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June 11, 2019
Critical Care Round Table - Listener Q|A Answered
In this episode, we dive into the many emails I receive and attempt to answer hot topic clinical questions. Join me in this dynamic episode as we discuss all things critical care. Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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39 min
June 3, 2019
The Nightmare Series Patient: Undifferentiated Overdose
In this episode, we dive into another Nightmare Series Patient Case of the Undifferentiated Overdose. Join Ashley, Mike, and Eric during our recent visit to the National Teaching Institute Critical Care Nursing Conference. Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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38 min
May 18, 2019
The EMS Lighthouse Project - Making Sense Of Epi in Cardiac Arrest
This is a plug and introduction to all the FBE listeners to our newest podcast. The EMS Lighthouse Project Podcast exists to foster knowledge translation from peer-reviewed scientific journals to the street. Join Mike Verkest and Dr. Jeff Jarvis as they shine the bright light of science on EMS practice in an informative and fun way as they look deep into the research on epi in cardiac arrest. Does it help? Are there better outcomes? How do patients do based on neurological outcomes? Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening! Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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95 min
May 12, 2019
FAST19 Rewind - RVAD vs. Air Embolus | A Lesson in CRM w/ Bruce Hoffman
WOW! FAST19 was so amazing. So inspiring! If you missed FAST19.. Don't worry, FAST20 will be - May 18-20, 2020 in Murfreesboro, TN. This is the first of a few releases from FAST19. This was a very popular talk by our own Bruce Hoffman as he perfectly goes through the case-based study called - RVAD vs. Air Embolus | A Lesson in CRM. Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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21 min
May 4, 2019
FAST18 Rewind - "When Things Get Wicked"! w/ Ginger Locke
FAST18 was Epic! If you missed FAST18.. Don't worry, FAST19 is in three days - May 6-8, 2019 in Murfreesboro, TN. This is the fifth and final release of FAST18. Join the 2019 Keynote opening speaker, Ginger Locke for this thought-provoking talk - "When Things Get Wicked"! Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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20 min
April 29, 2019
The Nightmare Series - Cardiac Catastrophe
We are back to the horrors associated with the "The Nightmare Patient". The crew is tenuously attempting to rip the patient out of death’s mouth and bring him back from the roaring mouth of oblivion. Will the patient be saved? In this episode, we dive into the cardiac catastrophe. Take a journey as we discuss treatment pearls associated with atypical presentations, with a focus on Wellen's syndrome and papillary muscle rupture of the mitral valve and associated treatment PEARLS. Join me in the tough topic and take a journey with me as we explore our thinking methodology. Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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20 min
April 24, 2019
Black or White? Or Fifty Shades of Gray? “Cook Book Medicine Vs. Objective-Thinking.
The transition from more rigid based protocol into the more guideline based thought process can be an overwhelming transition. Many of us can be very black and white with our thinking. This is can be dangerous! We all need to have the "Fifty Shades Of Gray" mindset. This podcast is meant to challenge the black and white thinking many of us struggle with. Join me in the tough topic and take a journey with me as we explore our thinking methodology. Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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16 min
April 16, 2019
TXA in Traumatic Brain Injury - The ROC Study Results Are In!!
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Mike Verkest discuss the results of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) TXA study in traumatic brain injuries. This was a double-blinded study that resulted from data derived from the Crash-2 and MATTERs studies on TXA in hemorrhage. Join Mike as he recaps the results. Hot off the press!! Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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20 min
March 6, 2019
The Second Fracture!
In this episode, Eric is joined by Ashley Bauer as they look at the concept of the "Second Fracture". We can often times become hyper-focused on a specific complaint, to then completely miss the true problem. Join us as we explore three different cases that highlight this concept. Don't miss this important lesson in medicine... The Second Fracture! Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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61 min
March 1, 2019
Combatting Atelectasis - Dissecting Physiologic Shunt
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric breaks down atelectasis and physiologic shunting seen in the standard hypoxic patient. It is essential to understand the physiology and pathophysiology of these difficult patients. Join him in part 1 of 2 on this podcast series. Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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17 min
January 28, 2019
The Best of the Best - 2018 Rewind
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by Mike Verkest to review the top 5 most downloaded podcasts from 2018. It was an incredible year, and 2019 is shining just as bright! Download, rate, and review wherever you get your podcasts. The FBE family of podcasts is now available on TuneIn! Get the app now and listen to your favorite podcast and more! Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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42 min
January 9, 2019
Know Your Labs! - Diagnosing DKA using Beta-Hydroxybutyrate
Diabetic ketoacidosis patients can be very sick and challenging. There are multiple diagnostic indicators used in diagnosing and treating DKA patients. One standard test used is the urine and/or serum ketone test. This can be inaccurate and does not always give the provider the true story when evaluating an improving or declining clinical picture. However, the earliest ketone body formed during fatty acid breakdown is beta-hydroxybutyrate. This isn't a new lab, but a lab that has become more available in the emergency department. Join me for this quick podcast on this great tool assisting in the overall diagnosis in the diabetic ketoacidosis patient. You don't want to miss this one! Last, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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6 min
January 1, 2019
The Silent Killers in Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation - Part 2
Mechanical ventilation in the pediatric population brings forth different areas of concern. Couple this with an already stressful patient population and these types of calls can be highly stressful. Join us in part 2 of 2 as Tyler Christifulli hosts w/ guest Bryan Winchell, as they discuss the "Silent Killers related to pediatric mechanical ventilation, with an application to the Hamilton T1 ventilator. You don't want to miss this one! Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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39 min
December 27, 2018
The Silent Killers in Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation
Mechanical ventilation in the pediatric population brings forth different areas of concern. Couple this with an already stressful patient population and these types of calls can be highly stressful. Join us in the last podcast for 2018 where we dive into the "Silent Killer" in Pediatric mechanical ventilation. This will be part 1 of 2 podcasts on this highly requested topic. Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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37 min
December 9, 2018
Soft Vs. Hard is the Question? W/ Dr. Mike Hudson
Join us at AMTC 2018 for a discussion that has been a hot topic around the United States for the past few years. We are joined by Dr. Mike Hudson, medical director for Classic Air Medical in Utah. He is one of just a few medical directors in the United States taking a stance on this hot topic. Are we close to following in the footsteps of our brothers across the pond? Join us to find out more about "Soft Vs. Hard is the Question?" Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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16 min
November 11, 2018
Did Someone Say...Push Dose Pressor? "The New KID On The Block!"
Using push dose pressors have become common practice in the pre-hospital and critical care environments. We have seen many companies adopt protocols that guide the use of medications such as Epinephrine and Phenylephrine as the go-to medications in the setting of Rapid Sequence Intubation, with associated hemodynamic compromise. However, are these the best medication? We know that both Epinephrine and Phenylephrine come with many potential side effects. Is there a better option? Join us to find out more about "The New KID On The Block." Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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10 min
November 3, 2018
The Steps To Becoming A FLIGHT NURSE w/Kelly Miller
This is our second in a series of two unique podcasts that takes a look at the road to becoming a Flight Nurse. I'm joined with Kelly Miller, Regional Clinical Manager for the Midwest Region of Air Methods Corporation. We have received numerous podcast requests on the topic of: "What is the best way to achieve the position of "Flight Nurse". Kelly comes with a diverse experience level as a nurse in the ED, ICU and flight nurse in the HEMS industry, with his current role as a Regional Clinical Manager. Take a journey with us as we dive into the best way to obtain a flight position and be prepared for these challenging clinical positions. Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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34 min
October 27, 2018
The Nightmare Scenario - "Managing The Unimaginable"
We have all sat back and thought about the worst scenarios possible. We train on different patient presentations and take great care in understanding our job as a whole. But...Do we take the same time and preparation in our crew resource management skills? How would you respond in different flight related emergencies with your patient, partner, pilot or aircraft? Sit back and get ready for the Nightmare Scenario - Managing The Unimaginable. We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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43 min
October 17, 2018
Big News..The Best Tool In Medicine!
What is the best tool we have? It is easy to get excited about intubation, chest tubes or even surgical airways. What saves lives? What tool out of all our procedures and equipment is the best? In the episode, we discuss how to have optimal performance and ways to build on this amazing tool! We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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10 min
October 14, 2018
The Mental Reset - "OODA Loop!"
Join us for a special "hijacked episode" of the podcast. This is a much-needed topic of conversation. The "OODA Loop" process has been discussed in-depth in regards to cognitive and performance psychology. However, we often find ourself task saturated, tunnel-visioned, and stuck in a faulty loop of repetitive error. In the episode, we discuss five tips to train and prepare for optimal performance, troubleshooting, and the mental reset. We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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18 min
September 27, 2018
FOAMfrat "Transfusion Confusion" RESPONSE!
If you didn't listen to the recent podcast put out by Tyler Christifulli and FOAMfrat called "Trigger Happy Transfusion Confusion" please download and listen via the FOAMfrat podcast feed. Tyler does a great job and provides out of the box thinking on the hot topic of PRBC administration in the transport environment. This "Response" podcast is based on my commentary, overall thoughts on the topic, additional topic points to consider and an overall review of the data related to PRBCs, FFP, and the recently published PAMPer trial. We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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17 min
September 19, 2018
Is Ketamine a Safer RSI Medication in Pre-hospital Transport Environment? Maybe Not!
From the authors of David Olvera, FP-C and Daniel Davis M.D. The abstract introduction: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is associated with a number of complications that can increase morbidity and mortality. Among RSI agents used to blunt awareness of the procedure and produce amnesia, ketamine is unique in its classification as a dissociative agent rather than a CNS depressant. Thus, ketamine should have a lower risk of peri-RSI hypotension due to the minimal sympatholysis as compared to other agents. The main goal of this analysis was to explore the incidence of hypotension and/or cardiopulmonary arrest in patients receiving ketamine versus other agents during RSI. We hypothesized that ketamine would be associated with a lower risk of hemodynamic complications, particularly after adjusting for co-variables reflecting patient acuity. In addition, we anticipated that an increased prevalence of ketamine use would be associated with a decreasing incidence of peri-RSI hypotension and/or arrest. We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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17 min
August 21, 2018
FAST18 Rewind: "Fit For Duty"? w/ James Boomhower
FAST18 was Epic! If you missed FAST18.. Don't worry, FAST19 is right around the corner - May 6-8, 2019 in Murfreesboro, TN. This is the fourth release of many FAST18 Rewinds that will be released throughout the next year, leading up to FAST19. This talk is a ground breaking look into our mental ability to be ready for duty. This was one of my favorite talks and something everyone of must hear! I promise you this will knock you down and pick you back up! Join James Boomhower a Flight Paramedic from Boston MedFlight with his talk "Fit For Duty"! We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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23 min
July 28, 2018
FOAMfrat Re..Butt..AL - "Response Required"!
In this episode, Eric responds to the latest podcast by FOAMfrat and Tyler Christifulli, titled "Response Required"! This is a must listen and a full Re..butt..AL based on the podcast we published a few weeks back called: "The 5 Hottest Questions In Mechanical Ventilation w/ Mike Herman". Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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16 min
July 21, 2018
Debunking the Continuing Controversy with Ketamine in Traumatic Brain Injury
In this episode, Eric discusses the continuing controversy surrounding the use of Ketamine in the TBI patient. Does Ketamine cause an increase in ICP after administration? Join us for a look at the available literature and review this controversial topic. Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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14 min
July 13, 2018
The 5 Hottest Questions In Mechanical Ventilation w/ Mike Herman
In this episode, Eric is joined by his buddy Mike Herman for a down and dirty question and answer blitz on mechanical ventilation. We dive into the hottest subjects in mechanical ventilation, where I attempt to answer five questions that are common in pre-hospital critical care. You don't want to miss this episode!! Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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72 min
June 30, 2018
FAST18 Rewind - Traumatic Arrest | Dissecting Critical Thinking w/Sam Ireland
FAST18 was Epic! If you missed FAST18.. Don't worry, FAST19 has been planned and booked for May 6-8, 2019 in Murfreesboro, TN. This is the third of many FAST18 Rewinds that will be released throughout the next year, leading up to FAST19. Don't miss this talk on the critical thinking involved in Traumatic Arrest. Join Sam Ireland from our FOAMfrat brothers and sista! Sam is a phenomenal speaker and will make you think differently about the Traumatic Arrest patient. Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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21 min
June 8, 2018
High Dose Nitro in Hypertensive Left Ventricular Failure
High dose nitro has become a hot topic as of late. In the podcast, I'm joined by Chris Meeks, a Flight Paramedic and the host of the Mind Body Medic Podcast.  Chris and I sit down and discuss the physiology of left systolic and diastolic ventricular failure and how to approach the patient that is in severe overload due to high systemic vascular resistance.  The newest literature is guiding high push dose nitro, with doses of 1-3mg IV push given every couple minutes. Join us for the discussion, look into physiology and application in the pre-hospital ground and helicopter environments. Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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25 min
May 23, 2018
The Steps To Becoming A Flight Paramedic w/Evan Claunch
This is a unique podcast that takes a look at the road to becoming a Flight Paramedic. I'm joined with the original co-founder of FlightBridgeED-Evan Claunch. We have received numerous podcast requests on the topic of: "What is the best way to achieve the position of Flight Paramedic". What a better way to honor Evan as he moves into a new career and leaves the HEMS industry behind, but to have this discussion with him. Evan and I discuss the best ways to achieve these tough to find positions. Take a journey with us as we dive into the best way to obtain a flight position and be prepared for these challenging clinical positions. Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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53 min
May 14, 2018
Surviving Sepsis 2018 Update - Literature Review
Hot Off the Press! In this podcast, we dive into the 2018 Surviving Sepsis Update and look at the new recommendations, evaluate the evidence and take a look at how this does or does not fit with other high-level evidence. We dive into the fluid debate, with a focus on Normal Saline vs. Lactated Ringers, whether 30mL/kg is based on the best evidence, whether fluid should be given based on true body weight or ideal body weight, and lastly, the hot topic of EtCO2 guided fluid resuscitation when coupled with passive leg raising. This is always a hot topic! Take a journey with me on this often disagreed on subject! Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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27 min
May 5, 2018
The Nightmare Patient - Tylenol Toxicity
We are back to the horrors associated with the "The Nightmare Patient". The flight crew is tenuously attempting to rip the patient out of death’s mouth and bring him back from the roaring mouth of oblivion. Will she be saved? How will her care be rendered? In this episode, Bruce Hoffman joins Eric for a look at the complexities associated with tylenol toxicity. We look specifically at the physiology, associated labs, the four phases of toxicity and associated treatment PEARLS. Don't miss this podcast, this is a highly tested subject on all advanced certification exams and can be a difficult patients to manage in general. Lastly, we couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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41 min
April 29, 2018
FAST18 Rewind - A Paradigm Shift In Pediatrics w/ Dr. Peter Antevy
FAST18 was Epic! If you missed FAST18.. Don't worry, FAST19 has been planned and booked for May 6-8, 2019 in Murfreesboro, TN. This is the second of many FAST18 Rewinds that will be released throughout the next year, leading up to FAST19. This talk is a ground breaking look into pediatric resuscitation by a true visionary. Join Dr. Peter Antevy with his talk "A Paradigm Shift In Pediatrics. We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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30 min
April 23, 2018
Dissecting "TIME CONSTANT" - Optimizing Alveolar Filling and Emptying
This podcast is going to dive into the topic of TIME CONSTANT. Have you ever wondered how we truly determine the exhalation time for our ventilator patients? Time Constant is the concept that guides our care and determines the time needed for proper alveolar filling or emptying. We couple this podcast with a downloadable worksheet for practice that can be found in the show notes on the FlightBridgeED website under this podcast. The worksheet gives calculation examples, practice questions, and answers to check your work. I promise this podcast will challenge you, bring insight on problems you've encountered in the transport environment and ultimately give you new tools that will make you better as a clinician. We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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18 min
April 15, 2018
ARDS vs. Pseudo ARDS Literature Review
This podcast is going to dive into the hot topic of ARDS or lack there of. I’ve been so excited to review this article and was blown away by its depth and science based discussion. In this amazing article by Pulmcrit and Josh Farkas, the topic of ARDS is examined with the focus on the Berlin Definition of ARDS, pathophysiology, iatrogenic injury and the new theory called “pseudoARDS”. In this episode, we explore the old thought process in ARDS, with a focus on diagnosis, physiology, theory, and overall treatment approach. We then examine the science and take a look at the newer thoughts on “pseudoARDS”. We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks for listening!
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30 min
March 30, 2018
FAST18 Rewind - "My Worst Day"!
FAST18 was Epic! If you missed FAST18.. Don't worry, FAST19 has been planned and booked for May 6-8, 2019 in Murfreesboro, TN. This is the first of many FAST18 Rewinds that will be released throughout the next year, leading up to FAST19. This talk is my Keynote talk that ended day 1. Join me in reflection and listen to "My Worst Day"!
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26 min
March 22, 2018
REBOA with special Guest Dr. Bryan C. Morse
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric invites Dr. Bryan C. Morse to discuss REBOA. REBOA is a minimally invasive procedure in which a balloon is inserted into the aorta in order to control bleeding. This buys time for the patient to receive the surgical care that they require and saving their life. Join us for this episode and share it with your colleagues! We couldn’t make this podcast without. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks so much for listening!
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41 min
March 6, 2018
Zero to Flow
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we take a look at CVP and what it means to modern critical care practice. There are a lot of misconceptions about the correct ranges, what it actually tells us, and so much more. You won’t want to miss this incredibly informative podcast to get you on the road from Zero to Flow! If you love The FlightBridgeED Podcast, rate, and review wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening!
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11 min
February 28, 2018
FAST18 Discussion with Ashley Liebig
FAST18 is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited! As the clock counts down until the doors open, we are beginning to get a clear understanding of what an incredible gathering of brilliant educators, and speakers are going to be in the same building at the same time. With that in mind, Eric has invited Ashley Liebig onto the show for a quick chat about what everyone can expect! If you haven’t made up your mind about attending, you still have a short window to purchase your tickets. This could be your chance to breathe new life into your career, or keep the fire burning! Hop in on this conversation and tap into the buzz surrounding this event! FlightBridgeED is dedicated to our community of friends and family from around the world! This is your chance to get connected, earn some continuing educations hours, and learn from some of the most talented educators in the FOAMed community! Thanks for listening!
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25 min
January 30, 2018
Top 5 Podcasts of 2017
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by a curio collection of some of the most brilliant minds in the pre-hospital critical care industry to review the top 5 most downloaded podcasts from 2017. It was an incredible year and 2018 is shining just as bright! Download, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. The FBE family of podcasts is now available on TuneIn! Get the app now and listen to your favorite podcast and more! Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends, and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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62 min
January 4, 2018
The Silent Killer in RSI
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric takes a few minutes to delve into an intriguing aspect of the paralytics we carry out on every flight. As the old quote goes, everything is a poison in the right amount, it is perhaps worth applying this, in a manner of speaking, to the pharmacokinetics of the paralytics we give our patients. Are some of these medications actually doing more harm than we realize? What are the potential problems with the tried-and-true medications we are comfortable with, and that have a long history with providers? Learn how you can bring the cutting edge of medicine to your paralytic toolbox in this episode! Download, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. The FBE family of podcasts is now available on TuneIn! Get the app now and listen to your favorite podcast and more! Remember that reviews are key to help keep us high on the charts where your friends, and family can find us. We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Thanks for listening!
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23 min
December 19, 2017
Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Plasma Protein Binding
Have you ever wondered what happens to that medicine you so easily flush down the IV line of your patient, or in that capsule your patient swallows? We so often take for granted that an incredibly complex, and amazing chain of processes must take place in order to move the medicine we give to the exact spot where it’s needed. Join Eric Bauer as he peels back the mysterious layers of medication absorption and distribution. As always, this really difficult subject gets broken down into easily understood analogies, and concepts that builds knowledge on top of knowledge. The best part… it’s all free! Download, subscribe, rate, and review wherever you get your podcast from. Did you learn a lot from this podcast? Help us keep this podcast, and more high on the charts so your friends and colleagues can find us easily! Give us a quick review and let the world know how much you like our stuff! Thanks for listening! We couldn’t make this podcast without you.ke a few minutes and write a short review. We couldn’t make this podcast without you!
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36 min
November 10, 2017
HEAVEN the new LEMONS
In this episode of The FlightBridgED Podcast, Eric and Dave Olvera carve out some time while they are on the road to talk about airway management preparation strategies. Dave has invested many years of his professional career investigating, and researching, among other important projects, how to best optimize intubation success. For as long as I can remember, we have used difficult airway predictors in our field practice, such as LEMON(S), to help prepare for eventualities when placing an endotracheal tube. Dave and his colleagues have determined that those predictors are great, but may not be as applicable to field intubations. With mountains of research at hand the HEAVEN criteria was created, along with best-practice strategies for increasing intubation success in an ever-changing environment. Join us for this episode as Eric and Dave discuss HEAVEN criteria, and more! Download, rate, and review wherever you get your podcast. Each review is so important to our success. Your reviews on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, or other platforms help to make us a recommended podcast so we are more visible, and easily discovered. If you believe in the value of what FlightBridgeED brings in this podcast, please take a few minutes and write a short review. We couldn’t make this podcast without you!
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68 min
October 30, 2017
Fallacy or Fact?
In this episode of The FlightBridgED Podcast, Eric Bauer, Mike Verkest, and Tyler Christifulli gather round to discuss some of the industries current patient care fallacies… and facts! When we learn new concepts, we often find ourself joining the bandwagon, or joining of the misfits. Not all concepts are grounded in fact, and those that are grounded in fact should have their source evaluated before taking it as gospel. In our exciting age of free, open access to think, discuss, and discover it’s also important to learn responsibly! Join the guys as they take on some of the largest elephants in the room in this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast. Download, rate, and review wherever you get your podcast. Remember that reviews are key to keeping us high on the charts where your friends and colleagues can find us easily. We couldn’t make this podcast without you! Thanks so much for listening.
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61 min
October 23, 2017
48 Hour Survival Challenge
While safety in, and around the aircraft is of paramount importance it is also equally important to train for what happens when safety turns into survival. We have all attended survival training in some form, or fashion. How was your experience? If you’re like most, you unfortunately get run through a quick day of training just to check the box. In the face of life, and death there is certainly a box waiting for you to check, but why not choose to survive? You are choosing life when you demand serious, quality survival training. Join us in this episode as we talk with the Chief Flight Nurse, Deb Witte, and Chief Flight Paramedic, Nathan Morreale, from AirMed at the University of Utah Health to talk about a program they developed to teach, test, and overcome in an emergency survival situation. Download, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Remember reviews are key to keeping us high on the charts so your friends and colleagues can find us. Thank you for listening to The FlightBridgeED Podcast.
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44 min
October 16, 2017
The 3 P's of ETCO2
We have all been trained to make the numbers “normal” for so many years, that it seems so unnatural to leave a number alone. It’s like a terrible itch that we have to scratch, and we feel satisfaction when we finally optimize our patient’s ETCO2 by shoving it right back to 40 mmHg. We take off our work boots, and strap on our favorite running shoes as we run headlong chasing numbers into oblivion. What if we told you that what you are doing could be considered… murder? Maybe the patient is already dead… Join Eric in this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast as we learn how to troubleshoot an out of sorts ETCO2 with the 3 P’s of ETCO2. Download, rate, and review wherever you get your podcasts! Remember that reviews are the key to our future success and the intelligence of your peers by keeping us high on the charts where people can find us more easily. We love making this podcast, and we thank you, our listeners, so much for being the reason we get to come to work!
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11 min
October 9, 2017
Nightmare Series: Burn Management
A spark of twisted smoke and fire ignites into a blazing inferno of charring flame. In the midst of the flickering light, a man suffers in the terrifying grip of heat and hellish pain. The flight crew is tenuously attempting to rip the patient out of death’s mouth and bring him back from the roaring mouth of oblivion. Will he be saved? How will his care be rendered? Are the old ways the best ways? Join us for the death-defying answer in this Nightmare Series episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast.
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39 min
October 2, 2017
IABP Pearls: Mechanical vs Chemical Balloon
Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Counterpulsation therapy is a miracle of modern science that has roots going to the 1960’s. We have come a long way since those days and now, although not a high volume request, flight crews are regularly transporting patients with these lifesaving devices in place. Because this service is not a high volume request, it’s very important to ensure you understand how an IABP works, what the numbers mean, and how you can help and hinder the mechanical function through the use of medications. Did you know that by giving a medication you believe could help stabilize your patient’s blood pressure, you may actually be potentiating the deficit the patient’s weak, and fragile heart is already experiencing? Download and join us as Eric Bauer takes us through the IABP Pearls. If you love what you are hearing from us, please take a moment and review our show in iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or wherever you get your podcasts. Your review could mean the difference in others like you hearing this information, or not. Be a part of building the future of pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine!
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28 min
September 18, 2017
Vasopressin: The Master Medication
Throughout the course of modern medicine, old methods fall as new ones emerge safer, more reliable, better for patient outcomes, and more. Research is deep and results are shared throughout the world. One of the fastest growing, most industry related sections of medicine today is that of resuscitation. In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric presents his argument for crowning Vasopressin as King of the pressers. He even goes so far as to suggest using it in trauma! With plenty of evidence at his back for you to enjoy, please join us for the latest episode of the podcast! Don’t forget to rate and especially review wherever you got your podcasts. These reviews are especially key to keeping us high on the charts where your friends and colleagues can find us. Thank you for listening.
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31 min
September 5, 2017
Acidosis Rodeo: G.O.L.D.M.A.R.K. (part 3 of 3)
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we circle the wagons back around to the Acidosis Rodeo ranch and catch part 3 of this series. As medicine changes, so do our acronyms. Come join us as Eric unpacks the details of G.O.L.D.M.A.R.K. Don’t forget to rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Reviews help keep us high on the charts so your colleagues and friends can find us. Thanks so much for listening!
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21 min
August 21, 2017
Suspension Trauma: Hanging Harness Syndrome
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we take a look at a phenomenon associated with harnesses. OSHA requires them for safety, and some of our jobs use them as tools for saving the lives of victims of circumstance, but what happens when something goes wrong? Sure they save you from the nasty business of falling to your death, but is there a hidden danger that most of us are not aware of? Join Eric Bauer as he explores the reality of hanging harness syndrome. If you enjoy our podcasts, please take a few minutes to rate, and especially review wherever you found our podcast. Reviews help keep us high on the charts so your friends and colleagues can find us. Thank you so much for listening!
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13 min
August 7, 2017
Oxygen Extraction
We all know that the first thing you need to do when treating a patient is throw on a non-rebreather mask, right? What happens when that’s not doing the trick? How can we leverage the gas laws to our patient’s advantage? Join us for all this and more in this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast with Eric Bauer. Download, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Reviews are critical to keeping us visible and viable so we can keep making the great, free content you love to hear, and we love to make! Thanks for listening!
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12 min
July 8, 2017
Neonatal Undifferentiated Collapse
In this blood-chilling episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by a friend to help him cast a light on the dark corner of an otherwise happy little home. A curse has befallen a completely helpless little one. It will take more than the light of their flashlights to scare away this nightmare. Which path should they choose? Where does the river of death spring? Are you up to the challenge of solving these cases? Join us to hear the terrifying conclusion and test your wits again our heroes in this Nightmare Series Podcast episode. Download, rate, and especially review wherever you get your podcasts. We wouldn’t want you to go through this nightmare alone…
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63 min
June 21, 2017
Undifferentiated Cardiac Collapse
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a mysterious presence lingers in the long shadows of the unknown. Its identity cloaked by confusion, and with malice aforethought, the hideous villains winds its long, cold fingers around the heart of its victim. Will he survive? Who can name the twisted entity and diagnose this nightmare? You won't want to miss the conclusion of Undifferentiated Cardiac Collapse. Don't forget to rate and review wherever you get your podcast. Remember that reviews help us stay high on the charts so your friends and colleagues can find us. Thanks so much for listening!
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34 min
June 5, 2017
ASV - Dissecting the Evidence
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we take a look at a new mode of ventilation found on some transport ventilators made by Hamilton. Adaptive Support Ventilation (ASV) has been touted as a completely hands-off mode in a “set-it-and-forget-it” sort of way. You won’t believe what a recent study uncovered about this mode! Download, rate, and review wherever you get your podcast. Remember, reviews help keep us high on the charts where your friends and colleagues can find us. If you love our podcast, help us out! It only takes a couple of minutes and your review might light the fire of knowledge for someone else! Thanks for listening!
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23 min
May 29, 2017
The Endocrine Nightmare
In critical care medicine, lab values are a standard tool for determining a patient’s course of care, but they are often misunderstood. In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by his lovely wife, Ashley Bauer as they dissect several complicated patient care scenarios. These cases are lab value intense and each value is explained clearly and applied to the patient so that you can easily understand what they mean on your next critically ill patient. Download, rate and review wherever you get our podcast. Remember that reviews help us stay high on the charts where your friends and colleagues can find us. If you love our podcasts, please help us out and spread the word online and in the streets. Thanks for listening!
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61 min
May 16, 2017
Patient BVM Advocacy with Tyler Christifulli of the Lifestar Podcast
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by Tyler Christifulli from the Lifestar podcast to talk about the ongoing debate over using pediatric BVMs for our adult patients. Regardless of what side of the argument you’re on, you won’t want to miss this episode! Download, subscribe, rate and review from wherever you get our podcast! Thanks for listening!
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45 min
May 15, 2017
FAST18 Announcement
We are proud to announce the launch of our biggest event yet! On March 20 and 21, 2018 you will want to join us for the first ever FlightBridgeED Air and Surface Transport Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee! World-class speakers, vendors, of course the FlightBridgeED Team will be in attendance and much, much more! Go to our website now to register! Join the revolution!
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May 8, 2017
Blankets are for Naps, Not Medicine: Is a 6 mL/kg Tidal Volume for Everyone?
Medicine is an ever-evolving practice of learning from mistakes, conquering diseases, and seeing to the needs of a unique individual who is desperate for a cure. It would be nice to be able to throw the same things at everyone and get the same results, but if we do that we forget the of the individual and the uniqueness of their body. In this episode, we discuss the trend of “blanket medicine,” and how it specifically relates to the once king of tidal volumes, 6 mL / kg. If you love our podcast, don’t forget to rate and especially review wherever you get your podcasts.
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28 min
May 1, 2017
Adult or Pediatric BVM
In this episode of the podcast, Eric explains and offers insight into an old argument that has recently been given a spotlight by industry professionals. Are adult bag-valve-masks a dangerous tool? Should we be using pediatric equipment on adults? Join the conversation with our community on FaceBook and Twitter! Don't forget to rate, and review our podcast from where ever you get your podcasts. Taking the time to write a review helps keep our podcast high on the charts so it can easily be found by everyone. If you love the podcast, you cab give back to us by reviewing the content we make on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, or any other podcast platform. Thanks for listening!
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16 min
April 3, 2017
Overcoming the Need for Speed
In this special episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, join Eric Bauer, Mike Verkest, Ryan Wyatt, and Dave Olvera at the ECHO conference for an incredible meeting of the minds for what could be considered an industry-changing, best practice for airway management. These powerhouses of the pre-hospital world are shattering old paradigms and raising the bar of quality patient care. You won’t want to miss it! Don’t forget to download, rate, and review from wherever you get our podcast. Remember, reviews help keep us high on the charts so your friends and colleagues can find us easier. Help us drive the future of pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine.
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21 min
March 20, 2017
Acidosis Rodeo - Part 2
Part 2 of 3 in the Acidosis Rodeo is a continuation of our previous case study. In this episode, Eric dives into DKA and HHNK from differential diagnosis to lab values. This episode will link up with part 3 to give you an incredibly in-depth picture of acidosis and how you can put this information into use in your own practice. Don’t forget to rate and review wherever you get your podcasts from. Rating, and especially reviews help us stay high on the charts so that your friends and co-workers can find us more easily. We believe in our mission to bring high level critical care education to the masses. If you believe in us as much as we believe in you, take a couple of minutes and give us a review! We will be forever grateful!
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34 min
March 1, 2017
Damage Control Resuscitation Part 2 of 2
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined, once again, by Rahkeem Francis for part 2 in this series entitled “Damage Control Resuscitation.” Covered in this episode are the topics of blood, vasopressin, the lethal trauma triad, and more! Download, rate and review from wherever you get our podcast. Remember that reviews matter so much because it helps our podcast stay high on the charts so our industry peers can find us. Help us change the face of pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine!
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43 min
February 13, 2017
The FlightBridgeED Podcast's 100th Episode
In this special 100th episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by Mike for a look back over the journey thus far. Filled with stories, some laughs, and even a little crying, you won’t want to miss this incredible milestone episode! As downloads climb, and review courses fill we want you to know one very important thing… FlightBridgeED is still dedicated to you! Congratulations to you, our community of friends and family, for the success of FlightBridgeED over the years! This one is dedicated to all of you. Download, rate, and don’t forget to review the podcast wherever you get it. Reviews help us stay high on the charts so your friends and co-workers can find us. If you love what you hear, let us know!
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77 min
January 22, 2017
Damage Control Resuscitation
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by Flight Nurse, and Paramedic Rahkeem Francis to unpack the first of a 2 part series covering “Damage Control Resuscitation.” In the pre-hospital field we have always held our airway skills in high regard, but is airway king? Could their be a better focus for our skills of which airway is but a small piece? This one simple shift in paradigms could change the way you practice pre-hospital and emergency medicine forever. Download, rate and review from wherever you get our podcast. Remember that reviews matter so much because it helps our podcast stay high on the charts so our industry peers can find us. Help us change the face of pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine!
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49 min
January 16, 2017
The Neuroglobin Scavenger
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, after some incredible results in a recent research study, there could finally be a cure for, the often difficult to treat, CO poisoning. Join Eric Bauer and Mike Verkest as they discuss this mutated protein that is really promising for this common complaint. Don't forget to rate, and review. Help keep us high on the charts so your friends, and co-workers can find us.
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13 min
December 29, 2016
EMSPOCUS with Branden Miesemer
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric catches up with our good friend and ultrasound guru Branden Miesemer of EMSPOCUS at AMTC. Recorded right from the convention floor, the guys discuss just what is EMSPOCUS and how it is being used in the pre-hospital world. Download, rate, review and subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts!
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19 min
December 9, 2016
Acidosis Rodeo - Part 1
In this first of a two part series, Eric Bauer unpacks a difficult critical care case scenario and begins to explain how we can better identify pH balance disturbances in our patients. Learn how to identify acidosis even without blood gasses, how to protect your patients from further sliding into a worsening state, and much more. Download, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Reviews help us stay high on the chart where your friends and co-workers can find us. If you love our free podcast, help us spread the word!
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40 min
November 21, 2016
Ventilator Rewind - Application Part 2
Eric continues our update of ventilator application in part 2 of this series. Discover the proper use of I:E ratios and I-time, a breakdown of manipulating PIPs and pPlats, and much more! Download, subscribe and rate wherever you get our podcast! Don’t forget to check out the brand new Ventilator Management: A Pre-hospital Perspective (2nd Edition) book available now!
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26 min
November 14, 2016
Driving Pressure
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric presents a key concept in reducing mortality in ARDS that is being used in the ICU. Does it have application in the air medical world? Download, rate, and review from wherever you get our podcast! Help us stay high on the charts so intelligent folks like yourself can better find us!
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14 min
October 31, 2016
Ventilator Pearls - Recruitment Maneuvers
Have you ever had a hypoxic patient on a ventilator that you just couldn’t get to oxygenate properly? Spinning dials can be frustrating for you and deadly for your patients. In this episode we present a practical, and logical application of transport ventilation for optimizing oxygenation. Help keep this podcast and podcasts like it high on the charts so people can find us! Rate us where ever you download, or subscribe our podcast!
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7 min
October 25, 2016
Ventilator Rewind - Application Part 1
As we approach the 4 year anniversary of FlightBridgeED, Eric takes some time to reflect on one of the earliest and most popular podcast series we produced - Ventilator Management. It has always been one of our company goals to help clarify the mysteries of ventilator management in pre-hospital medicine. In this retrospective glance mixed with new strategy and science, you will refresh and renew your understanding of cellular respiration and ventilator management. Download, subscribe and rate wherever you get our podcast! Don’t forget to check out the brand new Ventilator Management: A Pre-hospital Perspective (2nd Edition) book available now at FlightBridgeED.com.
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40 min
October 4, 2016
EMS World Expo Announcement
Join us for the NAEMT EMS World Expo in New Orleans and for a limited time, pick up the brand new 2nd edition of Ventilator Management: A Pre-Hospital Perspective for a special price!
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1 min
September 9, 2016
Refractory Hypoxia - Dissecting Rise Time vs. I-time
When it comes to ventilator management, and critically ill patients it can sometimes get a little scary. Have you ever had a patient on a ventilator who starts declining only to pull them off and go back to that good old BVM? Why does the magical BVM work and not the ventilator? Join us for this episode to find out! Download, subscribe, rate and review where ever you get your podcast goodness!
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28 min
September 8, 2016
Evaluating the Shock Index
Join Eric for a quick explanation of the shock index and how it applies to your practice in this Teachable Moment Mini Episode of the FlightBridgeED Podcast.
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10 min
August 21, 2016
The Ketamine Response
When it comes to RSI in the pre-hospital setting, Ketamine is our new best friend. There are many more benefits to using this medication within several subgroups of patients for RSI than our the old standby, etomidate. We have read the accolades and positives in several studies, and trials, but what are the negatives? Are there any negatives? Could Ketamine be the perfect drug? Is it all just hype? Join the podcast as Eric discusses a new study and you will not believe what it says about your new favorite drug. Download, listen, rate, and review! Help FlightBridgeED keep our podcasts at the top of the charts so your friends and colleagues can find us!
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39 min
July 25, 2016
How to Read a Clinical Trial Paper
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric unpacks the often complicated subject of clinical trials. We all want to know what the latest and greatest treatments, and best practices so we can apply it to our clinical practice. To know that, we have to see what’s going on in the realm of research medicine. Clinical trial papers have a lot to offer, but how do we know the information we are reading is accurate, and appropriate for us? Join us for this episode to learn more! Help keep us high on the charts so your friends and co-workers can find our podcast! Download, rate, and comment wherever you get your podcasts!
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22 min
July 11, 2016
Damage Control RSI
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric introduces Damage Control RSI. While some of the concepts discussed are not necessarily new concepts, this package of best practice procedures, tips and tricks, and more will streamline your advanced airway practices. This podcast covers procedures, medications, and critical care concepts that you can begin using right away. Download this podcast from your favorite source and help us stay high on the charts so more people can find us. If you enjoy these podcasts, take a second to rate and review our podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, or anywhere you find us. It really does make a big difference!
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43 min
June 18, 2016
Yellow Jacket Attack - A Nightmare Series Podcast
Their dagger-like stingers drip with venom as they seek a victim to cut down in the wake of their horrific swarm. There is no time to waste as the poison courses through the veins of the patient. Each breath could be the last, and seconds become precious as the yellow and black reapers swing the death stroke. Will you save her? Don’t miss a moment of this spine-tingling Nightmare Series Podcast, Yellow Jacket Attack!
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31 min
June 6, 2016
FBE Public Service Announcement
FlightBridgeED Public Service Announcement - The new website has been released! Take a listen then go to www.flightbridgeed.com and sign up! Registration is FREE and the benefits are incredible!
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7 min
May 20, 2016
REBOA - with Dr. Zaffer Qasim
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Zaffer Qasim to discuss the history, application, and data of REBOA (Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta) for a variety of reasons including aortic aneurysm, trauma, and so much more. You won't believe what these things can do, and you might be carrying them in the field sooner than you think!
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33 min
April 25, 2016
28 Month-Old Collapse
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, the swirling mists of secrecy cover a young life with an esoteric mystery diagnosis. As we shine our flashlights into the vast, gloomy corners of discovery our sure-footed pathway leads to a maze of deception, misdirection and confusion. A diagnosis is within reach, and a treatment just beyond our outstretched, wriggling fingers as we claw ever closer to the truth. Our adventure awaits as we wander in this nightmare series podcast we call the 28 Month-Old Collapse. Download, share, rate and subscribe!
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47 min
April 18, 2016
Find Your Greatness - Find what inspires you and do it more!
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast Eric chooses to move off the well-worn path for a moment, motivating us to breathe more passion into what inspires and ignites our mind. We live in an incredible era of information and discovery. Dare to dream!
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27 min
March 24, 2016
50 Foot Fall From Radio Tower
A tedious and trembling silhouette ascends a precarious perch into a tower thrust high in the skies. A moment's mistake forces the twisted hand of fate as our patient succumbs to the fierce pull of gravity. Plunging to the cold ground, unable to move, and fearfully close to the end it's up to you to fight the hollow heart of death in this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast.
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22 min
March 14, 2016
Push-Dose Pressors: Literature Review and Update
A follow-up to our previous push-dose pressor podcast. Even though there is substantial evidence for push-dose pressors in certain situations, the air medical industry as a whole has yet to embrace them. It is important for us to be responsible in our care and with our knowledge and work hand-in-hand with our medical directors and with our patient care protocols. Having said this, it is also up to us to shape the care we give by influencing the folks that make decisions in our individual institutions. Join with Eric as he discusses push-dose pressors and their future in our practice.
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10 min
March 9, 2016
TBI: Understanding Current Therapies - part 2
After laying the foundations in the previous podcast, we dive below the dura mater in part 2 of the TBI series and take a look at subarachnoid, intraventricular, and intracerebral (parenchymal) hemorrhages as well as specific treatments for each.
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30 min
March 1, 2016
IABP: Therapy Overview & Pearls with Kelly Miller
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast Eric is joined by Kelly Miller, Regional Clinical Manager for Air Methods, Inc., to demystify the technical and physiologic application of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). These devices have come a long way over the course of their lives, and in the wake of their continued development lives have been saved and outcomes have been improved. It’s important that we as providers constantly refresh on the operation and application of the IABP since they are a low volume niche of our transport population. Join us as we unpack the ballon pump, and get the industry professional tips and tricks you need to succeed.
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75 min
February 26, 2016
TBI: Understanding Current Therapies - part 1
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric begins part 1 of a series of podcasts regarding traumatic brain injury, with an in-depth examination of anatomy and physiology, the Monro-Kellie Hypothesis, and signs and symptoms of some common neurological injuries. Don’t miss a single episode of this incredible series! Subscribe, or download right now!
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36 min
February 9, 2016
One of the Most Important Podcast We Have Ever Made
We generally never mix these 2 very unique podcasts together, but this podcast is quite possibly the most important podcast we have ever published. A pillar of our practice is under fire and we need everyone's help. Back in the 70's there were a number of laws written regarding the use, and distribution of controlled substances. Unfortunately for us, back in the 70's EMS looked very different. In fact, it was so different that there were never any laws written specifically to direct the function of EMS within those laws. We have been operating for years under a sort of combined mishmash of laws. Recently, the DEA and other members of the US government have been investigating how we operate and you won't believe what they have determined. There is hope for our profession, but it starts with each of us doing our part. Listen to this podcast, contact your representative and encourage them to rally to our side. Failure with this matter means rapid access to lifesaving medication will go away for our patients, and the pre-hospital industry will be turned upside down. Download this podcast, listen, distribute, share, get the word out to your friends, family, co-workers, medical directors, anyone who will listen. We have to band together for the sake of our patients and our profession.
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36 min
February 5, 2016
Lactate: Myths & Evidence Reivew
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric picks up his magnifying glass and takes a close look at serum lactate. Is there enough evidence to support it, or is it snake oil? Join us as we uncover the evidence together.
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39 min
January 13, 2016
BiPAP: Do you understand absolute versus additive
In this episode of The FlightBridgED Podcast, BiPAP is nothing new for us, but are we understand the correct way to set up our transport ventilators to deliver the correct pressures? Maybe. Maybe not! Join Eric as he explains the difference between absolute and additive pressures.
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12 min
December 14, 2015
Changing Airway Management Culture: Using the HEAVEN Criteria, VL and Decision Making with Dave Olvera
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, special guest Dave Olvera joins Eric on the show to bring our community some incredible facts, figures, and real world application of powerful, research-based advanced airway management best practice techniques. With years of evidence and statistics, this podcast will challenge you to critically analyze your airway skills and why it is that we perform the way that we do. You won't want to miss it! Join us for Changing Airway Management Culture: Using HEAVEN Criteria, VL & Decision Making with Dave Olvera.
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40 min
December 7, 2015
Approaching Aristotle
In this ground-breaking episode, special guest Michael Laurie and Eric Bauer present one of the most astoundingly captivating concepts that you won't want to miss. Join us for Approaching Aristotle: Making Critical Care Education Brain Friendly.
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68 min
December 5, 2015
Neo-Sticks: Push Dose Pressors in RSI
In this episode of the FlightBridgeED Podcast, we discuss how to use push dose pressors to offset the effects caused by sedation and paralysis on hemodynamically unstable patients requiring RSI.
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25 min
November 29, 2015
Absorption Atelectasis: Are We Missing This Important Concept
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric shines a revealing light on the detrimental effects of nitrogen washout on our patient's alveoli and what that could mean for their treatment long term. More oxygen is always better, right? Join us for this insightful discussion as we reveal the truths behind absorption atelectasis.
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25 min
November 16, 2015
Trending Topics: Ketamine and Paralytics - Dissecting the Research
In this episode of the FlightBridgeED podcast, Eric pulls together the evidence for the traditional drugs we push during RSI, for sedation and paralytics. Join us for an incredibly thought provoking discussion that will challenge your foundational knowledge on these medications and further your clinical expertise.
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27 min
October 26, 2015
Long Acting Paralysis: Treatment and Paralysis
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric addresses an e-mail from listener and critical care provider Ryan Wyatt of Tuscon, Arizona regarding the use of paralytics in our practice.
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20 min
October 5, 2015
The Traumatic Airway: A Nightmare Series Podcast
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a nightmare creeps from the tattered remains of beaten and bruised patient. The wrenching grasp of death casts a long, dark shadow over the flight team as a crucial decision means life, or death. What will happen? Will the patient survive? Join us for the mesmerizing tale of The Traumatic Airway.
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40 min
September 23, 2015
Inferior Wall MI: Debakey I Tear
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a patient's life perches precariously atop a critical decision. What terrifying malady stands behind this horrific situation? Could it be the gripping, wrenching grasp of a myocardial infarction, or could this be the result of an even more devious fiend? Then again, it could be door number 3…
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27 min
September 7, 2015
Sodium Bicarbinate Treatment in Acidosis - An Update to a Long-term Debate
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric discusses the issue of sodium bicarb treatment in acid base disorders through the lens of new evidence, and the overall metabolic state of the patient. As paradigms in treatment shift, all of our patients benefit. Join us for this episode of the podcast.
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31 min
August 30, 2015
NIPPV Hypoxemic vs Hypercapnic Strategies
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric outlines the application guidelines and strategies for effective non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. Sometimes putting down the blade, and picking up the mask is an essential step in revolutionary patient care.
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13 min
August 20, 2015
Ventilator Management Book Pre-Release Sale
Pre-order this exciting new book from Eric Bauer and FlightBridgeED, LLC. Ventilator Management: A Pre-Hospital Perspective, written in a conversational style that is in-depth, easy to understand, and practical in application is sure to be a go-to resource for your practice. Check out this short introduction of the book from the author himself, and go online to pre-order now for a discounted price.
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2 min
August 13, 2015
Ventilator Management - Ventilation Failure: Auto-PEEP Strategies
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric clarifies and defines the role of Auto-PEEP. This often neglected measurement has big implications for our patients and adjustments should be made, but with caution and in small increments. Join us as we explore Ventilator Management - Ventilation Failure: Auto-PEEP Strategies.
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20 min
August 8, 2015
The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve: A Resuscitation Paradigm
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric helps us develop the concept of the oxyhemoglobin disassociation curve, left and right shifts, and other important principles of oxygen delivery at the tissue level. Although this is a difficult subject, it’s incredibly relevant and enlightening with real application for our patients. Join us as we study the Oxyhemoglobin Disassociation Curve - A Resuscitation Paradigm.
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40 min
August 3, 2015
Inodilators: Dobutamine & Milrinone
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we continue our conversation about hemodynamic pharmacology started in our previous podcast titled Pure Vasopressors. Today’s conversation focuses on left ventricular dysfunction and how inodilators such as dobutamine, and milrinone are used.
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13 min
July 27, 2015
In-Flight Delivery: A Nightmare Series Podcast
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, like a creature stepping forth from another dimension, an unexpected delivery catches the bewildered flight crew off guard in a dizzying rush to get on the ground. Join Eric as he presents the thrilling case of the In-Flight Delivery.
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46 min
July 20, 2015
Fluidology 201: Plasmalyte, Normosol, Dextran, and Albumin
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric takes a suggestion from our community and dives into the "other" fluids. While these fluids aren't our normal go to solutions, they all have a place in the great field of "Fluidology." Join us as we explore plasmalyte, normosol, and dextran.
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18 min
July 13, 2015
Ketamine 2.0: Debunking the Myths with Dr. Mike Abernethy
In this podcast we dive further into our exploration of Ketamine - a great medication, but one with lots of misconceptions. Join Eric and very special guest, Dr. Mike Abernethy (@FLTDOC1) , Med Flight Chief Physician at University of Wisconsin, as they debunk the myths on this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast.
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57 min
July 6, 2015
LVADS - An Interview with ASTNA President Allen Wolfe
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric talks with ASTNA President Allen Wolfe.
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45 min
July 2, 2015
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SecondShift, a new podcast from FlightBridgeED with Eric Bauer and Mike Verkest. This podcast covers a lot of the current issues and trends in the Helicopter EMS, pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medical care industry. As a bonus, or maybe a consolation, you also get to hear these guys yack on about stuff like sports, talk trash about some former co-workers, and maybe even what flavor their socks smell like! Yup... doesn't get much better than this! Join us for the lighter side of FlightBridgeED in out new podcast production, SecondShift. You'll (probably) be glad you did! Don't worry though, The FlightBridgeED Podcast isn't going anywhere! Subscribe and tell us what you think!
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2 min
June 15, 2015
Pediatric Drowning: A Nightmare Series Podcast
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, an unthinkable horror glides through dark waters with a terrible appetite for fresh, tender flesh. Join Eric Bauer, and Mike Verkest as they peel back reality to expose this nameless evil in this nightmare series podcast, Pediatric Drowning.
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38 min
June 1, 2015
Fluidology 101
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric rides the waves of knowledge as he sheds light on the various fluids we use in our practice. Join us as we learn together!
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8 min
May 25, 2015
TXA in TBI: ROC Trial with Mike Verkest
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric Bauer and special guest Michael Verkest discuss TXA in traumatic brain injuries. Join us for the first interview podcast from FlightBridgeED as we learn from these two incredibly talented educators.
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27 min
May 19, 2015
Rx Special Feature: Ketamine
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric takes some time to unpack this weeks spotlight medication, Ketamine. This medication has been around for quite some time now, but it is only recently seeing routine use in some geographic areas in the pre-hospital critical care field. Join us as we take an in depth look at Ketamine.
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24 min
May 8, 2015
Takotsubo Apical Ballooning Syndrome
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, terror from the deep rises from the blackest abyss to wrap its tentacles around an innocent woman who has lost everything. The flight crew struggles to comprehend the twisted and strange horror, but presses on in search of escape. Join us to discover the ending and what happens to our suffering victim. - A Nightmare Series Podcast -
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19 min
April 27, 2015
Pure Vasopressors
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric covers neo-synephrine, and vasopressin as they are used in the pre-hospital and critical care clinical environments. He also discusses the research regarding methylene blue as a vasopressor.
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23 min
April 9, 2015
Pulmonary Collapse
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a mysterious traveler from the deep south winds his way into town. Why is he there? Who is he? As he moves in and out of the shadows, the evidence of his malicious intent becomes apparent as his terrible hands clutch and tear the tender flesh of his victim until there is no use to struggle against him. Will our patient find salvation? Join your host, Eric Bauer, as he uncovers the mystery of the Pulmonary Collapse - A Nightmare Series Podcast.
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34 min
March 23, 2015
Passive Oxygenation: What Do The Studies Say?
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we take an in-depth look at the concept of of passive oxygenation and camp out in the literature and studies regarding it. Join us for the podcast and discover together how to apply the concept of passive oxygenation to your practice!
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12 min
March 13, 2015
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, below the tempest driven surface of the deep and plunging to the murky, gray depths, a struggling soul descends to join the silence of fate. Join us to discover the horrifying fate and as death wraps its icy hand around the lungs of our patient. What is this terror? Find out in this nightmare series podcast episode, Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.
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13 min
March 2, 2015
Get Rid of Dopamine in EMS
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, dopamine comes under fire in the pre-hospital setting. Is this old school medication finished? Join us as we investigate the issues surrounding why we should Get Rid of Dopamine in EMS.
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30 min
February 23, 2015
3 Amazing Concepts
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric draws the map to some interesting and controversial new research. What is REBOA? Do you really need that cervical collar? Does dopamine deserve to be ditched? Join us for this, and the next 3 episodes for the complete dialogue in this series of 3 Amazing Concepts!
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14 min
February 16, 2015
Hypoxic Status Seizure
Claustrophobic and dark hallways surround our patient as they hysterically shake, and flight to free themselves from the ever tightening grasp of a hypoxic straightjacket. There are worse things than death and as time fights against the minds of the providers, the insane realization that this critical patient may very well be toeing the edge of oblivion sets in. Join your host, Eric Bauer, as he walks with you down the terrifying corridors of the newest Nightmare Series podcast... The Hypoxic Status Seizure. A Nightmare Series Podcast
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28 min
January 26, 2015
The Post-Arrest Nightmare
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, THE DEAD WALK... join us to learn more about this terrifying episode and discover the perilous struggle of one lone patient against overwhelming odds in a world turned upside down.
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32 min
January 12, 2015
Ventilator Strategy: Hypotension
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric unpacks and examines a new ventilator strategy related to hypotensive trauma patients. This strategy is all about reducing inter thoracic pressure, and optimizing gas exchange. Join us via MP3 download, or Enhanced podcast.
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19 min
April 14, 2014
The Nightmare Patient: Advanced Hemodynamic Case Study
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a patient comes precariously close to disaster as a microscopic fiend unleashes it's fury on an unsuspecting patient. Seeking out this horrible monster will take skill as the crew follows the clues found in strange, cryptic waveforms. Join the podcast as we seek answers, and unravel the mystery of advanced hemodynamics.
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35 min
March 17, 2014
The Nightmare Patient - Neonatal Respiratory Arrest
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a looming shadow is cast over an innocent crib as an unseen hand holds the fate of tiny child in its icy grasp. Will disease prevail? Join us... maybe you can be the hero!
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24 min
March 1, 2014
FlightBridgeED Early 2014 Update
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric discusses new product roll-outs and a few plans for the future! Thanks and congratulations to the FlightBridgeED community on moving into our 2nd year learning together!
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5 min
February 3, 2014
Sedation = Delirium: A Recipe for Disaster
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast we pick up a conversation we began in a previous podcast (Forget the PARALYSIS and Treat the PAIN). Now we will discuss the need for choosing appropriate medications and correctly managing their dosing in order to bring better patient outcomes in critical care environments.
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12 min
January 11, 2014
The Nightmare Patient: IABP Cardiac Arrest
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a perfect storm is rising over a terribly complicated case. Juggling a multitude of therapies and way behind, the flight team must fight to keep their heads above water. Find out what happens as the flight team and patient struggle for survival!
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36 min
December 16, 2013
aVR - The Forgotten Lead
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast we discuss aVR as a diagnostic 12-lead tool and apply this to a patient case study. Find out more about this EKG misfit.
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16 min
November 18, 2013
The Nightmare Patient: Left Main Dominant
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a cardiac patient with a genetic anomaly is in a precarious battle for life against a deadly attacking disease. Conventional wisdom may not be the best medicine and the flight crew has a choice to make. Will they fend off certain doom, or is there a second chance waiting for the victim? Find out now!
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17 min
November 4, 2013
Pediatric Asthma: The New Approach
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, traditional asthma treatments come under scrutiny as evidence based medicine demonstrates a better way!
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36 min
October 21, 2013
Identifying Horsepower - Huh?
Seriously? What does horsepower have to do with critical care medicine? Who comes up with this stuff???
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33 min
October 7, 2013
The Nightmare Patient 2: ARDS
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a patient struggles to breathe as illness grips them tightly by the throat. Death looms close by watching... waiting. Make your stand and save the patient's life!
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26 min
September 23, 2013
The Lethal Trauma Triad
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we take some time to look at 3 very cricual elements of trauma management that lead to successful patient outcomes. These critical findings are based on years of research, but some are commonly overlooked at astoundingly high rates. Join in and discover the Lethal Trauma Triad.
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20 min
September 10, 2013
Case Study: The Nightmare Patient
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, evil lurks around every corner as we dissect the flesh from a terrifying case study. Is there no way out for this patient? Do they face certain death? You may be this helpless victim's only hope, but the clock is ticking and one mistake could lead to disaster...
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23 min
August 26, 2013
Forget the Paralysis and Treat the Pain!
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we discuss the need for good pain management when dealing with intubated patient. We further deal with a frustrating, old mindset that seems to be lingering in which paralysis overshadows adequate sedation and analgesia practices.
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9 min
August 12, 2013
Pressure Regulated Volume Control - What Is It?
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we discuss the PRVC mode of ventilation in depth. While not a new mode of ventilation, it has seen more frequent use in the transport environment especially for pediatric patients.
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21 min
July 29, 2013
Oxygenation vs Ventilation: How Do We Fix The Problem?
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast we discuss oxygenation and ventilation. These important concepts are cornerstone principles in properly managing patients on the ventilator, and understanding respiratory function.
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23 min
July 15, 2013
Manipulating Gas Laws in Critical Care Medicine
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast we discuss 5 gas laws that relate to flight physiology and investigate their effects on patient disease processes and treatment. These concepts are especially important for those interested in pursuing a career in the HEMS industry, or for those preparing for advanced certification courses.
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19 min
June 14, 2013
Remembering Our Fallen Brothers
In this podcast, we briefly discuss the recent tragedy of AEL 109 and the importance of safety. No matter what you do there is always the very real danger of injury, or death in the HEMS industry. Your most important job is returning home to friends and family after each mission.
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11 min
May 20, 2013
Cardiac Pharmacology and Vasopressors
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we survey cardiac pharmacology as it relates to beta blockers and vasopressors.
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20 min
May 6, 2013
Sepsis - A Pre-Hospital Approach
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we take a look at sepsis and septic shock discussing criteria, stages, and outcomes and treatment strategies.
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32 min
April 22, 2013
ETCO2 - Cardiac Output and Intubation Concepts
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we take a close look at ETCO2 and how it plays a role in cardiac output and intubation confirmation.
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27 min
April 8, 2013
Tranexamic Acid and Trauma Resuscitation
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we discuss DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation) related to trauma resuscitation and the use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA). This relatively new medication has shown incredible promise through the Crash 2 study conducted in the UK.
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13 min
April 1, 2013
DKA - A How to Approach
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we discuss Diabetic Ketoacidosis and use a scenario to demonstrate physiological indicators, and treatment methods for the management of these critically ill patients.
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15 min
March 25, 2013
PIP vs pPlat
PIP and pPlat are vitally important to effective ventilator management. These 2 values go hand-in-hand, but are often misunderstood and often neglected. In this episode, we will discuss PIP and pPlat in depth and how they relate to your ventilator patients.
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20 min
March 18, 2013
FlightBridgeED Update and Thank You
We are changing pace a little this week and just taking some time to recognize the efforts of our community and their contribution to the success and continued development of our endeavors. From all of is to you, thank you!
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10 min
March 11, 2013
Dominating Acid Base Balance - Part 3
In this 3rd and final installment of the Dominating Acid Base Balance series, we discuss Winter's Formula and strategies to affect change in patient pH based on what we have learned from this series.
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25 min
March 5, 2013
Dominating Acid Base Balance - Part 2
In part 2 of this 2 part series, we discuss strong and weak acids, what fills the anion gap and how acid base is affected by sodium chloride, CO2, Sodium Bicarbonate, and potassium.
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19 min
February 25, 2013
Dominating Acid Base Balance - Part 1
In part 1 of this 3 episode series, we lay the foundation of Dominating Acid Base Balance. Included will be philosophical and clinical exploration of pH, PaCO2, HCO3, base deficits and how acid-base affects critical systems in the body.
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39 min
February 18, 2013
Traumatic Arrest: What Are We Treating?
In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we discuss ethical and practical aspects of traumatic arrest resuscitative practices.
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15 min
February 11, 2013
Pressure Control: PRVC Modes of Ventilation
In this episode, Eric clearly explains the importance and implementation of pressure controlled modes of ventilation. These modes are generally less understood than volume controlled modes, however, these modes are vitally important to lung protection, and improved patient outcomes. Along with theory, this podcast incorporates an in-depth, and easy to understand "How-To" guide for PRVC modes of ventilation.
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34 min
February 4, 2013
Sedation and Pain Management
Good sedation and pain management are essential to managing the intubated patient. In this podcast, Eric Bauer explores why this is so vital and about industry standards to get it done right.
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25 min
January 28, 2013
Trauma Management: Fluid Resuscitation and Permissive Hypotension
Eric Bauer discusses hypovolemic shock, permissive hypotension techniques and theory, and how fluid affect oxygenation.
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39 min
January 21, 2013
Cardiac Arrest: Intubation, or BVM?
New ACLS standards clearly regard quality CPR above advanced airway placement. Are they right?
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8 min
January 17, 2013
12-Lead: LBBB and Sgarbossa Criteria
This is part 2 of a 2 part series covering 12-Lead ECG interpretation, focusing on LBBB and Sgarbossa criteria.
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22 min
January 16, 2013
12-Lead: A Fundamental Approach
This is part 1 of a 2 part series covering 12-lead ECG fundamentals.
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16 min
January 15, 2013
The Platinum 10
Eric Bauer discusses the importance of the first "Platinum 10" minutes and its key relationship to the "Golden Hour."
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9 min
December 19, 2012
Ventilator Management In The EMS World - Part 3
In his 3 part education series, Eric presents ventilator management approaches and strategies with regard to different patient presentations. We also apply the pathophysiology we learned in part 1 and 2, bringing it all together to form an easy to understand strategy for ventilator management.
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54 min
December 16, 2012
Ventilator Management In The EMS World - Part 2
In this 3 part education series, Eric Bauer discusses ventilator management in the critical care environment and the different modes of ventilation.
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48 min
December 12, 2012
Ventilator Management In The EMS World - Part 1
In this 3 part education series, Eric Bauer discusses ventilator management in the critical care environment. We look closely at cellular respiration and the different terminology as it relates to ventilator management.
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48 min
November 24, 2012
RSI: Doing It Right! - Part 2
In this 2 part series, Eric discusses RSI and all aspects of related drug pharmacology providing insight into implementation in the critical care setting.
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46 min
November 12, 2012
RSI: Doing It Right! - Part 1
In this 2 part series, Eric discusses RSI and all aspects of related drug pharmacology providing insight into implementation in the critical care setting.
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27 min
November 8, 2012
Cellular Respiration
Eric Bauer explains everything oxygenation. We look closely at cellular respiration and diffusion, ventilation/perfusion, shunt, VQ mismatches and the Fick principle.
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37 min
November 1, 2012
Introduction
Eric Bauer introduces himself and The FlightBridgeED Podcast. In this first episode, he briefly describes this educational podcast series and the origins of FlightBridgeED, LLC.
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6 min
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