program for first responders that we talk about. Cali shares personal stories about her struggles and how she overcame her addiction to become a leader in the field of addiction therapy.
Episode 231 is Rob Lawrence. Rob is the Executive Director of the California Ambulance Association as well as the part-time Director of Strategic Implementation for Pro EMS of Cambridge Massachusetts. Rob is originally from the United Kingdom where he served in the military for 22 years and has served in leadership roles in the EMS world in the UK. Rob came to America to be the Executive Director of Richmond Ambulance Authority. We talk about his journey from the UK to America, his military service, and numerous EMS topics.
Ann Doll and Jonathan Larsen
Episode 230 is Ann Doll and Jonathan Larsen. Ann Doll serves as Executive Director of the ResuscitationAcademy Foundation. Ann helped create the RA in 2008. She also serves as the Secretariat for the Global Resuscitation Alliance, a coalition of worldwide leaders committed to saving more lives from sudden cardiac arrest. Jonathan Larsen retired from the Seattle Fire Department as a Senior Paramedic and the Captain of Medic One. He is one of the founding faculty of the Resuscitation Academy and leads the HP-CPR effort. Ann and Jonathan have fun during our conversation that takes us through their unique beginnings in healthcare and the Resuscitation Academy. We discuss numerous aspects of the RA and how this program makes a difference.
Episode 229 is Malora Christensen. Malora is the Program Manager for Whatcom County’s high-intensity diversion programs; GRACE and LEAD. Both programs provide intensive services for people in Whatcom County who have complex challenges and often interact with crisis response systems in ineffective and avoidable ways. We discuss Malora's path to social work, her India experience, diversion, EMS, Community Paramedicine, the development of both programs in Whatcom County, and the success and possible future of the GRACE and LEAD programs. If you want to learn more about Whatcom County's Diversion Programs you can contact Malora at email@example.com or respondwhatcom.org
Nick Nudell and Katie Siman
Episode 228 is Nick Nudell and Katie Simon. Nick is the Co-founder and Katie is the Executive Director of the American Paramedic Association. Nick is a paramedic currently working in a moderately busy suburban remote 911 system in Colorado. He is completing his dissertation for a Ph.D. and making his second appearance on Medic2Medic. Katie is an NREMT-P and has been in EMS for 16 years and has a passion for EMS and Cardiac Care. Both Nick and Katie have interesting paths into EMS and we talk about their path. Katie became the Executive Director a short time ago and Katie and Nick provide us the mission and vision of the American Paramedic Association in this podcast.
Episode 227 is Scott Moore. Scott Moore, Esq. is the owner of Moore EMS Consulting, LLC and an active EMT for over 30 years. Scott has held various executive positions, at several ambulance services in Massachusetts. Scott specializes in Human Resources, employment law, reimbursement, and compliance matters. During my recertification for the NREMT process and using Refresh2021, I attended Scott's Violence in the EMS Workplace lecture. This topic is important, and we expand on his lecture in the podcast. Scott provides alarming statistics on the violence occurring to EMS. providers. Scott provides us a few stories that occurred in his life that you want to hear and how he survived. We also talk about tips on avoiding violence to EMS providers.
Listening to this podcast is like going home. I had my EMS beginnings in the south hills of Pittsburgh. So many familiar names among the guests.
Immersive Stories, Brave Heroes
I honestly know nothing about the field of medicine, but this podcast gives me a new level of respect and gratitude for the men and women who are our first responders. Their responsiveness to even the most disturbing experiences is inspiring to hear about. I recommend this podcast for walking your dog or sitting in traffic. These stories will give you a new a way of thinking about these men and women!
I enjoy hearing the personal stories of medics and how their careers evolved.