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NEW AMPED EPISODE: IT TAKES A VILLAGE

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Our podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital EDucation) has returned with another episode this month! The podcast, which launched earlier this year, is designed for prehospital and in-hospital care providers and 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, the team discussed ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation). As ECMO has shifted from tertiary care centers to rural facilities, the transport of these patients has increased. Like any medical procedure, there are inherent risks with the transport of these patients.

This month the team is joined by Russell Haight MBA, CCRN, Lanika Tucker RN, Thomas Crain Clinical Director at Air Methods, and Bryan E. Love MD, Trauma Surgeon to dissect a compelling case of a critically ill patient treated in a mass casualty situation.

In critical care situations, it takes a village… One critical trauma patient can overwhelm the resources of a transport team. But what if you show up and there are 2? Or 3? Or… 25?!? They cover crucial triage decisions, a rare but severe traumatic injury, and stress the importance of falling back to our training.

The podcast is hosted by Joe Hill, Hawnwan “Phil” Moy, and John Wilmas, MD, who collectively, 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 https://ampedpodcast.libsyn.com/. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #AMPEDpod on social media.