Series: The Ten Minute Medic

The Physics of Trauma Part 1

Having a basic understanding of the physical forces behind trauma will help you to begin to suspect injuries that may not always be obvious.  In this first podcast, of a three part series, we will look at how Newton (the scientist, not the fig guy!) is i…

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Orthopedic Emergencies-Compartment Syndrome and the Various Types of Fractures

In this episode we will take a look at the signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome.  We’ll also take a look at the types of fractures and how they might impact your patient.

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Shock in the Pediatric Patient Part 2 of 2

In this extended podcast, we take a look at the causes, pathophysiologies and treatments of some of the more common classifications of shock that you might see in your pediatric patient. 

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Shock in the Pediatric Patient Part 1

The early recognition of shock in the pediatric patient is imperative to the survival of your young patient. It’s is important to remember that this condition does not always exhibit itself the same as it would in the adult.  In this first of a multi-pod…

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Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient

Watching a child struggle to breath is difficult to deal with.  However, what you do in the first few minutes of care could determine the outcome for your patient.  In this episode, we take a brief look at the issue of respiratory distress versus respira…

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Responding to the Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

Pediatric cardiac arrests are rare, but can be among the most stressful calls that the paramedic will encounter.  In this podcast, we take a look at the PALS algorithm for dealing with such high risk calls. 

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You Can’t Treat What You Don’t Find

The assessment skills of the paramedic are the most important ones that she posses.  In this episode, we take a look at how to have an organized assessment routine of our pediatric patients. 

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Effective Teamwork During PALS Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Effective communication is imperative for the paramedic who is called upon to care for a pediatric patient. Failure to communicate raises both the human, social and economic costs of medicine.  In today’s podcast, we take a look at what some of the compo…

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Pediatric Basic Life Support

For most pediatric patients, the cause of cardiac arrest can be traced to a respiratory issue.  In emergencies dealing with children, having impeccable BLS skills is critical.  In this podcast, we take a look at the importance of high quality CPR and oth…

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The Triple Threat of Chest Trauma

It is important for the paramedic student to understand the pathophysiology that accompanies chest trauma, both blunt and penetrating.  In this podcast, we take a look at:
1.  Simple pneumothorax
2.  Open pneumothorax
3.  Tension pneumothorax

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