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EMS 20/20

EMS 20/20 is podcast hosted by two experienced Paramedics. Spencer Oliver and Christopher Pfingsten discuss real calls run by real responders and pull out the lessons you won't find in a text book. This podcast is aimed at Paramedic students, seasoned Paramedics looking to refresh, or any one interested in a deeper dive into pre-hospital health care.

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Always Play the Odds

The guys review a call that involves a COVID patient that really keeps trying to die and Spencer ruins French cuisine. Does the crew pull it out and save the day? Listen and find out!

1hr 17mins

16 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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One is (Almost) Never Enough

Like frames in a hit movie about landing a plane in the Hudson River, EKG's are but a single moment in time. Dr. Seitz joins in this weeks episode and guys read YOUR responses from last weeks EKG. Does the crew make the right call? Listen and find out!NREMT tests looming? Need to refresh? Join Seitz and Sirens TODAY with the promo code EMS2020 for 20% off!https://www.seitzandsirens.com

1hr 36mins

10 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Won the Battle, Lost the War

A call that will make your jaw drop with just how many battles had to be fought just to lose out in the end. This one was a hard one to review, but the guys plowed through it and brought you over an hour of facepalming...

1hr 24mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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The Petty Difference

Petty assumptions get critically in the way as friction between crews cause some waves. Do they recover? Chris and Spencer pull out way too many lessons from just a single call in this weeks episode. 

1hr 1min

26 May 2021

Rank #4

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Use Restraint(s)

In their 50th episode, Chris and Spencer analyze a call where a provider finds themselves one on one with a combative mental health patient. Could this have been avoided?

1hr 35mins

19 May 2021

Rank #5

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All The Sound We Cannot Hear

What would Spencer do becomes the name of the game as the guys pull apart a call that is more about what you can't hear than what you can. Does the crew pull it off? Listen and find out!

1hr 18mins

12 May 2021

Rank #6

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Syncope Suspects

An absolutely killer episode where Chris is put to the test as he evaluates a syncope patient that... refuses care? Should they have refused? Does Chris miss something? Listen and find out!

1hr 9mins

5 May 2021

Rank #7

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Legally Drunkabetic

Spencer and Chris examine a case where the medical treatment goes smoothly... but the question remains: Who can refuse transport? And is sharing information with police a HIPAA violation? You asked for it, we delivered! Listen to find out!


28 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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To Tube or Not to Tube...

Two Paramedics approach a patient with vastly different treatment plans in mind... Chris and Spencer are called in to judge who is right and who is wrong. Can they do it? Is there even a clear winner? Find out!

1hr 5mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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One of Our Own

Sometimes we are put in the terrible position to treat one of our own! The guys call in Dr. Seitz from Seitz and Sirens to dissect the treatment of a reaction caused by a sneaky strawberry.

1hr 37mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #10