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

Hit or Stay?

LISTENER FEEDBACK WANTED! A crew has to make a hard choice… stay and play or load and go? With a rapidly closing window to make a hard decision does the crew make the right choice? Spence and Chris give their opinions and ask for yours in this weeks episode!

Interpersonal Transfer

This week’s call takes us to a chaotic and tense ER as a crew picks up a very sick patient to transfer them to a higher level of care. Interpersonal Communication takes center stage in this episode as Chris and Spencer play counselor.

Tough Crowd

Caught between quelling both a grumpy crowd and an unruly airway, a group of Care Bears are faced with problems from every angle. Do they prevail? Could they have prevailed? The guys go the distance to find out in this weeks episode!

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!