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MCHD Paramedic Podcast
24 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
Episode 140 - MMQ#2 - A TBI Conundrum
The Podcast Crew is joined by MCHD District Chief, Spencer Hall, to discuss a recent trauma patient that Chief Hall delivered to Dr. Patrick's ED care. This one encapsulates many of our recent podcast topics including the tenets of DSI and the importance of maintaining oxygenation and blood pressure in TBI patients.
36 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
Episode 139 - Anchoring Bias In EMS
The MCHD Paramedic Podcast would like to welcome EM/EMS physician Dr. Katherine Luu, to Montgomery County. Dr. Luu joins the podcast to discuss anchoring bias and how this impacts medics in the field. Listen and learn how to describe, recognize, and prevent anchoring bias in your practice. REFERENCES 1. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1197/aemj.9.11.1184 2. https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman-ebook/dp/B00555X8OA/ref=sr_1_1?crid=24FYPXSEKVE8Y&keywords=thinking+fast+and+slow&qid=1662524196&sprefix=thinking%2Caps%2C104&sr=8-1
20 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
Episode 138 - Beware of the BRUE - MCHD COTQ Q2 2022
Brief resolved unexplained what?? MCHD paramedic, Cpt. Clayton Smith, joins Dr. Dickson to discuss an EMS approach to BRUE's. These can often be falsely reassuring to prehospital providers because the event, by definition, has resolved prior to EMS arrival. But don't get too comfortable because up to 4-5% of BRUE's can have severe underlying diagnoses as the cause. We can never talk too much "sick peds" material on the podcast. This episode will make the approach to your next BRUE a breeze. REFERENCES 1. Tieder JS, Sullivan E, et al; Brief Resolved Unexplained Event Research and Quality Improvement Network. Risk Factors and Outcomes After a Brief Resolved Unexplained Event: A Multicenter Study. Pediatrics. 2021 Jul;148(1) 2. Banerjee, P. R., Ganti, L., et al. (2019). Early On-Scene Management of Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Can Result in Improved Likelihood for Neurologically-Intact Survival. Resuscitation, 135, 162-167.
34 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
Episode 137 - Monday Morning Quarterback - STEMI vs. OMI/NOMI
The Podcast crew is joined by MCHD In-Charge Paramedic Brady Walding to discuss a recent difficult STEMI case that intersected with Dr. Patrick in the ED. How do we best communicate with our consultants when we disagree? What happens when a paradigm shift is occurring without our consultants (STEMI vs. OMI/NOMI)? We are excited about our new Monday Morning Quarterback Series, where Dr. Patrick and Dickson review their cases with the MCHD medics involved. Hopefully, you will enjoy it as well!! REFERENCES 1. Meyers HP et al. Comparison of the ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) vs. NSTEMI and Occlusion MI (OMI) vs. NOMI Paradigms of Acute MI. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2020. 2. https://www.nuemblog.com/blog/dont-forget-avl 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWrG8d3YXq4
40 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Episode 136 - Mythbusters 2022
The podcast crew welcomes newly transplanted Texan EMS physician, Dr. Louis Fornage, to join in on some rapid-fire mythbusting for 2022. We run the gamut from post-ROSC vasopressor evidence to whether or not saying "QUIET" affects emergency department volume. REFERENCES 1. https://www.nremt.org/News/National-Registry-of-EMT-s-Resource-Document-on-Sp#:~:text=NREMT's%20use%20of%20the%20term,most%20trauma%20patients%20is%20unproven 2. https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12879-022-07337-y.pdf 3. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10903127.2021.1992053 4. https://rebelem.com/using-the-word-quiet-in-the-ed/?fbclid=IwAR1yAtVPnUSJqWnGWDWy9yhgXNHSie0AgAxWctGq-zwd_xczFrsvaexwvgw 5. https://journalfeed.org/article-a-day/2022/battle-of-the-catecholamines-epi-vs-norepi-for-post-resuscitation-shock/
36 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Episode 135 - First There Matters
Join the podcast crew as they turn their attention from the EMS transport to the First Responders here in Montgomery County. We welcome MCHD FRO Coordinator Bryan Perry and Chief Ray Vaden from Porter Fire to discuss some recent FRO initiatives and advances. It wouldn't be the MCHD Paramedic Podcast if we also didn't slip in some recent CARES research highlighting improved OHCA outcomes when fire and police can initiate life-saving interventions. REFERENCES 1. Salhi RA, Hammond S, Lehrich JL, O'leary M, Kamdar N, Brent C, Mendes de Leon CF, Mendel P, Nelson C, Forbush B, Neumar R, Nallamothu BK, Abir M; CARES Surveillance Group. The association of fire or police first responder initiated interventions with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival. Resuscitation. 2022 May;174:9-15.
27 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
Episode 134 - All Things Anaphylaxis
True anaphylactic shock can be one of the most harrowing calls in all of EMS and emergency medicine. However, as is true with much of our core clinical content, dogma and myths persist. MCHD District Chief Spencer Hall joins the podcast crew to discuss anaphylaxis diagnostic criteria, treatment, and much more. REFERENCES 1. Anagnostou K, Turner PJ. Myths, facts, and controversies in the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis. Arch Dis Child. 2019 Jan;104(1):83-90. 2. Pumphrey RS. Lessons for management of anaphylaxis from a study of fatal reactions. Clin Exp Allergy. 2000 Aug;30(8):1144-50. 3. Prince BT, Mikhail I, Stukus DR. Underuse of epinephrine for the treatment of anaphylaxis: missed opportunities. J Asthma Allergy. 2018 Jun 20;11:143-151.
19 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Episode 133 - MCHD Bike Team
Join Dr. Patrick and MCHD District Chief and Bike Team lead, Scott Sanders, as they discuss the MCHD Bike Team. What does it take to be an MCHD bike team medic? How does patient care differ from the truck vs. when on the bike? Learn how the MCHD Bike Team fills multiple invaluable roles in the county. Photo Link - https://www.mchd-tx.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Bike-Team.jpg
27 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Episode 132 - Xylazine Update
Friend of the podcast emergency physician, addiction specialist, and toxicologist extraordinaire, Dr. Jerry Snow joins the podcast crew to discuss a scary and potentially deadly twist in the opiate crisis…xylazine. Dr. Snow will school us all about xylazine pharmacology and treatment tips and why EMS high-dose naloxone may not be ideal. REFERENCES 1. https://www.acep.org/tacticalem/newsroom/oct-2021/xylazine-an-emerging-adulterant/ 2. https://www.kxan.com/news/drug-responsible-for-recent-overdoses-in-austin-travis-county-identified-by-officials/ 3. Reyes, J. C., et al. "The emerging of xylazine as a new drug of abuse and its health consequences among drug users in Puerto Rico." Journal of Urban Health 89.3 (2012): 519-526. 4. Ruiz-Colón, Kazandra, et al. "Xylazine intoxication in humans and its importance as an emerging adulterant in abused drugs: a comprehensive review of the literature." Forensic Science International 240 (2014): 1-8. 5. Nunez, Jacqueline, Maura E. DeJoseph, and James R. Gill. "Xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer, detected in 42 accidental fentanyl intoxication deaths." The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 42.1 (2021): 9-11. 6. Johnson, Jewell, et al. "Increasing presence of xylazine in heroin and/or fentanyl deaths, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010–2019." Injury prevention 27.4 (2021): 395-398. 7. Friedman, Joseph, et al. "Xylazine spreads across the US: A growing component of the increasingly synthetic and polysubstance overdose crisis." Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2022): 109380. 8.https://www.mdpoison.com/media/SOP/mdpoisoncom/ToxTidbits/2019/Jan%202019%20ToxTidbits.pdf 9. https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/Xylazine.pdf
13 minutes | May 23, 2022
Episode 131 - Nebulized Ketamine, What??
There is no possible way to improve ketamine, right? Join Dr. Patrick for a discussion of exciting recent literature investigating the effectiveness and safety of nebulized ketamine for emergency department analgesia. Everyone's favorite EMS medication may be primed for an enhanced delivery option. REFERENCES 1. Dove D, et al. Comparison of Nebulized Ketamine at Three Different Dosing Regimens for Treating Painful Conditions in the Emergency Department: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 Dec;78(6):779-787. 2. Rhodes AJ, et al. Nebulized ketamine for managing acute pain in the pediatric emergency department: A case series. Turk J Emerg Med. 2021 Apr 9;21(2):75-78.
23 minutes | May 9, 2022
Episode 130 - A Super Cool Case - MCHD COTQ Q1 2022
Join the podcast crew, District Chief Kevin Mifflin and In-Charge Payden Seals as they discuss our MCHD Case of The Quarter for Q1 2022. This case is a prime example why field providers must keep wide differentials with a keen awareness of the initial scene situational factors. REFERENCES 1. https://coreem.net/core/hypothermia/ 2. https://www.saem.org/about-saem/academies-interest-groups-affiliates2/cdem/for-students/online-education/m4-curriculum/group-m4-environmental/hypothermia
35 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Episode 129 - Serial Killer Series - Trauma
The medical directors revisit one of our old favorites "The Serial Killers Series" to discuss 5 trauma killers to keep in your front brain as you are preparing or caring for a sick trauma patient. If you've not considered your differential diagnosis until patient contact and initial evaluation then you're too late. Following this episode, you'll be ready to evaluate, act and prevent acute hemorrhage, obstructive shock, hypoxia, traumatic brain injury and DIC in your sickest trauma patients. PDF Summary: https://www.mchd-tx.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/MCHDPP-129.pdf REFERENCES 1. Childress K, et al. Prehospital End-tidal Carbon Dioxide Predicts Mortality in Trauma Patients. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018 Mar-Apr;22(2):170-174. 2. Androski CP Jr, et al. Case Series on 2g Tranexamic Acid Flush From the 75th Ranger Regiment Casualty Database. Journal of Special Operations Medicine : a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals. 2020 ;20(4):85-91. 3. Taghavi S, et al. An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter trial examining prehospital procedures in penetrating trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 Jul 1;91(1):130-140. 4. Sims CA, et al. Effect of Low-Dose Supplementation of Arginine Vasopressin on Need for Blood Product Transfusions in Patients With Trauma and Hemorrhagic Shock: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2019 Nov 1;154(11):994-1003. 5. Kupas DF, et al. Glasgow Coma Scale Motor Component ("Patient Does Not Follow Commands") Performs Similarly to Total Glasgow Coma Scale in Predicting Severe Injury in Trauma Patients. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Dec;68(6):744-750. 6. Rankin CJ, et al. A review of transfusion- and trauma-induced hypocalcemia: Is it time to change the lethal triad to the lethal diamond? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Mar;88(3):434-439. 7. Laan DV, et al. Chest wall thickness and decompression failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing anatomic locations in needle thoracostomy. Injury. 2016 Apr;47(4):797-804.
27 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Episode 128 - MCI MCHD Style
Join Dr. Dickson and the podcast crew as they dive into the MCHD approach to mass casualty incidents. We're lucky to be joined by MCHD Safety and Preparedness Officer, Sean Simmonds and MCHD District Chief Ryan Davenport. These are field medics talking about actual logical field pearls for MCI management.
37 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Episode 127 - Airway Patency Vs. Protection
Episode 127 - Airway Patency Vs. Protection by Montgomery County Hospital District
29 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Episode 126 - Droperidol With Dr. Jeff Jarvis - Live From Texas EMS
On Episode 126, the podcast crew was able to catch up with the one and only Dr. Jeff Jarvis at Texas EMS in Austin. Dr. Jarvis is a longtime fan of droperidol for multiple uses in the prehospital setting ranging from acute headache treatment to sedation and as an anti-emetic. Let this be a warning, we're all droperidol zealots in this discussion. Listen and learn practical ways to implement droperidol into your EMS practice.
43 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Episode 125 - Why No MCHD Whole Blood (Yet...)
Texas has been the epicenter of the ground-based EMS integration of whole blood programs for hemorrhagic shock in the prehospital setting. The MCHD clinical staff have been watching the evidence closely and feeling the push from our own medics. Join Dr. Dickson and Dr. Patrick as they discuss the "why" behind no whole blood at MCHD (yet...). Send any requests, questions or ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org REFERENCES - https://bit.ly/3M6De5N
31 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
Episode 124 - Awful Asthma - MCHD COTQ Q4 2021
Join the podcast crew and MCHD medic Lily Trosclair as she discusses our MCHD Case of The Quarter for Q4 2021. This one began with a pediatric cardiorespiratory arrest but fortunately has a happy ending. REFERENCES 1. Heffner AC, Swords D, Kline JA, Jones AE. The frequency and significance of postintubation hypotension during emergency airway management. J Crit Care. 2012 Aug;27(4):417.e9-13. 2. http://www.emdocs.net/critical-asthma-patient-pearlspitfalls-of-management/
27 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Episode 123 - Social Media and EMS - Live From Texas EMS
Wherever you turn in the world today, social media is present with constantly expanding visibility and influence. Join MCHD's Chief of EMS James Campbell and Public Information Officer Misti Willingham as they discuss some lessons and ground rules on how to successfully integrate an active social media program into your EMS service.
19 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Episode 122 - Cardiac Arrest Literature Update
It’s time to review some recent cardiac arrest literature. Both of today’s articles come from Resuscitation and address predictors of OHCA survival. Should we take a third attempt at intubating an OHCA patient, should we intubate OHCA at all? What about PEA arrest, can ETCO2 help identify pseudo-PEA? Listen to get some hot off the press OHCA literature updates. REFERENCES 1. Murphy DL et al. Fewer tracheal intubation attempts are associated with improved neurologically intact survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2021 Oct;167:289-296. 2. Crickmer M, et al. The association between end-tidal CO2 and return of spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with pulseless electrical activity. Resuscitation. 2021 Oct;167:76-81. 3. Bergum D, et al. ECG patterns in early pulseless electrical activity-Associations with aetiology and survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2016 Jul;104:34-9.
21 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
Episode 121 - Burn Baby Burns
We sure do love myth busting on the MCHD Paramedic Podcast and there are definitely some persistent myths surrounding burn care in EMS. Join the podcast crew as they provide updates on burn staging, fluid resuscitation and the basics of burn wound care. This episode will keep you from getting burned during your next burn transport. REFERENCES 1. Parvizi D, Kamolz LP, et al. The potential impact of wrong TBSA estimations on fluid resuscitation in patients suffering from burns: things to keep in mind. Burns. 2014 Mar;40(2):241-5. 2. Swords DS, Hadley ED, Swett KR, Pranikoff T. Total body surface area overestimation at referring institutions in children transferred to a burn center. Am Surg. 2015 Jan;81(1):56-63.
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