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

The Correct Way to do Things Wrong

Spencer and Chris pick a part a call where a tube stays in place longer than it should and the crew doesn’t stay in place long enough. An end tidal of 0 and a load-and-go code 99? Someone messed up… or did they?

Hypothesis for Hypotension

Chris and Spencer dig into a call where a patient has a mysterious onset of sudden hypotension. A lone Paramedic has hard choices to make with little in the way of vital signs, presenting decision making roadblocks to overcome.

Amputee with an AMI

Chris and Spencer talk about a call that just doesn’t stop getting worse as a mix of veteran and new providers tackle a chest pain patient with a complicated history.

Shocking Mistakes

Spence and Chris discuss the pitfalls of assessment short cuts as they review a scenario that gets harder and harder to listen to as the call goes on.

Seize… sure?

Chris and Spencer review a scenario in which a disagreement over a pediatric patient leads to delayed treatment.