Rethinking Transcutaneous Pacing

In our first official “vodcast”, we discuss pearls and pitfalls of transcutaneous pacing, and how it’s much more difficult than “you either have capture or you don’t”.

“Phantom” complexes are rarely reported on or discussed in Paramedic school, but one monitor manufacturer appreciates how they can make verifying true electrical capture very difficult.

The folks over at ems12lead.com have put a lot of work into providing education and spreading the word around the problem of false capture.

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When Should we Place mCPR Devices?

Initiating mechanical chest compressions as soon as possible seems to make sense, right? There’s actually little evidence that they improve outcomes, and some evidence that outcomes are worse! Join Floyd as he discusses some literature that might help provide insight on if and when we should use mechanical CPR devices in Prehospital Medicine.

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An Assault on Preventable Trauma Deaths With Andrew Fisher

Join us as we interview Andrew Fisher on the multiplicity of managing civilian trauma patients. Although the complexity of trauma management is often understated, the basics are often not managed appropriately, and can have an appreciable affect on trauma outcomes.

We discuss TEG, blood product administration, acute trauma coagulopathy, the MARCH algorithm, and when it comes to permissive hypotension, just how low can you go?

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Wailing for Risk Reduction: The Quantifiable Risks of Using Lights and Sirens

“First, do no harm.”
The golden rule of medicine applies from the moment of dispatch onward. Are we risking harm with the use of Lights and Sirens to ourselves, patients, and the public?

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Under Pressure – Vasopressor PEARLS With Regan Baum

Under Pressure – Vasopressor PEARLS With Regan Baum

Uncomfortable with initiating and transporting vasoactive medications? Dr. Baum discusses when to initiate, what to use, and how to handle complications!

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Pulse Oximetry: Basics and Biases

With this episode, we explore the utility, limitations, and provider interface of one of the most basic pieces of equipment EMS practitioners carry.

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Modern Spinal Care

Recently, the new NAEMSP position statement on spinal motion restriction provoked a flurry of controversy.

In this episode, we seek to make some sense of what spinal motion restriction is, what it isn’t, and how to best care for patients after spinal trauma.

See www.curbtobed.com for the full shownotes and resources.

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Seeing Wisely: Decoding Stroke Care with Dr. Ben Newman

“The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.” ― Sir William Osler Deciphering signal from noise

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Avoiding Airway Disasters with Dr. Jeff Jarvis

In this episode, we’re graced by the presence of Airway Jedi Dr. Jeff Jarvis. We discuss a novel approach to the standardization of airway management in order to prevent peri-intubation hypoxia and valuable insight into the organizational culture required to make it successful.

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Acute Pulmonary Edema

What is SCAPE? For this podcast, we’re discussing the acute pulmonary edema presentation. This patient is hypertensive (SBP >140mmHg), severely

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