Back To Basics

Seitz and Sirens is a national Emergency Preparedness Training Company.
Our back to basics podcast was created to make what are sometimes complex medical topics easy to understand and retain for students of emergency medicine.

Hosted ByChris Seitz, MD and Jason Seitz, EMT-P, RN

Seitz and Sirens is a national Emergency Preparedness Training Company.
Our back to basics podcast was created to make what are sometimes complex medical topics easy to understand and retain for students of emergency medicine.


All Episodes

Cold Emergencies

Extremes of temperature can affect the body in many ways. Cold emergencies occur when body systems reach a temperature in which they can no longer tolerate, leading to damage...

EMS License Test Taking Tips

It’s hard enough getting through EMT and Medic School, and then you are challenged with passing the NREMT exam. With a low passing rate, this exam can be a...

Pediatrics Part 3 – Shock

In this episode of the Back to Basics podcast, Chris and Jason complete their three part series on Pediatric Assessment and Resuscitation. Part 1 covered the systematic approach to...

Pediatrics Part 2 – Respiratory Emergencies

The second part in our Pediatric series covers the assessment strategies needed to recognize respiratory emergencies in children. We cover the systematic evaluation and management of children suffering from...

Pediatrics Part 1 – Assessment

EMS first responders will run on far less Pediatric patients compared to Adults during their career. Because of this, it can be difficult to remember that children are not...

Ask us Anything Round 2

Its been a few months and we want to open up the podcast to you so that you can ask us all of your questions! Whether they are medical,...

Is POCUS Hocus?

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is an exciting new technology being evaluated in the EMS space for use by Paramedics and EMS professionals on the road. However, does the...

Taking a look at Acute Vision Loss

A patient who experiences sudden vision loss may be suffering from a number of pathologies. How can the first responder in the field assess and diagnose potentially dangerous conditions...

EMS Medical Direction – How are we doing?

EMS Medical Direction is a critical component of every EMS system. The NAEMT, ACEP, and NAAEMSP all help define what high quality EMS Medical Direction should look like. But...