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Ryan Lewis

12/15/2018
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Episode 163: Ryan Lewis is a North Carolina native who found his calling in emergency services through the TV show "Emergency!" He currently serves full-time as a District Chief with Wake County EMS. Since beginning as a fire service explorer scout in the 1980s, he has served in almost every role at both volunteer and career fire and EMS organizations, in areas from rural to urban, and in locations from North Carolina to Texas. Though he considers himself a Tar Heel through-and-through, he...

Duration:00:18:59

Gary Ludwig

12/2/2018
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Episode 162 is Gary Ludwig. There is so much talk, questions, and articles written about should college degrees be mandatory for EMTs and Paramedics? This week on Medic2Medic Gary and I dive into this topic. Gary is the fire chief for the City of Champaign, Illinois. Gary has been a paramedic and leader in both EMS and fire for over 39 years. Gary and his team when he was with Memphis and St. Louis EMS systems were recognized nationally with awards. Gary has written over 500 articles for EMS...

Duration:00:15:03

Dave Zaiman

11/16/2018
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Episode 161 is Dave Zaiman. Dave has been working in the emergency medical field for more than 30 years and joined ImageTrend 13 years ago, bringing his vast experience with EMS and technology. As ImageTrend ’s product sales manager, he has overseen trauma, emergency preparedness, and state and service EMS implementations and serves the leader for ImageTrend’s mobile healthcare initiatives CrewCare and Continuum project. CrewCare is an APP for first responders and was created in response to...

Duration:00:19:22

Tim Nowak

11/4/2018
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Episode 160 is Tim Nowak. Tim is the founder & CEO of Emergency Medical Solutions, an independent EMS training & consulting company that he developed in 2010. He began his EMS journey in 2002. His career formally began in Wisconsin as a full-time firefighter/paramedic with the state's 3rd largest department and has since transitioned into an educator & agency representative role for a hospital system in Colorado. He's also been involved in EMS training program development and course delivery...

Duration:00:17:13

EMS Reimbursement Pilot Program

10/21/2018
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Episode 159 is Robert McCaughan and Todd Pritchard talking about a new EMS Reimbursement Pilot project being conducted in Pittsburgh. Bob and Todd take us through the steps from concept to implementation. The project is a collaboration between hospitals, EMS and health insurance to provide reimbursement to EMS when patients are not transported. Bob is the Vice President of Prehospital Care Services for the Allegheny Health Network. Bob was an original member of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau...

Duration:00:14:53

Peter Fischer

10/7/2018
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Episode 158 is Peter Fischer. Peter E. Fischer MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Prior to and during residency, he worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He was previously at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC before returning to Memphis in 2016. He currently serves as the Director of Trauma Process Improvement, Interim Trauma Medical Director, and Interim Chief of Trauma at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center. He...

Duration:00:15:25

Three Year Anniversary

9/23/2018
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Episode 157: The Three Year Anniversary Podcast. Erin Cohen takes on the hosting duties for this podcast. Erin talks to me about the creation of the podcast, my career, and I answer questions sent in by the listeners and guests of the podcast. Three years ago a little podcast was launched and 157 episodes later I want to say a big thank you for listening. To my guests who tell their stories, educate us, and dedicate themselves to this profession you have my deepest admiration and thanks.

Duration:00:20:39

Arthur Caplan

9/8/2018
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Episode 156 is Arthur Caplan and medical ethics and the cost of an ambulance transport are the topics this week. Arthur is a regular commentator on bioethics and health care issues for WebMD/Medscape, WGBH radio in Boston, and WMNF public radio in Tampa. He appears frequently as a guest and commentator on various other national and international media outlets. Arthur is currently the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at...

Duration:00:15:50

Douglas Randall

8/26/2018
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Episode 155 is Douglas Randall. Douglas is currently serving as Division Chief of EMS at the Plainfield Fire Territory in Plainfield, IN. He successfully obtained this position after working 20 years in the City of St. Louis, most of the time spent as an EMS Training Officer of over 800 Paramedics, EMTs, and Firefighters. He is a Nationally Registered Paramedic with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Douglas was hoping to head to medical school and then circumstances that you will...

Duration:00:14:46

Peter Antevey

8/11/2018
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Episode 154 is Peter Antevy, MD. Peter is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician practicing in-hospital emergency medical care at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida. Peter is Board-certified in pediatrics, emergency medicine and the complex subspecialty of EMS, he is also the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc., and he serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance....

Duration:00:25:45

Todd DeVoe

8/4/2018
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Episode 153 is Todd DeVoe. Todd started his career in the public safety profession as an EMT in Upstate New York in 1988. Todd joined the United States Navy in 1991 and served as a Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Corpsman from 1992-1997. After his time in the Navy, he used his GI Bill and completed his B.S. In Public Administration and then his Masters of Public Administration. Todd's primary role in the field of Public Administration has been in Emergency Management. More recently Todd has been...

Duration:00:21:43

Kate Dernocoeur

7/28/2018
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Episode 152 is Kate Dernocoeur. Kate is a fascinating and energetic person to have on a podcast. Kate is a NREMT, has written numerous books, articles, and columns, particularly for EMS readers. Her involvement with emergency care began in 1974, and she served with Denver’s famous Paramedic Division from 1979 to 1986. She is now an EMT-firefighter with Ada (MI) Fire Department and a SARTECH-II with Kent County SAR’s K9 Unit. The 4th edition of her seminal book, Streetsense: Communication,...

Duration:00:33:36

Drew Dawson

7/14/2018
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Episode 151 is Drew Dawson. Drew is the Interim Executive Director of National Registry of EMTs. Drew has a long career of public service which started in his home state of Montana. He was a volunteer EMT and Director of the Boulder, Montana Volunteer Ambulance Service for many years. Drew served as Montana’s State EMS Training Coordinator for several years and as the Montana State EMS Director. Drew was not done as he moved to DC to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration where...

Duration:00:14:00

Gregg Margolis

7/1/2018
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Episode 150 is Gregg Margolis. Gregg is the Director of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). In this role, Gregg leads the NAM’s four national health policy fellowship and scholar programs with a mission of building health policy leadership and expertise for the future. Prior to joining the NAM, Greg served as the Director of the Division of Health System Policy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response at...

Duration:00:26:22

Kendra Hicks

6/24/2018
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Episode 149 is Kendra Hicks. Kendra is a 10-year veteran in EMS and for the last 8 years a Paramedic for Wake County EMS and the Wake County EMS System. Kendra is a recent graduate of Campbell University earning her degree in Psychology. Kendra discusses her entry into in EMS, love for EMS, balancing school and work, memorable calls and partners. During our podcast, you will hear Kendra's passion for being a Paramedic, taking care of patients, and working for Wake County EMS.

Duration:00:23:24

Steve McGhie

6/10/2018
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Episode 148 is Steve McGhie. Steve is the General Secretary of the Ambulance Employees Australia-Victoria. Steve is a long history in EMS and being involved in the Union that protects the 4,100 plus EMS employees in Victoria. Did you know that the CDC reported in 2014 that 2,600 EMS workers received hospital treatment from being injured from an assault? Did you know that 75% of EMS providers reported some type of violence had occurred to them over the past 12 months? Violence against EMS...

Duration:00:33:37

David Fifer

6/2/2018
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Episode 147 is David Fifer. David is EMS Educator at Eastern Kentucky University and a fellow podcaster as he is the co-host of the Raw Medicine Podcast. When he is not teaching he is involved with the Red STAR- Red River Gorge Special Treatment, Access and Rescue. Red STAR is the volunteer ALS wilderness special operations unit of the Powell County Ambulance Service in Kentucky's Red River Gorge. David has always been interested in EMS, helping others and learned this at an early age. We...

Duration:00:41:27

Dan and Ann Crampton

5/27/2018
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Episode 146 continues this podcast's continuing spotlight on the wellbeing of the people in public safety. This week Daniel and Ann Crampton, the founders of Status: Code 4i (SC4I) are the guests on Medic2Medic.SC4I was created following the numerous reports of First Responder suicides across the United States and Canada. SC4I is in the unique position to intimately understand the stressors associated with being a First Responder. Their mission is to provide counseling and mental wellness...

Duration:00:21:12

Mike Pertz

5/20/2018
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Episode 145 is Mike Pertz. Mike is on a mission to help EMS providers decrease the pediatric medication errors. Mike founded SmartSquad that is dedicated to creating products and software for EMS/Fire community to help with this mission. Mike is career Firefighter/Paramedic for fire department just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. He played professional soccer before entering the world of public safety. Mike is also the founder of FirefighterNOW a site dedicated to giving aspiring firefighters...

Duration:00:15:13

Rhonda Kelly

5/12/2018
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Episode 144 is Rhonda Kelly. Rhonda is the Program Manager for ResponderStrong. ResponderStrong is an organization committed to the notion that mental resiliency is vital to the overall performance and wellbeing of emergency responders. Rhonda's path to ResponderStrong is unique, fun and interesting. Rhonda goes from nursing to working on a research vessel to EMS and Firefighting. We talk about her journey, the mission of ResponderStrong and the innovative use of virtual reality to train and...

Duration:00:20:32