Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 15: Caring for the Caregiver


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 Amy Boultinghouse, RN, Chase Niewoehner, RN, Kasia Hampton, MD, and Rebecca Tracy, DO, as they recall how a larger team of first responders integrates together during a mass casualty incident (MCI).

First responders and clinicians often see things that are unimaginable to the average person as a part of their jobs. Yes, this is the nature of the work, but first responders and clinicians are human, and sometimes what they see affects them deeply. First responders have a 2.5x increased risk of suicide compared to other jobs. How do we help our colleagues handle trauma? How do we care for our caregivers? We discuss that in this episode as we are joined by: Stephanie Queen, RN, Taylor McRoy, RN.

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.