Orthopedic Emergencies-Compartment Syndrome and the Various Types of Fractures

March 19th, 2020

In this episode we will take a look at the signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome.  We'll also take a look at the types of fractures and how they might impact your patient.

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Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient

December 31st, 2019

Watching a child struggle to breath is difficult to deal with.  However, what you do in the first few minutes of care could determine the outcome for your patient.  In this episode, we take a brief look at the issue of respiratory distress versus respiratory failure. 

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Responding to the Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

December 19th, 2019

Pediatric cardiac arrests are rare, but can be among the most stressful calls that the paramedic will encounter.  In this podcast, we take a look at the PALS algorithm for dealing with such high risk calls. 

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You Can’t Treat What You Don’t Find

December 10th, 2019

The assessment skills of the paramedic are the most important ones that she posses.  In this episode, we take a look at how to have an organized assessment routine of our pediatric patients. 

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Pediatric Basic Life Support

December 3rd, 2019

For most pediatric patients, the cause of cardiac arrest can be traced to a respiratory issue.  In emergencies dealing with children, having impeccable BLS skills is critical.  In this podcast, we take a look at the importance of high quality CPR and other issues that address cardiac arrest in the pediatric patient.

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Airway and the Trauma Patient

February 3rd, 2019

The Ten Minute Medic takes a look at the airway of the trauma patient.  In this session, you will learn:

1.  the role of external and internal respiration.

2.  factors that influence alveolar and cellular gas exchange.

3.  the dangers of hyperventilation of your patient.

Next weeks podcast will continue the discussion of the airway of the trauma patient.  If you would like to have a topic covered, drop me a line at bill.young@eku.edu

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The Pathophysiology of Shock…Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

January 23rd, 2019

This week and next week the Ten Minute Medic will cover the workings of the body in shock and why this topic is probably the most important lecture you will cover in your paramedic class.  This is a two part episode. 

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What the Paramedic Student Needs to Know about Gunshot Wounds and Crime Scene Management

January 13th, 2019

The rules of engagement for active shooting scenes have changed.  No longer can EMS sit back until the "scene is secure".  In this podcast, we will review the kinematics of gunshot wounds that will enable you to better assess, recognize and treat your gunshot patient. 

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Heart Blocks Made Easy-Episode 1

September 11th, 2018

If you are anything like most paramedic students, you will, at some point in time struggle with AV heart blocks.  In this short podcast, learn how to become much more proficient in their identification. 

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