911 Cast

911cast EMS Podcast

Practical EMS topics in about 10 minutes, brought to you weekly by EMS Educator and Certified Emergency Nurse Scott Topiol.

Hosted ByScott Topiol, BSN, RN, CEN, MICN

911cast EMS Podcast
Scott Topiol, BSN, RN, CEN, MICN

Practical EMS topics in about 10 minutes, brought to you weekly by EMS Educator and Certified Emergency Nurse Scott Topiol.


All Episodes

Episode 18 – Croup There It Is

It’s fall and you know what that means! Changing leaves, pumpkin spiced everything, and croup!  This week join us as we discuss this common childhood illness, how to determine...

Episode 17 – My Achy Breaky Heart – All About Chest Pain

We’re back from vacation and this week it’s all about chest pain!  Join us as we discuss cardiac and non-cardiac causes of chest pain, STEMI vs. NSTEMI, and answer...

Episode 16 – Feeling Deflated – All About Tension Pneumothorax

What’s the difference between a simple pneumothorax, a tension pneumothorax, and cardiac tamponade? What’s the best site for needle decompression?  This week’s episode is all about tension pneumothorax for...

Episode 15 – Pressures of Motherhood – Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia and eclampsia affect about 5% of pregnancies but are a leading cause of maternal death. While generally occurring after the 20th week of pregnancy, it can develop as...

Episode 14 – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – All About Seizures

When is a seizure more than a seizure?  What’s the deal with febrile seizures?  Can someone have a seizure without being postictal afterward?  Join us this week as we...

Episode 13 – Totally Crushing – All About Crush Syndrome

A building has collapsed and a roofer is trapped under the rubble. Learn how to avoid the “smiling death” as we discuss crush injuries and crush syndrome best practices.

Episode 12 – You’re Too Sweet – Diabetic Emergencies

This week we take a look at three common, life-threatening diabetic emergencies: hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state and how to recognize and treat them in the field.  

Episode 11: Every Breath You Take

You just documented the patient’s respiratory rate as 16.  But you know you didn’t really count them.  In this episode we take a deeper look at the most neglected...

Episode 10 – Catch Me If I Fall Out

This week it’s all about syncope.  Learn some common causes of syncope, whether near-syncope is any less concerning than actual syncope, and other warning signs that can help determine...