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info_outline Pediatric Trauma with Dr. Chelsea Kadish 11/29/2023
Pediatric Trauma with Dr. Chelsea Kadish MedFlight Radio talks about pediatric trauma for the month of November. We sit down with Dr. Chelsea Kadish, Recent Graduate EMS Fellow and Current Emergency Room Physician at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The talk starts off with what we are doing well and what we can improve on in our pediatric trauma management in central Ohio. We discuss TXA in our pediatric trauma patient, blood administration and is permissible hypotension ok in kids in certain types of trauma. We answer these tough questions and so much more. This is some really cool stuff. Come listen in!
info_outline Burn Care Management with Dr. Nicole Bernal 09/30/2023
Burn Care Management with Dr. Nicole Bernal MedFlight Radio again takes to the road for its 2023 September podcast and heads over to The Ohio State University Medical Center. We sit down with Dr. Nicole Bernal, Medical Director at the Ohio State University Level 1 Trauma Center Burn Unit in Central Ohio. What are we doing well and what can we improve in our burn care management in Central Ohio. Also, we talk about all the latest and greatest burn treatments that can be provided to patients. This is some really cool stuff. We cover this and so much more. Come listen in!
info_outline Pediatric CPAP/BiPAP in the Pre-Hospital World 05/23/2023
Pediatric CPAP/BiPAP in the Pre-Hospital World Pediatric CPAP/BiPAP in the pre-hospital world. Should we be doing it? if not, why? MedFlight Radio brings back Chris Newsome (Nationwide Children's Transport Medic) and Rob Glaze (Current MedFlight Medic and Retired from Westerville Fire Department ) to discuss this very topic. We start by getting a good understanding of CPAP and BiPAP—what it is and how it works then quickly move into our pediatric population. It is something that can make a difference for us in our pre-hospital or transport environment. Should EMS and transport teams have it in their pediatric protocol? Come listen in and find out.
info_outline Arterial Blood Gas Analysis with the MedFlight Education Team 05/08/2023
Arterial Blood Gas Analysis with the MedFlight Education Team MedFlight Radio welcomes to the show Monica Montgomery (MedFlight Flight Nurse and newly appointed Education Coordinator) and talks ABG's. The talk focuses on all the whys and where's of blood gases. When to get them? What components make up blood gases? How are they used for patient management? Can venous gases be as useful as arterial gases? Come listen in and learn the basics behind blood gas analysis.
info_outline Sudden Cardiac Death with Dr. Corey and Kevin Stiver 02/19/2023
Sudden Cardiac Death with Dr. Corey and Kevin Stiver This month we have a first on MedFlight Radio, as we have a married couple on the show to tackle "Sudden Cardiac Death". This is no ordinary couple as we invite in Dr Kevin Stiver an adult Interventional Cardiologist at OhioHealth Riverside Hospital and Doctor Corey Stiver a pediatric cardiologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital here in Columbus, Ohio Listen in as we talk about the similarities and differences between adult and pediatric sudden cardiac arrest. We focus in on incidences, causes, and management of these complex case. We even finish up talking about what can I do to avoid these life changing events in myself and in my family. This is one you don't want to miss.
info_outline OSU Head Bleed Clinical Trials 11/08/2022
OSU Head Bleed Clinical Trials MedFlight Radio takes to the road and heads over to The Ohio State University to learn more about a new clinical trial on head bleeds. We sit down with Doctor Yousef Hannawi and Luke Herren to find out all about it. Where can we get better with our patients that present with head bleeds? What potential treatments are in store for the future? Are all the Columbus Based Hospitals in on this study? We answer these questions and much more. Come listen in..
info_outline Medication Errors 09/28/2022
Medication Errors This month we invite Debra Tortora to our podcast as we welcome her into her new role of Risk Management and Legal Affairs at MedFlight/Medcare. While she is with us we cover the topic of "Medication Errors". Is this really a problem? What are the most common medication errors and how I can avoid them? What about securing medications, is that my responsible too? Can I be criminally charge for a medication error? We answer these questions and much more as we tackle this subject and discuss things we must do consistently to avoid this happening to us. Come listen in..
info_outline Pediatric Sepsis 07/04/2022
Pediatric Sepsis July is pediatric sepsis month and we sit down with our partners at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Transport Team to learn all about it. This is another one of those time sensitive disease processes where early recognition and management become so important in surviving pediatric sepsis. Just like always we start basic and then move more into advanced treatment for this disease process. This podcast has something for everybody from first responders to the most advanced transport personnel staff member. Come listen in..
info_outline Pediatric Seizure 05/21/2022
Pediatric Seizure In this episode we discuss pediatric seizures with our newly appointed MedFlight Pediatric Medical Director and Nationwide Children Hospital Emergency Room Physician---Doctor Michael Stoner to discuss. Also joining the podcast party are Dr Ashley Larrimore and Jason Pierce to go full circle on Pediatric seizures. We have all heard about it in school and maybe not all of us medical professionals have had the opportunity to manage a pediatric seizure patient. To see a young girl or boy seizing and a mom or dad breathing down your neck to do something about it quickly can be pretty overwhelming. Come listen in as we discuss the most common types and causes of pediatric seizures along with medical management of them. We hope to ease your anxiety a little on these types of cases and give you the confidence in your management of them.
info_outline Stroke Panel 05/12/2022
Stroke Panel Ohio is so lucky to have so many Stroke Comprehensive Treatment Centers in Central and Southwest Areas of our State. Today MedFlight Radio meets with three of the biggest Centers in the State of Ohio to discuss their assessment and treatment of strokes in their region. Does Stroke care change from region to region? We sit down with Renee Pack from OhioHealth Stroke Team, Sharon Heaton from OSU-Medical Center Stroke team and Megan Smith from Kettering Health Stroke team to find out. In doing this podcast live, I was so amazed on how far stroke treatment has come and how these three facilities are actually working together to push stroke treatment and care for the years to come. Take it from me, this is one you don’t want to miss.
info_outline Taking Care of One of Our Own 04/26/2022
Taking Care of One of Our Own MedFlight Radio is flying in a different direction for this personal and emotional episode. Join us as we focus on safety and what it's like to the have to care of one of our own in the most unlikely scenario possible. We invite Dale Muetzel, Chuck Calissie, and Lyn Gilmore to the studio to discuss in detail the MedFlight MICU ground accident from four years ago. The discussion takes us to the events leading up to the accident, the event itself, and the aftermath years later. This emotionally charged podcast reminds us of why we rely on each other in this profession.
info_outline Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) 04/22/2022
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) MedFlight Radio takes the show on the road to the Regional Tertiary Center of The Ohio State University Medical Center to talk about ECMO. We sit down with Dr. Amar Bhatt and Dr. Travis Sharkey to get the lowdown on this topic. Learn about the most cutting edge and complex technology out on the market the pushes the envelope in cardiac and respiratory resuscitation. What is ECMO? Are there different types of ECMO? Who gets it and who doesn't, and why? How do you manage it, and what are the most common complications? What is the future of ECMO? All of these questions get answered and many more in this month's episode.
info_outline Pre-hospital Ultrasound 03/10/2022
Pre-hospital Ultrasound Can you believe it's March already!!!!!! This month we invite Dr. Creagh Boulger to the MedFlight studio to discuss all the great diagnostic things that Ultrasound can do in the pre-hospital environment. Is this something that should be left to a physician to interpret, or can we expand it out to critical care transport teams and field EMS? What would we use it for? How do we get buy in? What would it look like? Listen in as we take on these questions and give you our thoughts on the future of ultrasound in the pre-hospital environment. You might be surprised to find this technology on your transport vehicle sooner than you think.
info_outline Stroke Management - Updates 2022 03/02/2022
Stroke Management - Updates 2022 We jump into the new year with our annual Stroke Managment update. Join us as we sit down with Sharon Heaton (Neuro Program Manager at The Ohio State University) and Joel Jackson (MedFlight Flight Medic) as we discuss new updates regarding stroke care. What has changed and what is still the same in our assessment and managment of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Get the insight on what pre-hospital and critical care teams can do to improve patient care and outcomes.
info_outline Cardiac Heart Failure with Dr. Sam Nobilucci and Dr. Brad Raetzke 12/27/2021
Cardiac Heart Failure with Dr. Sam Nobilucci and Dr. Brad Raetzke We finish out the 2021 calendar year with our December podcast on heart failure. Our special guest this month is Dr. Sam Nobilucci who is an ER Physician at Adena Health System and former EMS fellow. Also joining the team for another episode is Dr. Brad Raetzke, medical director for MedFlight and MedCare. What is heart failure and how common is it? Listen in as we focus on gaining a better understanding of heart failure, and how to perform the right diagnostic steps. We also learn that treatments are not all the same and vary with the different types of failure and causes. So sit down, clutch your chest, and listen in as Steve geek's out on cardiac stuff!
info_outline Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) with Dr Sharkey, Raetzke and the MedFlight Education Team 12/07/2021
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) with Dr Sharkey, Raetzke and the MedFlight Education Team As the weather gets a little colder here in teh Midwest - we move our focus to more respiratory issues, and this month it is ARDS. Join MedFlight Radio as we interview Dr. Travis Sharkey and Dr. Brad Raetzke on their experience with ARDS. What is ARDS? How do we diagnose it? How do we manage it? Is prone positioning better? Do we intubate or not? ARDS Vent managment? These are just some of the questions we look to tackle during this episode.
info_outline Pediatric Congenital Heart Defect with Dr. Bubolz 10/19/2021
Pediatric Congenital Heart Defect with Dr. Bubolz MedFlight Radio continues on the pediatric road for October as we head back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for a pediatric congenital heart defect podcast. We sit down with Doctor Beth Bubolz (Nationwide Children’s Hospital Cardiologist) , Doctor Ashley Larrimore (MedFlight Medical Director) and Jason Pierce (MedFlight Flight Nurse) to talk about this highly complex, high risk, low volume runs. How many times in the field or with an inter-facility hospital transport have we thought of a pediatric run being a cardiac problem in nature and not a respiratory/septic shock type thing. Come listen in as we talk about certain clues in our pediatric patients that will lead us down this path of a potential cardiac problem and talk about safe management in most of these cases. We finish up with a case study and find out truly what is like to have a kid with congenital heart defect. Doctor Larrimore opens up and gives us the best case study with her son Alex’s Story.
info_outline Aortic Dissection with Dr. Enlow, Dr. Raetzke, and Sara Anderson 09/22/2021
Aortic Dissection with Dr. Enlow, Dr. Raetzke, and Sara Anderson September is “Aortic Dissection” month. MedFlight Radio sits down with Dr. Johnathan Enlow (cardiothoracic surgeon), Dr Bradley Raetzke (ER Physician) and Sara Anderson (Outcomes Manager) and go full circle in our conversation on aortic dissection. We start with the basic aortic anatomy 101 and review the aortic from where it arises from in the chest till it splits into the femoral arteries in the legs. What is the difference between an aneurysm and a dissection? This podcast progresses into diagnosing, managing and founding out who can be fixed by least invasive surgery. Come find out why aortic dissection is sometimes called the “Great Imitator”. This is one you don’t want to miss.
info_outline Infant and Pediatric Airway Management with Dr. Jill Fitch and Jason Pierce 08/26/2021
Infant and Pediatric Airway Management with Dr. Jill Fitch and Jason Pierce August is back to a pediatric topic as MedFlight Radio finds their way back to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and talks on infant/pediatric airway. Today we sit down with Doctor Jill Fitch (ICU intensivist at Nationwide Children Hospital) and Jason Pierce (Former Nationwide Children Transport Nurse and Current MedFlight Flight Nurse/Education Coordinator). The conversation dives right in on pediatric airway assessment, treatment and current trends of managing infant and pediatric airway. Which is better for my pediatric patient in respiratory distress—?? regular oxygen, high flow nasal cannula, CPAP, BiPAP. Come listen in as we get the unique expertise of a pediatric ICU intensivist talking airway in kids.
info_outline OB Emergencies with Dr. Janine Curcio and Dr. Brad Raetzke 06/26/2021
OB Emergencies with Dr. Janine Curcio and Dr. Brad Raetzke June is OB emergencies month and the focus on those high risk low volume runs. We sit down with EMS Fellow Dr Janine Curcio and MedFlight/MedCare Medical Director Dr Brad Raetzke with this subject. We start by talking about all of the physiological changes that go with being pregnant and then get into the most common emergencies you will see in field and hospital. As normal we talk about the whys and hows of treatments for all these emergencies. The hope is to education and decrease some of that anxiety we have with these type of transports. Come listen in and learn..
info_outline Cardiac Arrest with Dr. Eric Cortez and Dr. Ashley Larrimore 05/25/2021
Cardiac Arrest with Dr. Eric Cortez and Dr. Ashley Larrimore May is Cardiac Arrest month! Join Dr. Eric Cortez and Dr. Ashley Larrimore as we talk about where we are with medical cardiac arrest patients. What works and what are the priorities in these cases? While often controversial, many EMS agencies are taking different approaches to managing cardiac arrest. Come and listen. You won't be disappointed.
info_outline Trauma with Dr. Michael Sutherland and Dr. Ashley Larrimore 04/27/2021
Trauma with Dr. Michael Sutherland and Dr. Ashley Larrimore MedFlight Radio takes to the road for this podcast as we find ourselves at Ohio State University Medical Center East Campus with Dr Michael Sutherland (Trauma Medical Director at Ohio State Medical Center-East) talking trauma. Dr Ashley Larrimore, MedFlight’s own medical director joins in as we get into some tough and controversial material. We waste no time and jump right into talk on handling trauma patients and even traumatic cardiac arrest. How to differentiate a medical cardiac arrest patient from a traumatic one ? Where does salt water fit into fluid resuscitation? Is plasma better than red blood cells? CPR or not in a trauma arrest? Epinephrine for traumatic PEA Arrest—yes/no, Pelvic binder, should I place it or not? These are just some of the tough questions we get into during this podcast. Not one you want to miss…
info_outline Pediatric DKA with Dr. Ashley Larrimore and Dr. Michael Stoner 03/22/2021
Pediatric DKA with Dr. Ashley Larrimore and Dr. Michael Stoner MedFlight Radio goes the route of pediatric DKA for the month of March 2021. We bring in special guest Dr. Michael Stoner a long time Nationwide Children’s Hospital ER Physician to bring us up to speed on current trends in pediatric treatment. The conversation starts pretty basic then we quickly move forward into more advanced and on-going pediatric therapy. MedFlight Medical Director Dr Ashley Larrimore also joins in and discuss some of the differences you may see in adult DKA verses pediatric DKA. Come join us and learn more about DKA.
info_outline Pulmonary Embolus and COVID 02/22/2021
Pulmonary Embolus and COVID Pulmonary Embolus and COVID. Is there any connection? Join us as we circle back on Pulmonary Embolus from our podcast from a couple of years ago. Pulmonary Embolus cases are on the rise in central Ohio and has treatment changed along with it? Listen to our expertise’s from OhioHealth Riverside Hospital as we dive into Covid and the link that can lead to Pulmonary Embolus. The conversation progresses to the algorithm for PE treatment and if thrombolytic Medication is indicated, which one is better TPA or TNK? We finish up with trends in future treatments. Come join us…
info_outline RSV with Michael Schibler and Tyler Altier 04/21/2020
RSV with Michael Schibler and Tyler Altier What is RSV and why is this simple cold virus a big deal in our infant and pediatric population? Steve and Chris track down Michael Schibler (EMS Coordinator at Dayton Children’s Hospital) and one of our own MedFlight Flight Nurse—Tyler Altier to find out why. Both Michael and Tyler bring a huge amount of pediatric/transport experience where they work in their respected jobs and also are active in the United States Air Force Reserve on their transport team. We start things out with defining RSV and why this can be a bigger problem for our infant and pediatric patients. You will be surprised to hear that some basic airway maneuvers is all that is needed in most RSV cases but do progress to more invasive/advanced treatment as they may be needed in our more severe cases. Come listen and learn as we try to ease some of our anxiety with our high risk/low volume infant and pediatric transports.
info_outline Pediatric Asthma w/ Caleb Carmin & Scott Kalseth from Nationwide Children's Transport Team 03/28/2020
Pediatric Asthma w/ Caleb Carmin & Scott Kalseth from Nationwide Children's Transport Team Steve and Jason from the MedFlight Education Team join up with our friends at Nationwide Children's Hospital Transport Team to talk about pediatric asthma. We are happy to have with us Education Officer- Caleb Carmin and Pediatric Transport Respiratory Therapist -Scott Kalseth on MedFlgiht Radio. We open it up and really talk about all the challenges you could face on these high risk low volume runs. The discussion leads us into assessment and management of the pediatric asthma patient. Caleb also talks briefly on a pediatric asthma scoring sheet that his hospital has implemented. Join in and learn more about pediatric asthma...
info_outline Trauma with Kettering Medical Center 03/06/2020
Trauma with Kettering Medical Center MedFlight takes to the road and heads out to Kettering, Ohio for a trauma podcast with a few of the experts at Kettering Medical Center. We start out the podcast with a great case review where it took the trauma expertise of Kettering MC to manage, treat and ultimately have a great outcome of a severely injured patient. You will be surprised when you hear all of the great things that Kettering Medical Center is doing from a trauma standpoint. You will quickly determine from this podcast that they are the real deal when it comes to trauma care. We finish it up with the current literature on fluid resuscitation in trauma patients. Come listen and find out what is going on in the Southwest part of Ohio trauma-wise.
info_outline Career Development - Critical Care Nurse 01/22/2020
Career Development - Critical Care Nurse Calling all Nurses interested in MedFlight ---if you are a nurse and interested in critical care transport here at MedFlight, this is the podcast for you. Who would not enjoy caring for critical care patients in a back of a helicopter or MICU? Join Sally Betz, Brandon Carter, Jason Pierce and I (Steve Borghese) as we lay the foundation needed to be a serious candidate for a job here at MedFlight. We will learn from our panel their career background on how they got into critical care transport and their opinions on what they recommend doing to prepare yourself for a career in critical care transport. We also will give you some insight on our hiring and interview process. This is a must hear podcast if you have any interest at all in critical care transport.
info_outline Let's Talk STEMI! 12/01/2019
Let's Talk STEMI! The MedFlight Education Team heads over to Grant Medical Center (Columbus, Ohio) to discuss all things related to cardiac STEMI. We are proud to host on this MedFlight radio podcast Doctor Tejas Mehta, Cardiac Interventionists with 18 years of cardiac experience, and Kathy Taylor, STEMI Coordinator/Cardiac Outcomes Manager, at Grant Medical Center. Our discussion starts with a few great STEMI case reviews with images where processes and protocols worked like clockwork and the patients had great outcomes. The discussions leads us into the best practice for pre-hospital and MedFlight Personnel which includes 12 lead EKG (especially borderline ones which include Left BBB), MONA, vasopressor agent and cardiac assist devices. We then finish up with the latest and greatest preventive things we can all do to try to decrease our chances of ending up on the Cath lab table ourselves. Come listen and learn from our cardiac specialists at Grant Medical Center.
info_outline Career Development - Critical Care Paramedic 09/04/2019
Career Development - Critical Care Paramedic Calling all Paramedics ---if you are a paramedic and are interested in critical care transport here at MedFlight, this is the podcast for you. Who would not enjoy a helicopter or an MICU truck equipped to take ventilators, Balloon Pumps, and Impella Devices (just to name a few things) as your prime vehicle for transport? Jason Pierce and I from the MedFlight Education Department sit down with Steve Cook and Scott Gano and lay the foundation needed to be a serious candidate for a job here at MedFlight. From a fire department paramedic and a county run EMS Medic—we will learn their career background on how they got into critical care transport and their opinions on what they recommend doing to prepare yourself for a career in critical care medicine. We also will give you some insight on our hiring and interview process. This is a must hear podcast if you have any interest at all in critical care transport. You might even laugh a little as most of us in this podcast have been around for a while.