The TIPS from CRIT Podcast is an evidence-based FOAMed podcast for Prehospital and Critical Care Professionals, EMT's, Paramedics, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists, delivering the best in Clinical Practice Updates, Test Taking Tips, Interview Strategies, and a whole lot more.
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013: EPICC Review Week 7 - Shock Index for Improved Trauma Care by Prehospital Resuscitationists
For year EMS providers have relied on certain clinical signs and symptoms to predict clinically unstable trauma patients and the need for emergent transport for definitive surgical care. Commonly EMS providers have used HR>120, systolic BP90mmHg, and MAP’s 60mmHg as benchmarks for clinically unstable patients. However, these indicators can frequently be misleading if not carefully evaluated in the context of a patient’s overall clinical presentation leading prehospital providers to underestimate the severity of our patient's injuries or illness. The Shock Index and Modified Shock Index can help providers make better decisions about prehospital trauma care.
FlightCrit Lecture Series: Ketamine for the Critically Ill Patient
There’s a severe lack of evidence about how to best utilize the drug Ketamine in the out of hospital environment. Any “research” that’s done comes from either the OR, ICU, or if we’re lucky the ED. We’re forced to extrapolate from those studies what we can about how to best apply their findings to the out of hospital environment.
012 - EPICC Review Week 6: Simplifying Fluid Resuscitation in the Burn Patient
This week on the podcast we're reviewing a lesson from the Burn Section of the EPICC Review Course concerning fluid resuscitation. Listen in as I discuss the most current recommendations from the American Burn Association on the Prehospital and Early Hospital management of IV fluids in the burn patient. I also give you 1 easy tip to simplify the ABA's recommendation even further, as well as review what you need to know about determining Total Body Surface Area burned and Fluid Resuscitation for the FP-C, CCP-C, and CFRN exam.
011: EPICC Review Week 5: 5 Essential Gas Laws for Air Medical Professionals
Spend any amount of time working in the air medical environment and you'll absolutely hear people talk about the gas laws. In this episode, I discuss what I believe to be the 5 essential gas laws any air medical professional must understand to work in this industry.
Listen in as we discuss Boyle's Law, Dalton's Law, Charles Law, Henry's Law and Fick's Law.
010: EPICC Review Week 4: Flight Stressor - Hypoxia
There are 8 different stressors of flight that you as a Flight Paramedic or Flight Nurse must be familiar with. In this episode of the podcast, I discuss the most important of these flight stressors: hypoxia.
I discuss the 4 different types of hypoxia and the most common causes of each. I also share with you the three guidelines that regulate when we, as air medical professionals, must utilize oxygen ourselves during transport.
009: EPICC Review Week 3: Survival
Being thrust into a survival situation as a result of an accident or unplanned event while on duty can be unnerving, to say the least. But being both mentally and physically prepared for the unexpected can go along way towards making sure we make it home.
In this, the third episode in my series 52 weeks of EPICC I'm sharing with you some of the most important lessons on Survival from the EPICC Review Course.
It is my belief that with the proper mindset, a little planning, and a few pieces of equipment, we can drastically improve our chances of survival if the unthinkable happens.
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This podcast is well worth listening to. Sean is down to Earth and puts high level clinical information at a level even the most novice provider can understand. Looking forward to more of his episodes soon.
Excited to see the podcasts back!
Always great content. I had to step away from the review for a while but but now I’m back, and so are the podcasts! Great timing.
This is one of my favorite podcasts that I listen to. As an EMT transitioning into the nursing realm with the goal of flight nursing, it’s awesome to hear the advice you have for us. Thanks for the incredible podcasts and please keep it up!