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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 AB…
 
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 Fic…
 
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 …
 
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 mos…
 
How many have actually read through the CAMTS standards in preparation for the Flight Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic exam? My guess is not many. This week, the second week of 52 weeks of EPICC, I dug deep into the newly released CAMTS 11th edition standards to find the good stuff. From Duty Shift Times and Crew Fatigue to Part 135 requirement…
 
I’m kicking off a series I’m calling 52 Weeks of EPICC to celebrate completing the EPICC Review Course and its pending approval by the International Board of Speciality Certifications. In this, the first of 52 episodes for 2019, I’m pulling directly from Section 1 of the EPICC Review Course where I discuss VFR and IFR flight rules, and Inadvertent …
 
In this episode of the podcast, I answer a question from a listener who is a new flight nurse with a background in trauma who’s looking to improve her skills at reading 12-lead ECGs quickly while on a call. Listen in as I share my process for reading 12-lead ECGs and share some tips on how you can improve your skills no matter how long you've been …
 
Prehospital Surgical Airways: The Truth Behind the Procedure. Very few paramedics have ever actually performed a surgical airway on a patient. In the past 15 years, I've met only a handful of paramedics who have utilized this skill. In fact, I've met more providers that tell me stories about patients they should have cric'ed, but didn’t, because th…
 
From surviving your orientation phase to making it through your first year on the job, these tips will make the process of becoming a flight paramedic a lot easier. So you’ve landed (pardon the pun) a new job as a Flight Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic. Now what? In this episode, I share 10 Tips to guide you through your orientation phase and …
 
Looking to become a Flight Paramedic? Make sure you're taking the right steps to set yourself up for success. In this episode I share 5 Tips you need to know as you start to purse a job as a Flight Paramedic. I give a few ideas for steps you can take early on in your career to make sure you're to best candidate for one of these coveted positions pl…
 
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