Series: Back To Basics

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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Stability – Undefinable or misunderstood

How can we really tell if a patient is stable or not? Do we rely on blood pressure and vital signs? In Episode 8 Jason and Chris discuss how we should define instability and decompensation and how the way we’ve thought about stability in the past might need to be redefined. — Support this podcast:…

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Narcan and Cardiac Arrest

In this episode, the Seitz brothers discuss the new Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines for Narcan use in cardiac arrest. They also go over the mechanism of action of Narcan and why it’s so important in the field to understand how our drugs and therapies work. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seitzandsirens/support

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Chest pain and Arrhythmias

Your patient has chest pain and an arrhythmia. Which came first? Did the chest pain cause the arrhythmia or is the arrhythmia causing chest pain? Which one do we treat first? How do we even know? Chris and Jason dive into this issue and discuss how to approach these patients in a systematic way on…

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Amputations

Dealing with amputation injuries can be intimidating and stressful in the field. In this episode, Chris and Jason go over how to handle these types of injuries as well as what to do to protect the amputated limb to give the patient the best chance they can have. No two amputations are the same. Join…

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Do Not Resuscitate Orders

In this episode, Chris and Jason discuss what a DNR order is, and what it is not. Do we still treat pain and infection in patients with DNR orders? When can we terminate resuscitation? What’s the difference between a DNR and Advanced Directives? Chris and Jason answer these questions and more during episode 4 of…

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