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

The Paramedic Students Guide To Respiratory Acidosis

Respiratory acidosis is commonly seen in the pre-hospital patient.  In this episode, we take a look at the pathophysiology and treatment approach of this frequently encountered condition. 

What Bacon Chili Cheese Fries Have To Do With Medicine!

We’ve all been there!  What do you do after that massive chili cheese burger?  You reach for an antacid!  In this episode, we take a look at the mechanisms that the body uses to help maintain a homeostatic pH so that we live the best life.  This also int…

The T Wave That Ate the ECG

Conventional EMS education says that T wave abnormalities are present with an elevated potassium.  Is that always true.  In today’s podcast, Dr. Bill Young takes a look at some of the most common symptoms of hyperkalemia as well as the importance of unde…

Why No Os?: How Oxygen Could Make Your ACS Patient Worse!

Could oxygen be detrimental to our cardiac patients? You bet your sweet nitroglycerine it could be. Learn more from this week’s podcast!

Ketamine for Prehospital Use

Although a newcomer to the drug bags of paramedics, ketamine was first developed in 1962 and used as an anesthetic in surgery.  Over the last couple of years, it has become an attractive option for use in the prehospital arena because of it many applicat…

Respiratory Emergencies in Pediatric Patients

It is fall of the year and this is the time that health care providers begin to think about childhood respiratory diseases.  In this podcast, we will take a brief look at some of the more common pediatric respiratory diseases that you may come into conta…

Right Ventricular AMI…Fact or Myth

The presence of a right ventricular MI has always been something that has a mysterious hold for paramedics.  In the past, any patient with a RVMI was prohibited from receiving NTG because of a possibility that they would suffer from life threatening hypo…

Congestive Heart Failure Pathophysiology and Treatment

What you do in the first few minutes of the treatment of a CHF patient may make the difference between an overnight stay in the hospital or a lengthy and expensive admission to the ICU on a vent.

Hypertensive Emergencies in the Pregnant Patient

Only pediatric emergencies bring more fear to the paramedic than does OB emergencies.  In this Ten Minute Medic podcast, we take a look at the pathophysiology, identification and treatment of the hypertensive emergencies of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.