Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 19: Under Pressure


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.

In our previous episode, we interviewed flight paramedic Brian Gremminger and flight nurse Amber George about an incident where they worked tirelessly to save a patients life who fell into a rock crusher.

Sometimes the solution seems like it should be simple: Just stop the bleeding. But what happens when the injury is the internal jugular vein and the usual interventions either won’t work, will cause other damage, or are simply impractical? The AMPED team discusses this case with unique and perplexing challenges, and how they ultimately overcame them. Our team is joined by: Ashley Howe, RN, and Dr. Michelle Mclean.

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.