Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 22: Adapt Quickly, Act Deliberately


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 Rich Mosher, Larissa Colton, and Dr. Christopher Berry as they discussed how a minor accident on a rural farm can have a butterfly effect and cause an impact so great that it affects how first responders do their jobs in the state of New York.

WARNING: This Episode features discussion of depression and suicide. If you, or someone you know is suffering from depression or considering suicide, please seek professional help or call the National Suicide Hotline by dialing 988. Remember, you matter.

A mantra of the Navy SEALS is, “Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.” It’s a reminder to approach any situation with deliberate and careful consideration and that the quickest route to complete a task is to be methodical and slow. When presented with a patient who attempted suicide via shotgun to the face, the team is faced with difficult, complex choices that require steady nerves, quick decision-making, and reliance on preparation and teamwork. Our team is joined by: Brian Harrison, EMT-P, Zak Saxton, RN, and Brian Gremminger, 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.