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The TIPS from CRIT Podcast
9 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
013: EPICC Review Week 7 - Shock Index for Improved Trauma Care by Prehospital Resuscitationists
For year EMS providers have relied on certain clinical signs and symptoms to predict clinically unstable trauma patients and the need for emergent transport for definitive surgical care. Commonly EMS providers have used HR>120, systolic BP
96 minutes | Feb 9, 2019
FlightCrit Lecture Series: Ketamine for the Critically Ill Patient
There’s a severe lack of evidence about how to best utilize the drug Ketamine in the out of hospital environment. Any “research” that’s done comes from either the OR, ICU, or if we’re lucky the ED. We’re forced to extrapolate from those studies what we can about how to best apply their findings to the out of hospital environment.
18 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
012 - EPICC Review Week 6: Simplifying Fluid Resuscitation in the Burn Patient
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 ABA's recommendation even further, as well as review what you need to know about determining Total Body Surface Area burned and Fluid Resuscitation for the FP-C, CCP-C, and CFRN exam.
15 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
011: EPICC Review Week 5: 5 Essential Gas Laws for Air Medical Professionals
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 Fick's Law.
7 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
010: EPICC Review Week 4: Flight Stressor - Hypoxia
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 we, as air medical professionals, must utilize oxygen ourselves during transport.
16 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
009: EPICC Review Week 3: Survival
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 most important lessons on Survival from the EPICC Review Course. It is my belief that with the proper mindset, a little planning, and a few pieces of equipment, we can drastically improve our chances of survival if the unthinkable happens.
18 minutes | Jan 8, 2019
008: EPICC Review Week 2: CAMTS Review
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 requirements to Ambulance Operations, this episode gives you the most important topics from each section of the CAMTS standards so you can feel confident you’re ready when you sit down for your exam.
13 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
007: EPICC Review Week 1: VFR/IFR/IIMC
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 Instrument Meteorological Conditions. I’ll be defining each for you, giving you some genearly parameters for what constitutes VFR and IFR, and discussing what makes IIMC so dangerous and how we as crew members can respond in the event of an IIMC situation to ensure the safety of the entire crew.
12 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
006: 5 Tips for Rapid 12-Lead ECG Interpretation
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 working in the field. Show notes for this episode can be found over at www.flightcrit.com/podcast/006.
14 minutes | Nov 28, 2017
005: 5 Lessons Learned From My First Surgical Airway
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 they were either uncomfortable with the procedure or they feared a backlash from their peers and managers. When we fail to perform a potentially life-saving intervention we’ve been trained to do (that is within our guidelines) it is imperative to ask why. In this episode, I briefly explore why I feel “fears of backlash” surround the surgical airway and share with you 5 lessons I learned from my first field cric. Show notes for this episode can be found over at www.flightcrit.com/podcast/005.
13 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
004: 10 Tips For Surviving Your First Year As A Flight Paramedic
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 help you survive your first year on the job. These tips, along with the show notes over at FlightCrit.com/podcast/004, will go a long way towards smoothing out your transition from working in a 911 EMS system, ER, or ICU to working as a member of a Flight or Critical Care transport team.
8 minutes | Oct 25, 2017
003: 5 Tips for Standing Out During a Job Interview and How to Overcome Interview Anxiety.
In this episode I share 5 Tips to help you stand out from the other candidates and overcome interview anxiety as you pursue a job as a Flight or Critical Care Paramedic.
12 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
002: 5 Tips That Will Make You A Better Flight Paramedic Candidate
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 plus a few tips you should be taking in the immediate months before you start applying for jobs to make sure you give yourself the best chance at landing an interview and getting hired.
6 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
001: My "Why" for Developing FlightCrit
Welcome to the first episode of the FlightCrit Podcast. In this episode, I share my reason for creating FlightCrit, and the FlightCrit Podcast, and explains a little bit about what you can expect in the coming episodes.
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