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The World’s Okayest Medic Podcast is a new podcast for all EMS providers. Whether you’re an EMT, paramedic, nurse; work in a 911 response setting or critical care transport; and are a novice or experienced clinician, this podcast is for you.

The World’s Okayest Medic Podcast Mike Carunchio

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The World’s Okayest Medic Podcast is a new podcast for all EMS providers. Whether you’re an EMT, paramedic, nurse; work in a 911 response setting or critical care transport; and are a novice or experienced clinician, this podcast is for you.

    Lies They Taught You in Paramedic School

    Lies They Taught You in Paramedic School

    References (I didn't alphabetize them...sorry):
    Bello G, De Santis P, Antonelli M. Non-invasive ventilation in cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Ann Transl Med. 2018 Sep;6(18):355. doi: 10.21037/atm.2018.04.39. PMID: 30370282; PMCID: PMC6186545.

    Bendjelid K, Schütz N, Suter PM, et al. Does continuous positive airway pressure by face mask improve patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema due to left ventricular diastolic dysfunction? Chest 2005;127:1053-8. 10.1378/chest.127.3.1053


    Frey, Michael. (2011). CPAP and Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema. RT Magazine. Available at https://rtmagazine.com/disorders-diseases/chronic-pulmonary-disorders/asthma/cpap-and-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema/

    Chakraborty RK, Hamilton RJ. Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity. [Updated 2022 Apr 30]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537147/

    Salim Rezaie, "Pearls from ResusX Rewired 2020", REBEL EM blog, October 10, 2020. Available at: https://rebelem.com/pearls-from-resusx-rewired-2020/.

    Joshua Bucher. “Cervical Collars for C-Spine Trauma: The Facts” EMDOCS Blog. Available at: http://www.emdocs.net/cervical-collars-for-c-spine-trauma-the-facts/

    Jugdutt, BI, & Warnica, JW. (1988). Intravenous nitroglycerin therapy to limit infarct size, expansion, and complications. Effect of timing, dosage, and infarct location. Circulation, 78(4).

    Salim Rezaie, "The Death of MONA in ACS: Part III – Nitroglycerin", REBEL EM blog, November 5, 2017. Available at: https://rebelem.com/death-mona-acs-part-iii-nitroglycerin/.

    http://derangedphysiology.com/main/required-reading/trauma-burns-and-drowning/

    If You Must Intubate the Patient with Metabolic Acidosis...

    If You Must Intubate the Patient with Metabolic Acidosis...

    REFERENCES:
    Capone J, Gluncic V, Lukic A, Candido KD. Physiologically Difficult Airway in the Patient with Severe Hypotension and Metabolic Acidosis. Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2020 Sep 4;2020:8821827. doi: 10.1155/2020/8821827. PMID: 32953182; PMCID: PMC7487120.

    Kim HJ, Son YK, An WS. Effect of sodium bicarbonate administration on mortality in patients with lactic acidosis: a retrospective analysis. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 5;8(6):e65283. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065283. PMID: 23755210; PMCID: PMC3673920.

    https://www.openanesthesia.org/co2_transport_bicarbonate/

    Salim Rezaie, "Critical Care Updates: Resuscitation Sequence Intubation – pH Kills (Part 3 of 3)", REBEL EM blog, October 3, 2016. Available at: https://rebelem.com/critical-care-updates-resuscitation-sequence-intubation-ph-kills-part-3-of-3/.

    Creating a Culture of Idiocy

    Creating a Culture of Idiocy

    EMS Education with the Training Coordinator

    EMS Education with the Training Coordinator

    Brian Collins is a paramedic, EMS training coordinator, and educator.

    Baby Codes

    Baby Codes

    Not a nice topic to discuss but necessary for what we do as EMS providers.
    References:

    Adams, S., Good, M. And Defranco, G. (2009). Sudden infant death synd. American Family Physician 79(10): 870-874.

    Helman, A, DeCaen, A, Crocco, A. PALS Guidelines. Emergency Medicine Cases. March, 2017. https://emergencymedicinecases.com/uti-myths-misconceptions/. Accessed [8 July 22].

    PMID 30035966, 32019512

    Ravera, Joe. (2022). Pediatric Small Talk - The 1, 3, 5 approach to pediatric cardiac arrest. Available from http://www.emdocs.net/pediatric-small-talk-the-135-approach-to-pediatric-cardiac-arrest/

    Recipe Medic - Part Deux

    Recipe Medic - Part Deux

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

yert! ,

How are there only 28 ratings!?

This is a GEM of a podcast, and is a needle in a haystack. Why haven’t more people heard of this podcast?! Why are there not 5k ratings if 5 stars yet?!

All great questions, but the bottom line is: Mike tells you how EMS *actually* works. The information presented is spot-on, the knowledge he has is superior and underrated, and the farce scenarios (both real and fiction) will keep anyone hanging on his next words.

Mike, keep up the antics and thank you for your great work on this pod. 🤙🏼

IrSatchmo ,

EMS at its best!

I truly appreciate the raw honesty on this podcast.

AJR 123321 ,

Pertinent

Mike breaks it down and tends to be imminently practical. If you’re looking for a window into EMS, a non PC intro to EM, or an extraordinarily fun conversation about critical care concepts, you’ve landed at the right podcast. The “further reading” of resources and connections he offers behind his claims validates a progressive style and attitude that has been clearly formed by years of experience. All in all: highly recommended.

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