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FOAMfrat Podcast

Jun 20, 2024

Alaina Martini, a flight nurse at Allegheny Life Flight, shares her expertise on transporting patients with external ventricular drains (EVDs). She explains the indications for EVD insertion, such as aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and obstructive hydrocephalus. Alaina discusses the importance of assessing the color...


May 21, 2024

Dr. John Aho discusses needle decompression and the procedure's indications, techniques, and potential pitfalls. He emphasizes the importance of high clinical suspicion and the limitations of external signs in diagnosing tension pneumothorax. The conversation also covers the choice of needle insertion sites, the use...


May 6, 2024

An iceberg typically shows only 10% of its mass above water. To appreciate the other 90%, you need to dive deep. That’s precisely what we’re doing in this series—discovering the deeper knowledge about obstetric topics. These topics can be massive, and much of the information is below the ‘surface-level’...


Apr 25, 2024

The conversation is about a paper on false electrical capture and pre-hospital transcutaneous pacing by paramedics. The guests, Tom Boutilet, Josh Kimbrell, and Judah Kreinbrook, discuss their research findings and the implications for paramedics. They conducted a retrospective study and found that paramedics...


Feb 2, 2024

In this episode we discuss whether the concept of having a "max dose" of your pressor has any evidence or physiological backing. Joining me in this discussion are Dan Rauh, Shane O'Donnell, and Shad Ruby.