AMPED Podcasts

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 37: Asking for Help Isn’t Giving Up

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When an infant patient faces seemingly insurmountable odds over the course of several hours, one of our clinicians suffers a mental health breakdown over the ensuing shifts, days and weeks. Thankfully her team recognized changes in her behavior and mood and offered abundant help. This episode covers not only the case involving the infant patient, […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 36: Sometimes the Solution is Obscure

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Our profession requires extensive and exhaustive training. Much of it can seem esoteric and possibly unnecessary at the time, but we train on all of these things for a reason. When our team comes upon a severely burned patient, they extent of the burns causes a melange of difficulties. Could an obscure, and rarely used, […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 35: Hope Is a Good Thing…

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As first responders, the odds of patient survival are not always in our favor. But that does not stop us from working quickly to provide the highest level of care for the chances of defying those odds. In this episode, a 10 year-old boy wrecks on his bicycle, a fairly common occurrence and one that […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 34: Don’t Be a Canary

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Things are not as they seem on this month’s episode of AMPED. Our team arrives on scene to find first responders dealing with a chemical burn and administering CPR. But something is amiss. This episode is a stark reminder that no matter the time of day, no matter the other circumstances, our role as clinicians […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 33: Look One Way, But Go Another

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In a Florida nature park, a woman is bitten by a snake, which is not terribly uncommon in this part of the country. What is unusual is her reaction to it, which is severely anaphylactic. With limited resources in the sprawling park, a closing window for treatment, and critical decisions to be made instantly, how […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 32: Giving the Gift of Goodbye

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Our teams at Air Methods have many checklists they follow to ensure optimal care for each patient. What happens when our teams have to pivot their approach and their treatments because of the uniqueness of each individual? On this episode, our team tends to a car crash victim whose injuries make traditional methods of care […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 31.5: When It Hits Close to Home BONUS INTERVIEW

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Hot on the heels of Ep. 31, which featured the Air Methods team taking care of one of their own, we return with bonus content. It’s rare that we get to talk to the patient of one of our cases, and even rarer that the patient is also one of our clinicians. In this bonus […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 31: When It Hits Close to Home

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Our Air Methods crew always pride themselves on providing the highest level of care to each and every patient they encounter. But what happens when the patient is one of their own? What happens when he codes multiple times from a myocardial infarction? Further compounding the issue that many of the resources used to treat […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 30: Two for One Special

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Building on the conclusion of Episode 29, the AMPED team sticks with the patients and works to figure out why our patient has not delivered her placenta, why she’s bleeding, and how to ensure both she and her baby thrive in the crucial time after childbirth. If you’re unfamiliar with postpartum care, ask yourself these […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 29: Surprise, It’s a Girl!

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How up to date are you, as a first responder, on all things neonatal? Are you prepared to take care of and assess a newborn in the very first minutes of their lives? What tools should you have at the ready? How do you improvise the solutions you need? And what key things should you […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 28: When the Wheels Do Come Off

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Sometimes during a medical event, a team can make all the correct choices and still lose a patient. In this episode, a patient experiencing angioedema presents our team with choices that are all undeniably fraught and filled with risk. As they relive the event, they discuss how they cope when things don’t work out as […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 27: When the Wheels Are Coming Off

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A patient with technology coming out of everywhere.  He has a balloon pump, a transvenous pacemaker, multiple IV access points, multiple medications, intubated, a foley, and an nasogastric tube all keeping him alive. It took tremendous preparation, knowledge, training, and careful planning to move this patient to the helicopter to the receiving hospital. En route the […]