The Ten Minute Medic

The Ten Minute Medic (TMM) Podcast is for busy EMS students who need information in bite size portions to listen to between calls or while standing in line.  Brought to you by experienced EMS educators, who are busy themselves, we will never waste your time with useless fluff!

Hosted ByBill Young

The Ten Minute Medic (TMM) Podcast is for busy EMS students who need information in bite size portions to listen to between calls or while standing in line.  Brought to you by experienced EMS educators, who are busy themselves, we will never waste your time with useless fluff!


All Episodes

A Second Look At Diabetes

 At the end of this podcast the paramedic student will:
1.  understand the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia
2.  understand the treatment of hypoglycemia
3.  be able to differentiate the different levels of hyperglycemia
4.  verbalize the treatment appr…

Aren’t You Sweet! A Look At Diabetes Part 1 of 2

Some forms of diabetes have been called a disease of lifestyle.  There is no doubt that, in western culture, it is increasing.  In this two part podcast we will :
1.  review the anatomy and physiology of the pancreatic system
2.  understand the role that…

Airway and the Trauma Patient Part 2 of 2

In this final session of this two part podcast, the student will
1.  weigh the benefits versus the risks of moving from basic airway maneuvers to more advanced ones.
2.  understand the importance of adequate airway suctioning versus limiting it to 10-15 …

Airway and the Trauma Patient

The Ten Minute Medic takes a look at the airway of the trauma patient.  In this session, you will learn:
1.  the role of external and internal respiration.
2.  factors that influence alveolar and cellular gas exchange.
3.  the dangers of hyperventilation…

The Pathophysiology of Shock…Why a Blood Pressure Means Nothing!

This is the second part of the Pathophysiology of Shock episode.  In this recording we’ll look at:
1.  Why relying on a BP for indication of shock could be deadly for your patient,
2.  The three stages of shock and why you must be aggressive in its recog…

The Pathophysiology of Shock…Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

This week and next week the Ten Minute Medic will cover the workings of the body in shock and why this topic is probably the most important lecture you will cover in your paramedic class.  This is a two part episode. 

What the Paramedic Student Needs to Know about Gunshot Wounds and Crime Scene Management

The rules of engagement for active shooting scenes have changed.  No longer can EMS sit back until the “scene is secure”.  In this podcast, we will review the kinematics of gunshot wounds that will enable you to better assess, recognize and treat your gu…

Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis and Your Patient

We come to the end of our series on acid base balance with a look at metabolic acidosis and alkalosis.  In this podcast you will learn:
1.  The most common cause of metabolic acidosis
2.  Why the administration of sodium bicarbonate for your patient in m…

When Your Patient Is Breathing Too Fast: Respiratory Alkalosis

For your patient, there is, probably, no more frightening sensation than that of not being able to breathe.  This is never more true than in the patient who is in respiratory alkalosis.  In this podcast we look at:
1.  What respiratory alkalosis is.
2.  …