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MedicCast Live

A live program for emergency medical providers of all levels. This is the live off shoot of the popular MedicCast podcast found at Each episode we will discuss topics related to patient care, product trends, and medicine. This Podcast was c

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MedicCast Live - U.S. Army Medic Training

Thu, 15 Apr 2010 22:06:11 -0400

Join us this month for a long-awaited segment here on the MedicCast. We are honored to have several U.S. army medics (past and present) to discuss how army medic training works and how the lessons learned in combat medicine make their way down to those of us on the street. Don't miss this one!

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MedicCast Live - EMS Professional Organizations

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 22:13:10 -0500

This month on the MedicCast Live, our panel of experts will discuss joining the various professional support groups for EMS providers at all levels including the NAEMT, NAEMSE, NCEMSF, and even your state and local organizations. Ask you questions or share your comments with us - LIVE!

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MedicCast Live - EMS Pediatric Concerns and Tips

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 22:05:10 -0500

The MedicCast Live this month looks at our smallest patients this month. Pediatric patients may be few and far between but they still need high quality care. This presents unique challenges we'll discuss on this episode of the MedicCast Live. Join us!

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MedicCast Live - Annual Predictions for EMS in 2010

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:05:54 -0500

This month's MedicCast Live episode features our annual predictions for EMS in 2010. What do you think will be big topics or products in EMS for the new year? Share your comments and questions with our panel of experts - LIVE!

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MedicCast Live - Ultrasound in EMS

Tue, 13 Oct 2009 21:54:02 -0400

This episode of the MedicCast Live looks at one technology on the horizon for EMS - Ultrasonography. Ultrasound devices on the ambulance open up new diagnostic possibilities for EMTs and Paramedics including ruling out presence of internal bleeding in trauma patients. Join the discussion and ask questions of our panel of experts - Live!

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MedicCast Live - Live Trauma Premier Commentary

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 20:54:52 -0400

Join us on Monday night for a special MedicCast Live episode where we'll be bringing together the top EMS podcasters to watch, critique, and hopefully enjoy the premier of the new EMS TV Drama "Trauma." Watch the episode and listen to our live streaming commentary, chat in the chat room, and then call in to the discussion after the show to share your thoughts. Thanks to our sponsors:

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MedicCast Live -- Fall EMS Education Review

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 21:53:43 -0400

We kick off the new season of the MedicCast Live with a look at questions about EMS education. We'll have a panel of EMS educators on the show to share their guidance with you, LIVE!

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MedicCast Live- EMS Bootcamp Preview

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 20:59:08 -0400

Get a sneak peak at the amazing new online program - the EMS Bootcamp. We'll talk with one of the founders of this program, Jim Hoffman from EMS Solutions about what he and his partner have put together. Find out more at

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MedicCast Live - Product Review from EMS Today

Tue, 12 May 2009 22:04:44 -0400

This month, we'll be discussing products and services seen at the recent EMS Today Conference back in March. Join us and share the hot products you've seen recently in journals or at shows. We'll award our product innovators badge again for the best of the show and talk about what was missing that we'd like to see.

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MedicCast Live - Online Medical Control Calls

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:49:06 -0400

We all call in to medical control from time to time for orders or to advise the docs of our transport time, destination, and patient info. However, how does the EMS provider make sure they are giving the doc the information they really need? Or too much information? Tonight we talk with docs, paramedics, EMTs and instructors and figure this one out!

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MedicCast Live - College EMS Squads

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 22:00:37 -0400

Many of the EMS squads covering the nations colleges and universities are volunteer organizations staffed by students. We'll talk with graduates of such programs and discuss common issues confronted by these student EMS providers. Join us Live!

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MedicCast Live - Humor and EMS

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 22:20:00 -0500

This episode is dedicated to the moments we laugh about around the station house. It may not be funny to anyone else, but our gallows humor is part of what makes us tick. Join the MedicCast Panel of experts live! Call in with your stories or comments, or chat with others in the chatroom. We'll laugh till our sides hurt tonight!

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MedicCast Live -- Looking forward to 2009

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:01:52 -0500

It's a new year! We'll bring together the MedicCast Live panel to talk about new issues and products coming up in 2009 for EMS providers and services. Call in live to participate with other EMTs and paramedics online in the chat or with the panel on the air!

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MedicCast Live - Dealing With Stress in EMS

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 22:10:42 -0500

Stress in EMS is one of the most difficult aspects of career management for EMS providers, supervisors and management. We want to believe that we can tackle the hard times alone but we can't. Join us this month as we talk about this difficult issue with out panel and promote healthy stress reduction methods and therapies for EMTs and paramedics.

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MedicCast Live - Cold Weather and EMS

Tue, 11 Nov 2008 22:00:16 -0500

As winter approaches, the challenges of dealing with patients suffering from exposure to the cold need to be reviewed. Join the MedicCast Live panel as we review the handling of the hypothermia patient and discuss some of the points that may be missed by EMS crews when treating patients during cold weather conditions. We'll include a look at some cold weather tricks of the trade, too!

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MedicCast Live -- Event EMS

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:05:52 -0400

Large scale sporting and community events happen all of the time. The challenges faced by the EMS crews are varied depending on many conditions including the composition of the crowd, weather conditions, and the nature of the event. Join the MedicCast Live crew as we investigate the special needs of Event EMS.

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MedicCast Live - Poisonings and Overdoses

Tue, 09 Sep 2008 22:13:24 -0400

This month, the live callers will get a chance to talk with Lisa Booze of the Maryland Poison Control center. She has been a favorite guest on the MedicCast program with her "ToxTidbit" segments and now we'll have a whole hour to discuss the topic of poisonings and overdoses. Check it out!

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Tactical EMS -- Still the same old things?

Thu, 15 May 2008 22:31:57 -0400

Join Jamie Davis, the Podmedic for a special live interview/discussion on Tactical EMS. Add your own questions to the mix or just listen and chat live right now!

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MedicCast Live -- New Product Reviews From the Expo

Tue, 13 May 2008 22:04:00 -0400

This month we return back to Tuesday nights and look at our thoughts on hot products for EMS that we ran into at the EMS expo this past March. This will gather our panel of EMS experts and see what they thought were the best products out there this year. You can chime in with what you thought about a given product or with questions about something you saw but for which you didn't quite see the need. All of that and more at this month's MedicCast Live!

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Stump the Podmedic -- MedicCast Live

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:00:40 -0400

Since I've been getting a lot of questions about testing for NREMT I thought I would try something new and open up the lines here for a question and answer session. You ask me a question about testing for the NREMT test or about general EMS knowledge and I'll do my best to answer it for you.

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MedicCast Live -- Developing Good EMS Managers

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:06:58 -0400

NOTE: MOVE TO THURSDAY FOR APRIL. This episode of the MedicCast Live, I thought we would gather the experts together and talk about developing the future leaders of the EMS community. What does it take to create the quality managers and supervisors of tomorrow's EMS community and how do we implement that into our current operational plans? What can a provider to do help them move into a leadership position? We'll discuss this with the MedicCast Live crew coming up this month on the MedicCast Live!

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MedicCast Live -- EMS Education Tips

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 22:01:00 -0400

In this episode, we'll gather the MedicCast Live crew together and talk about what it takes to be successful in your EMS education. This includes both new EMT and Paramedic students as well as success tips for continuing education classes. What can you bring to the table and what works or doesn't work for you?

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MedicCast Live -- Living With an EMS Provider

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:03:07 -0500

This month, since the show falls near Valentine's day, I thought it would be a good idea to remember the one's who put up with us when we are home. Our spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, and other family members. I'll have my own wife on the show with me as well as a few spouses or significant others of some EMS podcasters and bloggers to share what we do that drives them nuts and what they can do to help support us when we need it. I close out with some great music by Carrie Cunningham with "Smile Again" visit her at

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MedicCast Live -- New Year in EMS

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 22:10:57 -0500

This month on the MedicCast Live we will be talking about new products, protocols, skills, and other things to look forward to in 2008. I will be interviewing other EMS podcasters and bloggers as well as taking calls from you, the listeners.

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MedicCast Live -- Patient Refusals

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 22:05:33 -0500

This month on the MedicCast Live! we'll be discussing getting patient refusals and online medical control. Who is in charge, EMT's and Paramedics in the field, the patient, or medical control? Call with your stories or opinions, Live!

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MedicCast Live -- Wilderness EMS

Tue, 13 Nov 2007 22:05:36 -0500

With many of us operating in large metropolitan areas, the concepts of wilderness EMS may seem alien to us. It's time for the MedicCast to take a long look at this specialty field and expose some it's tricks and tips. Join us and ask some of your own questions, on the MedicCast LIVE!

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MedicCast Live -- Stress and Coping in EMS

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 22:00:00 -0400

This month we'll discuss together the topic of stress in EMS. How do we recognize it and how well do we cope with it? Do we get enough education and support about dealing with stress in our jobs? We'll be taking calls from our listeners as well as asking for answers from our esteemed panel of EMS podcasters and bloggers.

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MedicCast Live -- Tough Triage Decisions

Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:02:04 -0400

This month we'll discuss together how to make tough triage decisions during both minor and major mass casualty situations. We'll be talking about some recent cases involving medical professionals during the Katrina crisis and let the discussion go where it may.

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MedicCast Live -- Running the Code: CPR oversight and team leadership

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 22:34:35 -0400

This months episode of the MedicCast Live is going to focus on the importance of setting up team leadership when running any priority one situation in the field. This includes primarily cardiac arrests but also includes major traumas and any patient in a state of severe distress. Check out the show live and add your input.

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MedicCast Live -- Precepting, Preceptors and Preceptees

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:02:09 -0400

In this month's episode of the MedicCast Live, we'll look at training in the field. Especially what it takes to be a good instructor or preceptor and what it takes to be a good student or preceptee. Bring your questions and comments but leave your attitudes at the door!

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MedicCast Live -- Behavioral Emergencies

Tue, 15 May 2007 22:16:22 -0400

May is Mental Health Month so we'll discuss behavioral emergencies, use of physical and chemical restraints, and public perceptions fo mental illness. Talk at you then!

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MedicCast Live -- Stroke Teams Unite!

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 22:00:07 -0400

The next episode of the MedicCast Live will be covering the new stroke protocols in some areas, Primary and secondary stroke centers for transport, and thrombolytics.

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MedicCast Live -- Expo Product Review

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 22:02:39 -0400

Follow-up on the EMS Today conference with hot products I saw and impressions from other attendees.

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MedicCast Live - Episode 0

Tue, 06 Mar 2007 22:05:20 -0500

Grab Bag Episode. This is the first in a series of live, interactive events for EMS providers. This week we'll take it slow, learn the system, and cover a variety of topics. Plus, I'll open it up for topics from the listeners as well.

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