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The FlightBridgeED Podcast

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The FlightBridgeED Podcast provides convenient, easy to understand critical care medicine education, and current topics related to the air medical industry. Each topic builds on another and weaves together a solid foundation of emergency, critical care, and prehospital medicine.

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The FlightBridgeED Podcast provides convenient, easy to understand critical care medicine education, and current topics related to the air medical industry. Each topic builds on another and weaves together a solid foundation of emergency, critical care, and prehospital medicine.

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Great Education

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Can’t listen enough!!! Helps keep my edge sharp for situations I haven’t encountered yet or often.

Great information

By NDN81 - Jul 21 2018
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Great clinically relevant information!

iTunes Ratings

261 Ratings
Average Ratings
241
14
1
5
0

Great Education

By Shane5802 - Aug 05 2018
Read more
Can’t listen enough!!! Helps keep my edge sharp for situations I haven’t encountered yet or often.

Great information

By NDN81 - Jul 21 2018
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Great clinically relevant information!

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The FlightBridgeED Podcast

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The FlightBridgeED Podcast provides convenient, easy to understand critical care medicine education, and current topics related to the air medical industry. Each topic builds on another and weaves together a solid foundation of emergency, critical care, and prehospital medicine.

Acidosis Rodeo - Part 1

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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!

Dec 09 2016

40mins

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Ventilator Management In The EMS World - Part 1

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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.

Dec 12 2012

48mins

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RSI: Doing It Right! - Part 1

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In this 2 part series, Eric discusses RSI and all aspects of related drug pharmacology providing insight into implementation in the critical care setting.

Nov 12 2012

27mins

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Dominating Acid Base Balance - Part 1

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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.

Feb 25 2013

39mins

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The Traumatic Airway: A Nightmare Series Podcast

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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.

Oct 05 2015

40mins

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Pure Vasopressors

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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.

Apr 27 2015

23mins

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Cardiac Pharmacology and Vasopressors

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In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we survey cardiac pharmacology as it relates to beta blockers and vasopressors.

May 20 2013

20mins

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Ventilator Rewind - Application Part 1

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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.

Oct 25 2016

40mins

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The Ketamine Response

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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!

Aug 21 2016

39mins

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The Silent Killer in RSI

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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!

Jan 04 2018

23mins

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The Nightmare Scenario - "Managing The Unimaginable"

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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!

Oct 27 2018

43mins

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Ketamine 2.0: Debunking the Myths with Dr. Mike Abernethy

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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, and more on this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast.

Jul 13 2015

57mins

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The 3 P's of ETCO2

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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!

Oct 16 2017

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Damage Control RSI

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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!

Jul 11 2016

43mins

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IABP: Therapy Overview & Pearls with Kelly Miller

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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.

Mar 01 2016

1hr 15mins

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The EMS Lighthouse Project - Making Sense Of Epi in Cardiac Arrest

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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!

May 18 2019

1hr 35mins

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The 5 Hottest Questions In Mechanical Ventilation w/ Mike Herman

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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!

Jul 13 2018

1hr 12mins

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Fluidology 101

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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!

Jun 01 2015

8mins

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Acidosis Rodeo - Part 2

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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!

Mar 20 2017

34mins

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Get Rid of Dopamine in EMS

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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.

Mar 02 2015

30mins

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Congenital Heart Defects: Part 3

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IIn this episode, we dive into Congenital Heart Defects Part 3 of 3. In this podcast, we will review Tricuspid Atresia and Hypoplastic Left Heart. Despite these patients often being transported by NICU teams, there are cases of congenital heart defects that have been undiagnosed and something you may encounter on scene fights that decompensate once the PDA has closed. This places the care in the pre-hospital provider's hands and brings forth a high-stress case that can be overwhelming for most. Couple this with the high quantity of questions seen on all advanced certification exams and it is a must that we review these congenital heart defects. 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!

Dec 03 2019

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Congenital Heart Defects: Part 2

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In this episode, we dive into Congenital Heart Defects Part 2 of 3. In this podcast, we will review Truncus Arteriosus and Tetrology of Fallot. Despite these patients often being transported by NICU teams, there are cases of congenital heart defects that have been undiagnosed and something you may encounter on scene fights that decompensate once the PDA has closed. This places the care in the pre-hospital provider's hands and brings forth a high-stress case that can be overwhelming for most. Couple this with the high quantity of questions seen on all advanced certification exams and it is a must that we review these congenital heart defects. 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!

Nov 25 2019

14mins

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Congenital Heart Defects: Part 1

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In this episode, we dive into Congenital Heart Defects Part 1 of 3. In this podcast, we will review Coarctation of the Aorta and Transposition of the Great Vessels. Despite these patients often being transported by NICU teams, there are cases of Coarctation of the Aorta infants that have been undiagnosed that you may encounter on scene fights that decompensate once the PDA has closed. This places the care in the pre-hospital provider's hands and brings forth a high-stress case that can be overwhelming for most. Couple this with the high quantity of questions seen on all advanced certification exams and it is a must that we review these congenital heart defects. 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!

Nov 18 2019

14mins

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The Nightmare Series Patient - The Decompensating Infant

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In this episode, we dive into another Nightmare Series Patient Case of the decompensating infant.  Join Eric as he discusses neonatal to full-term infant resuscitation based on current standards by NRP, PALS, STABLE and Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS).  This is a great case that highlights key factors in neonatal and infant resuscitation.  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!

Nov 12 2019

23mins

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Statistical Analysis: AVERT Vasopressin Trial

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Throughout the course of modern medicine, old methods fall as new ones emerge safer, more reliable, better for patient outcomes, and more. Sims et al., Says this: "Resuscitation strategies that decrease the need for transfusions without increasing complications, therefore, would represent a clinically important innovation". 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, the team of Dr. Jeff Jarvis and Mike Verkest from the highly-rated EMS LightHouse Project Podcast dissect the actual study from a statistical analysis standpoint. Is the data as good as it seems? Is it statistically significant? Is there a place for vasopressin administration early in the resuscitation phase within the realm of trauma-induced massive hemorrhage? Join them and find out! 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.

Sep 23 2019

1hr 1min

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Vasopressors In Trauma? - "The FOAMfrat Blog Response"!

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The debate regarding vasopressor use in trauma has been going on for years. FOAMfrat recently released a blog article called. "Levophed Assisted Transfusion". In this article written by Tyler, he lays out his thoughts on this subject and advocates for vasopressor administration in the early resuscitation phase with patients suffering from multi-systems trauma and associated TBI. This podcast is a rebuttal podcast on that article and the current evidence. Are vasopressors in trauma warranted? Is there clinical evidence? I say... Join me in this review and find out my stance! These reviews are especially key to keeping us high on the charts where your friends and colleagues can find us. Thank you for listening.

Sep 16 2019

27mins

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Vasopressin - AVERT Trial Results... Wow!

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Throughout the course of modern medicine, old methods fall as new ones emerge safer, more reliable, better for patient outcomes, and more. Sims et al., Says this: "Resuscitation strategies that decrease the need for transfusions without increasing complications, therefore, would represent a clinically important innovation". 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 the newly published research just released on the AVERT Trial. Remember we introduced this abstract in a podcast called "Vasopressin The Master Medication - September 17, 2017. Well... the evidence is out! This is groundbreaking stuff in trauma resuscitation, don't miss it! 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.

Sep 06 2019

23mins

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FlightBridgeED-Episode 166 | A Little Help?

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In this episode I ask for your support in my submission for the open board position within the IAFCCP Association. Thank you for all your support! 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!

Aug 09 2019

2mins

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FlightBridgeED-Episode 165 | The Nightmare Series Patient - ASA Overdose

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In this episode, we explore another critical Nightmare Series Patient. We explore the complex world of ASA overdose and the wide-ranging pathophysiology we have to migrate through. ASA overdose is one of the more complex presentations and will challenge the most experienced providers 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!

Aug 03 2019

49mins

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FlightBridgeED-Episode 164 | The World of OZmolality

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In this episode, we explore the world of OZ... OZmolality, urine specific gravity and the disease processes of SIADH and Diabetes Insipidus. These are important for advance certification exams preparation and overall patient application. 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!

Jul 17 2019

13mins

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FAST19 Rewind - "Breaking the Lethal Culture of Mental Health"

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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 second of a few releases from FAST19. This was a moving talk by our own Daniel Mills from the 911 BuddyCheck Project. You don't want to miss this! 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!

Jul 08 2019

24mins

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Critical Care Round Table - Listener Q|A Answered

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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!

Jun 11 2019

39mins

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The Nightmare Series Patient: Undifferentiated Overdose

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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!

Jun 03 2019

38mins

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The EMS Lighthouse Project - Making Sense Of Epi in Cardiac Arrest

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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!

May 18 2019

1hr 35mins

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FAST19 Rewind - RVAD vs. Air Embolus | A Lesson in CRM w/ Bruce Hoffman

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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!

May 12 2019

21mins

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FAST18 Rewind - "When Things Get Wicked"! w/ Ginger Locke

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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!

May 04 2019

20mins

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The Nightmare Series - Cardiac Catastrophe

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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!

Apr 29 2019

20mins

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Black or White? Or Fifty Shades of Gray? “Cook Book Medicine Vs. Objective-Thinking.

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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!

Apr 24 2019

16mins

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TXA in Traumatic Brain Injury - The ROC Study Results Are In!!

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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!

Apr 16 2019

20mins

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The Second Fracture!

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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!

Mar 06 2019

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