Rank #1: 006: 5 Tips for Rapid 12-Lead ECG Interpretation
In this episode of the podcast, I answer a question from a listener who is a new flight nurse with a background in trauma who’s looking to improve her skills at reading 12-lead ECGs quickly while on a call.
Listen in as I share my process for reading 12-lead ECGs and share some tips on how you can improve your skills no matter how long you've been working in the field.
Show notes for this episode can be found over at www.flightcrit.com/podcast/006.
Dec 12 2017
Rank #2: 004: 10 Tips For Surviving Your First Year As A Flight Paramedic
From surviving your orientation phase to making it through your first year on the job, these tips will make the process of becoming a flight paramedic a lot easier.
So you’ve landed (pardon the pun) a new job as a Flight Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic. Now what? In this episode, I share 10 Tips to guide you through your orientation phase and help you survive your first year on the job. These tips, along with the show notes over at FlightCrit.com/podcast/004, will go a long way towards smoothing out your transition from working in a 911 EMS system, ER, or ICU to working as a member of a Flight or Critical Care transport team.
Nov 21 2017
Rank #3: 005: 5 Lessons Learned From My First Surgical Airway
Prehospital Surgical Airways: The Truth Behind the Procedure.
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 utilized this skill. In fact, I've met more providers that tell me stories about patients they should have cric'ed, but didn’t, because they were either uncomfortable with the procedure or they feared a backlash from their peers and managers.
When we fail to perform a potentially life-saving intervention we’ve been trained to do (that is within our guidelines) it is imperative to ask why.
In this episode, I briefly explore why I feel “fears of backlash” surround the surgical airway and share with you 5 lessons I learned from my first field cric.
Show notes for this episode can be found over at www.flightcrit.com/podcast/005.
Nov 28 2017
Rank #4: 003: 5 Tips for Standing Out During a Job Interview and How to Overcome Interview Anxiety.
In this episode I share 5 Tips to help you stand out from the other candidates and overcome interview anxiety as you pursue a job as a Flight or Critical Care Paramedic.
Oct 25 2017
Rank #5: 009: EPICC Review Week 3: Survival
Being thrust into a survival situation as a result of an accident or unplanned event while on duty can be unnerving, to say the least. But being both mentally and physically prepared for the unexpected can go along way towards making sure we make it home.
In this, the third episode in my series 52 weeks of EPICC I'm sharing with you some of the most important lessons on Survival from the EPICC Review Course.
It is my belief that with the proper mindset, a little planning, and a few pieces of equipment, we can drastically improve our chances of survival if the unthinkable happens.
Jan 15 2019