Series: Medic Materials

Operation At Ease (1st Responder Post Traumatic Stress w/ Joni Bonilla) (Ep 16 5.1.21)

Joni Bonilla of Operation At Ease is a professional dog trainer, who is fighting to help treat 1st responder Post Traumatic Stress and the stigma within EMS with the use of specialized service dogs. We sit down with her in a Skype interview and discuss her program and how she has helped the lives of many first responders and veterans with her cutting edge service dog program. This is a must listen episode for May, National Mental Health month.

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When A Zipper Attacks, Experience Gets The Win

What do you get when you combine a croissant, a zipper & and a timid medic….well you get one hell of a badass EMT. In today’s call review we showcase another EMT who stepped up and shows that experience does weigh in on our profession and sometimes that experience can be just what a timid paramedic needs.

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A Golf Ball & A Gag Order

Gerard makes his long awaited return in today’s episode! We review a call in which a female patient is confused, covered in blood and has no idea what happened to her. It is up to a very savvy EMT to put all of the pieces together and formulate a treatment plan without the help of a Paramedic.

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Sign Here, Push Hard (An RMA Discussion)

An RMA (Refusal of Medical Attention) is a document that every EMS provider must learn and utilize however many EMS providers are not comfortable with them. This episode is dedicated to answering many questions surrounding the RMA and the calls that should and should not be an RMA.

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The Bradycardic Bathtub

Two syncope calls, One RMA, and One heart that continues to make trouble for a young fairly healthy patient. We review two EMS calls and then one podcast host gives you an in depth glimpse into their personal life, like you haven’t heard before on our show!

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The COPD Smiting

A medic battles three different protocols, BiPAP, an Urgent Care and a Train attempting to help this believed COPD patient. Are the EMS gods smiting this medic or will the medic prevail in identifying the true underlying cause of this respiratory distress?

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The Lost R.S.I.

RSI is the topic of discussion in today’s episode. We review successful strategies, medications and share our own failures and successes with our own RSI procedures.

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The Black Hole Of Doom

In this call we see what can happen when we abandon triage, make choices based on feelings and ultimately get in over your head. This one is most definitely festive!

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Uncomfort Care

We review a call that defines “Rock and hard place”. Two providers tend to a severely hypoxic patient that they must decide to transport or let pass in front of them. What ethics and humanity of human life are we going to discuss in this one?

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Who’s Looking For The Dead Guy?

A diagnosis missed! A crew is banned! But HEY! the paperwork is done… How did these two new EMT Basic’s not recognize their patient was sick and what was the overall outcome?

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