14 episodes

Welcome, and thank you for allowing us to serve you. Pragmatic Paramedics are two medics with the desire to talk about topics pertinent to EMS and paramedicine. We are clinicians, but this podcast is dedicated to the subjects you and your partners discuss riding to and from scenes, sitting in a parking lot, or at your station or firehouse waiting for the next run to come out.

We hope that you not only enjoy but contribute to the discussion and grow with us together. No topic is off the table, and we only ask that you be respectful of another.

Otherwise, grab a cup of coffee and let us get to chatting. Thank you, we look forward to learning about you and hearing your opinions.

Pragmatic Paramedics Aaron and Jason

    • Education

Welcome, and thank you for allowing us to serve you. Pragmatic Paramedics are two medics with the desire to talk about topics pertinent to EMS and paramedicine. We are clinicians, but this podcast is dedicated to the subjects you and your partners discuss riding to and from scenes, sitting in a parking lot, or at your station or firehouse waiting for the next run to come out.

We hope that you not only enjoy but contribute to the discussion and grow with us together. No topic is off the table, and we only ask that you be respectful of another.

Otherwise, grab a cup of coffee and let us get to chatting. Thank you, we look forward to learning about you and hearing your opinions.

    PragMedics Talk Pragmatic Trauma with MAJ Andy Fisher

    PragMedics Talk Pragmatic Trauma with MAJ Andy Fisher

    In this episode, the guys sit down with Major Andy Fisher to discuss the practical things that a paramedic might do in all things trauma. Major Fisher has an accomplished career as a Paramedic, Ranger Battalion and Regimental PA, and current fourth year medical student.  We talk about best practices for best outcomes with the resources available to us regardless of what level we practice medicine. You will enjoy it from start to finish. Oh, and remember Whole Blood, not Normal Saline…

    • 54 min
    PragMedics Discuss Misplaced Intubations with David Hughes

    PragMedics Discuss Misplaced Intubations with David Hughes

    **Special Note: We are releasing this week’s episode a few days early to ensure everyone has time to listen and process the heart-wrenching story. Mr. Hughes tells a story about a series of errors that resulted in the death of his son and some of the initiatives to help prevent this type of story from happening again.**

    In this episode, we discuss what can happen when paramedics do not follow protocols, procedures, checklists, or use all of the tools at their disposal. Donate at doitfordrew.org!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    PragMedics Talk CVAs, CRM, and Stress with Flight Medic Lane Abshire

    PragMedics Talk CVAs, CRM, and Stress with Flight Medic Lane Abshire

    In this episode, the PragMedics talk with HEMS Paramedic Lane Abshire about CVAS, CRM, and PTSD. The boys are lucky to have special guest host Chris Sharpe around to advise on matters such as resource management and, furthermore, introduce them to Lane, who, with teamwork, was able to get him and his crew out of crisis mid-air on a reasonably straightforward HEMS mission. The conversation starts off CVA but ends with a CRM/PTSD twist. Tune in to hear more about the extraordinary doing very PragMedic things.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    PragMedics Interview HSAR Medic Chris Sharpe

    PragMedics Interview HSAR Medic Chris Sharpe

    In this episode, the PragMedics chat with their friend Chris “Razor” Sharpe. Chris has over 30,000 flight hours and has accumulated 6,000 rescues. He is currently a resident of Guatemala and owner of Black Wolf Consultants, Chris is a paramedic and provides the PragMedics with the idea of how vital a checklist can be. Chris is not only all of the things we mentioned but also the recipient of 2019's HAI Safety Award, making him the safest flight medic on the planet.

    • 44 min
    PragMedics Discuss Stressors and Work Performance with Dr. Steffian

    PragMedics Discuss Stressors and Work Performance with Dr. Steffian

    The PragMedics interview a distinguished psychologist very well versed in mental health but, more specifically, high-stress situations and candidate selection in the military's special warfare groups. Dr. George Steffian has published several peer-reviewed articles on the topic. We ask him the down and dirty about how stress impacts us as EMS professionals.

    • 50 min
    The PragMedics Chat with Paramedic Tammie Bullard

    The PragMedics Chat with Paramedic Tammie Bullard

    In this episode, we sit down with Tammie Bullard, the author of the book “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.”  Tammie is a great writer and an awesome but also "good" paramedic. Tammie works in Western Australia as a medic. We discuss what we enjoyed most about the book, to include some thoughts on introspection and the BLUF. We also discuss why Tammie chose to write the book and asked her a few questions about terminology and her ideas on being a better medic through the use of her book.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

ringleremma ,

Best EMS podcast out there

Educational, relatable content and great advice for paramedics!

Quinn1125 ,

Amazing Podcast for EMS professionals at all levels

Great content, Aaron

PatriotMedic ,

Amazing content.

PraG Medics is always coming out with great content. From podcast to blogs! They definitely know what they’re doing. Another this is how personable they are. You can reach out and talk to them and they will answer any questions you have. They have definitely landed a life long fan. Thanks!!

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