48 episodes

Welcome to PragMed. A podcast hosted by medics for medics. We talk about everything from best practice prehospital medicine to coffee. We are not the average clinical health podcast that pretends to know it all, we find the experts and ask them what they feel is best for prehospital medicine.

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.

Pragmatic Paramedics Aaron and Jason

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings

Welcome to PragMed. A podcast hosted by medics for medics. We talk about everything from best practice prehospital medicine to coffee. We are not the average clinical health podcast that pretends to know it all, we find the experts and ask them what they feel is best for prehospital medicine.

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.

    PragMedics Discuss Heat Stroke w/ Dr. Timothy Durkin

    PragMedics Discuss Heat Stroke w/ Dr. Timothy Durkin

    In this episode, the PragMedics talk with Dr Timothy Durkin and  discuss Heat Stroke, the signs, symptoms, myths, and of course treatment modalities. The boys and Dr. Durkin look to find practical ways for street level providers to identify and treat heat stroke. Dr Durkin provides the listeners with useful tips and thoughts regarding management of heat stroke and ways for systems to improve their response and treatment of this completely treatable injury.
    Dr Durkin is a board-certified emergency & sports medicine physician and is Base Medical’s Chief Medical Officer. He has over 2 decades of response, patient care and teaching experience that drive his passion for excellence in Base Medical’s curriculum.  His premedical experiences included service as a camp staffer, SAR responder, urban/rural paramedic, BLS/ACLS/first aid instructor and work on a program management team for DARPA. You can follow him @colorado_rescue_doc on IG!
    Thanks as always for listening and please check us out on social media as well as Saint Fishers EBM and Trauma Daddy for medical and trauma content. Also checkout BaseCamp https://www.base-medical.com to see what Dr Durkin is up to!
    Here are some references provided by Dr. Durkin:
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322528359_Consensus_Statement-_Prehospital_Care_of_Exertional_Heat_Stroke
    This is the EHS position paper that was in PHEC in 2018 
     
    https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/fulltext/2016/03000/a_tale_of_two_heat_strokes__a_comparative_case.13.aspx
    This is a paper called a tale of two heat strokes. It describes to service members clinical course after collapsing of heat stroke during the Marine Corps Marathon. One patient received immediate ice water cooling, the other got taken to a hospital. Although both patients survived, difference in outcomes is pretty stark.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    PragMedics Talk Vents with Ryan

    PragMedics Talk Vents with Ryan

    In this episode, Jason and Scooby (Aaron was on shift doing real work) sit down with Ryan Kerr to discuss his free online ventilator book, reasons for writing and publishing a free book, and other ventilator thoughts.  Ryan is a current medic/nurse who flies for AirMethods in the Southwest. This is one of our favorite episodes and it is a great conversation that you shouldn't miss! 
    Please check out Ryan's work at www.rykerrmedical.com and on IG.  He also has published the ventilator resource on Amazon so check him out!  Thanks for listening!
    As always, we want to thank our supporters: Priority 1 Air Rescue, Red Clover Coffee, SayAgainOver, and finally Pelican, but also and more importantly to our listeners!

    • 47 min
    I Had This Esophageal Varices Patient

    I Had This Esophageal Varices Patient

    In this episode, the PragMedics and Scooby sit down and discuss a proper disaster patient, one with an upper GI bleed (esophageal varices). We discuss a patient from the ICU perspective with lessons learned for paramedics.  These patients are challenging to manage, and it's a great conversation that will help a paramedic manage this type of patient.  Thanks for listening, and be sure to check out our "I had this patient" Facebook group! 
    As always, we want to thank our supporters: Priority 1 Air Rescue, Red Clover Coffee, Black Wolf Helicopters, SayAgainOver, and finally Pelican, but also and more importantly to our listeners!
    Check out the First Responders Children's Foundation and Do It For Drew as well and donate to a couple of great causes!

    • 34 min
    PragMedics discuss Paramedics and Disaster Relief

    PragMedics discuss Paramedics and Disaster Relief

    The PragMedics decided to look inward and interview Aaron about a recent austere/disaster response mission he participated. Jason and Scooby talk with Aaron about his recent trip to a developing country in response to a natural disaster.  This episode has bits and pieces from disaster response preparation for paramedics, resource limitations, and better, best, good methods for treating patients post-disaster in austere environments. Thanks for listening and enjoy this episode!
    As always, we want to thank our supporters: Priority 1 Air Rescue, Red Clover Coffee, Black Wolf Helicopters, SayAgainOver, and finally Pelican, but also and more importantly to our listeners!
    Check out Global Response Management and the First Responders Children's Foundation as well and donate to a couple of great causes!

    • 41 min
    Cognitive Offloading Session 1

    Cognitive Offloading Session 1

    Welcome to our first episode of Cognitive Offloading with the PragMedics and Scooby! In this episode, Dr. Andrew Fisher (Trauma Daddy) and Jason Segal of P1 Air Rescue join us to chat about a wide range of topics, from acute traumatic coagulopathy to our thoughts on a hot EMS topic. So join us and enjoy this episode with some great guests! 
    Our next live Cognitive Offloading episode will be on Wednesday January 27th at 8pm EST! 
    This episode was originally recorded on Youtube and if you want to watch the original episode, check out our YouTube channel and hit the Subscribe button!
    As always, we want to thank our supporters: Priority 1 Air Rescue, Red Clover Coffee, Black Wolf Helicopters, SayAgainOver, and finally Pelican, but also and more importantly to our listeners!
    Check out Global Response Management and the First Responders Children's Foundation as well and donate to a couple of great causes!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    I Had This Beta Blocker OD Patient

    I Had This Beta Blocker OD Patient

    The PragMedics are back and hoping everyone is looking forward to the New Year! In this episode, the PragMedics and Scooby sit down and discuss beta blocker overdoses.  Beta blocker ODs present with various indications and can be difficult to diagnose. It is a wide ranging discussion on different treatment options and ways to manage patients experiencing a confirmed or possible beta blocker overdose in the prehospital setting.  Thanks for listening and be sure to check out our "I had this patient" Facebook group! 
    As always, we want to thank our supporters: Priority 1 Air Rescue, Red Clover Coffee, Black Wolf Helicopters, SayAgainOver, and finally Pelican, but also and more importantly to our listeners!
    Check out Global Response Management and the First Responders Children's Foundation as well and donate to a couple of great causes!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

RustyJB009 ,

Being a better medic

Short answer: you’ll be better at your job if you add the lessons from here to your mental box of tools.

Long answer: This podcast has given me tools that I didn’t know I was missing; the knowledge for those low frequency:high risk situations that make me think all the way back to medic school. They give first hand experiences and often talk with Docs that have a greater insight for short and long term outcomes that give our PTs a better shot at leaving the hospital intact. Sometimes they talk about medications I personally don’t have in my protocols but it still gives me tools and knowledge that make my pre-arrival report to the hospital more professional and effective. You won’t regret adding this podcast to your library, I promise.

Festival Medic ,

Great practical information

Love this podcast. Great conversations about very practical topics for EMS professionals from EMTs to critical care medics and more. Real issues that you encounter on scenes, not in seminars.

mommy dora ,

Love the podcast

Love listen to this thanks for what you guys do

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