Series: Back To Basics

Delivery – Try not to drop it

The idea of delivering a baby can be daunting. Luckily, most of the time all you have to do is not drop it! But when things do go wrong you also need to know how to intervene. In this episode, Chris and Jason review the normal aspects of delivery as well as the simple steps…

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Ask us Anything!

In episode 17 of the Back to Basics podcast, Chris and Jason answer all of your pressing questions. By listener request, they answer your medical questions, personal questions and questions you didn’t even ask! Have questions for Chris and Jason? Shoot your questions to training@seitzandsirens.com and stay tuned for our next Ask us Anything next…

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Seizures

The topic of seizures in emergency care is sometimes oversimplified and many times overcomplicated. In this episode of Back to Basics, Chris and Jason break down the nuances of identifying types of seizures and simplify the emergency approach to treating patients suffering from seizure disorders. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seitzandsirens/support

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Why did it have to be snakes?! – Envenomations

Why snakes?! In this episode of Back to Basics, Jason tells us all about envenomations and Chris just gets scared and barely contributes because of a deep seated fear of snakes. Join them as they discuss what to do when your patient is bitten, and why bringing the creature with you to the ER is…

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Thyroid Emergencies

Understanding the function of the thyroid gland and it’s hormones is key to being able to treat patients suffering from both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. In this episode of the Back to Basics podcast, we discuss the signs and symptoms of the most common thyroid disorders as well as how to identify emergency thyroid conditions that…

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Pharmacology Basics

Pharmacology can be an overwhelming topic. With a strong foundation of the basics of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics however, anyone can simplify this topic and begin to more deeply understand the mechanisms and effects of different medications. In this episode of Back to Basics, Chris and Jason simplify the basics of pharmacology to give the listener…

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Lightsaber Injuries

May the 4th be with you! In this episode of the back to basics podcast, Chris and Jason discuss the rare but serious Lighsaber injury. Not typically covered in EMS and Medical education, lightsaber injuries can be life threatening and require a deeper understanding of pathophysiology in order to properly manage. Whether you are someone…

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Dialysis Made Simple

Dialysis can be a complicated and overwhelming intervention for patients and medical providers can find this topic to be confusing as well. In this episode, Jason and Chris discuss what dialysis does, how it works, and how to manage patients undergoing dialysis as well as the complications they may suffer from. — Support this podcast:…

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The Inflammatory Response – Friend or Foe?

The inflammatory and immune response are complex systems that help protect and heal our body and prevent disease. But then why do we take anti-inflammatories? Should I not be icing my twisted ankle? Can’t inflammation be bad? Let’s discuss all of this in Episode 10 of the Back to Basics podcast! — Support this podcast:…

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Disaster and Mass Casualty Triage

First responders are called to act in some of the most dire of circumstances. We are used to assessing critically ill patients and doing all that we can to save them. But what happens when our resources are overwhelmed? What happens when we can’t save everyone? In this episode of the Back to Basics podcast,…

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