Medic Materials

EMS is a stressful business and many discussions happen between providers in the Ambulance or in the station. This podcast reflects those internal conversations. We review actual EMS calls as well as have open table discussions on some of the most interesting topics in the EMS world.

Hosted ByMike Turek, Emily Yates & Gerard Cuomo

Want to get in the heads of four current EMS providers? The Medic Materials Podcast is a twice monthly podcast that was created to give educational opportunities in the most relaxed fashion we can. EMS is a stressful business and many discussions happen between providers in the Ambulance or in the station. This podcast reflects those internal conversations. We review actual EMS calls as well as have open table discussions on some of the most interesting topics in the EMS world.


All Episodes

So You Want To Be A Paramedic???

Thinking about, or starting Paramedic School soon? Feeling nervous & apprehensive? Got questions? Kelsey is feeling all of that & poses many of her questions as well as listeners question on what to expect in paramedic school, tips for success & how to exit school & land your first Medic job. All this and more in this INFORMATION PACKED episode.

When Keeping It Psych, Goes Wrong

Psych calls are typically routine. However every once in a blue moon you come across a pysch patient that will change your life forever. The encounter this EMS crew has changes their lives from rosy to red in an instant.

Mag Wars: The Phantom Toxicity

Ever go to a routine call and the next thing you know you’re tangled with half of every terrible diagnosis imaginable? This BLS crew encounters a benign call on the surface but when they dig deeper they unravel a major twist which completely changes their diagnosis and treatment plan.

She Jumped It & Crushed The Landing

Ever try to be like Evil Knievel? Today’s patient does just that and launches their vehicle for the heavens…Will they CRUSH the landing or BE CRUSHED by the landing?

The “Strokey” Bandage Strikes Again

An old nemesis rears its head in today’s call review. The secret to this patients Altered Mental Status lies within a secret bandage found on her body. The panel breaks down the neurological symptoms and fabulous patient care rendered by this crew in a call review with a SURPRISE ending no one saw coming!

The Culture Of Stress

Ever wonder why so many First Responders suffer Post Traumatic Stress? We uncovered amazing science to prove that the culture of EMS is to blame for creating the ideal conditions to cause Post Traumatic Stress. Listen, Learn and Break the Stigma!

Operation At Ease (1st Responder Post Traumatic Stress w/ Joni Bonilla) (Ep 16 5.1.21)

Joni Bonilla of Operation At Ease is a professional dog trainer, who is fighting to help treat 1st responder Post Traumatic Stress and the stigma within EMS with the use of specialized service dogs. We sit down with her in a Skype interview and discuss her program and how she has helped the lives of many first responders and veterans with her cutting edge service dog program. This is a must listen episode for May, National Mental Health month.

When A Zipper Attacks, Experience Gets The Win

What do you get when you combine a croissant, a zipper & and a timid medic….well you get one hell of a badass EMT. In today’s call review we showcase another EMT who stepped up and shows that experience does weigh in on our profession and sometimes that experience can be just what a timid paramedic needs.

A Golf Ball & A Gag Order

Gerard makes his long awaited return in today’s episode! We review a call in which a female patient is confused, covered in blood and has no idea what happened to her. It is up to a very savvy EMT to put all of the pieces together and formulate a treatment plan without the help of a Paramedic.