Ohio EMS Chiefs Association – Who? What? When? Where? Why?
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In this episode we introduce you to a new member of the MedFlight family.  Maggie Standley recently joined the HR department as an intern.  Welcome Maggie!!

Additionally, we are bringing you a discussion Amanda had with representatives of the Ohio EMS Chiefs Association.

She was joined by:

  • Chief Mike Schulling – Delaware County EMS
  • Chief Rich Callebs – Athens County EMS
  • Chief Anita Stechschulte – Putnam County EMS

They discussed how EMS is unique in Ohio and the purpose of the OEMSCA.  If you have questions about the organization, please contact them at info@oemsca.org.

Stay safe and thanks for listening!!!

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Pharmacology Review Series-Amiodarone
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In this episode we are continuing our pharmacology review series by looking at Amiodarone.  We discuss indications, contraindications, side affects and dosing.  Let us know if this is helpful and give us any other suggestions you might have.  Thanks for listening!!

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Dr. Dietrich’s Journal Club-EMS-Ped Trauma Center Patient Outcomes
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Welcome to the 1st episode of 2015!!!

In this episode Dr. Dietrich covers a study that was published in August 2014.  The study looks at EMS identifying a trauma patient and how the pediatric trauma center prepares for and treats those patients.

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The Perils of Backboard Use
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In this episode Dr. Dave Evans from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center joined us to talk about the prehospital use of backboards.

This August, the Central Ohio Trauma System released guidelines addressing proper spine precautions.  The recommendation from this document is that backboards should be “used judiciously and are recommended only for extrication purposes.”

Dr. Evans explains that there is no evidence based literature that would support the use of backboards.  In fact, the use of backboards can be detrimental to your patient.  Please keep in mind that we are only talking about backboards.  Cervical collars are still important and are required to properly care for patients that have sustained a potential cervical spine injury.  

Central Ohio Trauma System Spine Precaution Guidelines for Pre-Hospital Providers 

Thank you for listening and have a Merry Christmas!!!!

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A Farewell Interview with MedFlight CEO/President Rod Crane
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Rod Crane joined us to announce some bittersweet news.  We discussed some of the changes that he has seen take place in the healthcare and areomedical fields.  He also talked about where he believes these fields will go in the future and some of the challenges that might be faced.  Rod also had a message for those who work in healthcare, aeromedicine, and public safety.

Thank you Rod for all of your hard work and support through the years.  You will be missed and you are always welcome on MedFlight Radio!!!!!!

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Pharmacology Review Series – Adenosine
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This is the first episode of a review series we will be bringing you that will cover those medications that you would find in most EMS/critical care protocols.  The primary idea behind this series is to give a quick refresher on these medications that you can immediately turn around and apply to your clinical practice.  Let us know what you think!!

Also this is the beginning of a programming schedule where we release a new episode every week.  Our goal is that these new episodes will come out every Thursday.

Stay safe and we will talk to you next week!

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Pediatric Case Studies Continuing Education Series
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In this episode we are bringing you a great pediatric CE opportunity.  We have included you 4 case studies from Dr. Ann Dietrich as well as an article dealing with pediatric anaphylaxis.  Once you have listened to the case studies and reviewed the article please go to the link below to complete a short quiz and earn 1 hour of continuing education credit.  Its that easy!!!

The topics covered are:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Neonatal Seizures
  • VP Shunt Dysfunction
  • Abdominal Trauma

Pediatric Anaphylaxis Article

Follow this link to take the quiz and earn 1 CE!

We are also planning on doing a “live video podcast” using Google Hangouts.  If you have a webcam and microphone and would like to participate as a panel member or just chat with us during the episode, let us know by leaving a comment at www.MedFlightRadio.com or sending us an email at medflightradio@medflight.com.

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Management-Medical Transport Leadership Institute

In this episode we are bringing you an interview that we did at the AAMS Medical Transport Leadership Institute.  We originally went to the institute as guests to network and conduct interviews.  While there, we sat in on a couple of the lectures and we were very impressed with not only the subject matter but also the instructors.

We were also honored to have a discussion with Denise Landis and Ed Marasco to briefly discuss what the program is all about and how it relates to some of the challenges that managers face today.

If you are possibly interested in the program please follow the link below to review the schedule, subjects covered, and other pertinent info.

MTLI Undergraduate Program

There is also scholarships available and applications are due by Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

Apply here: Medevac Foundation MTLI Scholarships

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Flying AED’s – Pediatric Trauma Casualty Care – Pediatric Case Study
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Happy Halloween!!!!

In this episode, we discuss a flying AED prototype that has been designed in the Netherlands. See the article here.

We also highlight the Pediatric Appendix to the “Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Guidelines”.  You can view the draft document here.

Finally, by popular demand we bring you another pediatric case study from Dr. Ann Dietrich.

Watch for future pediatric CE opportunities, and thanks for listening.

 

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An Ebola Update & Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
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TCIn this episode, we talk about some of the latest news with the Ebola virus.  Following that, listen to a short case study on an illness sometimes called “Broken Heart Syndrome”.

Leave your questions or comments below.  Thanks for tuning in!!

 

 

 

Takotsubo Resources

American Heart Association- Circulation Article

US Library of Medicine

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