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The FlightBridgeED Podcast

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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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.


25 Feb 2013

Rank #1

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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.


12 Dec 2012

Rank #2

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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!


9 Dec 2016

Rank #3

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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.


15 Jul 2013

Rank #4

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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.


12 Nov 2012

Rank #5

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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.


29 Jul 2013

Rank #6

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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!


16 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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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.


23 Sep 2013

Rank #8

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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.

1hr 15mins

1 Mar 2016

Rank #9

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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.


27 Apr 2015

Rank #10

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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!


27 Oct 2018

Rank #11

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Advanced Hemodynamics: Tips and Tricks... Looking Past The Numbers

Join Mike Verkest, Eric Bauer and Bruce Hoffman as we discuss all things Advanced Hemodynamics. This topic can be complex and is often not used enough to get proficient. Join us as we discuss "tips and tricks" and answer your common questions. We finish with a look at the application and how to make the correct pharmacology decision based on the hemodynamic numbers you are seeing. 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!

1hr 6mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #12

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Special Episode: The Nightmare Patient - COVID-19 Case Study

In this special episode, Ashley has kicked Eric out of the podcast studio and has gone solo. Join Ashley Bauer as she hosts the podcast and takes you through a Nightmare case study of a COVID-19 positive patient. She breaks down the initial presentation and moves through diagnostic studies, including labs, chest x-ray findings and much more! This is a can't miss episode! We couldn’t make this podcast without you. Please rate, and review wherever you download the podcast. Thanks so much for listening!


19 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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The Nightmare Series Patient - The Decompensating Infant

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!


12 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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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.


25 Mar 2013

Rank #15

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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.


25 Oct 2016

Rank #16

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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.


5 Oct 2015

Rank #17

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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!


20 Mar 2017

Rank #18

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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!


26 Feb 2016

Rank #19

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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!


21 Aug 2016

Rank #20