Medic Mindset

Hosted ByGinger Locke

Ginger Locke is a paramedic and professor of EMS students in the US. She has long been fascinated with the inner-workings of medics’ minds. In this podcast, she interviews medics face-to-face, in long, intimate format. She thoughtfully asks her guests to open up about their mindset, routines, mistakes, thought-processes, and lessons hard-learned.

She is on twitter @gingerlockeatx and show notes from each episode can be found at medicmindset.com.


All Episodes

In The Water

Dr. Jason Pickett from the Austin-Travis County Office of the Medical Director takes over Medic Mindset. He discusses fear and leadership in the context of COVID-19. Follow Medic Mindset on: , , .

Get on the train.

Shownotes at In reference to how he collaborates with 911-callers to put order to chaos: “It’s like trying to jump on a moving train. You’re not trying to stop the train or divert it, because the train has gotta go where the train’s gotta go. You are…

Medic Mindfulness

Ginger had the honor of sitting down with one of the EMS greats, He was in Austin for ‘s conference. ESO was generous enough to allow Medic Mindset the opportunity to record Mike’s session called, “Managing Stress Like A Boss” and gave them a space…

Mixtape: Ridealongs

The Mixtape Series features 3 anonymous paramedics who answer the same question. In this episode, Ginger asks, “What do you remember about your first ridealong?” Take a listen to their responses and see how some themes repeat. medicmindset.com for…

Thinking: Shortness of Breath

Dr. Jason Pickett and Ginger discuss the topic of Shortness of Breath. They discuss the assessment, differential diagnosis and therapeutic interventions related to the chief complaint. They work their way down the respiratory tree, thinking aloud as…

Antifragile

In this microsode, listeners hear one of the questions Ginger Locke asked of a panel of 4 Texas EMS Medical Directors at the Texas EMS Conference. Panelists included: Drs. Heidi Abraham, Jeff Jarvis, Taylor Ratcliff, and Jason Pickett. If you’d like…

The Second Baby

This episode felt like some of the first episodes of Medic Mindset. I had a few things on my mind that I wanted to ask him but we also just let the conversation ebb and flow wherever it pleased for an hour. The purpose in sitting down together was to…

Zoom out with Humor

Ginger talks to Dr. Ben Abo. He is a paramedic and EMS physician. He’s been on the Ted stage. He’s the medical director for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom response teams. He’s a fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He’s saved a…

They were sweating.

In this episode Ginger talks to Jon Bailey. Jon is a FF/Paramedic in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is the lead educator of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue’s EMT to Paramedic program. He has a bachelor of science in emergency medicine from the…