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"Heavy lies the crown" is a common misquote of "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown" from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2. It refers to the responsibility and insecurity of governing an entire kingdom. Likewise, "heavy lies the helmet" refers to the responsibility we face as critical care transport providers working in an autonomous and often unpredictable environment. Our minds are eased with education that better prepares us for any situation that we may encounter. That is exactly wha ...
 
Two cups of black girl magic, nearly 30 years of collective nursing experience from labor and delivery and the wonderful world of breastfeeding, laced with a keen sense of humor and a dash of petty. Prepare to be empowered, educated and entertained! #ConsciousSedation #RNLife #RN #BlackGirlMagic #BlackGirlsRock #Podcast #BlackPodcast #IndyNurse #BlackNursesRock #BlackExcellence #Nursing #NursingPodcast #Health #Healthcare #Humor #Lifestyle #Consciousness #Tasha #Ryan #Tiffany
 
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How do you decide between non-invasive and invasive ventilation? If you decide on non-invasive ventilation (NIV), how do you choose between heated high flow nasal cannula (HFNC), C-pap, or Bipap? And what critical decision-making tools do you utilize when escalating to intubation? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Flight Respiratory Therapi…
 
Managing Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) patients is a concept that many of us learn early on in our careers. Because of that, we can potentially underestimate the importance of our interventions. In this podcast episode, we are joined by Dr. Gottula and Dr. Skrobut to discuss timely management of AMI's, when coronary intervention (PCI) is indica…
 
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the meaning of certain lab values and what a positive truly is. Are these numbers as black and white as they are perceived? In this podcast episode, we discuss sensitivity versus specificity, define some of the most common labs and how to avoid tunnel vision when it comes to your clinical interpretation…
 
Taking care of the High Risk OB patient is outside the comfort zone of many of us. The third trimester, specifically, presents unique challenges both pregnancy-related and otherwise. Why are normal physiologic changes related to pregnancy ABNORMAL in the third trimester? How do we determine if the pregnant patient is sick or not sick? And how do yo…
 
Has administration ever made a decision that you didn't agree with and/or understand? Of course! As much as we don't like to admit it, the medical industry is a business. For that reason, finances play a significant factor in decision-making. How do we maintain balance between profit and patient care? How do we bridge the gap between leadership and…
 
Due to the popularity of Episode 68 - X-Ray Vision, we've decided to extend our radiology series and focus on computerized tomography (CT) scans. Head CT scans, specifically, are often viewed by emergency and transport clinicians when patients require tertiary neurovascular services. Tune in to another visually-guided episode as we discuss this ext…
 
Due to the popularity of Episode 68 - X-Ray Vision, we've decided to extend our radiology series and focus on computerized tomography (CT) scans. Head CT scans, specifically, are often viewed by emergency and transport clinicians when patients require tertiary neurovascular services. Tune in to another visually-guided episode as we discuss this ext…
 
Some clinicians may have a tendency to neglect performing a thorough neurological exam in a comatose patient. And when a neuro patient requires an advanced airway, some clinicians may not be mindful of cerebral perfusion pressure and how to optimize it effectively. In this podcast episode, we provide you with the recording of Bryan's presentation f…
 
Pre-hospital resuscitation of the traumatic arrest patient is controversial, to say the least. Some evidence has shown our efforts to be futile. But are the studies skewed by inappropriate management and our resistance to act? When do we intervene, and when do we not? And how can we help improve these poor mortality rates? Join us as we discuss thi…
 
Though we are not Radiologists, we constantly find ourselves needing to interpret basic chest x-rays. Whether it's ETT placement or ARDS identification, it is important to know what you're looking at. Join us for a visually-assisted podcast episode where our very own Intensivist and Medical Director, Dan Rauh, helps break down this seemingly overwh…
 
Though we are not Radiologists, we constantly find ourselves needing to interpret basic chest x-rays. Whether it's ETT placement or ARDS identification, it is important to know what you're looking at. Join us for a visually-assisted podcast episode where our very own Intensivist and Medical Director, Dan Rauh, helps break down this seemingly overwh…
 
This week, we're talking about our largest organ, our skin! We welcomed Tamara Linza of Linza's Healin Hands in Indianapolis to share why skin care is important and why we all need to begin a skin care regimen. Give a listen and tell us your thoughts! Hit the thumbs up, comment, rate, subscribe and follow us on social! IG and Twitter: @conscious_se…
 
This week we're discussing the same topic that's on everyone's mind and lips. The COVID-19 vaccine! It's finally being administered and distributed worldwide. So, what's this mean? What does this mean for us? Tune in to hear our thoughts and send yours as well! Hit the thumbs up, comment, rate, subscribe and follow us on social! IG and Twitter: @co…
 
Recently, Central America was devastated by back-to-back Category 4 tropical storms including Hurricane Eta and Lota. As a Guatemalan resident, our very own Chris 'Razor' Sharpe was in the thick of it. Tune in to this podcast episode where we discuss the SAR and relief work he was a part of during that dire time. We highlight mission preparation, p…
 
Non-Convulsive Seizures (NCS) or Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) is defined as cerebral ictal activity without obvious clinical signs. Altered mental status is usually the only notable deficit, so it's important to know how to identify and treat this life-threatening disorder. Tune in to find out how through a casual discussion and real-li…
 
We all have to eat to live, right? This week, we're tackling food and how we have the power to heal or hurt with every bite. We also discuss some kitchen remedies for common ailments! Enjoy and be well! Hit the thumbs up, comment, rate, subscribe and follow us on social! IG and Twitter: @conscious_sedation FB: Conscious Sedation Podcast Have a ques…
 
This week we discuss self-care especially during the holidays. It's important for us to remain grounded and set boundaries even in interactions with those who love us in order to maintain our sanity. A pandemic makes this even more important! Push yourself to the top of your list this year and every year! Be well y'all! Hit the thumbs up, comment, …
 
This week we're discussing financial wellness and literacy again! Serial entrepreneur, Tyrone Allen joined us and y'all!! This shift is packed with information essential to establishing healthy financial habits AND generating wealth for yourself and your family. We were ON again y'all and we discussed underrated ways of making passive income. Talk …
 
Acquiring a job in flight medicine is only the beginning. In this presentation to the 2020 Flight Crew Academy graduating class, Mike discusses three archetypes of new hires. He highlights positive and negative behaviors, systematically addressing incompetence, and how to ultimately get off orientation successfully. --------------------------------…
 
This week we're discussing financial wellness and literacy. Serial entrepreneur, Tyrone Allen joined us and y'all!! This shift is packed with information essential to establishing healthy financial habits AND generating wealth for yourself and your family. You'll need to listen to this one twice because, honey, it's just that good! Hit the thumbs u…
 
This week, we squeaked in at the buzzer to discuss breast cancer awareness before the end of October. Join us for a quick, yet effective chat about prevention, diagnosis and a few key elements regarding risk factors. Hit the thumbs up, comment, rate, subscribe and follow us on social! IG and Twitter: @conscious_sedation FB: Conscious Sedation Podca…
 
With the upcoming respiratory season, many of us will be caring for an increased number of pediatric and adult patients with pulmonary disease processes. Obstructive physiology, specifically, can result in an increased strain of resources to effectively care for this critically ill population. In this webinar, Mike, Bryan, and Jordan focus on statu…
 
Chris Stevenson is back for a third go-round, so I think that makes him a regular guest on the show. This time, he came at us with a non-clinical topic that peeked our interest... Likely over the years, we find ourselves giving or receiving advice related to flight medicine. As our years of experience have accumulated, so has the length of our rule…
 
This is the final week we are discussing relationships and this is yet ANOTHER interesting viewpoint. Follow along as we discuss astrology and compatibility in a romantic sense but we also touch on the topic of parent child relationships. This is a good one y'all! Hit the thumbs up, comment, rate, subscribe and follow us on social! IG and Twitter: …
 
This week we're continuing our conversation about healthy relationships and we venture into the realm of relationship with self and healing your inner child. We want to thank Ms. Jessica Gordon, licensed associate marriage and family therapist, provider of RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy) and hypnotherapy for joining us! She enlightened us on t…
 
Join us this week as we discuss relationships and elements of a healthy relationship. Grow, learn and enjoy! Resources for this week to determine if you are in a healthy relationship are JoinOneLove.org and LoveIsRespect.org Hit the thumbs up, comment, rate, subscribe and follow us on social! IG and Twitter: @conscious_sedation FB: Conscious Sedati…
 
Due to 'The Big C', ECHO Yacht Club was cancelled... but life goes on, and so does our podcast. We decided to turn lemons into lemonade and have our friend and emergency medicine powerhouse Dr. Sal Rezaie join us for a discussion based on what-would-have-been our Yacht Club presentation. Everyone carries a card that says they know how to manage tac…
 
This week we discuss all things mental health and wellness. It's rough out here folks and taking care of our minds is just as important as taking care of our bodies. September is Suicide Prevention month. If you or anyone you know may be suffering from suicidal ideation, there is help available! Please call 800-273-8255 & suicidepreventionlifeline.…
 
Join us as we honor Black breastfeeding by celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week through a conversation about why Black boobs matter!!! Hit the thumbs up, comment, rate, subscribe and follow us on social! IG and Twitter: @conscious_sedation FB: Conscious Sedation Podcast Have a question or a topic idea? Email us at getsedated705@gmail.com to share y…
 
Whether it's in regard to scope of practice, clinical judgment, or professional communication, transport is a very dynamic environment. We had the privilege of welcoming the infamous Dr. Cliff Reid to the show to discuss his and Sydney HEMS' approach to all of these areas. Tune in and learn how to be a high level transport provider from one of the …
 
This week we discuss the necessity of exclusively Black spaces and the beauty birthed therein. We also discussed the words "ally" and racial trauma. Hit the thumbs up, comment, rate, subscribe and follow us on social! IG and Twitter: @conscious_sedation FB: Conscious Sedation Podcast Have a question or a topic idea? Email us at getsedated705@gmail.…
 
This could quite possibly be one of our most important podcast episodes to date featuring one of the most interesting persons in our industry. What is the opposite of complacency? And how do you know if you are? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Randy Mains, pilot and safety expert, to discuss all things Crew Resource Management (CRM) and t…
 
This could quite possibly be one of our most important podcast episodes to date featuring one of the most interesting persons in our industry. What is complacency? And how do you know if you are? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Randy Mains, pilot and safety expert, to discuss all things Crew Resource Management (CRM) and the human factors…
 
Being pregnant is no easy feat! Being pregnant in a pandemic is unthinkable. This week we explore the challenges of being pregnant and birthing during a pandemic. Hit the thumbs up, comment, rate, subscribe and follow us on social! IG and Twitter: @conscious_sedation FB: Conscious Sedation Podcast Have a question or a topic idea? Email us at getsed…
 
This week, we're discussing COVID-19 and all of the layers a pandemic brings to a nation and more specifically, our community! Don't forget to hit that thumbs up button, comment, rate and subscribe! Have a question or a topic idea? Email us at getsedated705@gmail.com we'd love to hear from you! Follow us on our socials! FB: Conscious Sedation Podca…
 
We're back like we never left! Ok, ok...so it's been two years but who's counting. We've missed you all and this shift, we'll catch you up on what life has been like in our time away. Catch us wherever you get your podcasts! Be sure to rate, comment and subscribe! Email us at getsedated705@gmail.com Follow us on FB at Conscious Sedation Podcast Fol…
 
High flow nasal cannula is an increasingly popular modality for Acute Respiratory Distress and Failure. Previously, we saw it used mostly in the pediatric population. But as time has went on, especially with the COVID-19 outbreak, this has become an effective means of O2 delivery in all patient groups. With its increased frequency of use, it is onl…
 
How do you calculate your drug dosages? What do you base it on? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Lynn Lamkin, EM pharmacist, to discuss weight based versus non-weight based drug dosages. We also breakdown when true body weight (TBW), ideal body weight (IBW), lean body weight (LBW) or adjusted body weight (ABW) is a more appropriate option.…
 
You asked. We answered. In a follow-up to our burn resuscitation podcast episode, we are joined by Chris Stevenson and his burn center Medical Director, Dr. Mike Feldman, to discuss inhalation injuries. Tune in as we discuss the mechanism surrounding inhalation injuries and how to treat them affectively based on anatomical location and poison type.…
 
Titrating intravenous drips is a source of contention for many providers. This is, in part, due to a wide range of approaches depending on the patient's condition. Further attribution is based on each individual's comfort level and respective professional background (e.g. ICU versus EMS). But what does the literature say regarding this topic? In th…
 
With the rising number of COVID-19 patients, many of our listeners have requested additional information regarding transporting patients in the prone position. Despite refractory hypoxemia, many of these patients are benefiting from the prone position. Based on Episode 17 of the podcast, we updated our information in presentation-form. The followin…
 
Recently, Bryan was asked to present at a local EMS conference. The majority of the audience was ground personnel and student nurses, so he decided to present the why and how of measuring waveform capnography. EtCO2 truly should be the 5th vital sign, so we hope you appreciate this recording. ------------------------------------------------ Twitter…
 
Due to a recent outbreak, influenza and COVID-19 have been in the forefront of people's minds. Influenza, in particular, continues to affect all age groups despite it being late in the typical season. In this podcast episode, we discuss the entire course of this disease process; from positive nasopharyngeal swab to downstream ARDS and the complex v…
 
In this podcast episode, we are joined by Dr. Deep Sharma, Interventional Pulmonologist, to answer listener questions in a rapid fire format. We cover everything from modes of ventilation to respiratory decompensation to snorting sugar dust. You asked. He answers. ------------------------------------------------ Twitter @heavyhelmet Facebook @heavy…
 
Proper fluid management in burns is critical to survival. But what happens when we administer too little or too much fluid therapy? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Chris Stevenson to discuss epidemiology and appropriate resuscitation for the prehospital provider. Our discussion includes an assessment of past and current formularies and wh…
 
Suction-assisted laryngoscopy and airway decontamination (SALAD) was created to assist with the decontamination of a massively soiled airway. We sit down with flight nurse, researcher, and lead author Matt Jensen to discuss this technique and his most recent Air Medical Journal study aimed at investigating its usefulness in training prehospital eme…
 
The Annual Sim Cup at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) is a prestigious event that gathers flight clinicians from all over the world to compete. Jason Peng (ED and Flight NP) and Ellen Parsley (Flight Nurse) of University of Cincinnati Air Care joined forces and took home the 1st place trophy at AMTC19. We use this opportunity to sit dow…
 
RSI, chemical restraint, or physical restraint? In this podcast episode, we are joined by ED and Flight Nurse Nyssa Hattaway at AMTC19 to discuss medical management and aircraft safety considerations surrounding the patient with acute agitation, excited delirium, and/or drug-induced psychosis. We also touch on Droperidol; an old drug that is findin…
 
Making her second debut on the podcast, Dr. Cynthia Griffin joins us at AMTC19 to discuss the utility of ultrasound/POCUS. Cynthia presented on this topic and highlighted its indication when following your XABC's (Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing, Circulation) exam. Are you currently using ultrasound in your practice? If not, are you actively trying t…
 
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