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FOAMfrat Podcast

Nov 18, 2023

How do you talk to a patient experiencing suicidal ideation? What if you're the one having these thoughts?

We're interviewing James Boomhower from Stay Fit 4 Duty in this episode. We discuss suicidal ideation, therapeutic communication, and verbal de-escalation.

Oct 30, 2023

Chris Carlstrom is a flight nurse at Life Link III and also works part-time at a ketamine infusion clinic.  We’ve had some interesting conversations on shift regarding his experiences with ketamine in the clinic versus emergency medicine and I finally was able to get one of these conversations recorded for the...

Sep 29, 2023

When I became a paramedic, being able to provide pain management was one of the "new interventions" that I looked forward to most. As an EMT, I remember countless times I was without ALS resources and had to watch a patient suffering in pain until we got to the hospital. Trying to obtain any history or perform an...

Aug 18, 2023

Taking on pharmacology in EMT school is a big hurdle. We wanted to write something that not only explained the basics of the medications but also helped bridge the gap between what EMTs are taught and what paramedics learn when they go back over these medications in paramedic pharmacology.

Each chapter discusses how...

Aug 3, 2023

I had the privilege to bring on two passionate fathers of children with Autism to help me better understand how to approach and communicate with a neuro-diverse child. This episode is chock-full of insight, tips, tricks, and logistics of approaching a child in the field with Autism. Josh Chan is a Life Link III flight...