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MedicCast Audio Podcast for EMT Paramedics and EMS Students

75 EpisodesProduced by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, RN, NREMTP, BA, AASWebsite

This is the Mediccast, a podcast for EMT’s, Paramedics, and other emergency medical professionals. The podcast covers news and commentary, tips and tricks.

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Chris Cebollero On Leadership In EMS and Episode 509

January 22nd, 2018

Chris Cebollero and Dr. Jay Moore sit down with host Chris Montera in this crossover episode from the EMS World Expo conference in Las Vegas this …

Changing EMS View of Opioid Addiction with Ray Kemp (Episode 508)

November 27th, 2017


Ray Kemp knows first hand what the opioid crisis means to families and individuals across the U.S. Many EMS providers treat people with addiction with indifference at best. Ray's new video documentary aimed at educating …

EMS Educator of the Year Ginny Renkiewicz and Episode 507

November 6th, 2017


Working on your advanced EMS Degree and looking for people to follow and emulate? We have a special interview just for you coming up with EMS …

Upgrading EMS Education Standards and Episode 506

October 24th, 2017


All paramedics in Australia are required to have Bachelors Degrees and nurses upgrade to become paramedics. Why can't that work here in the United States? We have a special panel discussion on that coming up. If that's …

Women in EMS and Episode 505

March 24th, 2017


What kind of challenges face women in the field of EMS across this country? We have a special panel discussion on that coming up. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the …

Telephone CPR System-Wide and Episode 504

December 26th, 2016


How can telephone CPR help you do your job and what can you do to support your dispatchers as they do the difficult job of managing the cardiac …

Dispatch Assisted CPR, Paramedic Troopers and Episode 503

December 19th, 2016


Real life benefits of Telephone and dispatcher-assisted CPR plus more segments from the EMS World Expo in New Orleans this past year. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of …

Disaster Planning with Superior Training and Episode 502

December 12th, 2016


How do we train for disaster or prepare for disaster responses in both man-made and natural disasters? If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.

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EMS World In Review With Dr Ed Racht and Episode 501

November 28th, 2016


A special interview with Dr. Ed Racht from EMS World Expo 2016. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.

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PALS Launch, CPR Data Management, and Episode 500

November 14th, 2016


A chat with EMS World Expo data experts from our partners at Physio-Control and a look at the new rollout of the new PALS course from the American …

Global Resuscitation Alliance, EMS World Expo Kicks Off, and Episode 499

October 17th, 2016


A special interview with Dr. Mickey Eisenberg on the brand new American Heart Association initiative, the Global Resuscitation Alliance. Then in this week’s second segment, we have a special sneak peek at our coverage …

Medically Clear Podcast Interview and Episode 498

October 3rd, 2016


Coming up we talk with Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Myths. Then we have a chat with Medical Research podcasters Angela and Dustin Ballard. If that's what you're looking for, …

Public Access To Emergency Treatments and Episode 497

September 26th, 2016


More drugs working their way down to the lay public from the EMS sector. What’s to come in the future? If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of the MedicCast.

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High Flow Nasal Cannula Use In EMS and Episode 496

September 12th, 2016


We’re back from our August break with a look at high-flow nasal cannula use in the prehospital setting featuring EMS paramedic and educator Kevin …

Loperamide toxicity, EMS World Expo 2016 and Episode 495

August 1st, 2016


Loperamide or Imodium toxicity overdoses for EMS providers and a special interview with Scott Cravens about the upcoming EMS World Expo conference. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this …

Wilderness EMS Tips for Urban Medics, part 2 and Episode 494

July 18th, 2016

How does wilderness EMS care relate back to urban EMS care? We have part 2 of a special episode of the discussion on the topic crossed over from the Disaster Podcast for you. If that's what you're looking for, you found …

Wilderness EMS for Urban Medics part 1 and Episode 493

July 12th, 2016

How does wilderness EMS care relate back to urban EMS care? We have a special episode of the MedicCast with a crossover panel discussion on the topic from the Disaster Podcast for you. If that's what you're looking for, …

Orlando Critical Incident Stress part 2 and Episode 492

June 28th, 2016

More on critical incident stress and how responders and hospital staff are struggling to recover from the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this …

Critical Incident Stress, Orlando, Part 1 and Episode 491

June 20th, 2016


Critical incidents, provider stress and the Orlando active shooter incident with Critical Incident Stress expert Dan McGuire from CISM Perspectives. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this …

Synthetic Opioids, EMS Provider Well-Being and Episode 490

June 13th, 2016


Synthetic Opioids causing major problems for overdose patient management in the field for EMS providers, then we have an interview with EMS Blogger and Educator Sean Eddy about how EMS providers can learn to live smart. …

Trek Medics Update Part 2 and Episode 489

June 6th, 2016


Going the extra mile and creating a non-profit EMS organization with worldwide reach. We have it with part 2 of our interview with Jason Friesen from Trek Medics International. If that's what you're looking for, you …

Trek Medics Brings EMS to All and Episode 488

May 30th, 2016


How is a select group of paramedics going the extra mile for EMS in the third world? We have return look at Jason Friesen and the Trek Medics organization this week for you. If that's what you're looking for, you found …

Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy and Episode 487

May 23rd, 2016


How do we manage victims of abuse and advocate for them in front of our peers? We’ll have abuse victim advocate Kim McCaffery on the show to share her thoughts and important lessons we can all share for these at-risk …

Scene Safety, EMS Street Survival and Episode 486

May 16th, 2016


Scene safety is something I talk about all the time here on the MedicCast. What do you do, though, if the scene suddenly turns from safe to dangerous in the blink of an eye? I have a cautionary tale about that topic. If …

Overdose Opioid Research for EMS and Episode 485

May 10th, 2016


Dealing with opioid deaths and overdoses requires a lot of specific research and training. We’ll have a special segment on the latest in EMS specific opioid addiction and overdose research with paramedic researcher …

EMS Technology Future, Cardiac Arrest, and Episode 484

May 3rd, 2016


Checking what’s going on with the future of EMS technology, plus a look on EMS and social media leadership and what the Sudden Cardiac Arrest …

Paramedic Jobs Overseas and MedicCast Episode 483

April 25th, 2016


What kind of opportunities are available for you overseas? We’ll learn more about where you can find an EMS job outside of the U.S. if you’re looking for a changes of pace. If that's what you're looking for, you found …

EMS Innovators, Patient Hoarders and Episode 482

April 19th, 2016


Training civilian responders in Jersey City, raising the bar for EMS education in Austria, and we’ll talk about hoarding behaviors and the potential issues for EMS. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right …

EMS Research Education, Eagles Review and Episode 481

April 11th, 2016


Developing dedicated EMS researchers with innovation and a look at the Gathering of Eagles EMS Medical Director’s Conference 2016. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of …

Mobile Integrated Healthcare – the Book and Episode 480

April 4th, 2016


Mobile Integrated Healthcare - the book, EMS on the Hill Day is coming, and find out what you can learn if you attend the EMS Transformation Summit. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this …

EMS10 Innovators in EMS Systems and Episode 479

March 28th, 2016


Solar ambulances saving money, telemedicine video conferencing reducing EMS call volumes, and what would you do if you were preparing a team for the …

EMS Patient Simulation Support and Episode 478

March 21st, 2016


Waking up during CPR, EMS lab values you should know, drones in EMS for Canada, and we’ll talk about the use of patient simulation technology in EMS …

Community Paramedics , EMS in Nigeria and Episode 477

March 14th, 2016


New sepsis guidelines in the news, dedicated mental health paramedics, PTSD claims for responders in Canada, and we’ll have the first two of the EMS10 Innovations awardees at EMS Today 2016. If that's what you're …

qSOFA Sepsis Assessment in EMS Setting and Episode 476

March 7th, 2016


EMTs helping combat vets, marrying a paramedic, colleges prep for active shooters, and we’ll look at the newly reported sepsis criteria in a special …

John Newton of Medic Life TV and Episode 475

February 29th, 2016


Stress on home caregivers, EMS staffing in South Dakota, what’s in a mass casualty bag anyway, and we’ll bring you a special interview with new EMS podcaster John Newton from Medic Life TV this week on the interview …

Post Grid EMS Authors and Episode 474

February 22nd, 2016


Setting cardiac arrest expectations, no more car accident death announcement, paramedics at risk for assault, and we’ll have a great interview with a …

Hemorrhage Control, Tourniquets and Episode 473

February 15th, 2016


Shorter U.S. life expectancies, Afib dangers for women, do tighter EMS protocols work, and we’ll have a special look at hemorrhage control and …

Extreme Medical Services Novel and Episode 472

February 8th, 2016


Top EMS safety concerns, school nurses get narcan, and the MedicCast turns 10. Plus we’ll have an interview with my about my EMS paramedic novel …

EMS Author Interview with Kevin Grange and Episode 471

February 1st, 2016


Recognizing EMS heroes, raising public awareness of cardiac arrest, training junior responders, and we’ll interview EMS author Kevin Grange about his …

Kratom Drug Abuse with Lisa Booze and Episode 470

January 26th, 2016


U.K. fake paramedics, lifting safety in healthcare law, disease preparedness holes, and we’ll look at another special drug of abuse called Kratom, …

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning EMS Review and Episode 469

January 18th, 2016


Opioid overdose deaths on the rise, precursor symptoms for cardiac arrest, moving away from a load and go mentality, plus we’re going to take a special look at Carbon Monoxide Poisoning today with a Disaster Podcast …

B.J. Schneider EMS Author Interview and Episode 468

January 11th, 2016


We have an interview with EMS paramedic author B.J. Schneider from New Orleans on his book “Welcome to New Orleans: How Many Shots Did You Hear?” If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this …

EMS Entrepreneur Sam Scheller and Episode 467

January 4th, 2016


Do you have what it takes to be a responder to a major event disaster or to run your own EMS business? We chat with EMS entrepreneur Sam Scheller in Las Vegas about his preparations for major event EMS. If that's what …

Ferno Intraxx Component EMS Ambulance System and Episode 466

December 28th, 2015


Brand new ambulance design system for stowing all your gear from the product innovators at Ferno. Grab everything you’ll need to treat your patient …

EMS Suicide Code Green Campaign and Episode 465

December 21st, 2015


How do we manage our own stress from the job and what do we do to recognize unmanaged stress in our coworkers. The Code Green Campaign is focused on helping EMS providers recognize and stop suicide in our own ranks. If …

Pulsara Communicating Critical EMS Care and Episode 464

December 14th, 2015


We have two of our product innovator picks for the conference this week. First up is the new app that is revolutionizing how EMS providers and …

EMS World Expo Conference with Scott Cravens and Episode 463

December 7th, 2015


Getting an inside look at the workings of EMS World Expo with EMS World publisher Scott Cravens in this special episode interview. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this week's episode of …

Fingers on the Pulse of EMS with Greg Friese and Episode 462

November 30th, 2015


What is going on at the powerhouse EMS Website over at We check in with their editor-in-chief, and our good friend, Greg Friese, to find out what is new and notable in EMS. If that's what you're looking for, …

Two Companies Innovate EMS Patient Care and Episode 461

November 23rd, 2015


What does it take to make the top EMS patient care products on the market and how do you continue to innovate? Looking at how two companies in the EMS world innovate and improve their products to help us all improve and …

EMS Providers, Social Media Citizenship, and Episode 460

November 9th, 2015


Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, Tumblr, and more. All of these social media sites are used by people everyday but what if you’re any EMS provider. Are there things you need to do or think of when you use these …

EMS Providers Using New Health Technology and Episode 459

November 2nd, 2015


How comfortable are you with new technologies that show up in the back of your ambulance? We’ll be talking about that with EMS educator and expert …

Responder Fitness, Ambulance Decon and Episode 458

October 26th, 2015


An innovative fitness app for all emergency responders from the fit responder Bryan Fass and a look at a better way to clean and sterilize our …

Emergency Cardiovascular Care Updates and Episode 457

October 19th, 2015


Are you ready for the ECC Update that came out last Thursday? I have a special interview segment with one of the American Heart Association physician authors of the 2015 ECC update to talk about the changes for …

Providing Innovative EMS Tools and Episode 456

October 13th, 2015


Innovation in patient care from airway management with the McGrath MAC EMT Video Laryngoscope to the continued commitment from our sponsor …

New Research With Cadavers for CPR and MedicCast Episode 455

October 5th, 2015


What is the latest in CPR research saying to the EMS professionals who attended EMS World Expo last month in Las Vegas. I have Dr. Joe Holley in for …

Death, Dying, and EMS in the Middle on MedicCast Episode 454

September 28th, 2015


How do healthcare professionals including EMTs and paramedics handle families of patients who are dead or dying? We have a special segment on that …

EMS World Expo Podcast Studio Kicks Off and Episode 453

September 21st, 2015

What is expected at this year's EMS World Expo? The hosts of the Podcast Studio programs MedicCast, EMS Garage, and the Disaster Podcast sit down to chat about that and their programming during the Expo in the Exhibit …

EMS Safe Lifting Techniques Save Backs and Dollars and Episode 452

September 14th, 2015


How can you protect yourself from a career-ending back or lifting injury? If you’re a manager what can you do to prevent millions of dollars in …

Compounded Pain Creme Poisonings and MedicCast Episode 451

September 7th, 2015


Community paramedic clinics, controlling a nation’s hypertension, understanding pediatric strokes and we’ll have our good friend Lisa Booze from the …

EMS Salaries, What We Deserve and MedicCast Episode 450

August 31st, 2015


EMS synthetic drug risks, getting more mental health training, EMS summer camp for kids, and we’ll talk with EMS Blogger and financial advocate Sean Eddy about EMS lifestyle and financial choices. If that's what you're …

Cutting Edge Resuscitation Research and MedicCast Episode 449

August 24th, 2015


What’s on the horizon with resuscitation research? Have you heard about “Heads-up CPR” and wondered what people were talking about? Well we’ve got the answers in another special crossover Disaster Podcast episode. If …

EMS Tips on 10 Things You Need to Know and Episode 448

August 17th, 2015


Noisy stroke risks, overdose is new leading cause of death, new CPR video kiosk, and we’ll talk with EMS educator Bob Sullivan about his article …

Responding to Oso, Washington Mudslide (Part 2) and Episode 447

August 10th, 2015

We’ve got a part two of a special two part overview of the 2014 Oso, Washington Mudslide Response borrowed from the files of the Disaster Podcast. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right here on this …

2014 Oso Washington Mudslide Response (part 1) and Episode 446

August 3rd, 2015

We’ve got part one of a special two part episode with an overview of the 2014 Oso, Washington Mudslide Response borrowed from the files of the Disaster Podcast. If that's what you're looking for, you found it, right …

Live Online Medical Education for EMS and Episode 445

July 27th, 2015


We need more CPR, treating that patient you know, meds and side effects for heat emergency, and we’ll take a look at another way you can conveniently get your recertification hours in the next time you recert with Live …

Austin/Travis County Texas Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Episode 444

July 20th, 2015


More heroin cases, EMS dental calls rising, Tattoo cover up rules examined, and we’ll look at what’s going on with community paramedic or mobile …

Building EMS Provider Suicide Awareness and Episode 443

July 13th, 2015


Moving all fire departments to volunteers, improving your intubation success rates, risks for older asthma patients, and we’ll look at another EMS 10 …

Innovating London Continuing Education for Paramedics and Episode 442

July 6th, 2015


Controlling Medicare costs, getting EMS body cameras, hydrating our children, and we’ll visit with another EMS 10 innovation award winner who …

EMS, Veterans, PTSD and TBI and Episode 441

June 22nd, 2015


Bee sting death reminder for EMS, looking for sepsis patients, we’re all getting sicker, and we’ll look at how EMS can be on the look out for veterans in our communities with signs of PTSD and lingering effects of …

Mobile Integrated Healthcare Update and Episode 440

June 15th, 2015


Stroke FAST response, hands-only CPR works wonders, angled, head-elevated CPR changes, and we’ll look at the recent updates nationwide with the mobile integrated healthcare or community paramedic movement with a special …

Flakka, Gravel, N-Bomb and Synthetic Drugs in MedicCast Episode 439

June 8th, 2015


FDNY DNR Conundrum, stopping youth gun violence, Milwaukee ambulance reports shots fired and we’ll have a special segment on new synthetic drugs of …

Extended Resuscitation Improves Outcomes and Episode 438

June 1st, 2015


EMS Compass program kicks off, helicopter transport lawsuits, new Washington State community paramedic programs, and we’ll look at the advantages of longer EMS cardiac arrest resuscitation efforts. If that's what you're …

TXA for Prehospital Trauma Treatment and Episode 437

May 25th, 2015

Twitter predicts ER crowds, checking out the EMS service of the year, choosing your ambulance service level, and we’ll visit with Dr. Ryan Gerecht …

Traumatic Brain Injury Management in EMS and Episode 436

May 18th, 2015


Hospital stroke fails, women’s concussion recovery, UK paramedics stressed out, and we’ll look at another segment from EMS Today 2015 with a look at traumatic brain injury management in EMS. If that's what you're …

Penetrating Trauma, Crush Injury and MedicCast Episode 435

May 11th, 2015


Social media for EMS, hidden paramedic cost, getting your EMS cache and we’ll take a look at what we can do for the treatment of penetrating and crush injuries in the field. If that's what you're looking for, you found …

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