Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep. 13: Back to Basics: Learning On Our Training


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 wrapped up the second part of our double episode where we were joined by Dr. Kevin Baumgartner, Dr. Michelle McLean, Shannon Duggar, RN, and Steve Piper, EMT-P, as they dissect a possible overdose with procedures that may not have been right. Did you point out where the team figured out things were wrong?

Pediatric airway management is always a stressful procedure, particularly during transport when the risk of dislodgement increases. That fear of dislodging the airway can quickly change from securing the device to a “rat’s nest” of methods. In this episode the AMPED team dive into a case where that unfolds at the wrong time. We are joined by flight nurse, Jennifer Kucan and flight paramedic, Tom Bradtke.

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.