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Join Mike Verkest, Paramedic and EMS Training Officer, alongside World-Famous EMS Physician Dr. Ritu Sahni, MD, MPH as they talk about everything EMS. Current topics and trends, EMS advocacy, sports and everything in between. Mike and Ritu welcome the occasional special guest and are going to tackle some non-traditional EMS topics. So, sit back, relax and get ready to punch in for your SecondShift.

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    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

Join Mike Verkest, Paramedic and EMS Training Officer, alongside World-Famous EMS Physician Dr. Ritu Sahni, MD, MPH as they talk about everything EMS. Current topics and trends, EMS advocacy, sports and everything in between. Mike and Ritu welcome the occasional special guest and are going to tackle some non-traditional EMS topics. So, sit back, relax and get ready to punch in for your SecondShift.

    Episode 83: 4th Annual Protocol Review!

    Episode 83: 4th Annual Protocol Review!

    Mike and Ritu are joined by Dr. John Turner for the annual protocol update! This is a staple of the SecondShift Podcast that goes back to around 2016. We even lost an episode somewhere along the way..Anyway, the real reason we do this episode is for folks to hear about what we do, and to hear what's new with you! Sit back, watch the video version on YouTube or Facebook and chill with us! Thanks for making the SecondShift the fastest growing podcast on the network! Please leave us a great review on iTunes or wherever you listen! We appreciate you so much.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 82: Disparity in EMS Care?

    Episode 82: Disparity in EMS Care?

    Mike and Ritu are joined by Professor Jamie Kennel for a special LIVE broadcast in this important episode. Do you unconsciously treat people differently? We look at the work being done in this area of research…PS, the answer is yes…we do. Sit back, watch the video version on YouTube or Facebook and chill with us! Thanks for making the SecondShift the fastest growing podcast on the network! Please leave us a great review on iTunes or wherever you listen! We appreciate you so much.

    • 57 min
    Episode 81: mRNA Vaccines

    Episode 81: mRNA Vaccines

    Mike and Ritu are joined by Doctors Jeff Jarvis and Hayden Smith for a special LIVE broadcast in this important episode. This is an IMPORTANT episode that should affect every EMS Provider. Our Guest, Dr. Smith had the same questions you do about mRNA vaccines and wanted the answers. Having his background, he went on a journey of discovery and broke it down for us. Please share this widely to get the discussion going. Sit back, watch the video version on YouTube or Facebook and chill with us! Thanks for making the SecondShift the fastest growing podcast on the network! Please leave us a great review on iTunes or wherever you listen! We appreciate you so much.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 80: Beta DEA Rules

    Episode 80: Beta DEA Rules

    Mike and Ritu are LIVE in this important episode. 5 years ago we started the discussion on the issue of the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 and how there were no provisions for EMS. The DEA came to the table to explain the conundrum we are in as an industry. There was only one option. CHANGE THE LAW! Well, guess what. That is exactly what was done. 3 years later, we finally have a draft version of the rules to comply with the law and Mike and Ritu break it down. This is an IMPORTANT episode that will affect every EMS Provider. Please share this widely to get the discussion going. Sit back, watch the video version on YouTube or Facebook and chill with us! Thanks for making the SecondShift the fastest growing podcast on the network! Please leave us a great review on iTunes or wherever you listen! We appreciate you so much.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 79: From Zero to MikeyV - Makeover Tips

    Episode 79: From Zero to MikeyV - Makeover Tips

    Mike and Ritu are getting you back up to date on EMS. More COVID, Ketamine, and a quick overview of a couple of recent studies...TXA in TBI and Intra-arrest transport. You always have a leg up on early releases here on YouTube! The audio podcast will be out in a week or so! Thanks for subscribing to the FlightBridgeED Channel! Sit back, watch the video version on YouTube and chill with us! Thanks for making the SecondShift the fastest growing podcast on the network! Please leave us a great review on iTunes or wherever you listen! We appreciate you so much.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 78: The Unnamed Episode

    Episode 78: The Unnamed Episode

    Who is tired? Mike and Ritu are tired. This episode we talk about convalescent plasma, CDC data, Ketamine… to quote Mike, "What fresh hell will September bring?" Sit back, watch the video version on YouTube and chill with us! Thanks for making the SecondShift the fastest growing podcast on the network! Please leave us a great review on iTunes or wherever you listen! We appreciate you so much.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

indy1016 ,

Fun and informative

Mike and Ritu have great chemistry! I love the way they blend entertainment and education. Highly recommend!

Chkymonkey ,

Good but too wordy

Great content - could be condensed into one hour- does mike have to drop the f bomb all the time ? Makes me value what he says less- no need to swear during a professional podcast

Juliana Sahni ,

👏 🚑

Great podcast! my favorite host is Ritu he is like a father to me

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