Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 14: You Save One Life, You Save The Entire World


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 nurse, Jennifer Kucan, and flight paramedic, Tom Bradtke as they talk about a case of pediatric airway management and trying to mitigate the risk of dislodgement, especially during transport.

On our newest episode we bring up some interesting questions. When a tornado strikes and causes a mass casualty incident (MCI), how does the team integrate itself into a larger team of first responders doing a variety of different jobs? How does the team arrive on scene when flight is impossible? And upon successfully saving one life, how does the team reconcile that success with the multiple other lives lost? These questions and a harrowing story await in this edition of the podcast. We are joined by Amy Boultinghouse, RN, Chase Niewoehner, RN, Kasia Hampton, MD, and Rebecca Tracy, DO.

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.