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21: Lifer

The guest thinks he has sorted out how to become what has been affectionately called a "Lifer." They are the rare breed of medics who have managed to make a career of this bizarre job. He is 4 years in and he seems to have pieced together a good chance at becoming a career-medic. Show notes at


20: Stay Curious with Eric Bauer

We pull back the curtain a bit on a well known educator, podcaster, and flight medic, Eric Bauer. He is the founder and CEO of a critical care education company, FlightBridgeEd. We discuss critical care topics like acid-base balance, intubation, ventilators and EKGs. We also discuss leadership topics like mentoring. I even get some marriage advice out of him. Listen in as I pick the brain of the man you want to know if you have any interest in becoming a flight medic or a better ground...


Thinking: Chest Pain

This is a first in a series of episodes about the cognitive process of differential diagnosis. It’s called “The Thinking Series.” Extensive show notes for everything discussed at Ginger Locke talks to the brightest clinicians in emergency medicine about how they think. They approach the concept one chief complaint at a time and dive into the complexities of clinical reasoning. Dr. Brandon Bleess is a physician who is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and EMS. He’s...


19. "Someone's Someone" with Noah Galloway and Ashley Liebig

In this episode we capture the story of Noah Galloway (@Noah_Galloway) and Ashley Liebig (@ashleyliebig). In 2005, he was an infantryman and she was a combat medic. They were both assigned to the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division serving in Iraq. When Noah was injured by a roadside bomb, Ashley, as part of his medical team, started talking to him and their conversation has lasted over a decade. Show notes at:


18: In the Zone. The Antevy Zone.

Dr. Peter Antevy is a man on a mission. He is working to change the psychology of medics on pediatric calls. Show notes at During our talk, we discuss: the importance of staying on scene during pediatric arrests, why ACLS and PALS should be taught together, how to change your mindset to be in the zone with pediatrics, the principles of the Handtevy Method, his comments on length-based tapes, cognitive offloading and the pre-arrival period, why his medics want to run...


17: It's Tyler

In this episode, Ginger talks to Tyler Christifulli. It's accurate to call him a flight medic, but he's so much more. He's also a podcaster and an EMS Educator. In listening to his FOAMfrat podcast, it's obvious he is a sharp guy but being in the same room with him is a completely different animal. He has charisma for days but what is really mesmerizing about him is how he brings out the best in others. Show notes: Find Tyler online:


16: When Things Get Wicked

This is a recording of a talk Ginger did at the Wisconsin EMS Conference in January 2018. She discusses skills and techniques for performing under pressure.


Microsode 1: Overlearning

Overlearning is the process of practicing a skill after you have reached competence. Yep… after you are already competent. The benefit of overlearning a skill is that it becomes automated. Think "muscle memory." An automated skill requires less concentration and less working memory and thus frees up your mind to focus on other things when performing in wicked environments. Show notes at


15: The Airway Evangelist

Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis is a paramedic turned EMS medical director. You might end up listening more than once because this talk is rich. He packs a ton into the hour. Video Laryngoscopy, Ketamine, Delayed-Sequence Intubation, ultrasound, push-dose pressors, and how he asks his medics to approach EKGs. If you hang around until the end, you get to hear him share a bit about the challenges he faced as a paramedic. Show notes at


13: What a Ride

Ginger's guest discusses how he has avoided burnout after 10 years in EMS. How he balances work and family. Which calls have become his favorite. Advice to his younger self. And why he says the job is easy!


12: Beauty to Death Ratio

He's the mentor I'd wish for any medic just starting in EMS because he has navigated 20 years in the field and come out on the other side with the most sincere and kindest of hearts.


11: Harder. Faster.

Ginger Locke interviews an ER nurse about what it's like to work with medics. Connect with Medic Mindset on twitter @medicmindset and Facebook.


10: Beat the Stress with Michael Lauria

Michael Lauria (@ResusPadawan) is the perfect match for the concept of @medicmindset. Within the first minutes, he outlines tools for performing under stress. As a pararescue medic, he speaks from personal experience and as an academic, he knows the science behind his advice. Listen as we discuss the mind of a resuscitationist. Dig into the lengthy show notes at Everything we reference is there. Love, Ginger


9 Part 1: "I wasn't prepared."

Part 1: He's a SWAT medic, but he doesn't fit neatly in the tactical medic mold. Listen for yourself. @gingerlockeatx


8: Dr. Tania Glenn, Warrior Healer

If anyone appreciates what it is like to be a medic without actually being one, it's Dr. Tania Glenn. She's a leading clinician in the identification and treatment of PTSD and specializes in caring for emergency responders. I caught up with her in her office, but her work takes her all over the country. She's one of us and we are lucky to have her on our team. Find her at: @drtaniaglenn on twitter To see the picture I took during the interview and other show notes, go to...


7: Strong Work

In this episode, Ginger deviates from the usual long, meandering format as she interviews a medic about his experience performing a surgical airway. Show notes at


5: The Strong, Silent Type

The guest in this episode is a true "student of the game." Listen to the FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) resources he uses. He is stoic, thoughtful, and a man of few words. For the listener, that means each concept he chooses to share drips with intrigue. In particular, the discussion of his second failed intubation is a must-hear. I respect him tremendously for bringing that conversation back to the focus of the patient. Show notes at Love, Ginger


4: "I never run."

I say it with every episode, but this one really does feel like my favorite so far. I couldn't be happier to share this medic with you. She's happy. She's competent. She's real and she willingly lets me wander around in her brain for a bit. Show notes can be found at Love, Ginger


3: The Medic in Pumped-up Kicks

Don't be intimidated by the length of this one. The best thing about this guest was that he didn't ask me to edit a thing. He tells us about his experience with video laryngoscopy, books recommendations, and about his life living in a cabin in the woods. His dry sense of humor made me wish it was longer than an hour. Show notes can be located at Love, Ginger


2: "It's such a weird job."

This one was a blast. She is an open book about what life is like as a medic and the listeners are loving her. She bravely entertains Ginger's questions about the unique intimacy shared between EMS partners. She is brave and funny and speaks from an authentic heart. Show notes can be found at Love, Ginger