Series: Heavy Lies the Helmet

84: Episode 84 – VAD Max w/Allen Wolfe

Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) come in many shapes and sizes. From right to left, extracorporeal to intracorporeal, pulsatile to continuous – It can be confusing. Join us for a podcast episode where Allen Wolfe clarifies the confusion and gives us…

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83: Episode 83 – A Few Good Mentors w/Adam Tresidder & Shane Turner

If “you can’t handle the truth”, you can’t handle a mentor. Mentors come in the form of leaders, educators, guides, and advisors to help you with honest self-reflection in order to improve yourself and your practice. Join us from AMTC21 where we…

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82: Episode 82 – Love and Haiti w/Charlie Lazar

Charlie Lazar is an American HEMS nurse who has volunteered to work in Haiti on multiple tours. In this podcast episode, we discuss the history of Haiti, its affects on healthcare, and the current climate that requires charitable organizations such as…

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81: Episode 81 – Thyroid Storm Chaser w/Chase Turner

Thyroid Storm and Thyrotoxicosis are often misdiagnosed due to presenting similarly to many other disease processes. How do we identify this condition? What are the standard treatment options? And how do we treat a patient who is refractory to…

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80: Episode 80 – Resus Kung Fu w/Dr. Michael Lauria

“Kung” means “skillful work” and “Fu” means “time spent”. “Resus Kung Fu” refers to the resuscitation skills we acquire over time to become a true master. But how do we achieve mastery of these cognitive abilities and technical skills? And what role…

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79: Episode 79 – Medicine in the Wild w/David Fifer

Have you ever been hiking in the woods and wondered what emergency medical services are available in case you got injured? The level of scope varies greatly across the country for wilderness emergency medical and SAR technicians. From first aid to…

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78: Episode 78 – Eating Our Humble Pie (BaSICS Trial)

Sometimes, we’re wrong. And when it comes to normal saline, we might be. Tune in to a breaking news podcast of sorts where we discuss the recently published BaSICS Randomized Clinical Trial, and how it affects our practice in regard to balanced fluid…

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77: Episode 77 – My First Crush w/Chris Stevenson

Though the incidents of crush injuries may be low in frequency, major crush injury syndrome is associated with a high mortality rate. In this podcast episode, we sit down with regular guest, Chris Stevenson, to discuss the “why”. We highlight the…

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76: Episode 76 – Pressure to Intubate w/Jon Inkrott

How do you decide between non-invasive and invasive ventilation? If you decide on non-invasive ventilation (NIV), how do you choose between heated high flow nasal cannula (HFNC), C-pap, or Bipap? And what critical decision-making tools do you utilize…

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75: Episode 75 – Door to Balloon and in Between w/Dr. Adam Gottula & Dr. Trevor Skrobut

Managing Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) patients is a concept that many of us learn early on in our careers. Because of that, we can potentially underestimate the importance of our interventions. In this podcast episode, we are joined by Dr….

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