Acquiring a job in flight medicine is only the beginning. In this presentation to the 2020 Flight Crew Academy graduating class, Mike discusses three archetypes of new hires. He highlights positive and negative behaviors, systematically addressing incompetence, and how to ultimately get off orientation successfully.
With the upcoming respiratory season, many of us will be caring for an increased number of pediatric and adult patients with pulmonary disease processes. In this webinar, Mike, Bryan, and Jordan focus on status asthmaticus and COPD exacerbation. They discuss etiology, diagnostic criteria, and the latest evidence-based treatment ranging from medication administration to mechanical ventilator management.
1 hr 1 min
Chris Stevenson is back for a third go-round, so I think that makes him a regular guest on the show. This time, he came at us with a non-clinical topic that peeked our interest... Likely over the years, we find ourselves giving or receiving advice related to flight medicine. As our years of experience have accumulated, so has the length of our rules and mantras related to flying. From military to mentors to pop culture, these are our 'Rules for Surviving Flight Medicine'.
Everyone carries a card that says they know how to manage tachydysrhythmias. But what happens when your interventions don’t work? In this podcast episode, we focus on recent evidence suggesting alternate means of management when the patient remains refractory to conventional therapy. Though controversial, we will NOT be spewing ACLS algorithms. It’s time to live your life a quarter of a milligram at a time.
1 hr 17 min
Whether it's in regard to scope of practice, clinical judgment, or professional communication, transport is a very dynamic environment. We had the privilege of welcoming the infamous Dr. Cliff Reid to the show to discuss his and Sydney HEMS' approach to all of these areas. Tune in and learn how to be a high level transport provider from one of the best in our industry.
1 hr 4 min
What is the opposite of complacency? And how do you know if you are? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Randy Mains, pilot and safety expert, to discuss all things Crew Resource Management (CRM) and the human factors that kill our colleagues. We also discuss how you can arm yourself with the knowledge to make good decisions, break a link in the chain, and ultimately save your life. The discussion was so in-depth, that we decided to separate it into two parts. This is Part 2.
What is complacency? And how do you know if you are? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Randy Mains, pilot and safety expert, to discuss all things Crew Resource Management (CRM) and the human factors that kill our colleagues. We also discuss how you can arm yourself with the knowledge to make good decisions, break a link in the chain, and ultimately save your life. The discussion was so in-depth, that we decided to separate it into two parts. This is Part 1.
High flow nasal cannula is an increasingly popular modality for Acute Respiratory Distress and Failure. Previously, we saw it used mostly in the pediatric population. But as time has went on, especially with the COVID-19 outbreak, this has become an effective means of O2 delivery in all patient groups. With its increased frequency of use, it is only natural that we as transport providers will adopt this therapy. Tune in to Mike's ICON 2020 presentation regarding this topic.
How do you calculate your drug dosages? What do you base it on? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Lynn Lamkin, EM pharmacist, to discuss weight based versus non-weight based drug dosages. We also breakdown when true body weight (TBW), ideal body weight (IBW), lean body weight (LBW) or adjusted body weight (ABW) is a more appropriate option.
You asked. We answered. In a follow-up to our burn resuscitation podcast episode, we are joined by Chris Stevenson and his burn center Medical Director, Dr. Mike Feldman, to discuss inhalation injuries. Tune in as we discuss the mechanism surrounding inhalation injuries and how to treat them affectively based on anatomical location and poison type.