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

Never Tell Me The Odds!

In an-almost-Valentines-Day special, the guys pick a part a call that has some unusual possibilities for symptoms that started during unusual circumstances that results in an unusual diagnosis. Can the guys shed any light on this unusual episode?

Bullets For Breakfast

A crew goes it alone (well, except for the Ocean of police present on scene) into the scene of a shooting. But there’s a twist! The crew has to make a controversial on scene decision. Did they make the right one?!

STEMTRAUMI

A drunk patient decides that a new Paramedic and their partner need a one stop shop for possible problems, and they absolutely deliver. But do Chris and Spencer deliver on the education? Listen and find out!

Stay Frosty

Chris (finally) brings a call that involved an upside down truck, a frozen patient, and a frozen crew… at least when it comes to deciding on exactly what to do! Do they ever figure it out? Listen and find out!

Ambulance Ambush

A crew of three Paramedics finds themselves in a situation that no responder ever wants to be in when a patient goes Super Saiyan. Medicate? Evacuate? Also, Chris questions the validity of checking for painful stimuli and challenges the internet… will he regret it?

The Devil Wears 5.11

This week’s episode features a simpler call that absolutely has some clinical errors in it… but are they a result of a bad partnership? Which is more toxic: the patient or the work environment? Listen and find out in this intense episode of EMS 20/20!

The Usual Suspects

In the 80th Episode of EMS 20/20, a car crash leads to a highly symptomatic patient… but why? Is it trauma, or was there a medical event that caused the crash? Is it both? Be sure to view the EKG on our social media and see if you can figure it out before we do!

Respiratory “S” Word Virus

Spencer and Chris dive into a call where parental controls are in play as a pediatric patient struggles to breathe. How do you both treat a patient and calm scared parents? Listen and find out!

It Won’t Stop Bleeding

Like a leaky faucet, a patient’s leg has sprung a leak and a BLS crew does their best to stop the out of control flow. Do they dam the river? Find out on this week’s episode!