Series: Back To Basics

Cold Emergencies

Extremes of temperature can affect the body in many ways. Cold emergencies occur when body systems reach a temperature in which they can no longer tolerate, leading to damage to cells and bodily functions. In this episode of the Back to Basics podcast, Chris and Jason discuss the most common and dangerous cold emergencies and…

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EMS License Test Taking Tips

It’s hard enough getting through EMT and Medic School, and then you are challenged with passing the NREMT exam. With a low passing rate, this exam can be a stressor for a lot of newly graduated EMT and Medic students. Luckily, Guardian Test Prep is an expert in taking and passing the NREMT! In this…

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Pediatrics Part 3 – Shock

In this episode of the Back to Basics podcast, Chris and Jason complete their three part series on Pediatric Assessment and Resuscitation. Part 1 covered the systematic approach to assessing a Pediatric patient, and Part 2 reviewed the systematic investigation and treatment of respiratory emergencies. Now, they cover the second major cause of cardiac arrest…

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Pediatrics Part 2 – Respiratory Emergencies

The second part in our Pediatric series covers the assessment strategies needed to recognize respiratory emergencies in children. We cover the systematic evaluation and management of children suffering from respiratory emergencies to better prepare the first responder for handling pediatrics in the field. Want 100% Free CAPCE CME for listening? Check out https://guardiancme.com! — Support…

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Pediatrics Part 1 – Assessment

EMS first responders will run on far less Pediatric patients compared to Adults during their career. Because of this, it can be difficult to remember that children are not just small adults, but require slightly different assessment and treatment protocols. In this episode, Chris and Jason discuss an easy to use systematic approach to the…

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Ask us Anything Round 2

Its been a few months and we want to open up the podcast to you so that you can ask us all of your questions! Whether they are medical, personal, spiritual, or inappropriate, nothing is off limits and Jason will answer it. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/guardianpodcast/support

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Is POCUS Hocus?

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is an exciting new technology being evaluated in the EMS space for use by Paramedics and EMS professionals on the road. However, does the research support the use of POCUS in the field? What types of diagnostic exams with the ultrasound have proven to be effective in making changes to…

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Taking a look at Acute Vision Loss

A patient who experiences sudden vision loss may be suffering from a number of pathologies. How can the first responder in the field assess and diagnose potentially dangerous conditions that cause these types of symptoms? In this episode of Back to Basics, Chris and Jason discuss some of the most acute and potentially life threatening…

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EMS Medical Direction – How are we doing?

EMS Medical Direction is a critical component of every EMS system. The NAEMT, ACEP, and NAAEMSP all help define what high quality EMS Medical Direction should look like. But how are we doing in implementing their guidelines? In this Episode of Back to Basics we discuss the role of the EMS Medical Director, what high…

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD

Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis together make up COPD. These are obstructive lung diseases like asthma, but what differentiates Emphysema from Chronic Bronchitis? Do your patients always have both? Find out in this episode of Back to Basics! We also have a big announcement! Soon we will be launching Guardian CME!! Guardian CME is a 100%…

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