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Pre-Hospital Care

52 EpisodesProduced by Medics AcademyWebsite

In this episode, we welcome Victoria Lebrec, London Traffic Justice Campaign Coordinator for RoadPeace. Victoria has been fighting for road safety in London since losing her leg after a collision with a skip lorry in 2014. Others have lost limbs on the same section of road since the incident, and it… read more

52 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Best of Restore 2020

January 4th, 2021


This has been a unique and challenging year for everyone. It has been a real privilege to have over a 100 conversations on various podcasts and platforms (PHCP, Restore and WEM). I have included this recording of the …

Pre-hospital mental health with Anna Basquil and Dan Fisher

December 9th, 2020


In this episode we explore the initiative of pre-hospital co-responding mental health nurses working alongside paramedics within London, UK. We look at the prevalence of mental health within the capital and how Anna and …

Life Under Fire with Jason Fox

November 16th, 2020


In this episode I chat to Jason Fox about his new book ‘Life Under Fire’  for those of you that aren’t familiar with Jason, he is a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant. Joining at 16 and serving for …

EOLC 4: Grief and bereavement with Julia Samuel MBE

November 13th, 2020


In this episode Julia Samuel and Caroline Phillips discuss grief and the process of bereavement. We discuss important skills for breaking bad news, …

EOLC 3: Advanced Neurological Disease with Diane Laverty

November 6th, 2020


This episode explores advanced neurological conditions with Palliative Nurse Consultant Diane Laverty. Diane has over 30 years experience in …

PHCP - house keeping episode

November 1st, 2020


I just wanted to do a house keeping episode to let you know what to expect in this season. We are half way through the mini series on End of Life Care and had 'recognising the dying phase' with Dr Emma Hall and …

EOLC part 2: Oncological Emergencies with Merel and Caroline Philips

October 30th, 2020


In end of life care we are mindful of respecting patient’s wishes, including those relating to conveyance to acute care settings. However there are …

End of Life Care: Recognising the dying phase with Dr Emma Hall

October 23rd, 2020


In this episode Caroline Phillips hosts Dr Emma Hall, Palliative Care Consultant and discusses the signs of the final few days and hours of life. We …

The Pre-hospital Debrief with Nick, Caroline and Eoin

October 8th, 2020


In this episode we explore some of the fundamental the components what makes a good debrief. The concept of debrief effects everyone within …

Club drugs, illegal highs and Novel Psycho-active Substances with Owen Bowden Jones

September 14th, 2020


This is a wide ranging conversation on club drugs, illegal highs and Novel Psycho-active Substances (NPS) with Dr Owen Bowden Jones. Owen is a …

Bonus episode: Depression & Micro-adventure - Restore Podcast

August 26th, 2020


In this wide ranging conversation with Will Duffin - a passionate GP, educator, adventurer, innovator and polymath we define the current problem …

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) with Ben Watts and Iain Edgar

August 25th, 2020


In this wide ranging conversation with Critical Care Paramedic Ben Watts and ED Consultant Iain Edgar we look at an overview of the TVAA service in …

Conflict Resolution with Ray Goodall

August 18th, 2020


In this episode we explore conflict resolution with Ray Goodall. Ray is an accomplished ex-military senior officer who is skilled in developing …

Trauma with Karim Brohi

August 10th, 2020


Karim is a Professor of Trauma Sciences in the Blizzard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Consultant Trauma …

Advanced Paramedic Practitioners (Critical Care) in London with Mark Faulkner

August 6th, 2020


This is a wide ranging conversation with Mark Faulkner - the clinical development manager for critical care (advanced practice) within the London …

Leadership with Tim Archer

July 8th, 2020


In this conversation I talk with Tim Archer. Tim is a former Group Captain, he held a number of senior appointments in the RAF during which time he gained an MA in Leadership Studies from the Centre for Leadership …

Black Lives Matter: A conversation with senior Detective Inspector Ahenkora Bediako. Restore Podcast Collaboration

June 27th, 2020


This has been the most downloaded episode of all time on the Restore Podcast and very relevant to the pre-hospital community. I have decided to re-post it on the PHCP as it affects every aspect of life and of blue light …

EMRS & EMRTS Critical Care & Retrieval Services with Wayne Auton and Tom Archer

June 26th, 2020


In this episode I talk to Wayne Auton and Tom Archer who work respectively for the Scottish and Welsh Air Ambulances (EMRS & EMRTS). Wayne is a …

Medic One - Seattle Fire Department with Andrew Latimer

June 15th, 2020


In this conversation I talk with Andrew Latimer. Andrew is an Acting Assistant Professor in the the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is involved …

Life after the SBS with Stephen Burns

June 14th, 2020


Stephen left the military in 2012 after serving 14 years in the Royal Marines and the SBS. At the age of 27 Stephen was awarded the Military Cross (MC) by Her Majesty the Queen for his work in Afghanistan in 2008. The …

How to survive and thrive from a life threatening head injury: With Matt Masson and Mike Nolan

June 12th, 2020


In this episode we interview Matt Masson ex-extreme sports and ski instructor. In November 2011 Matt sustained a life changing head injury when he fell 26 ft through a plastic roof onto his head. He has had to re-build …

The Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) program with Ben Meadley

June 9th, 2020


In this conversation I chat to Ben Meadley. Ben has extensive experience in prehospital critical care, and is an operational Intensive Care Flight …

The High Acuity Response Unit (HARU) & Critical Care with Stephen Rashford

June 1st, 2020


Steve is the medical director of The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) with 5,000 staff and 1,300 response vehicles. QAS has a contemporary approach …

High Performing Individuals with Piers Carter. Restore Podcast collaboration

May 23rd, 2020


In this conversation with Piers Carter we examine the fundamentals of high performing individuals - the birth place of high performing teams. Piers has an eclectic background. Since 1997 he has been working with …

The UK's busiest Major Trauma Centre with Karim Ahmed

May 19th, 2020


In this episode I interview Karim Ahmed the clinical lead for the emergency department of the Royal London Hospital (RLH) in Whitechapel. We examine the impact of MTCs across the health economy and why they can add a …

Special Forces Vs Critical Care (Restore Podcast collaboration)

May 16th, 2020


In this episode I chat to Jason Fox - a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant. Joining at 16 and serving for 20 years; Jason passed the grueling selection process for the Special Forces, serving with …

Fundamentals of Research

May 14th, 2020


In this episode Nick Brown and Jo Shaw deconstruct the definitions, challenges and nuances of research within pre-hospital care. They examine the history of research and the differences between research, audit and …

Trauma Tree & Vital Signs

May 4th, 2020


In this episode myself and Mark Falkner look at the origins of the trauma tree & why it was created. We also look at the origins and utility of GCS, heart rate and respiratory rate. We also discuss the mapping of …

Critical Care Concepts

May 3rd, 2020


In this episode I interview Mark Falkner the Critical Care Scheme lead in London. We look at a cross section of critical care concepts from Traumatic Brain Injury to which are the most essential vital signs to pay …

Austere Medicine with Eoin & Roger Alcock

April 26th, 2020


In this episode we explore the various domains of medicine away from an ambulance or hospital setting. Roger Alcock is an Emergency Medicine and …

End of Life Care with Dan, Georgina, Diane and Caroline

April 21st, 2020


This episode focuses on a vital part of pre-hospital care; that of end of life care. Dan Davis explores this area with Caroline Philips, Diane …

Traumatic Brain Injury - with Dan Davis & Alice Kershberg

April 13th, 2020


In this episode Dan Davis explores the wider aspects of TBI with Alice Kershberg, a clinical nurse specialist in traumatic brain injury.  Alice plays …

New experiences in Pre-hospital Care with Nick Brown

April 6th, 2020


In this episode Nick Brown examines a cross section of perspectives from staff that have recently qualified to staff that have progressed through to …

High Performing Teams with Eoin & Dan

March 31st, 2020


In this episode we take a look at the components of high performing teams and what differentiates these from teams that fail to perform. We examine the concepts of ownership, humility, checklists, communication and …

The Facts Behind the Coronavirus Pandemic with Will Duffin

March 25th, 2020


At the recording of this podcast episode, the world is in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Eoin welcomes a special guest to go through the facts of the global crisis with Will Duffin, education lead and content …

S02E08: Mark Faulkner: Defanging the Coroner’s Court for Paramedics

August 12th, 2019


In this episode of the pre-hospital care podcast, we welcome Mark Faulkner, an advanced paramedic practitioner, to unpack the often daunting legal …

S02E07: Ben Clarke Part 2: Deliberate Practice in Pre-Hospital Care

July 29th, 2019


You never know when that "nightmare job" or patient is going to appear and put you to the test. As clinicians, we should be always attempting to push …

S02E06: Ben Clarke Part 1: Leadership Techniques in Pre-Hospital Care

July 15th, 2019


In part 1 of our conversation with Ben Clarke (Assistant medical director of London Ambulance Service), we talk about leadership in pre-hospital …

S02E05: Esther Murray (Part 2): The Flow State in Healthcare

July 1st, 2019


Have you ever been working, and all sense of time and self melts away, and you find yourself in perfect sync with what you’re doing? There’s a word for that. It’s called the Flow State. 

In part 2 of our conversation …

S02E04: Esther Murray (Part 1): How to Take Care of Yourself After a Moral Injury

June 17th, 2019


In part 1 (of 2) of our conversation with Dr Esther Murray, we explore the concept of a moral injury, and how paramedics can spot warning signs that they've suffered one, as well as tips on how to restore a good mental …

S02E03: Victoria Lebrec: Collision Survivor & Activist for Road Safety in London

June 3rd, 2019


In this episode, we welcome Victoria Lebrec, who fights for road safety in London after losing her leg being run over by a skip lorry in 2014. Others have lost limbs on the same section of road since her incident, and …

S02E02: Dan Richards: Motorcycle Collision Survivor & Amputee

May 20th, 2019


Meet Dan Richards, an ex-patient of Eoin’s who lost his right arm and shoulder in a traffic accident 9 years ago. His story of recovery and his …

S02E01: Zoe Hitchcock: Cardiac Arrest Survivor

May 6th, 2019


Update:  Due to a technical hiccup, this episode was cut short by about 15 minutes during the first day of it's being published. It's now updated, so …

S01E08: Self-Care and Dealing with Trauma with Dan Davis (Part 2)

February 27th, 2019


We end the first season of The Pre-Hospital Care Podcast by finishing up Eoin and Rich’s conversation with Dan Davis as they talk about dealing with the emotional trauma that is, unfortunately, part and parcel of …

S01E07: Self-Care and Dealing with Trauma with Dan Davis (Part 1)

February 13th, 2019


The paramedic field is much more fast-tracked than it once was. It's such an established path that many new paramedics have come straight from the classroom, and are being thrown into situations that a professional of …

S01E06: Family Witness Resuscitation and Breaking Bad News, with Nick Brown (Part 2)

January 30th, 2019


On this episode of Pre Hospital Care Podcast, Eoin and Rich continue their discussion with Nick Brown to tackle the non-technical skills necessary in …

S01E05: Family Witness Resuscitation and Breaking Bad News (Part 1)

January 16th, 2019


On this episode of Pre Hospital Care Podcast, Eoin and Rich talk tackle perhaps the toughest topic in pre-hospital care. Delivering bad news to family members. Health professionals are not usually well taught about how …

S01E04: The Pre-Hospital Airway (Part 2)

January 2nd, 2019


In this week’s podcast, we continue to discuss the crucial topic of pre-hospital airway management. How can we maximise the chances of patients with airway problems when time and circumstance are not on our side? 

Eoin …

S01E03: The Pre-Hospital Airway (Part 1)

December 19th, 2018


Eoin Walker and Rich McGirr are back to discuss the ever growing evidence base and controversial topic of airway management in the pre-hospital setting.

How does the reality of managing this urgent, life-or-death part of …

S01E02: Club Drugs & Non-Legal Highs (Part 2)

December 5th, 2018


Eoin Walker and Rich McGirr are back with special guest Martin Mist to talk more about the unique challenges that present themselves to paramedics when dealing with crises brought on by ingestion of illegal substances.

S01E01: Club Drugs & Non-Legal Highs (Part 1)

November 20th, 2018


Paramedics are constantly in the middle of life and death situations. In the first full episode of the Medics.Academy Pre Hospital Care podcast, …

S01E00: Introduction

November 2nd, 2018


This podcast is presented by Eoin Walker and Rich McGirr and is a Medics Academy podcast. The purpose of this podcast is to provide paramedics an easy-to-access set of resources and educational materials wherever they …

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