VegasEMSDoctor Podcasts are produced by Dr. Mike Barnum, a board certified EMS physician practicing in Las Vegas, NV. The goal of this series is to provide information of interest to the EMS community including education, current events, operational content and EMS related entertainment.
Tips for EMS management of heat emergencies and mimics in the hottest city in the country.
SNHD has added this old school, injectable beta agonist to the formulary and the COVID Respiratory Distress protocol to give us an alternative to nebulized albuterol. This podcast provides information about the roll out of this agent in our system.
Update about stores in the Las Vegas Valley that are providing priority hours for EMS.By Mike Barnum, MD
Second episode in a series of podcasts about EMS during the COVID pandemic.By Mike Barnum, MD
First episode in a series of podcasts about EMS during the COVID pandemic.By Mike Barnum, MD
Introduction to a series of podcasts about EMS during the COVID pandemic.By Mike Barnum, MD
Nevada is considering extending the power to initiate mental health holds to paramedics. This is an appropriate and needed change but there are very important issues involved. Everyone in the community needs to understand the effects on EMS, patients, liability and basic human rights and freedoms that this change entails.…
Unstable tachycardias represent a special set of problems for EMS. Pitfalls include differentiating primary cardiac issues from mimics such as sepsis and use of antidysrhythmics such as amiodarone. We also talk about calling a STEMI in the field, bigeminy and there's a bonus rant about EKG telemetry that degenerates into talking about the 70s TV sh…
I recently had an opportunity to visit the 911 Memorial in New York City. I was reminded of what that day means to us as EMS providers.
Las Vegas is a very popular tourist destination. If you get sick while you're in Vegas how do you deal with the Emergency Medical System there? Tips for navigating an avoiding the Emergency Rooms in Las Vegas.
A brief explanation of what this is and why it is here.