This week on the podcast I’m pulling a lesson from the Survival section of the Essentials for Paramedic In Critical Care course. I discuss the Human Factor of survival, the Survival Rule of 3’s, and how to set priorities based on the Survival Rule of 3’s.
How many have actually read through the CAMTS standards in preparation for the Flight Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic exam? My guess is not many. In the, the second week of 52 weeks of EPICC I dug deep into the newly released CAMTS 11th edition standards to find the good stuff. From Duty Shift Times and Crew Fatigue to Part 135 requirements to Ambulance Operations, this episode gives you the most important topics from each section of the CAMTS standards so you can feel confident you’re ready when you sit down for your exam.
In this, the 6th episode of the podcast I answer a question from a listener who's a new flight nurse and wants to improve her skills at reading 12-lead ECG's quickly while on a call.
Listen in as I share my process for reading 12-lead ECG's and share some tips on how you can improve your skills at reading ECG's no matter how long you've been working in the field.
Very few paramedics have ever actually performed a surgical airway on a patient. In the past 15 years I've met only a handful of paramedics who have. I've actually met more providers who told me stories about patients they say they should have cric'ed, but didn’t, either because they were uncomfortable with the procedure, or they feared backlash from their peers and managers.
In this post I'll share with you my experience with my first surgical airway: what went right, what went wrong, and how I feel the term "Failed Airway" is killing our patients.
I'm going to be honest here. The road to becoming a Flight Paramedic or Nurse is challenging, but it's not as difficult as some may think.
That being said, there are some things you can do that will make a significant difference in your chances of landing that coveted position on the aircraft.
In this episode, I share 5 tips you need to know to give yourself the best chance of being successful in your quest to becoming a Flight or Critical Care Transport Provider.
In this episode I introduce myself, open up about how I almost washed out of orientation with the first flight program I worked for, and share with you my reason for starting FlightCrit and the TIPSfromCRIT podcast. I explain how the TIPSfromCRIT podcast is different from every other FOAMed podcast and let you know how you can help guide the direction of the podcast.