State of Ohio Fire Marshal – Ohio EMS Chiefs Association


State of Ohio Fire Marshal, Larry Flowers, joins the show to talk about emergency vehicle traffic safety.  In central Ohio, the Madison Twp FD had an engine struck head on by a vehicle while responding to an emergency scene.  Their pre-planned safety measures kept the crew safe although the engine sustained moderate front end damage. Our thanks to Fire Marshal Flowers for joining us at the Ohio Fire & EMS Expo!  You can find out more about the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s office at

Last, but not least, we’re happy to be joined by Delaware County EMS Chief Mike Schuiling who is also the current president of the Ohio EMS Chiefs Association.  It’s always a great time when he’s on the show!  Find out more about OEMSCA and the upcoming conference at


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Dr Dietrich – What Is It
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In this episode Dr. Dietrich brings you some case studies, makes you think about the diagnosis, and then discusses what your concerns should be.

Also head over to the Second Shift Podcast at FlightBridgeEd to check out Aaron’s guest “appearance” with Eric Bauer and Mike Verkest!!

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Ohio Dept. of EMS-Who, Why, What, When, Where, How-Ohio Community Paramedicine Legislation

We had an opportunity to sit down with Mel House, the Executive Director of the Ohio Dept. of EMS.  Director House wanted to share with our listeners what their responsibilities are and how they go about fulfilling those responsibilites.

Director House also took time to give some facts about certifications, the recertification process, and to also dispelled some rumors.

We also took this opportunity to discuss the new legistlation passed by the Ohio House of Representatives that allows paramedics to practice in “non-emergency” situations.  This new legislation opens the door for community paramedicine in Ohio.  Check out the “ORC 4765.361 Information Sheet” released by the Ohio Department of EMS for more information.

We want to apologize for the recent delay in “airing” new episodes.  Thank you for all of your patience and support!!!  We will have another episode ready for you in the next week or so.

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EMS in Hocking County Ohio
Great EMS education is offered all over Ohio, but rarely in a setting that allows your entire family to vacation while you learn. 
“Trauma in the Hills” is offered by our partners at Hocking County EMS and is coming up in the fall. The PERFECT time to visit Ohio’s Hocking Hills, one of the most beautiful locations in the state. 
Thanks to HCEMS Chief Scott Brooker and paramedic Josh Hodson for inviting MedFlight Radio to their station! We’re looking forward to the conference. Tune in to find out more. 

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Pediatric Abdominal Trauma
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In this episode Dr. Dietrich discusses pediatric abdominal trauma.

If you aren’t familiar with the Metro Alert App that we discussed in our last episode please listen here or go to for more info.

Meigs County EMS will be hosting a Post Traumatic Stress Workshop this Saturday June 6 @ 10am.  This is an excellent opportunity to hear from PTSD experts.  The workshop will be held at Meigs High School.

Thank you for listening and stay safe.


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Requesting a Medical Helicopter With a Mobile App – Pediatric Seizures

Would you like the ability to request a helicopter for your patient using a mobile app?  In this episode we discuss how to use MedFlight’s Metro Alert App.  Amanda explains what happens “behind the scenes” and also discusses some of the do’s and don’ts when utilizing the app.

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Also Dr. Dietrich will be discussing pediatric seizures.

Make sure you check out the Convene First Responder website.  This endeavour being developed by Matthew Currin, is a social media site meant specifically for first reponders/critical care staff.  Additionally there is a Convene First Responder mobile app that is currently in development.

MedFlight Radio will be working with Convene, so stay tuned for more info in the near future!!!


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“No Shift Is Routine”

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Take 45 minutes from your day to listen to this powerful testimony from DavePaul Lane…. a paramedic who became a patient himself, and almost lost his life, when he treated his shift and equipment as “routine”.  This broadcast was recorded at the 2015 Tri-State Fire/EMS Conference in Portsmouth, OH, on March 28th.  No one left the conference without being affected by his story.

DavePaul has turned a tragic day into a learning experience for us all, and focuses on impacting firefighters, EMS, and other public safety workers & healthcare professionals by reminding them that shift complacency and the “this is just another routine shift” mindset can be deadly.  This is a great episode for your entire department or team to listen to, and we urge you to take time to listen to his story in its entirety.

DavePaul Lane is available for questions and comments by emailing him at  We thank him for allowing MedFlight Radio to share his story with our listeners.

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Pre Flight – Not just for Aviation

In this episode we discuss an article published in the winter 2015 Edition of Vertical 911 magazine.  The authors (Iain Holmes and Debra Milliner) discuss the importance of a thorough pre flight.  This article is the first of a series aimed at those looking to make a move into helicopter emergency medical services.  However, this information has an application in any public safety discipline.

Please check out this video which gives the viewer a glimpse of the Commlab at the Helicopter Flight Training Center.  This training facility is one of its kind and provides an unprecedented training experience.  You can find out more about the Helicopter Flight Training Center in this interview with Terry Palmer.

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Pediatric Journal Club-Traumatic Arrest, Pediatric Assessment Triangle, Safety in Prehospital Patient Care

It this episode we are bringing you another journal club discussion from Dr. Ann Dietrich.  For this discussion we are looking at three studies released in 2014.

Please help us by telling your friends and collegues about MedFlight Radio!  As always stay safe and stay in touch!

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Pharmacology Review Series – Atropine
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In this episode we review why we use Atropine and how it works.  Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.  Stay Safe!!

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