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FOAMfrat Podcast

Jan 16, 2023

We just finished re-recording our pediatric arrest class in Studio and decided to play the unedited version of my discussion with Dr. Paul Banerjee. Banerjee is a prolific researcher and medical director in Florida with a particular emphasis on pediatric arrest. Check out the class in Studio for more information on...


Dec 12, 2022

Sam Henne is the creator of Mind Over Medic and a co-worker of mine at Life Link III. In this episode, we discuss the components of critical incident stress and ways to reduce adrenaline during threat appraisal. Check out www.mindovermedic.com 

 


Dec 2, 2022

EMS is well-trained in peripheral intravenous as well as intraosseous access. However, central lines remain off-limits for many clinicians in various response areas. If accessing these types of lines is allowed, it’s usually permitted when the patient is (nearly) dead. This isn’t very surprising since the scope...


Nov 5, 2022

Had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Sam Slishman, the inventor of the Slishman traction splint. We had a great conversation on the idea/concept of this splint, who to apply it on, and some additional questions, which we plan on having him back on to discuss. 


Oct 21, 2022

A-a gradient, a/A ratio, and P: F ratio - are all different views of the same item. These formulas do not have a complete view of oxygenation. Oxygenation is a huge topic, and there are more common values that we use:

  • How well is the patient saturating?

  • Is there dyspnea?

  • How do the lungs sound (auscultation) or...