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

Always Play the Odds

The guys review a call that involves a COVID patient that really keeps trying to die and Spencer ruins French cuisine. Does the crew pull it out and save the day? Listen and find out!

One is (Almost) Never Enough

Like frames in a hit movie about landing a plane in the Hudson River, EKG’s are but a single moment in time. Dr. Seitz joins in this weeks episode and guys read YOUR responses from last weeks EKG. Does the crew make the right call? Listen and find out!

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Won the Battle, Lost the War

A call that will make your jaw drop with just how many battles had to be fought just to lose out in the end. This one was a hard one to review, but the guys plowed through it and brought you over an hour of facepalming…

The Petty Difference

Petty assumptions get critically in the way as friction between crews cause some waves. Do they recover? Chris and Spencer pull out way too many lessons from just a...

Use Restraint(s)

In their 50th episode, Chris and Spencer analyze a call where a provider finds themselves one on one with a combative mental health patient. Could this have been avoided?

All The Sound We Cannot Hear

What would Spencer do becomes the name of the game as the guys pull apart a call that is more about what you can’t hear than what you can. Does the crew pull it off? Listen and find out!

Syncope Suspects

An absolutely killer episode where Chris is put to the test as he evaluates a syncope patient that… refuses care? Should they have refused? Does Chris miss something? Listen and find out!

Legally Drunkabetic

Spencer and Chris examine a case where the medical treatment goes smoothly… but the question remains: Who can refuse transport? And is sharing information with police a HIPAA violation? You asked for it, we delivered! Listen to find out!

To Tube or Not to Tube…

Two Paramedics approach a patient with vastly different treatment plans in mind… Chris and Spencer are called in to judge who is right and who is wrong. Can they do it? Is there even a clear winner? Find out!