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Medic2Medic Podcast

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Medic2Medic Podcast is for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS Leaders and Medical Directors. The podcast takes a look at the person to see how they got their start in Emergency Medical Services and their dedication to the EMS profession and helping others.

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Medic2Medic Podcast is for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS Leaders and Medical Directors. The podcast takes a look at the person to see how they got their start in Emergency Medical Services and their dedication to the EMS profession and helping others.

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By JPTMundo - Jul 12 2018
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Listening to this podcast is like going home. I had my EMS beginnings in the south hills of Pittsburgh. So many familiar names among the guests.

Mike Yee

By Erinsells4u - Jan 29 2016
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I enjoy hearing the personal stories of medics and how their careers evolved.

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
2
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2

EHS Professional

By JPTMundo - Jul 12 2018
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Listening to this podcast is like going home. I had my EMS beginnings in the south hills of Pittsburgh. So many familiar names among the guests.

Mike Yee

By Erinsells4u - Jan 29 2016
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I enjoy hearing the personal stories of medics and how their careers evolved.
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Medic2Medic Podcast

Latest release on Oct 19, 2020

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Medic2Medic Podcast is for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS Leaders and Medical Directors. The podcast takes a look at the person to see how they got their start in Emergency Medical Services and their dedication to the EMS profession and helping others.

Rank #1: Mike Taigman

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Mike Taigman has over 41 years working as an EMT, paramedic, QI manager and General Manager. He is currently the Improvement Guide for FirstWatch Solutions. Mike has written over 600 articles and published a book on EKG interpretation. Mike has taken his leadership and QI abilities all over the United States, Canada and the Middle East. We talk about our connection toTodd Stout and similar career paths as well as other interesting topics in EMS.

Apr 18 2016

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Rank #2: Kelly Grayson

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Episode 89: Kelly Grayson has been a Critical Care Paramedic and EMS Educator for twenty-three years. He is president of the Louisiana Association of EMS Educators and a board member of the LA Association of Nationally Registered EMTs. He currently works as a critical care paramedic for Acadian Ambulance in southwest Louisiana and as the EMS Education Coordinator for ACE4EMS. He is an award-winning columnist for EMS1.com and EMS World Magazine, and co-host of the EMS1 podcast Inside EMS. Kelly's transition into EMS is an unique one as well he is the author of the column The Ambulance Driver. We discuss how the title and column came about and the criticism the title received. As the co-host of EMS1.com's podcast, we talk about his co-host Chris Cebollero and how they met. Kelly has an interesting take on the future of EMS too.

Feb 27 2017

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Rank #3: Tom Cox

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Episode 207 is Tom Cox. Tom has worked in one capacity, or another in the fire and EMS industry for over 33 years. In 1976, at the ripe age of 22, he led the drive to establish a rescue squad in his hometown and became its first EMS Chief. We talk about how an injury to his back led him into medical sales and the Director of Training for Ferno. Tom is here to talk about his career and his involvement in the launch of a revolutionary virtual reality training system by VRpatients. It’s the first VR medical training program solely focused on EMS.  Listen to how VRpatients may take EMS training to a new level of training and education for EMS providers.

May 30 2020

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Rank #4: Elizabeth Fields

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Episode 206 is Elizabeth Fields. Elizabeth is the Chief Operating Officer for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Elizabeth has over 20 years of non-profit leadership that includes NPR and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Gary Sinise Foundation. Elizabeth, as you will hear is passionate about the Foundation as well as her career in non-profit leadership. Elizabeth discusses the keys to being a leader in the non-profit world. Elizabeth takes us on a journey inside the Gary Sinise Foundation from the start to the important programs, grant awards, and the work performed by this amazing organization. If you want to learn more or become involved with the Foundation go to https://www.garysinisefoundation.org.

May 09 2020

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Rank #5: Larry West

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Episode 112: Larry West started his EMS career in 1989 in Ventura, California. Somehow he ended up in North Carolina. Larry tells how he went from Southern California to the South and ended up at Cary Area EMS as a volunteer. Larry spent time as a Paramedic at Six Flags Amusement Park and also became a RN. Larry is a Clinic Manager for Duke University Hospital. Larry was the first person who I met when I arrived for my interview at Cary. Larry and I discuss his beginning days in EMS, how he arrived at Cary Area EMS, why his certification lapsed and why he will be a lifelong volunteer.

Aug 20 2017

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Rank #6: Brian Behn

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Episode 82: Brian Behn is a Critical Care Paramedic in Colorado and is known on the Facebook Page EMSQAQI. You can say that Brian is pro QA/QI and he is a dedicated educator. Brian has spoken at State Conferences, written for EMS1.com and likes to write test questions for a well known EMS review site. Our conversation touches on all the above subjects as well as Brian takes inside a call that every EMS provider can learn from.

Jan 08 2017

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Rank #7: Peter Antevey

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Episode 154 is Peter Antevy, MD. Peter is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician practicing in-hospital emergency medical care at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida. Peter is Board-certified in pediatrics, emergency medicine and the complex subspecialty of EMS, he is also the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc., and he serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance. Peter is perhaps best known for revolutionizing pre-hospital pediatric care by re-setting the boundaries of patient care standards for children and for challenging current conventional wisdom with his pioneering Handtevy Pediatric Standard Program and videos. Of significant note, in 2017, he was awarded the prestigious Ron J. Anderson Memorial Award in Dallas, TX, the international public health service accolade bestowed for his far-reaching public health contributions in emergency medical care, particularly for his efforts to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured children. At the same time, Peter remains a grounded, in-the-trenches EMS medical director as exemplified by his recent involvement in on-scene patient care at the Parkland, Florida high school shooting incident and, in turn, his connected follow-up of patients, families, and rescuers. Peter, as you will hear during our talk, does not take “no” for an answer. We discuss the reason why he chose Pediatrics as a specialty and how he became involved in EMS, which is a great story. We touch briefly his role in the Parkland event and how the the crews are doing today. In EMS a pediatric call usually sends chills up our our spines and Peter sets out to answer why this occurs and provides a solution. Peter is an extraordinary person and I believe you will feel the same way after this podcast.

Aug 11 2018

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Rank #8: James Woodson

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Episode 142 is Dr. James Woodson. James is the founder and Medical Director of Pulsara. Pulsara is a care coordination company focused in the acute care setting of healthcare. Pulsara set out to answer the following questions: How can we improve patient care in our facilities? How can we help our healthcare system pursue improved quality of care at a lower cost? James states that he is a start-up entrepreneur stuck in an Emergency Medicine Physician body. After completing his Emergency Medicine specialty training at Carolinas Medical Center. James joined Leading Edge Medical Associates. James is a frequent contributor to JEMS and was named an EMS 10 Innovator in 2016. Around 5 years ago he and his family left their home in Texas and moved to Bozman, Montana to launch Pulsara. Our conversation takes us on this journey and his path into Emergency Medicine. James discusses his special interest in decreasing medical errors and written about this topic. We discuss the good and the bad about technology that is used in EMS. We also spend time talking about Pulsara's mission.

Apr 22 2018

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Rank #9: TRAUMA: Documentary Film

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Episode 135 is a Film Documentary called TRAUMA. TRAUMA depicts the heroism and struggles of a medevac unit in Afghanistan and their lives afterward as they deal with PTSD and other challenges. Medic2Medic speaks with Harry Sanna who is the DIrector and Ryan Cumminham the Producer. Harry is Australian journalist and filmmaker who was based in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2011. In early 2011, Harry was embedded with the C Company Dustoff, Mountain Division, 3-10 GSAB medevac unit at FOB Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan. Harry intensively filmed the time he spent living and flying alongside a Blackhawk medevac platoon, capturing daily life on base and on missions and befriending the medics. Harry also has contributed articles to TIME Magazine and the New York Times.
Ryan Cunningham is a native of Pittsburgh and an Emmy nominated producer with experience in the entertainment and visual effects industry. Ryan has worked on numerous films which we are familiar with like Anchorman 2. Ryan talks about being a producer on this film and states that “The film gives the audience an authentic and relentless first-person experience of the medics’ mission – a high-powered mix of adrenaline, dust and heroism.”
We talk about the access that Harry (Harry was in Australia when we recorded) had and how he gained the trust of the Soldiers. We talk about how the idea came about and how Ryan and his production team got involved. The stories and struggles the Soldiers tell are gripping. Harry tells about his struggles after how that led to the additional storyline.

Host Note: TRAUMA is a powerful film and left an impression on me. I believe that the stories told here, those of us in public safety will relate and understand. The film is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Feb 18 2018

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Rank #10: Jon McCarthy

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Episode 118: Jon McCarthy is the author of Hard Roll: A Paramedic's Perspective of Life and Death in New Orleans. Jon began his public service as an active duty member of the United States Coast Guard. Six years later, he entered the world of emergency medical services and has worked for 20 years as a paramedic. He is one of the architects of the New Orleans EMS Field Training Officer program. The book gives readers an inside look into the chaos of EMS and the toll the job of a first responder takes on those who serve. We discuss his path into EMS, a mistake that almost cost him his career, the book and if there will be a sequel to Hard Roll?

Oct 08 2017

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Rank #11: Bob Page

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Episode 174 is Bob Page. If you want to learn or improve upon on EMS topics such as 12-Leads and Capnography and many more while having fun, then Bob Page is the educator and instructor you want. Bob discusses how and why he became the award winning educator as well as we talk about the current EMS state of education. Bob Page is an internationally known speaker, instructor, author, and paramedic. He is recognized for his energetic, humorous and motivational style. Bob takes ordinarily dry and hard to teach topics and transforms them into a fun, learning experience. Bob has been an instructor for almost 4 decades teaching a variety of adult education courses from customer service to advanced medical care. He has presented over 3000 seminars worldwide. He was recognized by his peers in Missouri as Missouri’s “Most Creative Educator” in 2009 and was awarded the Legends That Walk Among Us Award from NAEMSE is 2012.

Mar 17 2019

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Rank #12: Arthur Caplan

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Episode 156 is Arthur Caplan and medical ethics and the cost of an ambulance transport are the topics this week. Arthur is a regular commentator on bioethics and health care issues for WebMD/Medscape, WGBH radio in Boston, and WMNF public radio in Tampa. He appears frequently as a guest and commentator on various other national and international media outlets. Arthur is currently the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. Prior to coming to NYU, he was the Sidney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he
created the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Medical Ethics.
He has served on a number of national and international committees including as chair of the National Cancer Institute Biobanking Ethics Working Group, chair of the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning, and chair of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services on Blood Safety and Availability. He has also served on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses. In our discussion, Arthur defines medical ethics, provides tips on how to stay out of trouble and what to do when ethics may get in the way. Arthur speaks about the problem with ambulance billing and solutions to solve the issue.

Sep 08 2018

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Rank #13: Benji Currie

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Episode 126 is Benjamin Currie. Benji is an EMT-P, currently serves as a District Chief for the Wake County EMS Advanced-Practice Paramedic (Community Paramedicine) program for the Wake County EMS System. He graduated from the inaugural APP academy administered by Wake County and spent three years functioning in the street as an advanced-practice paramedic. Since being promoted to supervisor, he serves as a front-line asset that also works with program managers within the community who serve high-risk patient populations to coordinate and facilitate care and increase collaboration between multidisciplinary agencies. Benji is a believer in Peer Support and a leader in the Wake County EMS System Peer Support Team. During our talk, you can hear Benji's passion regarding Peer Support and how important this is to him. We also discuss a few other EMS related topics.

Dec 10 2017

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Rank #14: Tom Bouthillet

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Episode 117: Tom Bouthillet is the EMS Battalion Chief of Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue and Program Director of the South Carolina Resuscitation Academy. He is Editor-in-Chief of several websites devoted to Emergency Cardiovascular Care, an EMS 10 Award recipient, and has taught nationally in the Critical Care Transport (CCEMT-P) program out of UMBC. His writings have been referenced in the American Heart Journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions and the EP Lab Digest. We talk about EMS life on Hilton Head, his new promotion, Tom's early interest in cardiovascular care, the Academy and leadership.

Oct 01 2017

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Rank #15: Curt Varone

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Episode 198 is Curt Varone. Curt has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 years as a practicing attorney. Curt retired after 29 years as a Deputy Assistant Chief. Our discussion surrounds the arming of firefighters. Besides this hot topic, we talk about his career, his two books he wrote, and being an attorney.

Dec 22 2019

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Rank #16: Danny Nayman

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Episode 168 is Danny Nayman. Danny has been actively involved in EMS and transport medicine for over 15 years; starting his career with West End Fire and Rescue, just outside of Pinehurst, NC in 2000. Danny currently works as a Senior Account Manager for emsCharts. Before joining emsCharts, Danny worked as a Paramedic, Field Training Officer, and an Advanced Paramedic in the Wake County EMS system, as well as the Performance Improvement Officer and Education Program Manager for WakeMed Health and Hospitals. Danny talks about his start in EMS, how he ended up at Wake County EMS, his approach to QI/QA, and documentation. It was nice catching up with Danny.

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #17: Mike Taigman 2050

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Episode 165: Mike Taigman joins me again to discuss the EMS Agenda of 2050. Some 20 years ago EMS as an industry introduced the EMS Agenda for the Future. DId EMS as an industry accomplish the agenda items spelled out 20 years ago? Mike revisits and provides insight to a few of these items. Mike talks how he became involved with 2050, the process to develop 2050, and laying the framework the future of EMS in 2050.

Jan 06 2019

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Rank #18: David Hunnicutt and Christian Bennett

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Episode 121:David Hunnicutt and Christian Bennett from Cary Area EMS are the guests this week. Both are full-time Paramedics with Cary Area EMS and both have traveled to Ecuador with students from North Carolina State Universty on a medical mission. We hear about their experiences and challenges that they faced in Ecuador as well as their unusual paths that lead them into EMS and to Cary Area EMS.

Oct 29 2017

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Rank #19: Richard Gasaway

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Episode 186 is Richard Gasaway. Richard talks to us about the importance of situational awareness in EMS. Our discussion takes a look at the science behind situational awareness and what influence a dispatch to an incident may influence in our thinking. Richard will take us through the process and provide a few tips on how to be better prepared. Richard is widely considered a trusted authority on human factors, situational awareness and the high-risk decision-making processes used in high-stress, high consequence work environments. He served 33 years on the front lines as a firefighter, EMT-Paramedic, company officer, training officer, fire chief, and emergency incident commander. His doctoral research included the study of cognitive neuroscience to understand how human factors flaw situational awareness and impact high-risk decision making.

Jun 23 2019

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Rank #20: Eric Chase

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Episode 196 is Eric Chase. Eric's story is a fascinating one that has helped him to find his joy in life. His path through the Army, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and EMS is just part of the story. After having a heart attack in his 30s to suffering a cardiac arrest a few years later and how he bounced back from obstacles is worth the listen. Find out how he did this and found his joy that led to the creation of EMSIMPROV.

Nov 24 2019

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Steven Cohen

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Episode 214 is Steve's New Adventure. It has been a while since a new podcast has aired. In this abbreviated podcast the question is answered.

Oct 19 2020

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Jeff Payne

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Episode 213 is Jeff Payne. In 2019, when Jeff was the Chief of the Dayton Ohio Fire Department, his department faced 2 mass casualty events in a short period. The Dayton area was hit with tornadoes and then an active shooter event. Jeff talks about the incidents, response, lessons learned, and more. We also discuss Jeff's career as a Marine, his career in the fire department, and his leadership style.

Sep 21 2020

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Dr. Marvin Wayne

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Episode 212 is Dr. Marvin Wayne. Marv as he likes to be called is the Medical Program Director for the emergency medical services system for Bellingham, Washington, and Whatcom County for the past 45 years. Marv left surgery to enter the world of Emergency Medicine and EMS. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1943 and graduated from Mumford High School and traveled all over including England and Vietnam before settling in the pacific northwest. Marv takes us through a difficult surgery and situation while in Vietnam that you don't want to miss. We discuss his career, his Army Service, EMS in his local area, EMS in today's world, and a history lesson regarding the AED.

Aug 28 2020

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OneScope with Sujit Kumar & Harry Joshi

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Episode 211 is OneScope with Sujit Kumar and Harry Joshi. Sujit is the founder of PatCen a Seattle based company and the maker of OneScope. OneScope is a new, simple powerful all in one Video Laryngoscope. Harry is an Anestelogist and is part of the PatCen Team. We learn more about Sujit and Harry as well as the development of PenCen and OneScope in this episode.
For Medic2Medic Podcast listeners who would be interested in trialing the OneScope, Sujit and Harry are offering a free trial and if you decide to purchase, they will give a $500 coupon. The coupon cannot be used as cash but can be used toward the purchase of a brand new OneScope or toward the purchase of our disposable blades.

Aug 16 2020

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Mario Aranibar and Sallie Abbas

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Episode 210 is Mario Aranibar and Sallie Abbas. This episode travels virtually from Cary, NC to Cochabamba, Bolivia, In the early 2000s, through Sallie Abba and Partners of the America's Cary Area EMS (I was joined by past guests on the podcast Greg Edwards and Marion Houle) traveled on a medical/educational mission to Bolivia. There we met Chief Mario Aranibar and his amazing volunteers of SAR Bolivia. Mario has a long history of public safety service as an innovator, leader, EMT, firefighter, HazMat expert, and parachute jumper. I catch up with both Sallie and Mario to reminisce about the trip to Bolivia.

Jul 19 2020

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Mike Taigman and Sascha Liebowitz

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Episode 209 is Mike Taigman and Sascha Liebowitz. Their new book "Super-Charge Your Stress Management the Age of COVID-19" This handbook is for Emergency Services and Healthcare Professional. Mike and Sascha wrote the book because helping is in their DNA. The book describes techniques that are easy to learn and to easy to put into practice. Find out how wiggling your toes may help relieve stress. We talk about how the book came about, how they collaborated on the book, and what stress means to the authors. Mike is been in EMS as a leader, provider, author, and educator for decades. Sascha is a lawyer, writer, and author of the blog "Living Every Minute of It". 

NOTE: The book is available at combatcovidstress.com. Mike and Sascha will donate 1 dollar from each book purchase at combatcovidstress.com to the All Clear Foundation. All Clear supports first responders by bringing together organizations that provide crisis assistance.

Jul 04 2020

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Matthew Konya

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Episode 208 is Matthew Konya. Matt is an associate attorney with Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC, and has been involved in EMS for nearly 15 years. He obtained his first responder certification while in high school, and his emergency medical technician certification at Penn State University. After graduating from Penn State, he worked full time as an EMT in State College Pennsylvania for four years before attending law school at Widener University Commonwealth. Matt continues to works part-time as an EMT. We discuss the article he wrote at JEMS.com regarding behavioral health in EMS, burnout, and COVID and how they intersect. We also talk about the Pitt and Penn State football rivalry.

Jun 14 2020

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Tom Cox

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Episode 207 is Tom Cox. Tom has worked in one capacity, or another in the fire and EMS industry for over 33 years. In 1976, at the ripe age of 22, he led the drive to establish a rescue squad in his hometown and became its first EMS Chief. We talk about how an injury to his back led him into medical sales and the Director of Training for Ferno. Tom is here to talk about his career and his involvement in the launch of a revolutionary virtual reality training system by VRpatients. It’s the first VR medical training program solely focused on EMS.  Listen to how VRpatients may take EMS training to a new level of training and education for EMS providers.

May 30 2020

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Elizabeth Fields

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Episode 206 is Elizabeth Fields. Elizabeth is the Chief Operating Officer for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Elizabeth has over 20 years of non-profit leadership that includes NPR and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Gary Sinise Foundation. Elizabeth, as you will hear is passionate about the Foundation as well as her career in non-profit leadership. Elizabeth discusses the keys to being a leader in the non-profit world. Elizabeth takes us on a journey inside the Gary Sinise Foundation from the start to the important programs, grant awards, and the work performed by this amazing organization. If you want to learn more or become involved with the Foundation go to https://www.garysinisefoundation.org.

May 09 2020

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Dov Maisel

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Episode 205 is Dov Maisel. Dov is making his return to Medic2Medic to talk about how United Hatzalah located in Israel and their response to COVID-19. We are focus on the American response to the virus, we hear about other Countries, but how is EMS working this pandemic in Israel? Dov provides us with an inside look at the response. Dov is the Senior Vice President of International Operations for Untied Hatzalah, a Paramedic and wears many other hats in the EMS world. We learn how the 6000 United Hatzalah EMS volunteers are responding to the COVID-19 as well as their wellbeing during this crisis. Coronavirus hits close to home to this organization and you will want to hear the story and the outcome.

Apr 19 2020

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Peter Antevy and Adrian Castro

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Episode 204 is Dr. Peter Antevy and Captian Adrian Castro. Peter and Adrian join me this week to talk about how EMS can help bring closure to a family of a child who has died. The topic stems from an article and podcast this past January from EMS World. Adrian talks about a call that he and his Palm Beach County Florida crew responded to were Adrian had to make a decision not to resuscitate a child. What he did that day made the world of difference to the parents. Peter explains the rationale and reasons that the decision Adrian made was right. Adrian takes through his thought process and the discussion he had with his crews after the call. Peter also talks about the results of a study that asks what parents want after the death of their child. The answers may surprise you. Peter is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician and the Associate Medical Director for several South Florida agencies. Peter is also the creator of the Handtevy APP used by numerous EMS organizations. Adrian is Captain and EMS Supervisor for Palm Beach County Florida.

Apr 05 2020

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Madison Rivard

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Episode 203 is Madison Rivard. Madison and I chat about her research paper on EMS Workers working 2 jobs and overtime. It is an interesting topic and Madison provides new twists to the subject. This is the reason I invited her on the podcast. We also talked about the Coranvirus as Madison has a passion for public health as well as a Masters in the subject. Madison offers her thoughts on the matter and provides helpful hints to the EMS and public safety world. Madison grew up in Massachusetts and studied public health at Simmons University in Boston. She worked as an EMT for Fallon Ambulance while in school. After graduating in 2017, she seized an opportunity and moved to Columbus, OH to work as an EMS Research Fellow at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. After graduating in December 2019, she has moved back to Boston, MA and is working for South Shore Health EMS, while actively searching for public health programs and research opportunities. Enjoy the podcast.

Mar 22 2020

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Kevin Hines

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Episode 202: Sometimes there is a need for inspiration. The podcast this week features Kevin Hines. Kevin is a survivor. Kevin is one of 39 people that have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and lived to tell his story. Kevin is a storyteller at heart. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience. Listen to this fast paced podcast and be inspired.

Mar 15 2020

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Jason Patton

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Episode 201 is Jason Patton. If you have never seen Fire Department Chronicles on your favorite social media platform, you are missing out. Jason is a 12-year Firefighter/Paramedic. He started Fire Department chronicles in 2016 to bring laughter to his fellow brothers and sisters. Jason has become very passionate about first responder mental health and creating change in the way we look at treating mental health in First Responders. We chat about all of the above, coffee,  and you will hear the passion that Jason has for the profession and the ability to make you laugh.

Mar 01 2020

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Jake Jones

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Episode 200: Jake Jones is a Paramedic in the UK and has written a book called "Can You Hear Me" Jake Jones is his penned name and we discuss why he uses a pseudonym. EMS is Jake's second career. Why choose EMS? Jake answers this question and the reason why he chose EMS. Jake provides an insider look into EMS in the UK with this book. Each Episode (Chapters) in the book provides the reader with intimate details, challenges and the reality of the job. The book is not available in the United States as of this airing. The book is available via the publisher Quercus.
Note: This is Medic2Medic Podcast's 200 Episode. The little podcast has allowed me to explore, meet new friends and colleagues, present at a national conference, learn, and hopefully entertain and provide a voice for those in this great profession of EMS and Public Safety.  I want to thank my family, Cary Area EMS, guests, listeners, and the EMS Podcast Community for the support. I am humbled and grateful. Keep listening.

Feb 15 2020

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Greg Howard

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Episode 199 is Greg Howard. Greg is the Director of Sales for emsCharts. Greg has over 15 years dedicated to the improvement of healthcare through data. Greg is also from Pittsburgh and we got to talk about our early careers in Pittsburgh and how our paths are very similar. We talk about his path in EMS, emsCharts start, and EMS data and what we should be using the data for.

Jan 19 2020

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Ron Stewart

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I am home recovering from rotator surgery. The other day I was lucky to catch the first 2 episodes of Emergency!. I got to thinking about that pioneering show. As I was listening to the politician try to convince Dr. Bracket to testify and called him a pioneer of Emergency Medicine. In this re-podcast, I had the honor to talk with a pioneer of EMS and Emergency Medicine Dr. Ron Stewart. I am double lucky as he was one of my medical directors and mentors in my career. I am humbled that I have had 2 guests connected to the show Emergency (Randolph Mantooth is #30) on Medic2Medic. Dr. Stewart played a key role in the show as you will hear as well as many accomplishments in EMS and Emergency Medicine.

Jan 12 2020

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Curt Varone

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Episode 198 is Curt Varone. Curt has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 years as a practicing attorney. Curt retired after 29 years as a Deputy Assistant Chief. Our discussion surrounds the arming of firefighters. Besides this hot topic, we talk about his career, his two books he wrote, and being an attorney.

Dec 22 2019

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Safe Call Now: Michael Maini and Dan Phillips

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Episode 197 is Safe Call Now. Michael Maini and Dan Phillips are part of this Peer Support driven program. Michael and Dan have extensive law enforcement experience and each has their own story that leads them to Safe Call Now.  Safe Call Now is a confidential comprehensive 24-Hour crisis referral service for all public safety professionals and their families. Michael and Dan discuss their careers, own battles, the start of Safe Call Now and why this crisis line is different. If you need to talk to someone you can call Safe Call Now at 206-459-3020

Dec 08 2019

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Eric Chase

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Episode 196 is Eric Chase. Eric's story is a fascinating one that has helped him to find his joy in life. His path through the Army, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and EMS is just part of the story. After having a heart attack in his 30s to suffering a cardiac arrest a few years later and how he bounced back from obstacles is worth the listen. Find out how he did this and found his joy that led to the creation of EMSIMPROV.

Nov 24 2019

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EHS Professional

By JPTMundo - Jul 12 2018
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Listening to this podcast is like going home. I had my EMS beginnings in the south hills of Pittsburgh. So many familiar names among the guests.

Mike Yee

By Erinsells4u - Jan 29 2016
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I enjoy hearing the personal stories of medics and how their careers evolved.