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

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...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD

Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis together make up COPD. These are obstructive lung diseases like asthma, but what differentiates Emphysema from Chronic Bronchitis? Do your patients always have both? Find...

Pirate Emergencies – Protecting your Booty

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate day! In this episode, Chris and Jason honor the holiday by covering a topic not often addressed in primary emergency education…Pirate Emergencies. Would...

A deeper look at Asthma

You probably see asthma everyday on the job. A common disorder, asthma is something that healthcare professionals typically feel comfortable treating and feel that they have a good understanding...

High Altitude Illness: High and Not-So Mighty

We touched base on what can happen at depth under the water in our Dive Emergencies episode, but what happens if we head in the opposite direction? High altitude...

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis, the destruction of muscle tissue, leading to risk of systemic complications, can be caused from a number of traumatic and non-traumatic mechanisms. Rhabdomyolysis is a confusing pathology to...

Organophosphate Poisoning

Would you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of organophosphate poisoning? Do you know the treatments and how they work? Is it common? Chris and Jason answer...

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a limb, and potentially life-threatening condition. But would you be able to recognize it in the field? And how do you treat the condition emergently? In...