Short-ish critical care medicine topics to help paramedics, respiratory therapists, and nurses expand their knowledge of critical care medicine and HEMS, operate better out in the field, and pass their specialty certification exams with confidence.
03.01 The Severe Hypoxia Vent Strategy
36:09In this episode we'll be looking at a vent strategy for the severely hypoxic patient, and why it all lies with the mean airway pressure. Hope you enjoy. Don't forget! Be on the lookout for my book, (The Flight Medic's Approach to Mechanical Ventilation) coming out in a few months, I'll be taking pre-orders soon. Reach out: [email protected]
02.18 Our Deadliest Intervention: The Myths of RSI
33:09In this episode we'll be discussed the common myths surrounding RSI, and how we can be better. Also, sorry for the low volume! My Mic was acting up. Reach out: [email protected]
02.16 When ACLS Kills! Part 2
49:38In this episode we'll be reviewing different tachyarrhythmias and how to treat them. Enjoy!
02.15 When ACLS kills! Part 1
38:18In this episode, which is part 1 of a 2-part series, we'll be discussing how different antiarrhythmics work on your action potential curve and why we shouldn't be so afraid of adenosine. Hope you like it!
02.14 Avoiding the Vented COPD Death Spiral
39:09Hey guys, this week we're talking about intubated and vented COPDers and their annoying tendency to AutoPEEP on the vent.
02.13 Four Ways to Die on a Ventilator
20:21This week we're talking about the logistics of properly prepping our mechanically vented patients for transport.
02.12 Why do we even give TXA?
27:46To answer the episode title's question, it's because we want to, like, save peoples lives! In this episode, we'll take a look at fibrinolysis, tPa, TXA, and how it all works in our patients.