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Critical Levels

Hosted by paramedic Zach Cantor, "Critical Levels" is a new podcast dedicated to having critical conversations in paramedicine. "Critical Levels" is a podcast for paramedics, by paramedics, with a Canadian and local bias. Please visit our website - http://www.criticallevels.ca - for more information Please email us at info@criticallevels.ca for any suggestions/feedback/comments Follow us on Twitter: @criticalevels

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Bruises, Breaks, and Burns: Child & Youth Maltreatment with Dr. Michelle Ward

Is it an accident or is it abuse? Tune in with Dr. Michelle Ward,  Division Head of Child and Youth Protection at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, as we discuss what paramedics need to know about child & youth maltreatment

1hr 1min

22 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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Managing the Critically Ill Paediatric Patient with Jon Lee

Tune in with Jon Lee, formerly from the ORNGE Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team as he discusses his approach to the critically ill child

1hr 3mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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The ABCs of Cardiac Arrest Management with Dr. Ian Drennan | Part 2

Continue our conversation with Dr. Drennan about cardiac arrest care. We've reached the end of our algorithms - what can we do next? 


18 Jan 2021

Rank #3

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The ABCs of Cardiac Arrest Management with Dr. Ian Drennan

We claim to practice evidence-based medicine, but what does the evidence actually say about how we manage our cardiac arrests? Tune in to our discussion to find out

1hr 16mins

12 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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Tactical Paramedicine with Benoit Jolicoeur

Tactical paramedicine, rescue task force, tourniquets, and massive life-threatening hemorrhage. Tune in to our conversation about these topics with Ben Jolicoeur of the Ottawa Paramedic Service Paramedic Tactical Unit 

1hr 6mins

30 Nov 2020

Rank #5

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Cognitive Bias and Metacognition with Dr. Vanessa Bohn

How do we make decisions? How does our bias impact patient care? Listen in to our conversation with Dr. Vanessa Bohn as we discuss cognitive errors, metacognition, and cognitive bias 


2 Nov 2020

Rank #6

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COVID-19: What Paramedics Need to Know!

Join us as we chat with Jason Buick, the lead author of the recent article published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) - COVID 19: What Paramedics Need to Know! 

1hr 14mins

25 Aug 2020

Rank #7

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We Speak For The Dead: Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Louis McNaughton-Filion, Regional Supervision Coroner for Eastern Ontario. We cover death investigations, what paramedics need to be aware of on suspicious scenes, and some of the pathophysiology/body changes after death.

1hr 5mins

8 Jul 2020

Rank #8

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Calming the Chaos with Will Johnston - Part 2

In part 2 of our conversation with Will Johnston about Calming the Chaos, we discuss the importance of a pre-brief, the zero-point survey, communication/language, graded assertiveness, debriefing, and working with our allied partners. 


30 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Calming the Chaos with Will Johnston - Part 1

Listen to part 1 of our conversation with Will Johnston about Calming the Chaos. In this episode, we cover some of the physiological responses to stress and it's the impact on team performance as well as individual performance, as well as how to mitigate that response. We also covered what makes up highly competent teams. Tune in soon for part 2 to continue the chat :)


20 Mar 2020

Rank #10