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

Suspicious Heartache

A patient presents with classic signs of a heart attack… but is it? Spencer attempts to stump Chris (and possibly succeeds) in this weeks episode! Also… Chris tees off on physicians with Dr. House Syndrome 😉

Venti Sized Suckage

A Paramedic orders a Grande but ends up with a Venti sized problem on their hands. The guys try to answer one question: is there such a thing as too much coffee?

Should I Touch It?

A patient with a OW troubling and painOWful experience is treated by a OW crew OW that may be jumping to conclusions. Can our hosts offer up some sage advice without making too many Star Trek references? Can a patients implanted defibrillator shock you? Listen and find out!

Indiana Jonesing

A young patient is mentally stranded in space as a crew tries their best to figure out what, if anything could be wrong with this patient. Is it drugs? Is it a stroke? Listen and find out!

The Devil’s Lettuce

In our 70th episode we talk about a call with a very difficult and vibrating (yes, vibrating) patient that is paired with a difficult partner. Just how bad can imitation marijuana be? Listen and find out!

Drinking with a Broken Heart

In today’s episode we learn that Chris cannot take a scooter seriously as the guys analyze the treatment of a patient with an incredibly rare condition!

Fuster Cluck

An EMT Advanced finds themselves helming a call that just cannot seem to take a right turn. Can Spence and Chris spot the problem(s)? Have a listen and let us know what you think!

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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!