EMS 20/20

EMS 20/20 is podcast hosted by two experienced Paramedics. Spencer Oliver and Christopher Pfingsten discuss real calls run by real responders and pull out the lessons you won't find in a text book.

Hosted BySpencer Oliver and Christopher Pfingsten

EMS 20/20 is podcast hosted by two experienced Paramedics. Spencer Oliver and Christopher Pfingsten discuss real calls run by real responders and pull out the lessons you won’t find in a text book. This podcast is aimed at Paramedic students, seasoned Paramedics looking to refresh, or any one interested in a deeper dive into pre-hospital health care.


All Episodes

Flying or Lying?

In this weeks episode the guys run through a call about trust and helicopters in our first ever call from a Flight Paramedic! Can our crew sort out the truth before committing limited resources to a patient? Listen and find out!

Dead Versus Half Dead

A crew of responders finds themselves evacuating a hoarder home after finding one body and one patient who is really trying to be a body. Listen in to this weeks episode to see if this cluster of a call could have been changed for the better!

PB and Code

Spencer brings a code with a very sticky problem while Chris brings unrelated science. Listen and find out if Chris and Spence can get to the bottom of this harrowing call.

Diagnosis: Everything

In what may be our longest episode to date, Spencer and Chris tackle a call in which a patient has… everything. They have everything. So what can one do with so many paths to take? Listen and find out on this weeks epic episode!

Ego Contusion

This time Spencer takes a swing at making a double episode as Chris tries to spot a common theme. Sometimes calls can be so easy they’re hard. Have a listen and see if you can guess what gets missed before the guys do!

Fast and Furious (and Futile?)

A patient continues to slide downhill while an ambulance crew acts quickly to stop the decline… but can they? Could they have? Listen this week as the guys go through a difficult pediatric call to try and find some answers.

It Takes Two To Trauma

In this weeks episode Chris brings not one, but two trauma calls! The guys delve into common injury masks as well as the ever present backboard controversy.

Shouldering the Weight of the World

A Paramedic shoulders the weight of a hectic call. Sedation, Intubation, Ventilation, Defibrillation, Exasperation… all the ations are present in this weeks absolutely epic episode!

A Secret Crush

A 700 pound patient just needs a hand up… or at least that’s what this weeks crew were hoping for. We’ll hold the spoilers, but this call tips the scales when it comes to twists, turns, and diagnosis.