Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep. 11


Our podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital EDucation) is back with another episode this month! The podcast, designed for pre-hospital and in-hospital care providers, sheds light on the unique and challenging clinical scenarios faced by our emergency medical crews. It is a first-of-its-kind platform in which air medical and in-hospital clinicians share their stories from the frontlines and learn from one-another’s unique experiences in providing lifesaving care.

On our previous episode, we were joined by flight paramedic Orlando Marquez, burn nurse Kelly Marquez, and Dr. Brett Hartman as we examined and discussed how the patient care challenge is compounded in the transport of severely burned patients due to the remoteness of the request and the limited local resources.

The anchoring effect is a cognitive bias that describes the common human tendency to rely too heavily on the first piece of information offered (the “anchor”) when making decisions. On this first of a two-part episode of AMPED, our team discusses treating a possible overdose, uncovers data that doesn’t seem quite right, and invites you to discover where things might have gone wrong. We are joined by Dr. Kevin Baumgartner, Dr. Michelle McLean, Shannon Duggar, RN, and Steve Piper, EMT-P.

The podcast is hosted by Joe Hill; Hawnwan “Phil” Moy, MD, Medical Director for ARCH, Air Methods Illinois and Missouri; and John Wilmas, MD, Medical Director for ARCH, Air Methods Illinois and Missouri. Collectively, the three hosts bring decades of experience in emergency medical services and an array of diverse perspectives to the table.

AMPED is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more. To listen to the episode or catch up on past discussions, visit To join the conversation, use the hashtag #AMPEDpod on social media.