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

Treat Or Not To Treat? It May Make Things Worse..

Altered Mental Status & Lethargy is where you start. The Cath Lab and a CT Scanner is where you end. How did these providers put it all together and which treatments may harm or help your patient in the end?

When To Pull The Trigger

Today we have an open discussion about When To Pull The Trigger or When To Sit On Your Hands. In the examples we discuss in this episode I think you will gain a better understanding of what makes us choose what treatments to go through with and which to hold off on.

Simple BLS Is All It Takes

Today we review a Respiratory Failure call in which a Paramedic becomes tunnel visioned to ALS modalities, when all they really needed was simple BLS procedures.

Don’t Always Trust Your Monitor

Today we discuss Hypotension and the signs and symptoms behind it. How to form a treatment plan in a timely manner without the aid of expensive monitoring equipment.

Calls Are Bigger Than Our Patients

Today we discuss Extended Extrication and what that means for the clinical and operational functions of an EMS scene.