33 episodes

The EMS Lighthouse Project Podcast exists to foster knowledge translation from peer-reviewed scientific journals to the street. Join Mike Verkest and Dr. Jeff Jarvis as they shine the bright light of science on EMS practice in an informative and fun way.

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The EMS Lighthouse Project Podcast exists to foster knowledge translation from peer-reviewed scientific journals to the street. Join Mike Verkest and Dr. Jeff Jarvis as they shine the bright light of science on EMS practice in an informative and fun way.

    Episode 34: LVO and VAN Scores w/ Guests Dr. Wampler and Kidd

    Episode 34: LVO and VAN Scores w/ Guests Dr. Wampler and Kidd

    Mike and Dr. Jarvis are joined by Drs. David Wampler and Emily Kidd to discuss their study on the performance characteristics of the VAN score for detecting large vessel strokes. Drs. Jarvis and Kidd run through a case of a patient with stroke to discuss the thought process of an emergency physician.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 33: Headaches with Special Guest Dr. Erin Lincoln

    Episode 33: Headaches with Special Guest Dr. Erin Lincoln

    We talk headaches in this episode, specifically an RCT comparing haloperidol to placebo for benign headache. Joining us for this episode is special guest Dr. Erin Lincoln (@ErinTWL), EM resident and paramedic. Drs Jarvis and Lincoln will go through an oral boards-type case of a 45-year-old woman with a headache. We’ll include a review of the literature on headache treatments, hit on why opioids aren’t recommended, and discuss the differential diagnosis of headaches and the red flags that will help find those “can’t miss” diagnoses. This is a new format for us. We really, really want your feedback. Do you like the oral boards-style interview? Drop us a note on Twitter: @MikeVerkest, @DrJeffJarvis, or an email mike.verkest@flightbridgeed.com or jeff.jarvis@flightbridgeed.com. And don’t forget to give us a review on Apple Podcasts to help other likeminded clinicians find our show.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 32: Near VL vs. aDL

    Episode 32: Near VL vs. aDL

    VL vs Augmented DL with Special Guest: Dr. George Kovacs. We’re starting a new format with this episode. We kick things off with a review of a paper: Brown CA, et al. Video Laryngoscopy Compared to Augmented Direct Laryngoscopy in Adult Emergency Department Tracheal Intubations: A National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2020; 27: 100-108. After discussing the paper, we have an amazing interview with Dr. George Kovacs (@kovacsgj) to discuss the differences between types of VL devices. He drops some great pearls on some tips for intubation success. Then Mike joins us for a discussion of the paper and interview. We hope you like the new format. Please drop us a line and let us know what you think! As always, please subscribe and give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts. We’d love to hear your thoughts, questions, and suggestions. Join us on Twitter: @MikeVerkest, @DrJeffJarvis, @EMSLighthouse

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 31: TXA for Epistaxis

    Episode 31: TXA for Epistaxis

    There has been a lot of talk about the benefits of TXA in major trauma with small differences in outcomes. If you’re looking for a big treatment benefit for TXA, look no further than the very sexy nose bleeds. This is an easy and safe intervention that EMS can provide that makes a real difference in a growing number of patients. If you like what you hear, please give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts and other premier podcast purveyors and tell your friends to subscribe (or download each episode several times… we’ve gotta beat Second Shift after all).

    • 12 min
    Episode 30: COVID Comes to The Nursing Home, With Special Guest Dr. Jason Pickett

    Episode 30: COVID Comes to The Nursing Home, With Special Guest Dr. Jason Pickett

    Are you worried about what might happen in your jurisdiction if COVID breaks out in your nursing homes? You should be. Dr. Jarvis reviews a NEJM paper in this episode: Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Afterward, he’s joined by a special guest, Dr. Jason Pickett. Dr. Pickett is the deputy medical director for Austin-Travis County EMS, assistant local health authority for Austin Public Health, and the host of the EMS podcast with the longest name ever. As always, please subscribe and give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts. We’d love to hear your thoughts, questions, and suggestions. Join us on Twitter: @MikeVerkest, @DrJeffJarvis, @EMSLighthouse.

    • 46 min
    Ep. 29: The Very Special Jarvis COVID Home Party Edition

    Ep. 29: The Very Special Jarvis COVID Home Party Edition

    We are living, in a COVID world. And I am a COVID doc. This is a special episode of the EMS Lighthouse Project Podcast. Since the entire Jarvis household is quarantined in our bunker in Central Texas, I brought the family together to discuss how this such a short little piece of RNA has changed our world. Oh, and we talk about the MMWR report from Singapore that, apparently, got the CDC to change its stance on the use of public face masks. If you like what you hear, please give us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts and other premier podcast purveyors and tell your friends to subscribe. Most importantly, stay safe out there. Thank you for stepping up and caring for others in these difficult times. We appreciate each one of you. I’ve never been prouder to be in EMS.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

WI Medic ,

Good science - not just for nerds

Excellent & pertinent podcast. Solid way for EMS professionals to learn why we do what we do. Down to earth but not "dumbed-down" explanations. Thanks!

@CaseyE ,

Great Podcast!

Dr Jarvis and Mike have started something great! The content thus far has been phenomenal! Cannot wait to see what the future holds. Keep up the great work!

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Need more of this!

This is great. It’s like an EMS World science journal club. Wait wait, this type of science is actually fun to listen to! They go over essential papers, explain the science and results, and why it’s important to what we do out in the field. I love understanding the why we do and don’t do things in prehospital care. We definitely need more of this to further develop an evidence-based approach to all levels of EMS.

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