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A weekly podcast hosted by an EMT turned nurse practitioner who swaps stories with other nurses, paramedics, doctors, and medical professionals. Their tales range from humorous to wild to moving, but all have shaped the way they have practiced medicine.

A weekly podcast hosted by an EMT turned nurse practitioner who swaps stories with other nurses, paramedics, doctors, and medical professionals. Their tales range from humorous to wild to moving, but all have shaped the way they have practiced medicine.
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United States

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A weekly podcast hosted by an EMT turned nurse practitioner who swaps stories with other nurses, paramedics, doctors, and medical professionals. Their tales range from humorous to wild to moving, but all have shaped the way they have practiced medicine.

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English


Episodes

The Donuts are in the Fridge, Love

1/16/2019
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Episode 19 is packed with more stories from EMS this week. A married Firefighter/ paramedic couple share what it’s like working together as partners in an urban 911 system, moving to a rural department, parenting a Type 1 diabetic & working in a profession that they describe as a kaleidoscope of human joy and trauma. One of the calls they reflect on truly epitomizes the brief glimpse EMS gets into the lives of strangers with the bittersweet finding of note from a husband to his wife of...

Duration:01:17:14

Nursing The Mind

1/6/2019
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Episode 18- When is comes to mental health care, treatment teams consist of a variety of specialized providers including psychiatric nurses who help manage patients at some of the most critical times of their illness during hospitalizations. Abbie shares her experiences as a nurse working on an inpatient psychiatric floor as well as her own journey with mental health. Please be advised that this episode discusses difficult topics such as suicide that some listeners may find upsetting. We...

Duration:01:28:03

Three Types of Patients

12/31/2018
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Episode 17- We’re ending 2018 with a bang! How many nurse practitioners have stories that involve flash-bang grenades going off? Well these 3 NPs certainly do! Christine is joined by the guys of Just Some Podcast, Tom & Ben, to discuss their unique paths from police officers to becoming nurse practitioners. There are plenty of cop & EMS stories in this episode, but make sure you listen to the end. Tom shares the heart wrenching call as an officer that made him want to become a nurse and Ben...

Duration:01:14:05

The Outback Nurse

12/24/2018
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Episode 16- Merry Christmas from Australia! Christine is joined by rural and remote nurse, Sonia, who describes the wild world of medicine in the outback. Yes, kangaroos are mentioned & a wallaby was rescued! Subscribe, rate, & review Antidotes, Stories in Medicine wherever you listen to podcasts! Follow us on social media for updates & join our facebook group for exclusive content Facebook www.facebook.com/antidotespodcast/ Instagram www.instagram.com/antidotespodcast/ Twitter...

Duration:01:47:00

How to Impress an Emergency Room Nurse

12/16/2018
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Episode 15- The day to day for an emergency room nurse at a level 1 trauma center is never the same and while the more seasoned nurses may not be surprised by anything, they certainly can be impressed by the trouble the human body can get itself into. Christine is joined by ER nurse, Liz, who describes the challenges of advocating for patients with new doctors, triaging patients during multi-hour wait times, and the thrill of well trained teams working in sync to save someone’s...

Duration:01:42:20

The Power of Speech

12/9/2018
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Episode 14- How would you feel if you suddenly lost the ability to talk? This week Christine is joined by Speech Language Pathologist, Annie, who explains her very important role in helping patients talk and eat after significant impairment from diagnoses such as strokes, dementia, and Parkinson’s. This often overlooked profession of therapists is crucial in returning joy to many patients’ lives. Subscribe, rate, & review Antidotes, Stories in Medicine wherever you listen to...

Duration:01:28:56

Dying Right

12/2/2018
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Episode 13- This week Christine is joined by Anna, a hospice nurse practitioner who explains the role of hospice in end of life care and what made her choose this rewarding specialty after years of critical care medicine as nurse in a busy urban Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Christine shares her own personal story of a family member receiving hospice care after a diagnosis of cancer. For more information on end of life and advanced care planning, see Five Wishes at...

Duration:01:59:38

The Magic Pill

11/25/2018
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Episode 12- This week Christine is joined by therapist and licensed clinical social worker Ryan who co-hosts the popular mental health- movie podcast, Pop Psych 101. Ryan talks about developing therapeutic relationships by meeting patients where they are, overcoming personal hesitations to develop new skills, and learning surprising things from patients. Christine & Ryan also discuss a great evidence based therapy for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) called EMDR. Find Ryan...

Duration:01:45:13

Why We Do It

11/18/2018
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Episode 11- In the world of medicine we focus intently on advancements, improving patient outcomes, and pushing the bounds of science to better health, yet rarely as clinicians do we sit down to have detailed conversations with the very people we are trying to help or have helped. It is a great privilege for us to speak with one person whose case was described in the episode Do What You Can, Air Force EOD TSgt Daniel Fye. Dan shares what it was like getting wounded by an IED in...

Duration:01:25:43

The Strangeness of Death

11/11/2018
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Episode 10- Death is an inevitable part of medicine and few come face to face with it as often or as closely as emergency medicine providers. Christine is joined by Emergency Room nurse, Beth, as they discuss the unique, & sometimes oddly normal ways in which people have passed away. Nurses, paramedics, EMTs, and doctors strive to make death as dignified as possible, but peculiar situations seem to be the way of life. Subscribe, rate, & review! Follow us on social media for updates &...

Duration:01:12:02

Mistakes Will Be Made

11/4/2018
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Episode 9- Christine is joined by Australian ICU nurse Alison as they talk about the healthcare in Australia, their worst days in medicine, & the amazing advancements in infectious disease treatments over the last 30 years. Subscribe, rate, & review! Follow us on social media for updates & join our facebook group for exclusive content Facebook www.facebook.com/antidotespodcast/ Instagram www.instagram.com/antidotespodcast/ Twitter @antidotespod Follow Christine on Twitter...

Duration:00:37:39

Either a Ghost or a Brain Tumor

10/31/2018
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Bonus Episode! Happy Halloween! This special episode is a preview of next week's episode with Australian nurse, Alison. Alison shares ghost stories from hospitals she has worked at & Christine discusses some supernatural experiences that can't seem to be explained. Have your own? Let us know on social media! Follow us on social media for updates & join our facebook group for exclusive content Facebook www.facebook.com/antidotespodcast/ Instagram...

Duration:00:10:19

Do What You Can

10/28/2018
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Episode 8- This is week features US Army Combat Medic SSG Pete Hopkins who shares stories from his deployment to Afghanistan with the infantry. Pete discusses what it was like performing village medicine for local Afghans, treating children & soldiers injured by IEDs, & the challenges of having to start a career in civilian medicine at the bottom rung after a deployment so notable a book was written about it. This extended episode of Antidotes will keep you captivated until the...

Duration:03:03:08

Moose Facts from a Maine Paramedic

10/21/2018
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Episode 7- Christine is joined by Paramedic Paul to discuss the complexities of EMS in rural Maine such as extended response times, moose strikes, survivalists, & locations that only exist on old paper hunting maps. Despite the unique environment, Christine & Paul find that the human response trauma and suffering of providers is the same no matter where you practice medicine as Paul tells the story of a tragic bear hunting accident. Subscribe, rate, & review! Follow us on social media...

Duration:00:22:29

Men Are Coming!

10/18/2018
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Bonus Episode! Haley from the episode “Nurse Jane” is back with a few more stories about medicine across the world. She shares the experience of working an out of hospital cardiac arrest while working as a teacher in Saudi Arabia on a student at an all women’s campus. Cardiac arrests outside the emergency department are much more chaotic, but even more so when you don’t have the proper equipment, the doctor doesn’t know CPR, and “Men are coming!” Even when nothing goes right, a nurse will...

Duration:00:21:04

Nurse Jane

10/14/2018
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Episode 6 - Christine is joined from the other side of globe this week by Hayley, a British nurse teaching English to nursing students in Japan. Hayley shares the story of her former colleague & fellow emergency room (A&E) nurse Jane Clough who was taken from this world far too soon due to domestic violence & the failure of proper protections under the law. Hayley also shares what Jane’s parents are doing to try & prevent this tragedy from happening to anyone else in the UK. At the end...

Duration:00:32:46

Silent No More

10/7/2018
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Episode 5 - We have a special guest this week, Tina, host of the popular medical true crime podcast, Good Nurse Bad Nurse! Christine and Tina delve into the growing issue of violence against healthcare providers & discuss their own experiences as well as the horrific assaults of Army nurse, 1LT Katie Blanchard & Massachusetts Emergency Room nurse Elise Wilson. With growing focus on violence against physicians and nurses, Christine highlights a continued lack of information about assaults...

Duration:00:33:17

Cooking in Someone Else's Kitchen

9/30/2018
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Episode 4 - Christine chats with Eliza, an American nurse living in the United Kingdom, about the differences between US healthcare and the National Health Service. While there may not be nurse practitioners, as much gun violence, or health insurance woes the heart of nursing stays the same. However, you may want to choose your words carefully, a common term in American English just might be embarrassing British slang. Follow us on social media for updates & join our facebook group for...

Duration:00:38:38

Sergeant Resting Nurse Face

9/24/2018
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Episode 3 - This week Christine is joined by US Army medic, nurse, and nurse practitioner student Angela to talk about women's health & medical care overseas. Christine shares a bonus second snake story at the end! Follow us on social media for updates & join our facebook group for exclusive content Facebook www.facebook.com/antidotespodcast/ Instagram Twitter @antidotespod Follow Christine on Twitter @ChristinetheNP Have a story of your own you would like read on the podcast or...

Duration:00:24:34

Do Not Resuscitate

9/15/2018
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Episode 2 - What it is like to bring back someone who doesn't want to be saved? Christine is joined by Firefighter EMT AJ to discuss one of their most difficult calls together as well as the importance of first responder mental health. Follow us on social media for updates & join our facebook group for exclusive content Facebook www.facebook.com/antidotespodcast/ Instagram Twitter @antidotespod Follow Christine on Twitter @ChristinetheNP Have a story of your own you would like read...

Duration:02:25:59